Benefits

The Decision Model provides following benefits:

1. Accelerated Business Agility (Decreased Time to Market)

  • Exceeds productivity of traditional business rules methods because decision models (and their business logic) are created and updated rapidly
  • Reduces time to market and increases competitiveness because creation, maintenance and deployment of business logic does not require time consuming, costly development cycles
  • Improves quality of business logic through validation of integrity principles prior to testing
  • Enables testing of all business logic prior to automation
  • Supports robust impact analysis from a business change to automation
  • Includes BDMS alternatives consistent with BDMM level and Decision Model standards

2. Shared Understanding by Business and IT Stakeholders

  • Eliminates ambiguity due to the Decision Model's 15 principles and three normal forms
  • Makes it easy for everyone in an enterprise to understand because The Decision Model is simple and intuitive
  • Promotes creative business thinking at all organizational levels because of broader level of shared understanding
  • Facilitates and uses an enterprise federated glossary and sophisticated business-specific decision model views

3. Reduction of Time and Costs of Change 

  • Makes possible a 30% to 70% reduction in time (as estimated by KPI clients) to create, manage and deploy business logic
  • Eliminates time-consuming translation of business statements into natural language rules, templates, or specific grammar
  • Avoids misinterpretation of business rules and rework
  • Reduces testing efforts through new testing strategies (some clients reveal 50% reduction in testing time)
  • Minimizes the need for programming to accommodate changes in a deployed decision model. (An example is a client who compressed policy changes to automation from weeks into days).

4. Simplification of Business Processes

  • Provides drastic simplification of business processes by separating decision models from process (It is not unusual for a business process model of 40+ pages to reduce to one page)
  • Improves the ability to optimize business processes and value chains due to process simplification
  • Delivers shared decision services
  • Improves transaction throughput due to process simplification (One client reduced batch throughput from 10's of hours to minutes with The Decision Model)