Decision Optimization

IBM® Decision Optimization® is a full-featured, easy-to-use platform for capturing, automating and governing frequent, repeatable business decisions.
















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Operational Decision Manager


This full-featured, easy-to-use platform captures, automates and governs frequent, repeatable business decisions. It consists of IBM Decision Center, which allows allowing subject matter experts to maintain and govern their business decisions, and IBM Decision Server, which provides the runtime components to automate decision logic, enabling the detection of business situations and precise response based on the context of the interaction. 



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Real life doesn’t happen in neat rows and columns - it’s disparate and ever-changing

Think of an airline scheduling maintenance for its fleet across a shifting landscape of weather, passengers, staff, crises, resources, and geographies. Decision optimization applies mathematical tools like algorithms and business rules to business data, goals, resource constraints and other ‘real-life’ factors to build models against which to evaluate the effectiveness of decisions and courses of action, automate certain types of decisions, and more. Our decision optimization products provide mathematically enhanced business insight, for exceptionally well-informed decision making, moment to moment:

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Increase the Impact of Business Processes with Decision Management

Automating and improving decisions to make processes more effective, transparent and agile. Process Management is an effective tool for increasing visibility and control while delivering consistency and governance. In an era of rapid change, multiple channels, demanding consumers and Big Data applying Decision Management delivers increased business impact.

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  • The KPI Digital Advantage


    Meet Joyce Narvades, KPI Digital Practice Leader,

    Decision Optimization Expert


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  • Innovating in the Music Industry

    Learn about smarter processes at Broadcast Music Inc using IBM Operational Decision Manager. 

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  • Watch an Online Demo

    IBM Operational Decision Manager Decision Governance Framework 

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Decision Optimization Center



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  • White Paper

    Optimization and Decision Support Design Guide Using IBM ILOG Optimization Decision Manager


    • Best practices solution design for optimization and decision support
    • Complete information about architecture and components
    • Deployment scenarios with hands-on details

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  • White Paper

    From business insight to business action Combining the power of IBM Predictive Analytics and IBM Decision Optimization. Businesses today certainly do not suffer from a lack of data.


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  • Information Kit

    IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio Getting Started with CPLEX

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  • IBM ILOG Studio

    IBM® ILOG® CPLEX® Optimization Studio is an analytical decision support toolkit for rapid development and deployment of optimization models using mathematical and constraint programming. It combines an integrated development environment (IDE) with the powerful Optimization Programming Language (OPL) and high-performance ILOG CPLEX optimizer solvers.

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  • Decision Optimization on Cloud

    With IBM Decision Optimization on Cloud, simply submit your problem files to automatically start solving problems, using either the DropSolve interface or the DOcplexcloud API. No download, installation or maintenance required—just drop your files and download your results!

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  • ILOG Inventory and Product Flow Analyst

    IBM ILOG® Analyst software helps companies prioritize improvement opportunities based on their overall effect on inventory. Strategically position raw materials, work-in-progress (WIP) and finished goods inventory throughout the supply chain to improve inventory turns, free up working capital and increase cash flows.

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