First Look – TRIAD 8.5 and Decision Graph

February 15, 2010
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TRIAD 8.5 has just been released and is the latest version of FICO’s combined account manager and customer manager platform for financial services companies (its focus is on accounts/customers where credit risk is a critical issue). I got an update recently focused on Decision Graph. Decision Graph is  one of the new capabilities. Decision Graph  is a new strategy management and visualization tool – replacing or enhancing a decision-tree centric approach.

 Because strategies in Decision Graph can be represented as graphs, they allow the reuse of elements – sub trees – preventing the growth of strategies into large, unwieldy decision tree structures. The technology has 7 patents pending and was described by one of the inventors of CART (Professor Jerome H. Friedman) as the best strategy visualization tool he has ever seen. I blogged about the technology while it was an R&D capability and it has now been released commercially. The new capability has a number of key features:

  • Users can visualize a strategy as a Directed Acyclical Graph (de-duplicates sub-trees that are exact)

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