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ALSO CALLED: DSS (Decision Support Systems), Decision Support
DEFINITION: A decision support system (DSS) is a computer program application that analyzes business data and presents it so that users can make business decisions more easily. It is an "informational application" (to distinguish it from an "operational application" that collects the data in the course of normal business operation).Typical information that a decision support application might gather and present  … 
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In Search of Clarity: Unraveling the Complexities of Executive Decision-making
sponsored by Business Objects
WHITE PAPER: Decision-making is at the core of all business activity, as executives set strategy and manage operations by weighing a vast array of factors to arrive at the desired balance of risk and reward.
Posted: 03 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Business Objects

EDM: A Systematic Approach to Smarter Decisions
sponsored by FICO
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the benefits associated with Enterprise Decision Management (EDM). Discover how to automate, improve and connect critical decisions for enhanced business performance.
Posted: 04 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

FICO

The Performance Manager: Turning Information into Higher Business Performance
sponsored by IBM Cognos
BOOK: The Performance Manager, Proven Strategies for Turning Information into Higher Business Performance, strengthens the partnership between decision-makers and the people who provide the information that drives better decisions.
Posted: 26 Jan 2007 | Published: 26 Jan 2007

IBM Cognos
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DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS DEFINITION (continued): … A decision support system (DSS) is a computer program application that analyzes business data and presents it so that users can make business decisions more easily. It is an "informational application" (to distinguish it from an "operational application" that collects the data in the course of normal business operation).Typical information that a decision support application might gather and present would be: Comparative sales figures between one week and the nextProjected revenue figures based on new product sales assumptions The consequences of different decision alternatives, given past experience in a context that is describedA decision support system may present information graphically and may include an expert system or artificial intelligence (AI). It may be aimed at business executives or some other group of knowledge workers.
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