IBM Decision Manager Open Edition

IBM Decision Manager Open Edition
Formerly Red Hat Decision Manager

Score 9.3 out of 10
IBM Decision Manager Open Edition


What is IBM Decision Manager Open Edition?

IBM Decision Manager Open Edition (formerly Red Hat Decision Manager) is a business rules management and CEP option. Announced in 2022, the product is transitioning to IBM.
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What is IBM Decision Manager Open Edition?

Fast development of rules and logic

IBM Decision Manager Open Edition (formerly Red Hat Decision Manager) is a comprehensive platform for business rules management, business resource optimization, and complex event processing (CEP). Organizations can incorporate sophisticated decision logic into line-of-business applications and quickly update underlying business rules as market conditions change.

The solution is designed to enable organizations to:

  • Deploy decision services across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.
  • Improve business agility.
  • Make consistent and efficient decisions.
  • Quickly build resource optimization solutions.
  • Shorten development cycles for faster time to market.

Decision Manager includes web-based graphical tools that provide clear visibility into the rules that govern business applications. Simple metaphors, such as decision tables, scorecards, and domain-specific languages help IT and business users quickly create and change business rules.

Announced in 2022, the product is transitioning to IBM.

IBM Decision Manager Open Edition Features

  • Supported: Optimize
  • Supported: Automate
  • Supported: Integrate

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IBM Decision Manager Open Edition Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

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IBM Decision Manager Open Edition (formerly Red Hat Decision Manager) is a business rules management and CEP option. Announced in 2022, the product is transitioning to IBM.

IBM Operational Decision Manager and Pega Platform are common alternatives for IBM Decision Manager Open Edition.

The most common users of IBM Decision Manager Open Edition are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used Red Hat Decision Manager for managing complex business rules for various front office and back office applications in our organization to automate business processes. Red Hat Decision Manager serves as the single source of truth to abstract and centralize any business and decision magic logic from the underlying applications that can be reused across different experiences.
  • Managing complex business rules
  • Automate decision logic
  • Configuration options for customization
  • Interoperability and integration with other tools
Red Hat Decision Manager is well suited for developing a microservices-based application architecture where reusable components / APIs can be used across different end-user applications. It however may not be well suited for use cases where business users need low code / no-code environment to maintain business rules themselves without any developer / IT team support
  • Business Rules Engine
  • Microservices Architecture
  • Red Hat Decision Manager has helped reduce maintenance costs for our Business Applications
  • Red Hat Decision Manager has helped improve time to market for launching new offerings
Red Hat Decision Manager offers better breadth and depth of features to support complex business rules when compared to Camunda. Also it requires less customization than Camunda to build business workflows
Red Hat Decision Manager is used by IT and Business Users (Operations, Finance, Marketing, Product) to develop rules and workflows that can automate their processes and drive efficiency.
Skills required to maintain Red Had Decision Manager are expertise in configuring and administering process flows, Decision Tables, business rules etc. It also required experience with Software development Life cycle processes like Testing, rule simulation, Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment.
  • Automating Approvals Processes
  • Single Source of Truth for Business Rules and Logic
  • Developing business workflows
  • Developing Framework for Rules Driven Credit Management Decisions
  • Compute discount eligibility for customers
  • Manage Product Configurations rules for Building Quotes
  • Pricing rules to compute accurate invoices
Red Hat Decision Manager can be scaled and adapted to meet the automation needs of the organization as it grows by reusing the components and business rules data which provides a high ROI on the renewal costs.
Red Hat replaced a home grown legacy application which monolithic and not scalable for our business growth.
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Prior Experience with the Product
Red Hat Decision Manager provides diverse options and features to configure workflows for different use cases and business functions. Also it can be administered by business users for lower complexity rules which provides a quicker turnaround time to launch new business capabilities without high development costs.
I would have also evaluated the quality of service and support for the product to better understand what SLAs we can expect for our service requests.
  • Implemented in-house
Change management was a small part of the implementation and was well-handled
Leverage product support documentation and training material to provide both offline and live in person training workshops
  • Migrating data from legacy rules engine
  • Rolling out to users with local language interface
For high volume and / or complex set of legacy business rules, plan for adequate time for data migration activities.
The support for Red Hat decision Manager can be improved to be more omnichannel with better response times for the customers.
We did not purchase premium support because we did not see value in the cost-benefit analysis for it
It was resolved but required back and forth several times
In one case, Red Hat provided quick resolution to a production support issue which was impacting our business metrics.
Red Hat provides configurable rules and workflow interface that be used by Non-technical users like Operations, Finance etc to develop and automate their operational processes.
  • Decision Engine
  • Authoring Rules
  • Configuring Decision Server
May 20, 2022

