IBM Operational Decision Manager Benefits

JayBirchmeier
Client Engagement Manager at Apex Process Consultants
As an implementer of IBM Operational Decision Manager, I have helped many customers improve their organization by leveraging ODM. Operational Decision Management is a decision management solution. By the nature of it, it is helping our customer manage decisions. For my clients, ODM gives them the flexibility to modify their decisions without the three-month or the six-month IT cycle. The reality is that business decisions need to change at a much faster pace than what IT teams have been able to deliver. By enabling the business users (business owners) the ability to manage these rules, we achieve two primary things: * Business policy can change much faster to accommodate market changes, regulation changes, competition, fraud, or what ever other conditions drive the change. * Provides IT departments with agility. By offloading the maintenance of this business logic from IT, they are now available to work on providing new capabilities to the business. For clients that have embraced ODM in this model, it has been a win-win to both the business and IT teams. View full review »
Prakash RaoShelke
Software Developer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
There is an increase in productivity, agility and responsiveness because after it is configured once in the environment, Business User can deploy the rules and configuring the rules and making the changes by themselves. Deployment failures have happened very few times. (So far, twice only). Only then do we get a call: "We are experiencing issues." So productivity, being on the developer side has improved because once I have configured the rules, I don't have to worry about them. I have time to work on other things. The Business User is able to keep changing the rules and it is very easy for them. The client is very happy.The result is a step toward creating a more modern infrastructure, to evolving business needs. Apart from the cost savings, efficiency has also increased. I never thought we would be able to develop that amount of change, it is now near real-time; being from the It used to be a very time-consuming process. Now, As soon as Business User deploys a rule, well... it gets deployed. There's more, they can even use an Excel sheet for input for updating the rules. View full review »
Architec71ce
Architect at a energy/utilities company
The business owns the rules and they're taken away from IT, so business doesn't need to ask IT to implement them, and IT doesn't need to implement them. So the business owns their decisions and their rules, and therefore, finally, they take proper ownership, and model and maintain them properly. In terms of compliance and reporting, that's tricky because we are not using it in such a hard way. It's more a help for business to automate their decision-making. They are improving that and they are much, much, faster than before. Instead of having quarterly, or yearly cycles and changes, they have them, now, pretty much daily. View full review »
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DataMana2ddf
Data Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
It is used by business users in our organization, who are very happy with it. They can make changes on it very easily. It has benefited our organization by having less coding changes. Thus, we save time and don't have to hire as many people. It is way quicker to make changes and bring them to production. Being rules, the solutions has improved business processes and case management in our organization. View full review »
Software4331
Software Director with 1,001-5,000 employees
It helps keep our business areas independent, because they can make decisions without IT. It also reduces costs, because we can make the decisions online, in seconds. View full review »
CEOPresi51a9
CEO/President
It makes things easier for us. Productivity-wise, it helps. It has also helped to reduce operating costs by about 20 percent. In terms of decision-making it has helped some users. It has helped improve business processes. But it hasn't totally helped our decision-making. View full review »
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