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Kevin Lindquist
Kevin Lindquist
A Crocker Innovation Fellow with a degree from Brigham Young University, Kevin has a rich history in identifying pains and applying technology solutions. He has worked with a number of startups and success stories in the software and hardware space from Silicon Valley, The Silicon Slopes, and abroad including: Square, ASUS, and Fundly along with consultative roles at other Utah technology startups. He has been mentored by a number of highly successful individuals, including an Entrepreneur in Residence at Disney, multiple venture capitalists, and thought leaders in the world of technology and entrepreneurship. Kevin has a deep appreciation for entrepreneurship and a passion for internet technology. He is constantly seeking ways to contribute to the next generation of web enabled tools, a primary reason for his involvement with Decisions.
The Customer On-Boarding Process Customer on-boarding can be one of the most complex processes in a business due to the amount of coordination required among both internal and external teams. With each point of coordination increasing the potential of a mis-communication or delay. In our opinion, this process is also a prime example of classic workflow […]  Read More
  What is the Rete Algorithm? Your first question is likely – how do I say “Rete”? Well, a quick search leading to several dictionaries suggests “Reet” is appropriate while “Ree-tee” and and other pronunciations are less common. The goal of a Rete Algorithm is pretty simple, to reduce the number of rule executions to […]  Read More
Decisions Free Training Event on March 1st in Norfolk, VA, USA On March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, Decisions will be holding a free training event at the Courtyard in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Prospects, customers and partners are welcome to attend for free training and other sessions lead by Decisions training staff and select partners. […]  Read More
Manual Data Entry is for Dummies… One of the best ways to improve workflow is to eliminate manual data entry and lookup through integration and interfacing, but you can’t auto-populate what you don’t know. Decisions is being used in a wide range of industries to access, aggregate, manipulate, transform, validate, and eventually auto-populate data in a variety […]  Read More
Rules Triggering Connected Device Actions Recently a customer asked us about Philips HUE light bulbs – so we went to Home Depot and grabbed two of them. Within 15 minutes of unboxing we had them flashing whenever a new support ticket came in. We always knew that we could add intelligence to the IoT trend […]  Read More
We get emails like this all the time – but we thought this one was worth sharing. Enjoy! — Hi Carl, I got a chance to check out the software and I liked what I saw. I’ll try to demo it more over the next few days and hopefully we can set up a live […]  Read More
A customer recently asked: “When and why is Decisions a better choice than custom development?”. This is not an uncommon question, and an important point of best practice when you consider Decisions as a part of your enterprise stack. Why Decisions over custom development? It is not really an apples to apples comparison, but the question […]  Read More
Business Rules for Lead Scoring We see a wide spectrum of CRM solutions in our conversations with our customers. Everything from home grown systems to Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics have strengths and weaknesses as they fulfill their role in the enterprise stack. Business rules can provide an additional layer of intelligence to your sales stack […]  Read More
A common theme in many of our customer conversations is around the idea of exposing business logic as a web service. Let’s take a quick look at why this is such a common topic – and some of its implications. Integration with other business applications is the driver for this idea. At some point in another […]  Read More
Decisions 3.5 is ready! Read more about the 3.5 release of Decisions and new training dates.  Read More
From time to time we find “cool articles” and blog posts by others that align very well with how we think about the world. We want to make sure we share those perspectives in addition to our own ideas. This week we’d like to highlight an article by Christopher Eagle in Scotsman Guide (a mortgage originator […]  Read More
Thanks to all those who joined our seminar on rule sets! Rule sets help you organize groups of rules together that evaluate the same object in such a way that it is easy to add or modify rules for different types of that object. Enjoy the recording!    Stay tuned for more seminars at decisions.com/events  Read More
The release of Decisions 3.0 is one of the biggest updates to the product to date. We have been testing the beta with some of our customers and prospects for some time now and we are pleased to announce its general availability. We are holding demonstrations of Decisions 3.0 upon request, just head over to http://decisions.com/request-demo/. […]  Read More
Software development is following an evolution similar to the word processor and web development... what is next?  Read More
Defining SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS while explaining the evolution. Where did SaaS come from, and where is it going?  Read More
Exploring how technology has been used to unlock productivity gains historically, and today.  Read More