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Executive Information System


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Executive Information System

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