What is decision management?

Decision management is the process of using machine learning and business rules to automate decision making. Decision management often centers around making intelligent operational decisions to improve customer experiences. 

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Why automate decisions?

Automating decisions through a business rules management system (BRMS) enables businesses to create and manage business logic independently from applications and processes. Businesses can also leverage AI and machine learning to make decisions with precision, targeting each customer interaction intelligently.

Because decision management solutions are easily integrated with other IT systems, your applications can scale and execute automated decisions across multiple channels. Business rules software is typically quick and easy to update, giving businesses the agility and speed to meet changing demands.

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Empower business users

Use business rules software to intuitively model, author and validate decisions in a low-code environment.

Make better decision

Combine AI with predictive analytics to improve your decision-making process.

Optimize customer experiences

Use advanced analytics to adapt to changes in real time and exceed customer expectations. 

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