How GDPR Makes the Case for Decision Management

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will start to be enforced across the EU in May 2018 for companies handling data on EU persons or companies. This includes the requirement to explain your decision-making.

If your company falls under the scope of GDPR, using decision modeling, deploying a decision technology stack and executing your automated decisions on a highly performant decision execution engine are going to be vital.

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DecisionCAMP 2017

The RapidGen team is attending DecisionCAMP in London, July 12th -14th, 2017

The Decision Model & Notation standard, with its advantages and constraints as an evolving industry standard, will be a primary focus for both panel discussions and practitioner presentations.

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RapidGen Supporting Decision Model & Notation (DMN)

RapidGen Software, with its own Decision Table-based language, RPL, is adopting the Decision Model & Notation (DMN) open standard from the Object Management Group.

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Decision Table Example – Vacation Days (part 2)

Part 1 showed how a decision table can express the complex business rules involved in calculating someone’s annual leave entitlement.

The decision table is accurate and easy to read, but here is another way to write the same logic in a decision table. Both methods are directly equivalent and are efficient ways to communicate logic for programmers.

Now see how RapidGen can take this one step further and directly execute the decision table without needing to rewrite any code.

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Decision Table Example – Vacation Days (part 1)

One of the challenges faced by business analysts is bridging the complexities of the real world with the simplified, logical, organized world of IT systems.

Business analysts need a way to represent complex business rules and decision-making processes in a way that is 100% precise for IT but still makes sense for non-IT specialists.

Decision tables are re-emerging as a popular format to represent this logic so that IT developers can accurately write code for business processes.

See a decision table example where realistic business rules are represented accurately. The format is ideal for business and IT professionals.

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Example Decision Table in Action

This example decision table prepares invoices for sending to customers.

It shows how a decision table can contain the necessary logic in less than a page.

The equivalent in COBOL or Java would run to a number of pages and be much harder to understand.

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RapidGen at OpenVMS Boot Camp 2015

The RapidGen senior team is joining other leading OpenVMS practitioners for four days of technical content.

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The ELSE Rule – Why Every Decision Table Needs One

All decision tables have an ELSE rule whether explicit or implicit.

Watch the video to see why you should always define one.

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RapidGen at Building Business Capability 2014

RapidGen Chairman and CEO, Ritchie McGladdery at bbc 2014 the conference focusing on business analysts and decision tables.

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Decision Tables as a Programming Tool

Presentation slides available for Howard Rogers’ popular session at Decision CAMP.

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