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Ralph Stair + 1 other
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ISBN: 9781285867168
Chapter 10, Problem 2DQ3
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How do MISs and DSSs provide a value add to Altitude Online’s products?

Program Plan Intro

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 customers.
  • The main components in the information system are people, data, procedures, hardware, as well as 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.

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.
  • The examples are shown below:
    • Process control systems.
    • Human resource management system.
    • Sales and marketing systems.

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.
  • The examples are shown below:
    • Data analysis system.
    • Accounting system.
    • Model based system.

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MISs and DSSs provide a value add to Altitude Online’s products:

  • It provides clients with software tools that analyze traffic on their web sites...

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