Sparkling Logic Releases New Version Pencil To Align With DMN 1.3

SMARTS™ Pencil Decision Modeling Tool Complies with DMN 1.3

Sparkling Logic Implements Latest Version of the Decision Model and Notation standard (DMN 1.3)

Sunnyvale, CA., October 1, 2021Sparkling Logic today announced its latest release of Pencil which complies with DMN 1.3.

“Since its inception, Sparkling Logic has fully supported the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard,” said Carole-Ann Berlioz, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Sparkling Logic. “ The DMN standard has brought to decision management a graphical notation that comes with a powerful underlying methodology. With DMN, business analysts think about the ultimate decision in a structured way. They can start from the top-level decision and work their way to smaller sub-decisions. This iterative process is very friendly, and very easy to share with colleagues. This is a must for decisioning projects that necessitate formal requirements and decision modeling, “ she added.

Pencil is Sparkling Logic SMARTS™ implementation of DMN. It is a graphical tool that business analysts use to model business decisions by dragging and dropping graphical icons to form a decision process, from the top-level decision to the lowest-level decisions. Business analysts can immediately start capturing data requirements, decision models, and business rules, while collaborating to achieve the best explicit description of the decisions required for large systems and applications.

Sparkling Logic Continues To Endorse Open Standards

Pencil’s glossary can be used across decisions to achieve consistency in decision-related terminology. Business analysts can create or import data and then execute, test, and continue to refine and improve decisions. Once analysts complete decision modeling, they can use Pencil to execute their models without leaving SMARTS™. With Pencil, decision models are first-class citizens. The full compliance with DMN 1.3 means that all the DMN elements and expressions, as well as the ability to interchange diagrams with other DMN tools, are part of SMARTS™.

At Sparkling Logic, we strongly believe in open standards. This is why we are part of the DMN On-Ramp Group, whose mission is to provide a checklist to help customers adopt DMN.

Additional Resources

About Sparkling Logic

Sparkling Logic Inc. is a Silicon Valley company dedicated to helping businesses automate and improve the quality of their operational decisions with a powerful digital decisioning platform, accessible to business users and “citizen developers”. Our customers include global leaders in financial services, insurance, healthcare, retail, utility, and IoT.

Sparkling Logic SMARTS™ (SMARTS for short) is a cloud-based, low-code, AI-powered business decision management platform that unifies authoring, testing, deployment, and maintenance of operational decisions. SMARTS combines the highly scalable Rete-NT inference engine, with predictive analytics and machine learning models, and low-code functionality to create intelligent decisioning systems.

About DMN

DMN™ is a modeling language and notation for the precise specification of business decisions and business rules. It is a standard developed and maintained by the Object Management Group® (OMG). OMG is an international, non-profit, open-membership consortium of technology standards, founded in 1989. Learn more about DMN at

See SMARTS™ in Action