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What Exactly is a Business Rules Engine?

by Gordon Jones, on December 5, 2022
Millions of decisions are being made every single day. The resulting information propels business operations forward and are the driving force of successful organizations. But overseeing millions of decisions is no easy task.  A business rules …

How financial institutions can not just keep up with the Joneses but outpace them.

by Jeff Ward, on May 13, 2022
78% of Americans prefer to use digital tools to engage with financial institutions, according to an Ipsos-Forbes Advisor U.S. Weekly Consumer Confidence Survey from March. The need for financial services organizations to respond quickly to …

What is Intelligent Process Automation (IPA) and why does it matter?

by Josiah Ilgenfritz, on January 20, 2022
For years, Decisions has been solving hard business problems for our customers, but our involvement has traditionally stopped there. Last week, Decisions announced the acquisition of Process Diamond and the introduction of the first Intelligent …

Through earthquakes, unplanned outages, and grid failures: Keep your applications running.

by Will Petterson, on November 18, 2021
On October 4th, Facebook experienced a massive service outage that took over eight hours to resolve. If a technology company as sophisticated as Facebook can experience such an event, then any business can.  While Facebook’s issue …

Low-code vs. no-code: Which one do you need?

by Jocelyn Terilli, on October 14, 2021
For most organizations, process automation is a when, not an if. Competitive market demands are putting increasing pressure on organizations to streamline processes, increase efficiency, reduce costs and do more with less. Therefore, many companies are …

How Can You Automate Quotes with a Business Rules Engine for Insurance?

by Becky Simanowski, on May 27, 2021
Streamlining operations, increasing efficiency, reducing costs, and continuous product innovation have been standard operating procedures for insurance organizations for decades, but the pace has increased since insurance quoting went online. Expertise in marketing, claims processing, and …

Use Automation and Custom Business Rules to Create Intelligent Asset Management

by Becky Simanowski, on May 12, 2021
Competitive forces and increasingly stringent regulations require that asset management firms analyze their processes and procedures to streamline operations. They need to reduce costs while simultaneously strengthening compliance. Therefore, intelligent asset management companies – private equity …

Three Ways to Drive Process Automation for Insurance with a Business Rules Engine

by Becky Simanowski, on April 26, 2021
Digital transformation at well-established insurance providers has been in process for more than a decade, with the goal of streamlining processes to unlock growth, increase profitability, and protect their brand. Meanwhile, newer, more nimble insurance …

Where and How to Use Scoring Rules to Make Better Decisions in Process Automation

by Gordon Jones, on February 5, 2021
Scores let you know where you stand, whether it is a test score in academics or the final score of the Super Bowl, they are a quick way to measure past performance. Past performance is …

Edge Cases Don’t Fit Your Workflow? Customize with a Business Rules Engine.

by Becky Simanowski, on December 21, 2020
Workflows are great for standardizing business processes and documenting enterprise knowledge. Automating workflows can streamline operations and help you respond to your customers quicker than your competitor. But, what happens when existing workflows processes don’t …

How to Improve Resiliency in the Covid Pandemic with Business Process Rules

by Becky Simanowski, on November 11, 2020
As the world adapts to the new reality of Covid-19, businesses are being forced to adapt or die. Managing and automating decision making with a rules engine can improve business agility and resilience. Business rules …

Are Machine Learning Models to be Trusted?

by Gordon Jones, on October 13, 2020
Well constructed machine learning models can give a business a competitive advantage by helping make more nimble decisions but ML models should not be left to themselves. Companies that can make decisions faster can capture …

9 Signs You Might Need a Rules Engine

by Becky Simanowski, on September 24, 2020
The importance of business rules and decision making in the age of automation As the world produces more and more data, organizations are connecting disparate systems to leverage this data to create competitive advantages. With data …

New Ocean Health Solutions Simplifies Processes and Streamlines Ecosystem with Decisions

by Becky Simanowski, on August 27, 2020
New Ocean improves health outcomes and lowers costs across organizations by addressing both chronic conditions and lifestyle management. New Ocean uses embedded digital coaching, behavioral science and predictive analytics to help people achieve their health …

How is No-Code Software Different from Low-Code Software?

by Becky Simanowski, on August 20, 2020
If businesses decide to build their own software, it’s usually because they want that software to be perfect and customized to their specific needs. Additionally, those businesses want to develop software with the fewest barriers …

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