Feature spotlights

Intuitively capture and express decision logic

Bring the power of no-code decision modeling directly to your business users. With IBM® Operational Decision Manager (ODM), they can discover the decision space, describe how decisions are made, prototype and try them before going into production. The system helps ensure that decisions are written in everyday language your business experts use.

Built-in testing and simulation

Business users must be confident that their decisions behave correctly and that any update doesn’t break the overall business logic. Testing and simulation capabilities help them validate the business logic against well-defined usage scenarios and key performance indicators (KPIs).

Flexible cloud deployment options

IBM Operational Decision Manager is available on cloud and in a Cloud Express version. The Express version is designed for organizations that need less complex, non-mission-critical applications with lower transaction volumes. With the Express version, you get a pre-configured development environment that can be used for development, test or production. You can also track monthly usage for decisions and managed artifacts in order to manage compliance against entitlement.

Simplicity and ease of management

IBM Operational Decision Manager has interfaces that enable you to quickly author, develop and test decision models. You can manage your updates using a security-rich, controlled and trackable built-in process. Update your rules and predict their impact on KPIs and then deploy your decisions using multiple environments, such as test, pre-production and production.

Role-based permission management

IBM Operational Decision Manager enables virtually anyone to participate in authoring, updating, deploying and managing the rules. Roles and permissions can be defined so that users work on tasks they are authorized to complete, adding agility to your business to help you capture new opportunities.

Built-in governance process

You can scale business decisions using governance and change management capabilities from IBM Operational Decision Manager.

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How clients are using IBM Operational Decision Manager

Online loan application


Applying for a bank loan can be a slow, unsatisfying experience for customers, and a challenge for banks that need to fast-track qualified applicants.


IBM Operational Decision Manager speeds the processing of loan applications so customers receive a quote faster, while banks can easily test and update rules to determine business impact.

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