Decision Management Systems are different from traditional information systems.
- Traditional information systems have a process, data, or functional focus. Decision Management Systems are decision-centric, built with a repeatable decision in mind.
- Traditional information systems are opaque and hard to change. Decision Management Systems improve collaboration and compliance by being transparent and agile.
- Traditional information systems present historical data as analyses to people. Decision Management Systems embed analytics that predict risk, opportunity, and impact deep into the system itself.
- Traditional information systems are static and don’t use the data they store to improve their results. Decision Management Systems test new approaches, learn what works, and continuously improve.
Developing Decision Management Systems requires a new approach; this is the subject of Part II, “Implementing Decision Management.”