EXECUTIVE INFORMATION SYSTEM (EIS)

Infrastructure source of up-to-the-minute operational data, collected and screened from many databases. Financial information, work-in-process, inventory numbers, sales numbers, market trends, industry statistics, and market price of the firm’s shares are the types of information taken from an EIS. While it is not a decision support system (DSS), It may point to potential actions targeted for executives, but not managers. It is neither hardware nor software.

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