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ALSO CALLED: DSS (Decision Support Systems), Decision Support
DEFINITION: A decision support system (DSS) is a computer program application that analyzes business data and presents it so that users can make business decisions more easily. It is an "informational application" (to distinguish it from an "operational application" that collects the data in the course of normal business operation).Typical information that a decision support application might gather and present  … 
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ERP and BI in the SMB
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Find out how Business Intelligence (BI) solutions are enhancing the capabilities of ERP, so businesses can make better decisions faster while decreasing the complexity of their environment.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Sage Software

Top BRMSs Compared
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this competitive brief, compare JBoss® Enterprise BRMS with IBM Operational Decision Maker and IBM Business Process Manager Standard. See how they stack up in areas including cost, functionality, and much more.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Red Hat

CW+: The Open Group: Cloud buyers’ decision tree
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This White Paper describes a Decision Tree that could be used to help you discover where Cloud opportunities and solutions might fit in your organization. It is put forward for discussion, with the intention that this discussion, and validation in the field, will result in a practical tool for use by enterprises.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 23 Aug 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Answers on Demand: Bringing the Power of Advanced Analytics to Midsize Businesses [FROST & SULLIVAN]
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces an advanced analytics tool designed with the midsize business in mind – allowing you to affordably get the answers you need with the data you have. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Unlocking business intelligence with collaboration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Accurate decision making is key to your company's survival. Read this paper to learn how collaborative business intelligence (BI) can help streamline the decision making process. Learn to optimize efficiency and business transparency by creating a collaborative BI framework that connects BI information and decisions to business outcomes.
Posted: 15 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

IBM

Why BI Is Yesterday’s Approach
sponsored by Oversight Systems
WHITE PAPER: BI tools help companies process and understand data but often require complex, time-consuming manual processes. This paper addresses how you can avoid wasting valuable time and efforts looking over reports and interpreting graphs and instead get clear real-time business insights that help you do your job and meet your goals.
Posted: 03 Jul 2012 | Published: 03 Jul 2012

Oversight Systems

JBoss Enterprise BRMS Overview: Business Rules and the Red Hat Open Source Way
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for an overview of JBoss Enterprise BRMS – an open source system that automates decisions by using simple rules development, access, and change management. Learn about the features and benefits of this system, as well as why BRMSs are important for the success of your business.
Posted: 07 May 2012 | Published: 20 Apr 2012

Red Hat

Gartner-A step-by-step approach to successful Business Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Decision-making is buoyed by strong business intelligence (BI). For small to midsize businesses (SMBs), formulating an approach to BI can be a challenge. Incremental steps are pivotal for SMBs, according to this paper featuring insight from Gartner. Read this and learn why starting with the basic before evolving deeper is the proven path.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

IBM

Expanding Active Decision-Making: The Power of Integrating Business Rules and Events
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Business rules management systems (BRMSs) help organizations gain real-time insight into application performance and incorporate automation strategies into their processes. Read this white paper to learn more about the budget-friendly open source options when it comes to integrating business events with automated decision-making.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

Red Hat

Agile Business Intelligence: Real-Time Intelligence for Smarter, Faster Decisions
sponsored by JackBe
WHITE PAPER: Read this comprehensive white paper now to learn more about real-time business intelligence (BI) and the benefits of implementing agile BI into your current BI strategy.
Posted: 06 Feb 2012 | Published: 03 Feb 2012

JackBe

Real-Time Intelligence Moves Business Forward
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how SAP In-Memory Appliance (SAP HANA) delivers SAP In-Memory Computing technology through an ongoing engineering collaboration between SAP and Intel to provide optimized performance and reliability on Intel architecture, including the Intel Xeon processor E7 family.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 28 Nov 2011

Intel

Smarter Lending: Returns come quickly when you increase agility, make better decisions and delight customers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the challenges modern financial institutions face when seeking to implement a smart lending strategy. Inside, learn about the unique methods and approaches available to help overcome these hurdles.
Posted: 10 Aug 2011 | Published: 10 Aug 2011

IBM

The state of smarter banking: Smarter Industries Symposium, Barcelona, November 2010
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how data standardization along with better analytics and business intelligence can be a defining factor for success in financial markets by enabling smarter banking. Learn how these tools help blunt the impact of radical changes while delivering a better customer experience.
Posted: 10 Aug 2011 | Published: 10 Aug 2011

