The Rules of Business-critical Decisions

Mission-critical operations are often “business-critical,” that is, essential to the financial success of the business. Software systems have become mission-critical in this sense, and frequently provide critical competitive advantage, for example by improving decision making. What sort of rule-based reasoning capabilities are required by software applications to drive business-critical results? And what are the core characteristics of these applications?

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Anticipate, Predict, and Shape Business Outcomes

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IBM Business Analytics software gives midsize business leaders the information they need to make the right decisions at the right time. The solutions deliver insights in context, and provide predictive analyses to help guide the next best action. Watch the video to learn more. Read More

Top 6 Reasons Why Revvy CPQ Outperforms Sequential Rules Engines

The real strength of a great configure, price, quote (CPQ) solution lies in its seeming simplicity. In order to corral complexity, most CPQ solutions on the market today use simple sequential rules engines as the backbone for their solutions. But a simpler and more elegant solution exists that delivers better results and significantly reduces the administrative effort required to create and to keep rules up to date. Read More

IBM Cognos Insight: Guiding Business Managers to Better Outcomes with Personal Analytics

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Business users need a simple but powerful way to navigate through data and find the insights to make timely, critical business decisions. This paper explores how IBM Cognos® Insight, a breakthrough personal analytics tool, enables business managers to improve performance within their functional areas. It describes the software’s core features and benefits, provides examples of several typical business applications, and explains how Cognos Insight provides a growth path to enterprise analytics. Read More

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