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Preface - Pg. ix

Preface The IBM® WebSphere® Operational Decision Management product family provides value to organizations that want to improve the responsiveness and precision of automated decisions. This decision management platform on IBM z/OS® provides comprehensive automation and governance of operational decisions that are made within mainframe applications. These decisions can be shared with other cross-platform applications, providing true enterprise decision management. This IBM Redbooks® publication makes the case for using WebSphere Operational Decision Management for z/OS and provides an overview of its components. It is aimed at IT architects, enterprise architects, and development managers looking to build rule-based and business event-based solutions. We provide step-by-step guidance on getting started with business rules, and in creating business events, taking a scenario-based approach. This book provides detailed guidelines for testing and simulation, and it describes advanced options for decision authoring. Finally, we describe and document multiple runtime configuration options. The team who wrote this book This book was produced by a team of specialists from around the world. Janet Wall is the Product Line Manager for both the IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management products (combined execution and management of Business Events and Business Rules) and IBM Business Process Management (BPM) focused on IBM System z®