JBOSS is my boss

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
we use hybrid cloud solutions .We have on prem and cloud applications that being used for our customers .it benefited us about security,automation and monitoring and especially docker orchestration such as Red Hat OpenShift. The other issue was monitoring.By using redhat solution, we tackled with monitoring problem on containers and cloud providers (Azure,AWS,Google)
  • Does not matter which clouds you have
  • Supports Openshift as natively
  • Security ,monitoring
  • It should be easy to use because it needs more knowledge
  • You should be trained to your partner well
  • Well Documentations are needed
We were using Ansible for automation and Openshift for container management until Red Hat Decision Manager. It made the management on both sides simplified for us and visibled. Before the Red Hat Decision Manager,we were managing 2 products seperately .there was not any correlation between each others .The prediction by using AI made us more foresight
  • AI
  • Easy to manage (Ansible and openshift)
  • Security
  • Reducing man hours for management
  • prediction for errors
  • user friendly
Because, we are using Ansible and Openshift as on prem that belong to Red Hat and we have bunch of experince over Red hat products and we are familiar as well. We love open source technologies and their supports.Ansible and Openshift are must in our network that s why Red Hat Decision Manager is our valuable
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Google Kubernetes Engine
MAnaging Openshift ,Cloud and Ansible
Sometimes they need Red hat supports
  • Network Automation
  • Security
  • Cloud management
  • Container management
Because i think there is not any equal software
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
Compability with Ansible and Openshift
I would do that again
Their supports are highly recommended by me
Yes , i did.I think it is needed
I didnt see that
Implementation phase is very difficult .Of course ,you need to know bunch of things about cloud,container,automatization
  • integration is elegant
  • Before using,you need to know more technical knowledge
  • User friendly
  • implementation
  • Each features are difficult to understand
Arunvinodh C | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used Red Hat Decision Manager for the purpose of Recruitment Process Business. As our main business is focused on recruitment process we were trying to automate the complete process. But complete Automation is not possible for our business. so we decided to use Red Hat Decision Manager and it is solving almost all of our business rules management problems. we were also able to Automate decision making for the purpose of candidate closure.
  • Business rule management for filtering the candidate
  • Automate the possible decision making which reduces the time and increase the productivity
  • Whenever business rule changes based on the client requirement.
  • We had some issues while managing with documents.
  • Sometime we feel few difficulties in integration
  • The documentation is good but still we faced few difficulties in Setting up the RH-SSO client adapter. All the others are really great.
For the Recruitment Process Business, we used Red Hat Decision Manager. We were attempting to automate the entire process because our primary company is focused on the recruitment process. However, comprehensive automation is not conceivable in our industry. As a result, we chose Red Hat Decision Manager, which has solved nearly all of our business rule management issues. We were also able to automate decision-making in order to close candidates. It easily fits with our Agile process.
  • Best for resource optimization
  • Rule based decision making automation
  • Decision Model & Notation (DMN)
  • Out candidate submission has been increased to 65% per week
  • Out candidate closure has been increased to 30% per week
  • Number of clients covered is also increased as well
We were striving to automate the entire process because our core firm focuses on the recruitment process, as I indicated previously. Comprehensive automation, on the other hand, is unthinkable in our sector. As a result, we went with Red Hat Decision Manager, which has handled almost all of our business rule management difficulties. In order to close candidates, we were also able to automate decision-making.
Rene Enriquez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used JBoss BRMS as a rule engine to keep centralized the business rules that can be applied for one of our clients and to have the ability to change them in real-time without needing to recompile or release new source code.
  • Supports continuous delivery
  • It can be used by business analysts
  • Smooth integration with jBPM and the ability to integrate within a custom app if that's needed
  • The UI could be better
  • It takes time to understand how it works and how to create rules
  • Better documentation would be appreciated
If the rules are going to be managed by IT people JBoss BRMS is good enough, if you're looking for a tool that will be used only by business analysts, you'll probably like to find for another BRMS
  • The learning curve is high so it was not easy to adopt
  • The integration with jBPM is good
  • Bizagi
If you have a low budget to invest probably JBoss BRMS is the option for you, if your budget is not restricted you'll probably like to consider Bizagi
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As an SOA consultant, I have worked on projects where the client was not very technical and wanted to write their business rules quickly and in a language that was understandable and easy. He also wanted to be autonomous in the creation of his business rules and in the automation of their deployment.
  • Real-time decision making
  • business experts and developers can collaborate using the same solution
  • The ability to use Git as repository
  • I do not know of any.
It allows you to create business rules in simple language, which enables real-time decision-making and complex treatment of events. Users minimize the need to write business rules directly into code, avoiding update and maintainability issues.
  • Quickly write business rules
  • Computers can take decision
  • Complex event processing
IBM ODM is very expensive
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