March 21, 2017 By Jerome Joubert 2 min read

Business Rules service introduces Decision Composer

The Business Rules service helps you capture, automate and govern frequent, repeatable business decisions. As part of this service, tooling is available to model and author decisions. To make decision modeling even easier and accessible to a wider audience, IBM is exploring new ways to express and specify decision logic. As part of this, IBM is launching Decision Composer, an experimental capability with the following characteristics:

  • It’s an interactive, user-friendly web interface, where you can define the data that drive your decision, and the logic that shapes your decision.

  • It’s a cloud-based modeling application: there is nothing to install, nothing to store locally. It’s available on IBM Bluemix cloud, with your Bluemix ID.

  • It’s inspired by the Decision Model and Notation standard (DMN), which is specifically devoted to describing and modeling repeatable decisions. It also benefits from years of IBM expertise in decision management tools.

  • It brings together all important elements to model a decision: input data that drives the decision process, a diagram that describes the high level structure of the decision, business rules and decision tables that define the core parts of the logic.

  • You can test the decisions you’ve modeled. You can submit multiple sample input data and see whether you’re taking the right decisions.

  • You can then deploy decisions on your Business Rules service and process them at a larger scale.

Modeling data and decisions

Why is this an experimental capability?

We often see business analysts willing to use DMN and top-down approaches. We would like to work with them and share ideas about an integrated modeling environment they would love to use.
Also, we believe that modeling decisions should be accessible to a wider audience beyond IT. Ultimately, decisions should be in business people’s hands. But, yes, the thought process leading to complex decisions is challenging. With this program, we want to propose new ways and techniques and see how far users can reasonably go. And maybe further simplify the process.
This application is available “as is” on Bluemix and accessible from the Business Rules service. Please note that Decision Composer is not a supported tool and must not be used for production. Again, the intent is to gather feedback from the decision modeling community.

How to start using Decision Composer?

There are two ways to start using Decision Composer:

  1. Start a Business Rules service. When your service has begun, you can see a button to launch Decision Composer. Later, when you have authored some decisions, you can publish them to the same service.

  2. Start using Decision Composer directly by clicking: http://ibm.biz/DecisionComposer

How to chat, share feedback and ideas?

Again, the goal is to get your feedback and see if we can come up with an approach that you’ll love to use. You can engage with us through the following channels:

  • Ask us to invite you to our Slack channel, which is the best vehicle to ask questions, exchange ideas with us and others.

  • Ask your questions on IBM developerWorks.

  • If you want to ask a private question or if you want to engage with us on this topic, just send us a mail.

More from Announcements

IBM named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM, for the 14th consecutive time

3 min read - Security operations is getting more complex and inefficient with too many tools, too much data and simply too much to do. According to a study done by IBM, SOC team members are only able to handle half of the alerts that they should be reviewing in a typical workday. This potentially leads to missing the important alerts that are critical to an organization's security. Thus, choosing the right SIEM solution can be transformative for security teams, helping them manage alerts…

IBM and MuleSoft expand global relationship to accelerate modernization on IBM Power 

2 min read - As companies undergo digital transformation, they rely on APIs as the backbone for providing new services and customer experiences. While APIs can simplify application development and deliver integrated solutions, IT shops must have a robust solution to effectively manage and govern them to ensure that response times and costs are kept low for all applications. Many customers use Salesforce’s MuleSoft, named a leader by Gartner® in full lifecycle API management for seven consecutive times, to manage and secure APIs across…

IBM Consulting augments expertise with AWS Competencies: A win-win for clients 

3 min read - In today's dynamic economic landscape, businesses demand continuous innovation and speed of execution. At IBM Consulting®, our unwavering focus on partnerships and shared commitment to delivering enterprise-level solutions to mutual clients have been core to our success.   We are thrilled to announce that IBM® has recently gained five competencies from Amazon Web Services (AWS) in vital domains including Cloud Operations, Internet of Things (IoT), Life Sciences, Mainframe Modernization, and Telecommunications. With these credentials, IBM further establishes its position as a…

IBM Newsletters

Get our newsletters and topic updates that deliver the latest thought leadership and insights on emerging trends.
Subscribe now More newsletters