What is IBM Operational Decision Manager?

As part of the digital business automation (DBA) platform, this comprehensive decision automation solution provides extensive capabilities that help you analyze, automate and govern rules-based business decisions. IBM Operational Decision Manager can authorize a loan, decide on promotional offers or detect a cross-sell opportunity with high precision and customization. It's available for on premises and public or private cloud environments

Not sure where to start? Try our decision automation tool called IBM Decision Composer. This no-cost cloud-based tool helps model, author, validate, share and run business rules in a no-code environment. This option lets you try decision modeling before the organization adopts the comprehensive power of Operational Decision Manager.

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