Forrester Wave Leader

IBM is named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Decisioning Platforms, Q4 2020

What is IBM Operational Decision Manager?

As part of the digital business automation (DBA) platform, this comprehensive decision management 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 IBM Decision Composer, our decision automation tool. 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

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

Designed for business users

Users are supported 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.

Business policy updates

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

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

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

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 management solution, with use 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 the cloud or multicloud environments.

Next Steps

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