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01/25/2010 Smarter Banking Processes in 2010: Shrink Costs, Build Profitability and Respond Dynamically with Business Rules in Banking Gold Club Protected
Lenders use business rule management systems (BRMS) to externalize business logic from hard-coded applications, creating dramatic improvements in flexibility, speed and efficiency. BRMS enhances agility, with key decisions in banking processes changed in real-time to days rather than months, leading to lower costs and better results in areas like payments, onboarding, customer care, risk management, and lending.
01/25/2010 COBOL Whitepaper: Enrich the Decisioning of your COBOL Applications Gold Club Protected
With IBM WebSphere ILOG JRules and IBM WebSphere ILOG Rules for COBOL, you can externalize and manage the business rules in your organization’s COBOL applications without disruption or a major development project. Furthermore, you can use the externalized rules as decision services within an SOA strategy.
01/25/2010 IBM WebSphere ILOG Business Rule Management Systems: The Case for Architects and Developers Gold Club Protected
The implementation of a BRMS brings organizations wide-ranging benefits in terms of the accessibility and oversight of automated decision logic, along with the ability to accelerate the implementation of decision changes. But there are differences between business rule offerings in the market and the functionality they deliver to ensure easy, safe and reliable rule management. The WebSphere ILOG BRMS offerings deliver the most comprehensive set of rule management capabilities. Designed to fit a wide range of enterprise architectures, they empower both LOB and IT teams, and facilitate communication and collaboration between all rule management stakeholders.
01/25/2010 Why Business Rules? A Case for Business Users of Information Technology Gold Club Protected
Applications constructed with a BRMS, such as the IBM® WebSphere® ILOG BRMS offerings—the JRules and Rules for .NET BRMS product lines can deliver flexibility to business systems and agility to the organization by enhancing the ability to automate decisions with a high degree of precision and personalization. And they provide a set of integrated environments specifically designed to meet the needs of various business and technical users who participate together in the creation, deployment and ongoing maintenance of business rules.
01/25/2010 Agile Decision Services Gold Club Protected
This paper explores the challenges that organizations face in trying to deliver quick time-to -value for IT projects and achieve the status of ‘agile enterprise’. It illustrates how IBM WebSphere ILOG Business Rule Management System (BRMS) can facilitate the alignment of IT with business and support the implementation of an agile decision service (ADS) to provide business value within months of project adoption.
01/25/2010 COBOL Whitepaper: Updating Rules for COBOL Generated Code to Use CICS Channels and Containers Gold Club Protected
IBM® WebSphere® ILOG Rules for COBOL generates a COBOL sub-program from the rules that have been externalized and managed in the ILOG Rules Repository. The externalization of business rules provides benefit to your business, as well as improves the efficiency of maintaining your COBOL applications. Corporations today continue to see value in running their core business applications on large-capacity mainframes. An organization’s success depends largely upon its ability to respond quickly to today’s complex, ever changing markets and regulatory climate. Businesses today need a Business Rule Management Systems (BRMS) solution that supports business changes and cycles far more effectively than traditional methods and takes direct advantage of business expertise. This IBM Redpaper™ publication is intended for anyone who is interested in learning more about IBM WebSphere ILOG Rules for COBOL.
01/25/2010 Smarter Insurance Processes in 2010: Streamline Insurance Processes with Business Rules to Cut Costs, Speed Operations and Respond Dynamically to Change Gold Club Protected
Smarter insurance processes go beyond basic automation by adding intelligent decisioning capabilities for greater agility, speed and transparency. This automation not only cuts costs by reducing manual tasks, bottlenecks and errors—it also delivers the right answer to the right person at the right time.
01/08/2010 Smarter Systems for an Uncertain World Gold Club Protected
In an increasingly uncertain world, businesses require agility more than ever. But no organization can be more agile than its systems. This white paper from James Taylor explains how Decision Management transforms your hard-to-change IT applications into action–oriented, flexible, predictive, smarter systems that learn and adapt.
01/08/2010 Putting Predictive Analytics to Work Gold Club Protected
Predictive analytics applied to operational decision making is the next wave of business innovation and the next major source of competitive advantage. In this white paper from James Taylor, read how the most successful practitioners are using Decision Management to put predictive analytics to work powering the day-to-day decisions that impact performance most.
12/08/2009 Butler Group Technology Audit: FICO™ Blaze Advisor® Business Rules Management Gold Club Protected

