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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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Making Business Relevant Information Instantly Available to More Users
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Executives, managers, and business users need the ability to quickly discover, collect, analyze, and share relevant information and they need to be able to answer their own questions as they have them. Read this quick report to learn more about a solution that addresses just these needs.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 19 Jun 2009

SAP

Smarter system development: a systems engineering trade study to support green initiatives with model-driven development
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Trade study analysis is an effective method of comparing potential solutions to a given problem. Using a model-driven approach allows you to perform trade studies before development or implementation begins and saves time, money, and development headaches. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 14 May 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

IBM

Sole Technology Skates Past Reporting Obstacles with Business Objects
sponsored by SAP
CASE STUDY: Read this case study and see why Sole Technology purchased BI from Business Objects. Sole Technology was struggling with getting data into the hands of people that needed it, when they needed it, to make better business decisions. Business Objects supplied them with the means to retrieve their data and disperse it to the right people.
Posted: 31 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Jun 2008

SAP

The Evolution of Data Integration and Quality Software
sponsored by Business Objects
WEBCAST: In this seminar hosted by Business Objects, an SAP company, Colin White of BI Research will examine the evolution of the data integration and quality industry, and explain the benefits of moving toward a single data services architecture.
Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | Premiered: Apr 3, 2008, 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)

Business Objects

Project and Portfolio Management eBook
sponsored by CA Technologies.
BOOK: To better understand how to take your organization to the next level of PPM maturity, view this eBook, Project and Portfolio Management Maturity Model to obtain a higher level of Project and Portfolio Management performance.
Posted: 21 Aug 2008 | Published: 21 Aug 2008

CA Technologies.

Business Intelligence: The Strategic Imperative for CIOs
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Business intelligence (BI) allows organizations to integrate applications and databases essential to users and enables analysis of information to optimize decision-making.
Posted: 18 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Information Builders

Benefits of Automating Data Warehousing
sponsored by UC4 Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Data warehousing can be defined as a copy of data specifically structured for querying and reporting.
Posted: 02 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

UC4 Software, Inc

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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