P4- Describe the features and functions of information systems
In this report I will be identifying three different information systems within an organisation, I will be going into their functions and their features also.
Executive management systems (EMS)
An executive management or also known as an executive support system is used to help and assist senior executives in the decision making process as it is a decision support system. It does this by providing easy access to important internal and external data needed to accomplish vital goals in an organisation. An EMS typically features graphical displays on an easy-to-use interface.
Many different types of organisations can use executive information systems to monitor enterprise performance as well as to identify opportunities and issues.
Decision support systems (DSS)
A decision support system is a computer-based application that gathers, organises and analyses business information and presents it so that users can make business decisions more easily. A DSS enables users to sift through and analyse massive reams of data and compile information that can be used to solve problems and make better decisions. A well planned Decision Support System is an interactive software-based system which is intended to help decision makers arrange valuable data from raw information, reports, personal knowledge, executives and business models, management.
Management information systems (MIS)
A management information system is an ICT system which is used by organisations to organises and programs data in such a way that it produces regular reports on operations for every level of management in a company. It is mainly designed to take internal and external data and turn it into information. This information is communicated in an understand form that will enable managers at different levels in an organisation to make informed decisions.
It also provides managers with tools to sort out, assess and efficiently manage...