What is IBM Operational Decision Manager?

IBM Operational Decision Manager is a comprehensive decision-automation solution within Digital Business Automation (DBA). It provides extensive decision-automation capabilities that help you discover, capture, analyze, automate and govern rules-based business decisions. It’s designed for IT and business users. The solution can authorize a loan, decide on promotional offers or detect a cross-sell opportunity with high precision and customization. With IBM Operational Decision Manager, you can keep your applications updated and aligned with changing business objectives. It's available for public and private cloud environments.

How IBM Operational Decision Manager benefits you

Full decision management

Full decision management

Developers, business users and administrators can manage decision discovery, updating, testing, simulation and deployment.

Designed for business users

Designed for business users

Support business users with a no-code approach. They discover, author and maintain their decisions. Accessible models, tests and simulations enable direct ownership of the decision-modeling lifecycle.

Update business policies

Update business policies

Business policies can be quickly updated and deployed, without the need for long and costly development cycles.

Flexible environments

Flexible environments

Your cloud or the IBM Cloud™? Take advantage of IBM Operational Decision Manager on Cloud — on premises or on your custom, private cloud.

Integration options

Integration options

Developers can integrate IBM Operational Decision Manager decisions with virtually any enterprise or mobile application, using REST, SOAP, XML or SDKs.

Multiple edition options

Multiple edition options

IBM Operational Decision Manager is available as a flexible monthly subscription or an express edition.

Which option is right for you?

On premises


Opt for the full-featured decision automation solution, with management of rules-based decision services and event-driven decisions.

On the cloud


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

Through the DBA platform


Automate decisions as part of a global project that includes RPA and workflow, content and data-capture automation — available on premises and on cloud or multicloud environments.

Next Steps

Start decision modeling now

IBM Operational Decision Manager on Cloud