What can IBM Operational Decision Manager do for you?

IBM® Operational Decision Manager is a comprehensive decision automation platform that helps you capture, analyze, automate and govern rules-based business decisions. Anyone can work with it―from IT to business-line leaders. In seconds, it can authorize a loan, decide on a promotion or detect a cross-sell opportunity with high precision and customization. With IBM Operational Decision Manager, your applications will continuously remain up to date and well aligned with the changing business objectives of your organization. It is available in editions for both cloud and private cloud environments.

Full decision management

Provides a set of capabilities for developers, business users and rule administrators to manage end-to-end rule lifecycle including decision capture, update, testing simulation and deployment.

Shortened update cycles

Allows business users to update and deploy business policies without entering long and costly development cycles.


Delivers a single platform that scales from your first project to an enterprise-wide program.

Flexibility of environments

Your cloud or the IBM Cloud? Take advantage of the quick and simple set up with either IBM Operational Decision Manager on Cloud or solutions for the private environment.

Automation at scale

Get the scalable analytics capabilities you need, using IBM Operational Decision Manager with Decision Server Insights.

Multiple ownership options

Take advantage of our attractive cloud-based services options, like monthly or pay-as-you-go subscriptions — IBM Operational Decision Manager is available in many budget-friendly options.

Key features

  • Simplicity and ease of management
  • Role-based permission management
  • Intuitive way to capture and express decision logic
  • Built-in governance process
  • Simplifying business application changes
  • Rules can make bots smarter

Product images

Monitored decision execution
Monitored decision execution
Decision logic
Decision logic
Multiple release management
Multiple release management

Which option is right for you?

  • ODM on Cloud

    Capture, automate, manage and audit repeatable business decisions as a hosted and fully managed solution by IBM.

  • ODM for Developers

    Capture, automate, manage and audit repeatable business decisions through a Docker based image.

  • ODM Server

    Full feature decision automation, with management of rules-based decision services and event-driven decisions. Has support for IBM Cloud Private.

  • ODM Server Express

    Capture, automate, manage and audit repeatable business decisions through a fully configurable on-premises environment.

  • ODM Standard for z/OS

    Full transactional and batch decision automation across the enterprise for z/OS.

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