Decisions Blog

A common topic of conversation in a number of our efforts recently has been how rules can be used to support unpredictable business processes. While many business processes can be supported by a concrete series of steps, reality dictates that there are special cases where for one reason or another, the person tasked with the […]  Read More
It’s time for our next free training event! All prospects, customers, and partners are welcome to attend at no charge. Just get there and we’ll take care of you.  All attendees must register by August 31st.  Register to attend the free training event by clicking here (and then scroll down.) View the Preliminary Event Detail by […]  Read More
Nearly every “on-boarding” process is a collaborative back and forth process of gathering, validating, and recording information. Whether its on-boarding a new customer, gathering billing details, and kicking off professional services projects and training – or vendor on-boarding where you need to gather copies of contracts, W-9’s and COI’s – all on-boarding processes can be […]  Read More
There are many situations where a commercial off the shelf software solution can be used to solve a specific problem very well. These problem domains are typically universal and common among every business. Some are stratified by the size of the enterprise – because some problems really don’t cause too much pain until you have […]  Read More
Our seminar on the Decisions SDK was a big success! Thanks to all those who attended and submitted questions. We were asked by many of you for the slide deck we used in the presentation as a cheat sheet for some of the common ways the SDK is used. You can get a copy of […]  Read More
This article is part of a series on common questions we discuss about building rule engine focused applications.  While there is almost always value found in being able to share business logic visually, in some cases the value of having a rule engine is directly related to the frequency with which your business rules change. Industries […]  Read More
A special thanks to Aaron Broughton for his work putting together the examples for this seminar! It was well attended and I’ve been getting many requests for this recording. Enjoy!    Watch decisions.com/events to register for future seminars!  Read More
This article is part of a series on common questions we discuss about building rule engine focused applications.  Understanding a users skill level and technical competency is critical in designing a meaningful rule authoring experience. As you explore rule engines in general you’ll find a variety of rule editors that vary on a spectrum from “capable […]  Read More
This article is part of a series on common questions we discuss about building rule engine focused applications.  Changes to business rules in general can present day to day challenges as employees, customers, and other stakeholders adjust to the new way of making decisions. This is why it is so important to validate, test, and […]  Read More
Decisions works with a number of customers and partners who have developed and implemented solutions that are Business Rule Engine oriented. While the context of these applications may vary from credit scoring to medical claims processing, building applications that are rule engine focused typically involve thinking through the same set of questions. Here are a few […]  Read More
Decisions customers are engaging end users in the enterprise in a variety of ways. While some of these methods are obvious – using forms built in Decisions delivered through the End User Portal for example – others are not as obvious to the uninitiated. Let’s take a quick look at this example and some of […]  Read More
A great primer for getting started with our business rule engine. In many of our implementations we find customers restricting the scope of what a given business user has rights to edit. In this way the management of the business logic is simplified, and the editing experience is very targeted. Enjoy the seminar!    Go […]  Read More
I was approached by CIOReview recently to contribute a guest article for their BPM special issue. You can take a look at the issue at the link below and read the guest article on page 47. Digital Issue – CIOReview: BPM Special Issue In my article I focus on the vision of BPM for engaging the technical […]  Read More
What is a Decisions Seminar? A Decisions Seminar is a survey and high level training of a specific feature or pattern in the Decisions Platform. While we hold other webinars that are more “sales demo” focused. Decisions Seminars are aimed more at enablement and training. You can see recordings of past Decisions Seminars at decisions.com/events. […]  Read More
At a recent free training event, we had a number of attendees with us who had not yet signed on as official Decisions customers. While all of these attendees have either signed on or plan to sign on in the next week, one of them had a story that they said I could share. A […]  Read More
Brita and Amazon just announced a new product – a pitcher that tracks how much water is poured (assuming you are pouring it for your own refreshment it calls this “consumption”) and uses that information to track the status of the water filter. Once the water filter nears the end of its life a new filter is […]  Read More