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December 1, 2008
Blaze Advisor, an industry-leading BRMS, provides businesses with a fast and flexible platform for creating and managing the business rules that drive high-volume automated decisions. Specific enhancements in the new release include powerful new instrumentation and out-of-the-box integrations designed to accelerate implementation. A demo of release 6.6 is now available on the Decision Management Tools Community.
The deployment management tools in Blaze Advisor 6.6 enable users to monitor, track and manage the health of their systems, with many industry standards supported right out of the box. It also enables business performance monitoring, applying key performance indicators (KPIs) to decisions in real time, and increasing support for business rules lifecycle management.
"Despite the slowing economy, it's refreshing to see some vendors in the business rules management systems (BRMS) market making significant strides forward," said Stephen D. Hendrick, Group Vice President for Application Development and Deployment research at IDC. "A few vendors, including Fair Isaac, have been working hard to address important BRMS requirements such as the ability to ensure the definition of complete and consistent rules as well as understand the expected economic impact that results from alternative (or competing) rule scenarios. These capabilities will go a long way toward addressing organizational needs in the areas of process automation, governance, risk management and compliance."
"Risk management, credit decisions, claims fraud…solutions to the business challenges we're reading about in the headlines are all contingent on an effective BRMS system," said Mike Gordon, vice president, Fair Isaac Corporation. "With Blaze Advisor 6.6, Fair Isaac continues to advance the ability of our clients to address these challenges swiftly and head-on."
Blaze Advisor 6.6 will be provided to all current customers with Fair Isaac maintenance agreements.
About Fair IsaacFair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FIC) transforms business by making every decision count. Fair Isaac's Decision Management solutions combine trusted advice, world-class analytics and innovative applications to give organizations the power to automate, improve and connect decisions across their business. Clients in 80 countries work with Fair Isaac to increase customer loyalty and profitability, cut fraud losses, manage credit risk, meet regulatory and competitive demands, and rapidly build market share. Fair Isaac also helps millions of individuals manage their credit health through the www.myFICO.com website. Learn more about Fair Isaac at www.fairisaac.com.
Statement Concerning Forward-Looking InformationExcept for historical information contained herein, the statements contained in this news release that relate to Fair Isaac or its business are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the success of the Company's Decision Management strategy, its ability to recruit and retain key technical and managerial personnel, the maintenance of its existing relationships and ability to create new relationships with customers and key alliance partners, its ability to continue to develop new and enhanced products and services, competition, regulatory changes applicable to the use of consumer credit and other data, the possibility that the anticipated benefits of acquisitions, including expected synergies, will not be realized and other risks described from time to time in Fair Isaac's SEC reports, including its Annual Report on Form 10 K for the year ended September 30, 2007 as subsequently amended, and its last quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2008. If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes, Fair Isaac's results could differ materially from its expectations. Fair Isaac disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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