BEA on Event Driven Architecture Sounds a lot like EDM

Yesterday BEA Systems released a white paper summarizing their findings of a customer study regarding Business Process Management (BPM). The paper is titled “The State of the BPM Market – Business and IT: Solving Process Problems Together.” BEA also culled through numerous analyst and other industry expert insights to narrow in on the key trends driving adoption of BPM related technologies. There were two especially notable items in the report that show an Enterprise Decision Management (EDM) approach to operational decision automation, connection and improvement is becoming an increasingly mainstream concept – even if the term EDM isn’t the label.

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Call for Presentations - the new EDM Summit

How are you integrating business rules and analytics? How are you adding intelligence to your business processes? How are you putting analytics to work in your operational systems? How, in other words, are you using Enterprise Decision Management (EDM) to...

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EDM Helps Minimize Trade Offs Between Application Maintenance and Strategic Initiatives – So Says Forrester Research

While Enterprise Decision Management (EDM) is not called out specifically in Forrester Research’s January 28 report, “The State Of Enterprise Software Adoption: 2007 To 2008,” it describes issues top of mind among technology executives addressable with EDM technologies, such as Business Rules Management Systems (BRMSs). The report is based on results of a survey of 1,017 IT decision-makers in North American- and European-based enterprises.

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Business rules are core to the BPM/SOA value proposition

(Posted by guest blogger, James Taylor) Butler Group released a really well written report on BPM last year - Business Process Management: Building End-to-end Process Solutions for the Agile Business (December 2007) and I took a look at it after...

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How should business rules and business process interact?

(Posted by guest blogger, James Taylor) We got a comment this week from Paul Haley, founder of the eponymous business rules technology vendor. Commenting on Gib's post “Gartner’s 2008 Predictions Include Bright Future for Enterprise Decision Management” he asked about...

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Banks need more than workflow

(Posted by guest blogger, James Taylor) I was pointed to a new site this week - Gonzo Banker - and in particular to this article on Workflow: The Killer App. While I enjoyed the article, I do think that the...

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Gartner’s 2008 Predictions Include Bright Future for Enterprise Decision Management

Gartner recently issued two “Predicts: 2008” reports highlighting their expectations for Enterprise Architecture and the Business Process Management Suites (BPMS) Market. Both recognize noteworthy and highly complementary trends reflecting the value of Enterprise Decision Management (EDM), particularly Business Rules Management Systems (BRMSs) supporting EDM principles.

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Standardizing Decision-based Approaches

(Posted by guest blogger, James Taylor) I attended a meeting of the OMG this week and we had some good discussions that both showed the value of externalizing decisions and pointed the way for decisions to become a solid part...

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Process Management and Decision Management

(Posted by guest blogger, James Taylor) I posted a little piece on the potential unification of business processes and business rules on my other blog recently - Please don't just unify rules and process. This prompted some very interesting comments...

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SAP, business rules and decision management

(Posted by guest blogger, James Taylor) As anyone watching the business rules space will have noticed, SAP recently bought Yasu, one of the small rules vendors. Gartner wrote about this here and made a couple of useful comments on the...

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