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  • 1. Executive Information System Systems for executives or people at the top of the organization.
  • 2.
    • EIS
    • Found in many organizations
    • More focused and easy to use information
    • Data warehouse
    • Relatively new concept
    • Used of in-dept analysis Ad hoc query
  • 3. EIS has been expanded to provide information to wide range of users. Hence also called Everyone’s Information System
  • 4. Need of an executive information systems
    • Engineering managers think about engineering
    • Production managers think about production
    • Marketing managers think about marketing
    • Whereas an executive’s views are broader
  • 5. What is an EIS (Electronic Information System)
    • Cross functional data, whereas a typical application is limited to single aspect of the organization.
    • The information should be in form of a summary
    • Graphically oriented with high level of precision
    • Communication based with outside and inside of the organization.
    • Highly customized to the executive’s preference
  • 6. Executive Support System
    • Add on to EIS can build an executive support system
    • EIS has additional capabilities such as a rapid interface to an electronic mail system or to an office wide appointment scheduling calendar.
  • 7. Use of EIS or ESS
    • To solve specific problems in either decision making or control.
    • To boost the executives personal work efficiency
    • To facilitate strategic change or reorganization change in the organization.
    • Means of communication between different levels of the managers.
  • 8. Characteristics of EIS
    • Should be beyond an internal data cube.
    • Graphical user interfaces lets executives select the area they want to review.
    • Users should drill down thru interesting items of data in increasing levels of detail
    • Users Key performance Indicators (KPI)
    • Highlighting by use of colors.
    • Some soft information.
  • 9.
    • Should be beyond an internal data cube.
    • [Data cube – historical data broken down by descriptive variable, time period and business unit]
    • Graphical user interfaces lets executives select the area they want to review.
    • Analysis based on regional areas, products etc.
  • 10.
    • Users should drill down thru interesting items of data in increasing levels of detail
    • Executive needs more information on sales in the western region might be able to get a breakdown by product, by sales officer or any other category that the data cube supports
  • 11.
    • Users Key performance Indicators (KPI)
    • Financial executive wants data of stock prices per share
    • Manufacturing executive needs data on production and quality
    • Highlighting by use of colors.
    • Red often indicates that an item is below its acceptable performance level.
    • You can apply tolerance level according to your preference.
    • Some soft information.
    • Comments by managers, opinions or predictions
  • 12. Resistance to EIS
    • Resistance from middle level managers and employee
  • 13. Practical EIS applications
    • Optima® Executive Advisor from DAX Technologies Corp. 
    • Adeo Corporate Vision from Atlantic Global Plc 
    • Board of Directors eRoom from Documentum / EMC 
    • Oracle Balance Scorecard from Oracle corporations