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What are the most common types of computer-based information systems used in business organizations today? Give an example of each.

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Information system:

  • An information system is a system which provides the necessary information to an organization to achieve the goals.
  • It monitors the transactions details, provides the required information to decision makers, and provides necessary documents to the customers.
  • The main components in the information system are people, data, procedures, hardware, and software.
  • The main function of information system is to accept and process the input data and then stores the retrieved information and distributes it across the organization.

Computer based information system:

Computer Based Information System (CBIS) denotes a data processing system into high-quality information and could be used as a tool that supports visualization, analysis, decision-making, control and co-ordination.

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Types of computer based information system:

  • Management Information System (MIS):
    • A management information system is an organized collection of software, database, devices, people and procedures.
    • It provides routine information to managers and decision makers.
  • Transaction Processing System (TPS):
    • A transaction processing system is a kind of information system.
    •  It gathers, stores, retrieves and alters enterprise’s data transactions.
  • Executive Support System (ESS):
    • It denotes a management support system type that enables and cares senior executive information.
    • It supports for requirements of decision-making.
  • Decision Support System (DSS):
    • It tends to be aimed at less well-structured problem faced by upper level managers.
    • It attempts to combine use of models or techniques with functions of data access as well as retrieval...

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