IBM is named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: AI Decisioning Platforms, Q2 2023


Improve effectiveness

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Detect and adapt quickly to market changes: adjust customer experience, update loyalty programs, or create more personalized and contextual offers. Increase decision speed and reliability.

Improve efficiency

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Run business operations faster, consistently and at scale. Automate approvals, process claims, onboard employees and clients faster, reduce noncompliance costs and prevent credit losses.

Manage compliance

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Support auditing and compliance with documented proof of how decisions were made. Change policies quickly as regulations evolve. Drive consistency and detect fraud

Introducing IBM Operational Decision Manager 8.11.1

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IBM Operational Decision Manager on IBM Z®

Modernize your Z applications

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Modernize your Z applications

Modernize your IBM z/OS® applications from the inside out by discovering and externalizing business logic.

Add intelligence to your Z applications

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Add intelligence to your Z applications

Take advantage of an optimized interface with IBM Watson® Machine Learning to make predictive decisions at the speed of business.

Try it now on Z

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Try it now on Z

Explore how you can optimize Z apps with business rules, at no cost for 3 days.


Features of IBM Operational Decision Manager

Simplicity and ease of management

Take advantage of interfaces that enable you to quickly author, develop and test decisions.

Support for complex decisions

Hundreds of clients have used Operational Decision Manager for their most demanding applications.

Built-in testing and simulation

Testing and simulation capabilities help users validate business logic against well-defined usage scenarios and key performance indicators.

Flexible deployment options

Deploy on OpenShift®, Certified Kubernetes, app servers, embedded in Java code, on compute grids, z/OS or SaaS.

Role-based permission management

Enable stakeholders to participate in authoring, updating, deploying and managing rules.

Built-in governance process

Scale business decisions using built-in governance and change management capabilities.

Get more capabilities

Available as part of IBM Cloud Pak®

Operational Decision Management is pre-integrated with other automation capabilities such as content, capture, and process automation in Cloud Pak® for Business Automation to drive business growth.


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Discover AI-powered capabilities, a common UI, and low-code tools.


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Get task automation, workflow orchestration and more.


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Pay for what you need with modular pricing.

Decision Management at IBM

IBM Automation Decision Services

Easily incorporate machine learning insights to build more intelligent, effective decisions without IT professionals.

IBM Decision Manager Open Edition

Build custom, cloud-native applications that automate decisions with DMN-compliant, open-source software.

ODM for developers is a no-cost option for developers to get started building decision management projects. Use this all-in-one Docker image.