Gartner Research

How to Choose Your Best-Fit Decision Management Suite Vendor

Published: 09 April 2020

ID: G00439904

Analyst(s): W. Roy Schulte, Paul Vincent, Pieter den Hamer, Erick Brethenoux, Rob Dunie

Summary

Decision management suites go beyond business rule management systems by providing more features for designing, deploying, maintaining and auditing decision-making software. This report describes the steps data and analytics leaders should take to identify the best vendor for their business needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Identify Potential DMS Providers by Weighing Their Support for Rules and Analytics
    • 1. Rule Processing
    • 2. Machine Learning
    • 3. Stream Analytics
    • 4. Optimization
    • Recommendations
  • Use RFIs, RFPs, POCs and Vendor Demonstrations to Evaluate DMS Technical Capabilities
    • 5. Ease of Authoring
    • 6. Application Solutions and Templates
    • 7. Operating Environment
    • 8. Build, Version and Deploy
    • 9. Scalability and Latency
    • 10. Logging, Monitoring and Evaluating
    • 11. Process Orchestration/Workflow
    • 12. Simulation
    • 13. Rule Validation
    • 14. Microsoft Excel Support
    • 15. Rule Harvesting
    • Recommendations
  • Include Three Kinds of Business Issues in the Selection Process
    • 16. Viability and Support
    • 17. Price
    • 18. Open Source
    • Recommendation

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