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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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Better Decision Support for Product Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces software tools that provide better decision support throughout the product lifecycle and help you better manage your product portfolio.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

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

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

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

Designing a DCM architecture for enhanced decision-making and collaboration
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Designing a case management architecture is more of an art—really, a balancing act—than a science. In this expert e-guide, readers will learn to build "bridges" to extend case management activity across the enterprise, and enable more effective collaboration and decision-making.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 17 Nov 2011

IBM

Quick Win Pilot: Succeed with an initial project in 10 weeks or less
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Through this pilot, you will directly and measurably experience how intelligent decision automation can improve your business before making a larger investment.
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 | Premiered: Oct 27, 2011

IBM

Trends in Business Analytics
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: In his presentation "Trends in Business Analytics", Colin White (Founder, BI Research) will explore the impact that trends such as analytic RDBMSes, Hadoop and MapReduce, the NoSQL movement, smarter and real-time analytics, and self-service business intelligence will have on businesses.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Premiered: 02 Sep 2011

IBM

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
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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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