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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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Automic Policy Orchestrator - Better decision making in real time
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a platform that features Complex Event Processing (CEP), an analytics program that can looks at critical events to trigger downstream actions. Read on to learn about other features of this next-generation platform including Policy Orchestrator and more.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

Automic

Next generation of PowerEdge accelerates ERP, CRM, and database workloads
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
VIDEO: Watch this video to discover the innovations that accelerate your ERP, CRM or database workloads.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Premiered: 07 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Maximizing the Value of Predictive Analytics with Decision Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Organizations seeking a competitive advantage from predictive analytics can use decision management to ensure that analytic insight, driven by Big Data, is pervasively and effectively deployed. Consult the following white paper to learn what it takes to unlock these benefits in your own business.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

IBM

Learn how insurance companies deliver flexibility and control using business rules engines
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: A typical insurance organization has over 300 unique business processes, with up to 900 unique activities. As many as 70% of those activities involve decisions. Your organization is making thousands of these decisions a day, in core business processes like policy underwriting and claims processing.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Progress

Agile Operational Decision Making in Core Banking Business Processes
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to quickly create or change the rules that run your business. The result? A more agile business. One that can stay ahead of market changes.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 May 2014

Progress

Sparking Agile Business Decisions: Demysitfying the Advantages of Business Rules
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: Every day companies have to make thousands of recurring decisions. But how can you ensure the decisions being made are correct given that your business is constantly changing to adapt to market conditions, customer requirements, regulations and evolving business strategy? This eBook shows you how.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 26 Jan 2015

Progress

Operational Decision Management for Dummies
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Many organizations struggle with business rules that are hidden inside applications and processes, making them difficult to change. In this e-book from the "For Dummies" series, learn how Operational Decision Management (ODM) provides a set of tools and methods to automate your business decisions for increased accuracy and effectiveness.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

An Introduction to Quantum Lifecycle Management
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from The Open Group introduces QLM, explains why it is necessary and how its development and acceptance will be assured.
Posted: 18 Jan 2013 | Published: 05 Nov 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

CW buyer's guide: The business advantages of big data
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Big data may appear to be just another bandwagon, but it is important, and needs to be addressed carefully and sensibly.
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 | Published: 16 Nov 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Making Your Enterprise Ready for Optimized Decision-Making
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Predictive analytics enables you to predict the ideal course of action for every decision, delivering the best outcome every time. IBM SPSS Analytical Decision Management combines business analytics, rules, optimization and data management to automate your daily decisions. Read this paper to learn about its architecture, design and more.
Posted: 08 May 2012 | Published: 08 May 2012

IBM

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

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

Business Agility Insights Vol. 1, No. 4
sponsored by IBM
EZINE: Read this expert e-guide to learn how CEP and predictive analytics can be incorporated into business process management (BPM) and decision management programs to give today's organizations constant access to the right information so their operations can react quickly to marketplace changes— and, where possible, begin to anticipate them as well.
Posted: 15 Dec 2012 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

Business Agility Insights Vol. 1, No. 1
sponsored by IBM
EZINE: To achieve the business agility that today's fast-paced environments require, four invaluable technologies have come to the fore: business process management (BPM), case management, decision management, and event processing. Check out this expert e-zine to learn more about each of them, and examine three key avenues to smarter, faster operations.
Posted: 13 Dec 2012 | Published: 13 Dec 2012

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

Business Agility Insights Issue 2
sponsored by eBizQ
EZINE: Read this expert e-zine from the teams at ebizQ.com and SearchSOA.com to learn how business process management (BPM) technologies have evolved over the past year and what the latest, most effective strategies are for implementing them.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 16 Apr 2012

eBizQ

Business Agility Insights Issue 1
sponsored by eBizQ
EZINE: Read this expert ebizQ.com e-zine to learn how business process management (BPM), complex event processing (CEP), case management, and decision management systems can help you boost your operational efficiency and intelligence.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012 | Published: 16 Apr 2012

eBizQ

SearchBusinessAnalytics.com Tip Guide: Advanced analytics key component for ‘decision management systems’
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
EGUIDE: This tip guide offers an explanation from industry expert James Taylor as to why every customer should not be treated the same in today's ever-evolving business environment. Taylor details why decision management systems involving automation are essential to making successful strategic and operational decisions that please your customers.
Posted: 23 Mar 2012 | Published: 23 Mar 2012

Sybase, an SAP company

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

Using Decision management to improve processes and operations
sponsored by Starview Inc.
EBOOK: Read this paper to learn why experts from both MIT and Gartner Research, as well as decision management guru James Taylor, all agree that automation and data analysis are crucial for timely, effective decisions in today's business environments.
Posted: 01 Feb 2012 | Published: 01 Feb 2012

Starview Inc.

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
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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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