IBM

Business rules and decisioning for process experts
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover how decisioning can be used as a method for enhancing process orientation to deliver greater value to the business. Continue reading to learn the critical importance of identifying and controlling how the decisions within processes and applications are made.
Posted: 01 Aug 2011 | Published: 01 Aug 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Business Analytics and the Path to Better Decisions
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers the use of of prebuilt analytic applications for achieving improved decision making across many functions in an organization.
Posted: 19 Jul 2011 | Published: 19 Jul 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Public Sector Business Analytics: The Path to Better Decision Making and Agility
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper evaluates the use of analytics and business intelligence for improving decision making in public sector organizations, as well as the benefits which prebuilt analytic applications can achieving across multiple organizational functions.
Posted: 19 Jul 2011 | Published: 19 Jul 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Business Analytics and the Path to Better Decisions in Healthcare
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores analytics and business intelligence as a way to improve decision making in health care. Inside, discover the benefits of using a prebuilt analytic application to enable you to achieve this objective across multiple functions of your health care organization.
Posted: 18 Jul 2011 | Published: 18 Jul 2011

SAP America, Inc.

The Power of Real-time Continuous Intelligence™ with ESP
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the inherent challenges of dealing with "big data": overwhelming information that seems to come from everywhere and everything. Continue reading to discover strategies for overcoming these challenges by processing "big data" and providing impressive, real-time decision making.
Posted: 12 Jul 2011 | Published: 12 Jul 2011

Sybase, an SAP company

Why Business Rules?: A Case for Business Users of Information Technology
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how business people are allowed to directly define how their business rules are being executed with a BRMS; and, perhaps more important, how it facilitates change in an easy, safe and reliable manner.
Posted: 07 Jul 2011 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

IBM

Working smarter through intelligent, responsive decision automation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, we’ll explore two software technologies supporting better automated decisions—business rule management systems (BRMS) and business event processing(BEP)—and illustrate how these two solutions can work in tandem to help a variety of industries work smarter.
Posted: 07 Jul 2011 | Published: 07 Jul 2011

IBM

Securities and capital markets
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM®ILOG®’s business rule management system (BRMS) is widely used by leading investment banks, asset management and mutual fund firms to meet their compliance requirements while adding intelligent decisioning capabilities to applications and processes throughout the trading cycle, and business channels and systems.
Posted: 07 Jul 2011 | Published: 07 Jul 2011

IBM

Fraud Prevention and Detection for Credit and Debit Card Transactions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Over the past 20 years, financial institutions, governments, insurers and retailers have seen an explosion in the amount and types of fraud perpetrated against them.
Posted: 07 Jul 2011 | Published: 01 Aug 2009

IBM

SenSage Security Intelligence
sponsored by Hexis Cyber Solutions Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will teach you about a solution that can provide you with enterprise-wide protection and also provide you with decision support when it comes to security, risk management and compliance. So don't waste anytime and see why this real-time security solution could save your enterprise from a costly security breach.
Posted: 02 Jun 2011 | Published: 01 Feb 2010

Hexis Cyber Solutions Inc

Achieving Agility: The Role of the Case Management Platform
sponsored by Singularity
WHITE PAPER: Most large corporations are at risk of capture by inertia - the force that holds back progress as organizations grow. But there’s an effective weapon against inertia for organizations determined to be on top of their game: agility. Agility is a key attribute of successful organizations and is a top priority on most management teams’ agendas.
Posted: 15 Mar 2011 | Published: 15 Mar 2011

Singularity

10 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Optimization Solution
sponsored by FICO
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the 10 questions you should ask to help you understand the requirements – and avoid the pitfalls – of decision optimization. Read more about the lessons learned from FICO’s extensive work with clients successfully using optimization today.
Posted: 04 Mar 2011 | Published: 04 Mar 2011

FICO
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DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS DEFINITION (continued): … A decision support system (DSS) is a computer program application that analyzes business data and presents it so that users can make business decisions more easily. It is an "informational application" (to distinguish it from an "operational application" that collects the data in the course of normal business operation).Typical information that a decision support application might gather and present would be: Comparative sales figures between one week and the nextProjected revenue figures based on new product sales assumptions The consequences of different decision alternatives, given past experience in a context that is describedA decision support system may present information graphically and may include an expert system or artificial intelligence (AI). It may be aimed at business executives or some other group of knowledge workers.
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