Are you evaluating Business Rules Management or Decision Management applications? The Butler Group recently conducted a technology audit of FICO™ Blaze Advisor® Business Rules Management. This white paper provides detailed analysis of Blaze Advisor’s functionality, architecture, and deployment, as well as an overview of product strategy. It also provides recommendations as to what kinds of organizations will make the best use of Blaze Advisor.

12/08/2009 The 11 Secrets of Business Rules Success Gold Club Protected

Managing business rules gives you control over high-volume operational decisions and delivers unprecedented agility. Equipped with decades of experience developing decision management applications, FICO has developed 11 steps to help you make the most of business rules. This white paper details the 11 secrets to business rule success, and explores how to balance speed and quality when building a rules-based approach to decision management.

12/08/2009 Decide to Survive-Four Imperatives that Make Better Decision Management Essential in Uncertain Times Gold Club Protected

Entering a global recession, companies must respond to increasingly complex markets, changing threats, and fleeting opportunities. They must show compliance with a growing regulatory burden and more layers of regulation at national and international levels, while also reducing operating costs. Decision management answers four imperatives for businesses seeking to thrive in today’s difficult environment. This white paper shares FICO’s decades of experience helping enterprises compete more effectively using decision management technology.

10/14/2009 Smarter Insurance Processes in 2010: Streamline Insurance Processes with Business Rules to Cut Costs, Speed Operations and Respond Dynamically to Change Gold Club Protected
Smarter insurance processes go beyond basic automation by adding intelligent decisioning capabilities for greater agility, speed and transparency. This automation not only cuts costs by reducing manual tasks, bottlenecks and errors—it also delivers the right answer to the right person at the right time.
07/29/2009 Butler Group Technology Audit: FICO Blaze Advisor Business Rules Management Gold Club Protected
Are you evaluating Business Rules Management or Decision Management technologies and applications? Read the Butler Group’s analysis of FICO™ Blaze Advisor® Business Rules Management, one of the leading solutions available.
07/29/2009 Decide to Survive: Four Imperatives that Make Better Decision Management Essential in Uncertain Times Gold Club Protected
Decision Management answers four imperatives for businesses seeking to thrive in today’s difficult environment. This white paper shares FICO’s decades of experience helping enterprises compete more effectively using decision management technology.
07/29/2009 The 11 Secrets of Business Rules Success Gold Club Protected
Use the best practices for your business rules projects from the start. Discover “The 11 Secrets of Success with Business Rules,” from choosing the right applications to creating frameworks for harvesting rules to operationalizing predictive analytics.
06/15/2009 IDC Analyst Report: Flexibility, Ease of Use Lead BPM Customers to Appian Gold Club Protected
Global research and analysis firm IDC has published a report on Appian and the strength of its on-premise and SaaS-based BPM offerings. The report details Appian's capabilities in Process Modeling and Execution, Rules, Forms Design, BAM, Content Management and more. IDC concludes that Appian's business-level user orientation, flexibility and comprehensive features are driving Appian's market leadership.
08/07/2008 Drive Sustainable, Profitable Growth Through CRM: 8 Rules to Turn Your Company into a Customer-Centric Enterprise Gold Club Protected
Driving growth has become a business imperative, so companies are seeking new ways to exploit untapped market opportunities and make the most of their relationships with customers (see sidebar below). As a result, customer relationship management (CRM) initiatives top the agendas of many of today’s business leaders.
03/27/2008 Dynamic BPM - A Comparison Between BPM and Email Gold Club Protected

BPM solutions are designed to support structured processes: workflows that follow formal (rigid, concrete) rules defining roles (who can do what, when), policies (laws, rules), and procedures (interactions, approvals). Structured BPM is perfectly suited for automating formal workflows (e.g., procurement, enrollment, compliance, expenses). However, structured BPM was not designed to support constantly changing workflows (e.g., tasking, action tracking, project management) that make up 80% of the average employee workday.

