Digitized DecisionMaking for all types of decisions

    Global - local - remote - authoritarian - participative - jointly supported decisions

    With the KiE-DecisionMaker, people, teams or groups of any size as well as machines with AI, i.e. all with all, can make simple, complicated and complex decisions. Today, messenger services such as WhatsApp and e-mail or social media such as Facebook and Twitter are used to communicate or in tactical maneuvering. The next developmental step will be that in a global digitalized world, people will want to bring decisions to their groups. DecisionMaking will be at the heart of this transformation.

    DecisionMaking is missing in Collaboration Tools

    The common collaboration tools like Trello, Jira or Slack allow standard functions such as communication, backlog, content and collaboration. However, the countless collaboration tools lack DecisionMaking as the core of any communication and interaction, remote or in person. These tools are built in such a way that only one person can speak at a time, otherwise no one will be understood.

    This restriction is solved by the KiE-DecisionMaker and everyone can speak at the same time. With our digitized DecisionMaking, everyone can have their say at the same time. We have supplemented the feature missing in all common collaboration tools with the KiE-DecisionMaker to bring about secure and timely decisions with 100% participation. Opinions, ratings and other assessments can be collected by survey before the interaction and integrated into the meeting. Suitable response types are provided for the various topics.

    speak at the same time
    Figure01: Everyone can have their say at the same time

    Everyone can have their say at the same time and all results immediately become available online. At the end of the decision-making process, a download is released which makes the entire process openly available to everyone. The time-consuming preparation of result protocols is completely eliminated.

    Target of the KiE-DecisionMaker

    The KiE-DecisionMaker is a cloud service that is made available to all target groups. The bandwidth ranges from simple to complex decisions of almost any kind:
    1. simple decisions are ratings, votings or surveys
    2. complicated decisions are participatory and jointly supported decisions
    3. complex decisions are prioritizations and commitments in a global environment

    Minimally valuable product

    The DecisionMaker’s MVP represents the core of every decision: the rating. It precedes every decision and is used repeatedly for cognitive and intuitive decisions as well as for decision-making processes. 

    Rating and decisions
    Figure02: Each decision is preceded by a rating

    The shortcomings of making decisions together in traditional meetings, agile ceremonies, politics and society have become obvious and will be intensified in digital cooperation. Companies now have to organize their work in digitized collaboration.
    DecisionMaking with KiE-DecisionMaker
    Figure03: Digitized DecisionMaking

    Group dynamics as well as social and cognitive biases are now becoming obvious and being reinforced in video conferences by collaboration tools. The situation calls for digitized DecisionMaking and DecisionMaking processes in which everyone can have their say at the same time and jointly supported decisions can be brought about safely and promptly.

    Activate the KiE-DecisionMaker

    You can activate the KiE-DecisionMaker in your browser at:

    Start KiE-DecisionMaker

    The KiE-DecisionMaker is available as MVP for free use.

    Roles in KiE-DecisionMaker

    There are two roles in the KiE-DecisionMaker:

    1. Master of KiE DecisionMaking (MoDM) – leads the DecisionMaking process
    2. Participant – takes part and gives his ratings

    The Master of KiE-DecisionMaking can manage and execute DecisionMaking processes (DM-P). The MoD must authorize himself by e-mail and password. A DecisionMaking ID is created for each DecisionMaking process (DM-Id).

    The participant takes part in DecisionMaking processes. To participate, only the DecisionMaking ID (DM-Id) is required, which is communicated to him or her by MoD.

    No personal data is recorded or stored, except for the e-mail from the Master of DecisionMaking for the sign-in. The participants are anonymous, and no authentication or identification is required.


    The KiE Scale, designed specifically for cognitive, intuitive and conscious decision-making, is available for all forms of ratings. It is composed of three components:
    1. Leading question
    2. Scale type
    3. Scope of meaning 

    Figure04: Rating


    DecisionMaking processes (DM-P) are structured into several ratings, which are performed using a KiE scale. The Master of DecisionMaking creates a DecisionMaking Identification (DM-Id) with which the participants register for participation in a DM process. The Master of DecisionMaking gives the DM-Id to the participants on a channel of his choice.

    Within a DecisionMaking-Id. the individual ratings are assigned a Rating Id. (R-Id.). The MoD creates DM processes and can open or delete them.

    Figure05: DecisionMaking-Processes

    Free DecisionMaking Process

    The Master of DecisionMaking loads the KiE scales of his choice into the DecisionMaker. He can then offer the KiE scale to the participants in any order and repetition.

    Example of a commitment process:

    Figure06: Commitment-Process

    Surveys with DecisionMaking process

    The Master of DecisionMaker can create surveys with any KiE scale. The associated DecisionMaking process remains open until the MoD closes it. After that, the result is available to everyone under the DM-Id.

    KiE-Scales input

    KiE scales can be freely designed in the DecisionMaker to flexibly rating in every interaction with all participants. After entering the leading question (1), the KiE scale type (2) can be selected. Depending on the KiE scale type, the input fields for the areas of meaning are offered.

    Free design for KiE Scales
    Figure07: Free design for KiE Scales

    KiE-Scales upload

    A sub-set of KiE scales is supplied for the MVP. Individual KiE-Scales can be created by MoDs with an upload from Excel.

    No.Leading QuestionsTypeleftmiddle-leftmiddlemiddle-rightright
    1How high is the risk?leftlow moderate high
    2How appropriate was the goal achieved?middleunderfulfilledokfulfilledokoverfulfilled
    3Do you agree?polarno   yes
    4How do you rate the quality of the delivery?rightnot good enough with rework good enough
    5How far did you understand the topic?rightno reasonably yes
    6How important is the topic for you?rightless okay important
    7How motivated are you to work on this topic?rightless okay motivated
    8How committed are you to the project?rightnot committed reasonably committed

    Download Excel spreadsheet

    Download Excel for standard KiE scales

    Result of DecisionMaking process

    The result is immediately made available online to all participants.

    DecisionMaker Documentation
    Figure08: DecisionMaker Documentation