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If you’ve ever tried to build an application that business decision makers can use, you know that having a good model of the system you want to manage isn’t enough. And while you need the best optimization solving technology, line-of-business managers and executives demand more. They want to see the data supporting the decisions, they want to try what-if scenarios to validate the proposed options, and they want planners and schedulers to collaborate across the corporate organizational lines. And if you want to deploy your solution, you need to satisfy a bunch of requirements and standards from your IT department.
The Design Guide addresses these issues with concrete guidance and practical examples derived from IBM’s long experience developing and deploying analytical decision support solutions in many organizations. Going beyond how to formulate good models, the Guide shows you how to design data integration, business user interfaces, client/server architectures, taking advantage of IBM’s ODM Enterprise to streamline development. The Guide illustrates the steps using a concrete example derived from a real-world logistics application. Plus the Guide explores two detailed case studies, one in manufacturing and the other from insurance.
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