The Decision Model and Notation (DMN) is the OMG® standard for modeling, documenting and automating decisions. Business analysts, subject matter experts and IT professionals use DMN as a common notation that is easy to understand, vendor-independent and widely used. With DMN, companies increase transparency, combine a wide variety of decision-making approaches and drive digital transformation through automation.
ACTICO is Influencing Member of the Object Management Group (OMG®).
Digitalization requires companies to automate their often complex operational decisions. However, they often fail with conventional approaches:
Manual decisions based on spreadsheets: Real automation, and thus digitization, is not possible with the common spreadsheet approach.
Hard-coding into applications: Programming is an inflexible method resulting in cumbersome changes and maintenance. Often, decision logic is dispersed and redundantly implemented into applications.
Embedding decisions in BPMN process models: This approach usually results in chaotic and unclear BPMN models. Besides, decision logic has to be changed much more frequently than process logic which requires a separation of the two parts.
With Decision Model and Notation (DMN), companies standardize and optimize how they define and automate operational decisions. It allows business and IT users to define requirements and implement decision logic collaboratively, e.g. by using decision tables. They benefit from:
Graphical and analytical view on decisions and their dependencies
Vendor-independent, open OMG® industry standard
High flexibility through independency from processes and applications
Consistent decisions through reusable decision models
Automated execution of decision models
Transparent decision-making processes provide both, clarity to internal stakeholders and traceable compliance to the regulator. Underlying decision models can be changed in a fast, effective and safe way, thus, increasing business agility.
Subject matter experts use DMN to easily and systematically create decision models and define requirements. They uncover how value is created, take risks into account and improve the quality and profitability of their operational decisions.
The Decision Model and Notation allows companies to automate decisions that have been made manual before within a process. This way, they implement truly digital end-to-end processes that enable consistent and efficient interactions with their customers.
If you are new to DMN, you might benefit from our on demand-video. Decision Management expert James Taylor gives you an interesting introduction into decision modeling with DMN.
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The ACTICO Platform Decision Management Suite fully supports the DMN standard in the current version 1.1. From modeling to execution, no additional tools are required.
Full DMN support on the highest Conformance Level 3
Modeling, management, execution and governance support