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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PerformancePoint Points the Way Toward Mainstream EDM

Microsoft Office PerformancePoint points the way toward mainstream adoption of EDM.

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Microsoft BPM adds decision management

Some of you will no doubt have seen today's announcement of a Business Process Alliance by Microsoft (their press release is here). Fair Isaac is one of the 10 companies in this alliance (see the Fair Isaac press release here)....

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Live from Gartner Symposium ITxpo - Java and .NET – You Can’t Pick a Favorite Child

I am attending Gartner Symposium and ITxpo this week and blogging as I go. Mark Driver presented on Java and .NET – You Can’t Pick a Favorite Child Technology and application development platforms matter as need to slash time to...

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Rules Engine article on the Reg Developer

Interesting first piece on business rules over at the Reg Developer. There's some good introductory facts in it - you can check out my FAQ for some more. If like one of the commenters you are not convinced,check out this...

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Cross-platform approaches are the future

Interesting little snippet on the SOA blog - Survey: Java EE, .NET neck and neck. Clearly lots of companies are going to end up deploying systems to Java and .NET over the next few years. Add in the long tail...

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Biztalk, Windows Workflow Foundation and Business Rules

I get a lot of questions about how business rules management systems fit with Biztalk and the upcoming Windows Workflow Foundation. To clarify all this I consulted my friends at Microsoft who gave me some useful links - in particular...

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Business Process Outsourcing and Business Rules

At Fair Isaac's recent InterACT Budapest I presented on "Preserving Agility: How Rules Management Improves Business Processes – internally and with BPOs" with a colleague from Microsoft - Sanjay Katyal from Emerging Ecosystems Development, Platform Strategy Group. he and I...

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Microsoft, analyzing data and EDM

An article on Microsoft's new Business Scorecard Manager in the Wall Street Journal was brought to my attention this morning. Titled "Microsoft Unveils Tool to Analyze Business Data" it discussed another extension to Microsoft's range of Business Intelligence tools. Happy...

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Windows Workflow Foundation - rule engines and rule management

WWF has a rules engine and makes it clear why process automation required business rules. A rules management solution is still key to decision-heavy processes, however.

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