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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 2021.
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Pros
"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.""The solution is customizable, so you can create your own data items and variables to suit your needs."

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"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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Cons
"Lacks notifications when code changes have been made.""More online support such as a knowledge base should be available.""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."

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"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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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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Also Known As
Blaze Advisor
IBM 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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Sample Customers
Aviva, Absa, Nationwide Building Society
Odyssey Transportation & Logistics Corporation, Swiss Customs, Athletes' Performance, L_elo, Versicherungskammer Bayern
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company9%
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REVIEWERS
Large Enterprise100%

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 1 review. FICO Blaze Advisor is rated 9.0, 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 "Rule changes used to take days but now they are done in near real-time". 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.

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