Business experts can now leverage data in a new way to improve decision quality
Sparkling Logic today announced the general availability of Johannesburg, the latest release of their SMARTS™ next-generation decision management system. This release is focused on improving the business user’s confidence and comfort-level as they author decision logic. With this latest release, business experts can complement traditional decision testing and verification with a new approach to data validation. Business experts can document expected data values or ranges of values in the decision management interface, and explore whether their decision logic execution is consistent with their expectations.
“Focusing on business rules in the abstract has made it hard for business experts to sign-off with confidence on decision quality,” said Carole-Ann Matignon, Sparkling Logic CEO. “This new approach to decision testing, by involving use cases further, remains true to the SMARTS vision: we thrive to create an experience for the business that is practical and effective.”
The data constraints introduced in the Johannesburg release of SMARTS are multifaceted:
- Decision authors can ensure that their decision logic applies properly and returns valid results.
- They can easily detect unexpected values in the decision input data — so that root causes, such as demographic shifts, that might indicate the need for adjustments to decision logic can be easily detected.
- They can drive rule authoring or test case creation by providing lists of valid values to select from. Many organizations define these valid values as standard look-up tables, stored in a database or file system — SMARTS makes it easy to connect to these constraint definitions in external sources.
SMARTS’ latest release also delivers improvements to rule verification which analyzes decision logic for completeness and consistency, making it possible for rule authors to identify problems in their decision logic that would otherwise be difficult to uncover.
About Sparkling Logic
Sparkling Logic Inc. is a California-based company founded by the leading experts in Decision Management, now pioneering Social Logic. The company’s mission is to provide deep expertise, pragmatic methodologies and innovative tools to spread the adoption of Decision Management as a discipline throughout the Enterprise. The company advises Fortune 500 customers on Decision Management strategy and architecture. Sparkling Logic SMARTS lowers barriers to entry into Decision Management with a unique and intuitive user experience, focuses on performance from the start, and enables true collaboration for crowd- sourced decisions for the most creative cases.
Learn more about Sparkling Logic at www.sparklinglogic.com.
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