Today organizations use EMAIL to manage dynamic work. But email offers inadequate control, visibility, and accountability. One study actually found that 43% of people have fallen ill because of EMAIL-induced stress.

HandySoft provides BizFlow, a platform combing the structure of BPM with the flexibility of email. We call this mash-up Dynamic BPM.

11/19/2007 A BPM Solution's Inner Workings: Integration and Architecture Whitepaper Gold Club Protected
Research indicates that the use of workflow technology can lead to remarkable cost savings, increased efficiency, and productivity - in other words, big ROI. Workflow technology has evolved into Business Process Management (BPM) software with rich integration features and support for both human-centric and system-centric processes. Enterprises and software developers have come to understand that BPM can be applied to increasingly complex problems. Automating business processes from end-to-end, integrating applications to process steps, and opening up processes for collaboration with partners, customers, and suppliers represent just the beginning of what can be expected from BPM software.

This whitepaper delves in to the inner workings of a BPM solution and outlines the key components that are required to define and refine business process models, rules, and rich user interfaces, as well as the extensive capabilities needed for integration, automation, management and optimization of business processes.
07/20/2006 Analyzing Rule Change Through Simulation Gold Club Protected
This paper will provide readers with an overview of the HaleyAuthority Testing and Simulation environment. The scenario illustrated in this article depicts a real-world example of a business rule change in English and how to verify its effect by comparing simulation runs before and after the change.
02/28/2006 Changing Business for the Better: A Practical Guide to BPM Gold Club Protected

Download this IBM-sponsored white paper from Upside Research for an overview of the benefits of business process management (BPM) technologies and issues to consider when selecting a BPM solution. Learn what characteristics to look for when comparing BPM products and find out why it's vitally important that you evaluate BPM solutions from both a business and an IT perspective. The paper also explains why the most effective BPM solutions are based on a service-oriented architecture (SOA) and give business managers the ability to change rules and alter processes without changing code.

A Complimentary Webcast : Making Business Better: A Practical Guide to Business Process Management. Hear Upside Research analyst, Dave Kelly, describe how Business Process Management (BPM) delivers business value & increases ROI. Sponsored by IBM WebSphere¨. Register at: http://www.ebizq.net/to/bpmdaveweb

09/14/2005 Requirements Coverage Gold Club Protected
A software system is developed to meet certain requirements. An ability to verify that the code being developed meets the expected requirements is critical to the success of several software projects. This helps the developers, management and client teams. In this paper, we first talk about leveraging from unit testing to generate coverage of requirements in the code. We then show how JRequire(TM) facilitates requirement coverage. Next we cover how to derive most benefit from JRequire in the various phases of a project.
06/24/2003 iWork Integration Methodology Gold Club Protected
Most companies find their point-to-point application integration and business process integration inadequate, as every e-business endeavor encounters scenarios that are different from traditional business models. Business rules must be easily reconfigured to meet changing business needs quickly. iWork Software's point-to-framework integration approach solves these issues by abstracting or isolating data from application logic--in simple terms, information can move independently among many types of systems and applications while the framework acts as interpreter and guide.
06/23/2003 B2B e-Commerce: Decreasing Implementation Pains Gold Club Protected
This white paper discusses the challenges of B2B e-commerce implementation, such as making the B2B e-commerce system work within the existing business model, integration with the current database/ERP system and compliance with the company business rules, and offers possible solutions.
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