MINNEAPOLIS—October 18, 2010—FICO (NYSE:FICO), the leading provider of analytics and decision management technology, today announced it will bring its highly scalable business rules engine to the cloud. With FICO™ Blaze Advisor® business rules management system on the Windows Azure platform, companies can now leverage the cloud to reduce IT costs while delivering faster, better and more consistent decisions to every customer channel.
Using FICO’s business rules management software and Microsoft Corp.'s complementary cloud technologies allows companies in any industry to execute their operational business decisions in an agile and scalable manner. FICO™ Blaze Advisor® enables the creation of reusable decision services that can be leveraged across the organization to drive more effective and consistent business results.
“Business rules are an essential tool for companies to make better decisions,” said Kim Akers, general manager for global partners at Microsoft Corp. “With solutions based on the Windows Azure platform, companies can have access to a more scalable, cost-effective platform from which to make automated decisions.”
“FICO is the leader in helping companies deliver better decisions wherever they are needed, and the cloud is increasingly becoming an important part of how companies do business,” said David Lightfoot, vice president of Product Management at FICO. “By taking advantage of the Windows Azure platform, our clients can advance their decision management while taking full advantage of the enterprise access and collaboration made possible with the cloud.”
FICO™ Blaze Advisor® is the world’s leading business rules management system (BRMS), delivering unparalleled speed and agility in the deployment and management of high-volume, automated decisions. FICO Blaze Advisor enables business users to easily design, deploy, execute and maintain business rules and policies as part of an automated business application.
FICO (NYSE:FICO) transforms business by making every decision count. FICO’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 FICO to increase customer loyalty and profitability, cut fraud losses, manage credit risk, meet regulatory and competitive demands, and rapidly build market share. FICO also helps millions of individuals manage their credit health through the www.myFICO.com website.
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