The IBM Solutions Consultant Express Tool (pre-announced as the Midmarket Patterns Consultant Tool) provides a prescriptive approach for fitting the right solution to your customer's business problem and their current IT environment.
It accelerates solution design by codifying the information in the Patterns for e-business in an easy-to-use tool that guides you through the solution design process. From your answers about the customer's business problem and their IT environment, the tool can recommend the best pattern to solve the problem. The pattern identifies the appropriate Express and non-Express products that are required to implement the pattern. From there it provides information in the form of pattern guidance that helps you get started with the implementation of the pattern.
Optionally, you can use the tool's expert mode to more quickly build solutions. The expert mode lets you bypass most of the constraints of the interview process and assemble any set of pattern components together.