IT decision-makers in Western Europe confirmed the need for Business Rule Management Systems (BRMS) to reduce costs, error rates and time to implement policies when weighing the importance of process-related challenges, according to an IDC survey released recently. Commissioned by ILOG, the BRMS market leader, and conducted by IT research firm IDC, this survey of around 100 IT executives highlighted the importance of increased automation, flexibility and enhanced control of their organizations' policies. The survey also demonstrates that business rule solutions can produce a significant return on investment (ROI), with 64 percent of respondents reporting a greater than or as expected ROI from use of a business rule solution.

The issues of cost reduction, error prevention and detection, and the ability to reduce the implementation time for policy and process changes stood out as a major challenge faced by IT departments.

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