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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


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



  • 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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