Decisions Blog

Later this week Decisions will be launching a beta release of our latest version 5.0. Like all previous versions it is backward compatible so all your workflows and rules developed previously will run in version 5.0. There will be much more information to follow with detailed communications on each of these new features, so consider […]  Read More
In recent weeks, both the State of Hawaii and Japan have sent out mass alarms to their entire populations that have proven to be human error. In follow up news coverage from Business Insider on the Hawaii incident we’ve seen the user interface that supported the error (below, credit: Business Insider) and we’ve seen photographs […]  Read More
I hate to burst your bubble but your 2018 targets may already be in trouble. If your targets are anything like mine, they show improvements quarter to quarter throughout the year. Here at Decisions we’ve had record growth in the last two years at over 60% per year and we have an incredible pipeline. So […]  Read More
A big trend I’ve seen this year with several of the new customers we’ve brought on board here at Decisions is how BPM is being used to improve the experience of their customers at different points in their lifecycle. In this article I’m going to outline two categorical use cases that I’ve seen and the […]  Read More
One of the most exciting aspects of working with Decisions is how many different business contexts I’m able to learn throughout each day. A common context I’ve found among thousands of interactions with customers and potential customers is application processing. Specifically application processing in financial services. This problem domain typically includes many regulatory requirements, verification […]  Read More
A largely unconsidered point of comparison among low or no code development environments is found in a discussion around how granular the toolbox and designer can really be. Decisions Founder Carl Hewitt raises this idea in one of our latest interviews. “It’s kind of like building a house,” Hewitt explains. “The bricks are large enough […]  Read More
Unlike other legacy BPM vendors, Decisions has a very comprehensive web service layer and other integration capabilities. This includes an integration wizard for web services and databases that automatically generates workflow steps for third party systems to be re-used inside Decisions design environment. Decisions also provides a very straightforward .NET SDK to add your own […]  Read More
The recordings of the free online training event are now available at decisions.com/events.  The training took place across four days, so you’ll find four two to three hour videos that you can reference on demand. This training event encompasses our standard business analyst curriculum. Reviewing each of the major designers in Decisions while building an […]  Read More
Over the coming weeks as we prepare for Decisions 4.0 to graduate from beta we’ll be sharing a few feature previews. This preview will focus on the new features in the workflow designer. Enjoy!   Streamlined Flow (and form/rule/report) Creation Process   New Designer Look The flow designer and related dialogs have been redesigned for […]  Read More
Join us for a free online training event!  When: November 14th-18th, 2016 Where: Online via GoToWebinar Who: Anybody who wants to participate in our general business analyst curriculum focusing on each of the primary designers in Decisions (Flows, Rules, Forms, Dashboards).  We’ll be breaking it up into a few hours each day that week (1:00 […]  Read More
I’ve had several conversations in the last 30 days with both direct customers and OEM partners interested in using Decisions to add an “Automation Layer” to a database that they maintain.  The objectives for this Automation Layer are straightforward:  State Management  Escalations Automated Tasking Most of the conversations start with an explanation of how manual […]  Read More
I don’t think we’ve ever had a more highly anticipate release than Decisions 4.0. You’ll be seeing a lot of the feature-oriented improvement announcements in the coming months, but I want to stress what I think may be the biggest game changer for both new and long-time customers. The Decisions App Store. Now, “App Store” […]  Read More
We’ve had a great response to our recent series of Decisions Seminars! If you haven’t heard of them yet, then I highly recommend checking out decisions.com/events to sign up and join the over 100 other customers and soon-to-be customers that join us each month. Our most recent seminar focused on building an app from scratch […]  Read More
In the middle of another great face to face training event in Norfolk! It always impresses me how diverse our customer base is. At this event we have some of the largest companies in the world, and some smaller groups. We have folks from financial services, oil and gas, healthcare, software, and many others!  For […]  Read More
On a recent flight to see a client in Chicago I was able to watch a documentary I’ve been saving for a while. “Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary” takes a look at the recent growth as well history of LEGO. (For Amazon Prime subscribers you can watch this for free, and unlike Netflix, you […]  Read More
A fun use case that has been coming up more regularly lately is the idea of Decisions monitoring some database, file storage, or other application for a change or trigger that would automatically generate a document and then post it to a certain location or email it to a few parties.  What a great use […]  Read More