In the last edition of the IBM SOA and BPM newsletter, Cheryl Wilson and Brett Stineman explain how decision management technologies – specifically business rule management systems (BRMS), business event processing (BEP) and business analytics (BA) – support business process management (BPM). In particular, this article provides a quick overview of how BRMS, BEP and analytics can be used either together, or individually, to help automate and improve operational decision-making, offering the ability to achieve greater business outcomes.
Read their article Confused about when to use BRMS, BEP, BA and BPM?
more information about how business rules and events can improve the
timing and quality of operational decision-making, I recommend reading
the white paper,
"Working smarter through intelligent, responsive decision automation."