Whiteman Price Consultant

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MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
CASE STUDY: WHITMANN PRICE CONSULTANT

SUBMITTED BY: SUBMITTED TO:
Manish Dhungel Sandip Timsina
MBAe Spring 2013 Lecturer
Sec: ‘A’ MIS

1. What different types of needs can MISs and DSSs fulfill in Whitmann Prices’s new system?

WPC is composed of six consulting areas: Audit and Assurance, Crisis Management, Human Resources, Performance Improvement, Tax, and Transaction. These six components have few common needs:

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It will be more secure and easier to edit and process. It can be easily used to interact with other systems as well.

3. How does the source of input differ between the MISs being designed for all consulting areas and the DSSs uniquely designed for each consulting area?

The source of data is determined by the end user of the system. In the MIS every consultant will use it so there must be a common data that can be fed to them. The contacts and the calendar are common to all the consultants. And the billing records are also common.

While the MIS uses common data to all in the other hand the DSS uses unique data for each consulting unit. DSS accommodates specific decision-making task required by the professional working in different unit.

Auditors and tax consultant:
They need mathematical models that speed calculations for special business scenarios. They also require entering customer information to produce reports that guide the advice that they offer clients.

Crisis management consultant:
For this unit different forecasting model may be required. They need financial prediction models in cases of disaster.

Human resource consultant:
They may need information about the employees of the clients so as to guide them about proper HR budgeting and balance.

Performance improvement consultants:
For them input may be different statistical as well as mathematical tools to consult their clients on how to enhance the businesses and

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