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IBM® Decision Manager Open Edition is an open-source platform for automating business logic by using open standards and delivering highly scalable decision services on the cloud.

Collaboration between business experts and IT teams, along with a modern technology set, allows developers to focus on areas of expertise where they excel and manage time with maximum efficiency. An enhanced development experience, combined with developer-centric tools, helps organizations to quickly adapt and react to ever-changing market trends and requirements.

IBM Decision Manager Open Edition, designed to streamline critical rule evaluation, can easily manage the execution of thousands of rules, enabling organizations to eliminate bias, reduce costs and increase workforce efficiency for an optimized decision process. By offering different implementation options, ranging from business-friendly models such as Decision Model and Notation (DMN) to highly flexible rules with advanced real-time decision-making and complex event processing, this solution provides you with a holistic, intuitive and simplified decision automation strategy.

Optimize your business with open-source decision automation

IBM Decision Manager Open Edition is a platform for automating cloud-native decision services with open standards backed by high performance engines suited for heavy workloads and complex decision-making.

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Benefits Reduce costs and improve customer experiences by using dynamic decision-making with IBM Decision Manager Open Edition Intuitive and collaborative development

Automate and optimize decisions with an intuitive and developer-friendly solution designed to foster collaboration between developers and business experts. Create and test decisions in real time, with familiar tools such as Visual Studio Code (VS Code) or with less technical web-based authoring tools such as Canvas. Deliver up-to-date rules more frequently with reduced errors caused by communication gaps.

Optimized cloud-native rules engine

Meet the needs of today's businesses with IBM Decision Manager Open Edition, which offers a rules engine that simultaneously and effortlessly evaluates thousands of rules. With an optimized algorithm designed specifically for modern decision-making solutions, it delivers high performance even on cloud-native and multi-core platforms.

Fast development with code generation

Easily create event-driven containerized decision microservices ready for production deployment on cloud platforms such as OpenShift and Kubernetes, without the need of extra Java code. Based on your business assets, IBM Decision Manager Open Edition automatically generates integration APIs for external services communication.

Decision assets with no vendor lock-in

Use open industry standards, such as Decision Model and Notation (DMN), to ensure delivery of high-value business logic and decision services. Gain flexibility and independence to work across platforms and environments to optimize and automate decisions, ensuring the longterm maintainability and interoperability of business rules.

Use cases Credit scoring

Easily validate the business rules you incorporate into your decision services, so your technical teams can integrate the credit-scoring validations with the services and applications in their ecosystem.

Fraud detection

Enhance customer experiences with automated workflows that enable timely actions on inquiries and complaints, improving both satisfaction and loyalty.

Premium calculations

The calculation of a premium is dependent on a set of rules. Decision Manager employs high-performing algorithms to calculate the value of the premium for each specific scenario.

Law and regulatory compliance

Use decisions and rules to help ensure that your organization is compliant with laws and regulations while delivering regulation-compliant solutions with data security and integrity.

Developer-centric tools

Get started quickly by using familiar tools such as VSCode boosted by IBM tools, for easy ways to maintain and test decision models. Additionally, improve productivity and optimize the development cycle with a modern runtime and ecosystem by using hot-reload features to modify source codes and evaluate the effects on code and decisions in real time.

Flexible architecture

Build decision services based on your business needs. Run IBM Decision Manager Open Edition on premises or on hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures while relying on architecture best practices, automation capabilities and outstanding performance. Make the most of different public cloud services and easily transition between them when necessary for a better, more cost-effective offering or to meet compliance requirements.

Cloud-native automation

Build highly scalable, reliable and flexible business applications on the cloud or on premises according to your business requirements. Eliminate the complexity of container orchestration by using platforms such as Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform and Kubernetes. Improve runtime and cut costs by reducing resource consumption with the lightweight, high-performance design of modern runtimes and rely on the power of Java to deliver serverless decision solutions.

Effortless development with code generation

Automatically generate domain-driven APIs based on customized decision models to focus on core business rules and providing quality experiences to developers.

Simpler integration for decision services

Choose the dynamic design options that best meet your business requirements. Take advantage of event-driven architecture to allow decision services to respond instantaneously to events, without the need for additional integration code. Or, invoke rules in a predefined order by orchestrating a rules flow derived from BPMN model. This architectural flexibility results in clear separation of domains plus independence of development teams. The design aligned with recommended practices for microservices provides better maintainability of the solution.

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