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 does not 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

The IBM Operational Decision Manager interfaces 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

In addition to running decision at scale across many applications, 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. This adds agility to your business to help you capture new opportunities.

Built-in governance process

With IBM Operational Decision Manager you can scale business decisions using its governance and change management capabilities.

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Fraud detection and prevention


Organizational leaders continuously face new fraud patterns, so it’s essential to adapt fraud-prevention strategies. How can you detect and prevent frauds before they occur?


The IBM Operational Decision Manager events-driven insights can help banks detect and prevent fraud in near real-time, and provide a more personalized experience to customers.


Act on insights


How can you use local data and information to act on hyper-local problems affecting your business?


See how IBM Operational Decision Manager with event-driven insights can detect and automatically respond to local environments and conditions.

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