Accounting Information Systems

11th Edition
Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337552127

Accounting Information Systems

11th Edition
Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337552127


Chapter 5, Problem 18RQ
Textbook Problem

What factors distinguish DSS from EIS?

Expert Solution
Summary Introduction

To distinguish: Decision support system (DSS) and Executive information system (EIS).


Database management systems (DBMS):

It is computer software for creating and managing databases. The DBMS provides a way for the users to create, update, retrieve and manage the data present in the database. It also supports the administration and use of the database on different platforms.

Explanation of Solution

Decision support system (DSS):

It is a computerized information system which aids the organizational decision-making activities. It is used by professionals and is required in everyday work. It handles and processes semi as well as unstructured data. It only consists of internal information...

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Ch. 5 - What are the five primary schemes for coding data?Ch. 5 - What is the purpose of database normalization in a...Ch. 5 - Explain the concept of functional dependence.Ch. 5 - What is a partial dependency?Ch. 5 - What is an entity in an entity-relationship model...Ch. 5 - What is the cardinality of a relationship in a...Ch. 5 - Explain when a database designer might use a...Ch. 5 - What factors distinguish DSS from EIS?Ch. 5 - Describe the basic differences between ES and NN.Ch. 5 - What role do intelligent agents play in the...Ch. 5 - Why have knowledge management systems become so...Ch. 5 - What is a knowledge base? How is it different from...Ch. 5 - Why are data warehouses important to decision...Ch. 5 - What are the basic components of a database...Ch. 5 - How has the technological availability and...Ch. 5 - What is data independence? Why is it important in...Ch. 5 - How is a DBMS different from a database?Ch. 5 - What are the differences between a logical view...Ch. 5 - What is three-tier architecture? What are some of...Ch. 5 - What problems are solved by transforming a set of...Ch. 5 - What are the different logical database models (or...Ch. 5 - The centralized database approach to data...Ch. 5 - Why have object-oriented databases not replaced...Ch. 5 - Demonstrate your understanding of some of the...Ch. 5 - What are the comparative advantages of the various...Ch. 5 - Using Microsoft Visio (or an alternative...Ch. 5 - Note: This short problem is a continuation of SP...Ch. 5 - Review the E-R diagram in Figure 5.14 (pg. 189)...Ch. 5 - Technology Summary 5.2 (pp. 159160) uses examples...Ch. 5 - Use the Internet to research knowledge management...

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