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How Optimizing Mission-Critical Applications Keeps You Ahead of the Competition

by Cecelia Troyan, on January 18, 2023
Business owners and developers are quickly embracing no-code tools as an accessible solution for adapting and optimizing their business processes. As the advantages of no-code development reach business leaders across every industry, its role is …

Applying Automation Technology to Streamline Your Loan Origination Process

by Gordon Jones, on January 12, 2023
Loan origination is one of the largest applications we see here at Decisions. The rule engine and workflow engine foundations of our platform are both integral to an effective loan origination process. We are all …

How No-Code Solutions Lift Businesses When Low-Code Software Falls Short

by Cecelia Troyan, on January 8, 2023
Why do businesses build their own software?  For one, building custom software offers the flexibility and compatibility to integrate with your company’s existing applications, and tailor your software to fit specific business needs. You decide exactly …

Do More in Less Time with Workflow Automation

by Gordon Jones, on December 19, 2022
Is your business already using workflow automation, but you’re worried about getting the most bang for your buck? Or maybe your organization is just starting to explore how an automation tool can enhance your operations. …

The Six Keys to a Recession-Proof Business Plan

by Gordon Jones, on December 16, 2022
With interest rates rising, the stock market falling, and layoff announcements from large tech firms, the signs are all pointing to an imminent recession. I'm frequently asked what this means for our business, and what …

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 …

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