Abbreviation: DSS An interactive computer-based system which generates a number of alternatives to solve an unstructured problem. These alternatives are being interpreted by the manager (decision- maker), where after he decides which alternative is to be used to solve the problem.
A system that provides data, structured models and ad-hoc query tools to enable business decision development and analysis.
A tool to help management analyze data to make decisions on semistructured problems.
Computer technologies used in healthcare, which allow providers to collect and analyze data in more sophisticated and complex ways. Activities supported include case mix, budgeting, cost accounting, clinical protocols and pathways, outcomes, and actuarial analysis.
An interactive information system that relies on an integrated set of user-friendly hardware and software tools to produce and present information targeted to support management in the decision-making process. (Contrast with MIS and EIS.)
An application system created specifically to enable decision making based on existing data and information. It enables a business user to execute dynamic queries of data and information to compile various reports needed to reach business conclusions. The interface to a decision support system can be a graphical user interface (GUI), a web-based, or a character-based interface.
DSS) A decision support system (DSS) is an information system application that provide users with decision-oriented information whenever a decision-making situation arises. When applied to executive managers, these systems are sometimes called executive information systems (EIS).
(DSS): A set of computer oriented tools designed to assist managers in making decisions.
A DSS database system is designed to accommodate ad hoc queries. They are updated on a regular basis (run nightly or weekly) by the Extraction Transformation and Load (ETL) process. The end users of this type of system do not directly update it. An example of a DSS system is SCT's Operational Data Store (ODS).
A generic term used to refer to a computer system or software that supports data analysis, reporting and other processing capabilities to help an organization or enterprise make informed decisions.
Applications characterized by queries that process large volumes of data.
a computer-based system, almost interactive, designed to assist managers in making decisions
a data processing system that provides the end user with the ability to query, extract, manipulate and assimilate data to aid in the decision-making process
an information system designed to supply knowledge workers with information on which to base informed decisions
an interactive computer-based system or subsystem intended to help decision makers use communications technologies, data, documents, knowledge and/or models to identify and solve problems, complete decision process tasks, and make decisions
a system designed to help managers develop solutions for specific problems
a highly flexible and interactive IT system designed to support decision making when the problem is not structured; an information system that utilizes decision models, a database, and a decision maker's own insights in an ad hoc, interactive analytical modeling process to reach a specific decision by a specific decision maker
A decision support system (marketing definition) is a systematic collection of data, techniques and supporting software and hardware by which an organization gathers and interprets relevant information from business and the environment and turns it into a basis for making management decisions. A DSS differs from a management information system in that it is designed to answer precise questions and what/if questions. An example would be, 'What affect on system library use will there be if Branch X is closed?'
The DSS is a computer tool to analyze the interrelationships between transportation infrastructure and land use and development patterns.
An interactive information system providing information, tools, or models to help people make decisions.
Systems which allow decision makers in organizations to access data relevant to the decisions they are required to make.
Systems designed to support the complex analytic analysis required to discover business trends. The information retrieved from these systems allows manager to make business decisions based on timely and accurate analysis of business trends.
Database and application environments that help with decision support or data warehouse systems.
Computer system typically consisting of a knowledge base and an inference engine (ideally integrated with workflow components and clinical data embedded in a electronic medical record system) that is able to generate advice based on case-specific data.
A co-ordinated assemblage of people, devices or other resources (increasingly technology-based) that analyses business data and presents it so that people and managers can make decisions more easily. Three types of DSS can be distinguished: reporting DSS, that extracts, sorts, summarises and lists data from existing data files; analysing DSS, used to analyse data; modelling DSS, to answer "what-if" type questions.
The forerunner of business intelligence software tools and systems. A computer system designed to assist an organization in making decisions.
A computer program application that analyzes and presents data so users can make decisions more easily.
A sophisticated computer program to assist manager s in making decision s. It may include simulation programs, mathematical programming routines, and decision rules. [D00488] OTOB 271-4
A computer system designed to assist managers in selecting and evaluating courses of action by providing a logical, usually quantitative, analysis of the relevant factors.
Software that speeds access and simplifies data analysis, queries, etc. within a database management system. Often the basis of an executive information system. See Data Retailing.
A decision support system or tool is one specifically designed to allow business end users to perform computer generated analyses of data on their own. This system supports exception reporting, stop light reporting, standard repository, data analysis and rule-based analysis.
Real-time computer system that aids managers in solving problems through data retrieval and modeling.
An application primarily used to consolidate, summarize, or transform transaction data to support analytical reporting and trend analysis.
Database(s), warehouse(s), and/or mart(s) in conjunction with reporting and analysis software optimized to support timely business decision making.
An information technology system optimized to support managerial decisions. Usually DSS involves the analysis of many units of data in a heuristic fashion.
(DSS) A computer application that enhances or assists an individual's or organization's ability to make decisions.
Software that taps into database resources and massages and presents data to assist users in making business decisions. A clinical decision support system gives physician's structured (rules-based) information to help make decisions on diagnoses, treatment plans, orders and results.
Management information system used to analyze data and make decisions. 13.37
Decision support systems are a class of computer-based information systems including knowledge based systems that support decision making activities.