A system that supports management's strategic planning function.
A system designed specifically to support decision making at the executive levels of management, primarily the tactical and strategic levels.
An application system which is similar to a decision support system, but it is designed for an executive to use. Typically, executives do not have a lot of knowledge about computer systems and queries, and they need simple-to-use systems with professional reports. Information in an EIS is usually presented through the use of charts and diagrams that are already familiar to executives. There are also drill-down capabilities within charts and diagrams. An executive can drill down by selecting a piece of the chart when they need more detailed information. The interface to an EIS is usually GUI or web-based.
A computer application and specifically designed data sets used to provide answers and analysis to executive business management. ()
an information system that provides strategic information tailored to the needs of top management; a highly interactive management information system combined with decision support systems and artificial intelligence for helping managers identify and address problems and opportunities
Tools programmed to provide canned reports or briefing books to top-level executives. They offer strong reporting and drill-down capabilities. Today these tools allow ad-hoc querying against a multi-dimensional view of data, and most offer analytical applications along functional lines such as sales or financial analysis.
A reporting application targeted for use by executives. Usually such applications have extremely user-friendly, graphical interfaces with a small local data store derived from connection to a data warehouse. It is often used synonymously with decision support system.
Systems designed for senior management. Typically these systems feature drill-down analysis and trend analysis capabilities and are highly graphical. A strategic decision support application that employs and easy-to-use interface, graphical displays. Used principally for tracking, communication, and control. Glossary of Terms, James Martin & Company
Generic term for a software application that provides high-level information to decision makers, usually to support resource allocation, strategy or priority decisions. This could include a balanced scorecard system, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, Decision Support System (DSS), etc. Technologies include databases, a data warehouse, and analytic applications such as OLAP (On-Line Analysis Protocol), and many mission-specific data reporting systems.
A software application used by top managers, without assistance, to access information on the current organizational status.
An Executive Information System (EIS) is a computer-based system intended to facilitate and support the information and decision making needs of senior executives by providing easy access to both internal and external information relevant to meeting the strategic goals of the organization. It is commonly considered as a specialized form of Decision Support System (DSS).