FICO reported 9% growth in revenues year over year.
- the bulk of revenues and all the growth was in pre-configured Decision Management applications
- FICO score revenues were half as much, w/ B2B growing as B2C (myFICO) waned
- tools revenues were less than half again as much and flat
- optimization (XPress) was up
- Blaze Advisor was down
This is in sharp contrast to the success that Ilog has enjoyed under the IBM umbrella.
Blaze Advisor doesn’t seem to make sense as a stand-alone tool any more. Applications are great, and so are combinations of BI/optimization/rules, but if the BRMS tool will survive independently it needs to find more traction, perhaps outside of Fair Isaac.