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"The rules management application is the best feature because BAs or even, perhaps, a businessperson, can directly create rules, change rules, and deploy them to production directly.""The most valuable feature is the IDE."

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"It reduces operating costs because you are taking some of this work out of the high cost IT people, freeing them up to work on new initiatives and getting them out of maintenance mode. Now, the business people are the ones making business decisions on what needs to change. They are hands on making these changes.""It has benefited our organization by having less coding changes. Thus, we save time and don't have to hire as many people.""So far, the usability is great. It's also easy to set up.""The most valuable feature is the deployment part because it is very easy to deploy. Even a businessperson or someone from a non-technical background can easily deploy it and the rules will work."

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"I would like to see more help on the internet and more training over the internet. They only have a few blogs there, so that should be increased.""More online support such as a knowledge base should be available."

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"There is some promise of how decisions could take advantage of machine learning and artificial intelligence. That has been slow to develop. It is still not clear where the market will take it, but that is something that I am looking forward to down the road.""I would like to have integration of the user interfaces, and they are putting them together in the next version of the solution.""It hasn't totally helped our decision-making.""The errors I get from time to time are not easy to debug or easy to understand. They are very vague because if a XOM file is missing or there is a deserialization problem, on the client's side I only get a 500 Internal Server Error. To learn where the problem is, I have to go on the Rule Execution Server and test it myself. The deserialization issue is very vague. The error messages should be more straightforward and easy to understand."

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"The biggest disadvantage of Blaze Advisor is the initial cost... The price could be reduced to increase profit margins and the number of clients."

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"We have a client who had a three-month ROI on this tool, just in additional sales, from sort of the next best action of what product that they should offer to their clients. ROI can be very quick with this product.""We made a lifetime purchase. We purchased it by number of PVUs for our stage and product environments.""It was not a large cost. It was a one-time cost."

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Top Answer: The rules management application is the best feature because BAs or even, perhaps, a businessperson, can directly create rules, change rules, and deploy them to production directly.
Top Answer: The price could be reduced to increase profit margins and the number of clients.
Top Answer: Improvement areas are product certification, more versioning compatibility and code debugging using RMA.  
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Blaze AdvisorIBM Operational Decision Management, ILOG JRules, IBM ODM
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Overview
Blaze Advisor empowers business users with multiple methods for rule development, authoring and testingincluding decision trees, scorecards, decision tables, graphical decision flows and customized templates. It also supports monitoring of business performance captured through user-defined events, providing the building blocks for strategy orchestration and champion/challenger strategies.

IBM Operational Decision Manager is a comprehensive decision automation platform that helps you discover, capture, analyze, automate and govern rules-based business decisions. Anyone can work with it―from IT to business-line leaders. In seconds, it can authorize a loan, decide on a promotion or detect a cross-sell opportunity with high precision and customization. With IBM Operational Decision Manager, your applications will continuously remain up to date and well aligned with the changing business objectives of your organization. It is available in editions for both cloud and private cloud environments.

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Aviva, Absa, Nationwide Building SocietyOdyssey Transportation & Logistics Corporation, Swiss Customs, Athletes' Performance, L_elo, Versicherungskammer Bayern
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Computer Software Company39%
Financial Services Firm20%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company5%
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Computer Software Company37%
Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company6%
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Find out what your peers are saying about FICO Blaze Advisor vs. IBM Operational Decision Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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FICO Blaze Advisor is ranked 3rd in Business Rules Management with 3 reviews while IBM Operational Decision Manager is ranked 1st in Business Rules Management with 4 reviews. FICO Blaze Advisor is rated 8.6, while IBM Operational Decision Manager is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of FICO Blaze Advisor writes "Without restarting the application, rules can be deployed directly on the server". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Operational Decision Manager writes "Enables business users to manage the business logic used in decisions such as fraud detection, marketing, and regulation compliance". FICO Blaze Advisor is most compared with PegaRULES and Progress Corticon BRMS, whereas IBM Operational Decision Manager is most compared with PegaRULES and Progress Corticon BRMS. See our FICO Blaze Advisor vs. IBM Operational Decision Manager report.

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