The people, processes and technologies used by managers of an organisation to answer their questions. Management information systems differ from regular information systems because they are for analysing other information systems used in operating the organisation.
How an organisation uses modeling (involving extensive computation) to arrive at an optimal or realistic decision based on existing data.
- You have to wait longer than a day for either IT or your business intelligence department to make/change a report for you.
- Across the organisation there are more than 100 requests pending for reporting /dashboard /scorecard changes waiting for a specialist to deliver them.
- When you attend meetings, there are multiple numbers being quoted for the same thing - and you don't know which of them is correct.
- When you talk about fundamental things like transaction, account, balance or available stock - and you discover that the person you are talking to is using the same words but means something different to what you mean.
- You can't get an instantly understanding when glancing at a report/dashboard/scorecard and what it is telling you.
- The commentary is larger than the automatically generated report.
- The report is not generated automatically but is a handcrafted labour of love by either yourself or one of your staff, or you spend hours trying to locate the right data and then have to consolidate it manually into Excel.
- It takes longer than 5 minutes to view a new report.
- You can't access the report when and where you most need it.
- There are hundreds of reports available to you but you don't trust them and you spend time trying to manually validate key numbers.