Decision Support Systems (DSS) are a specific class of computerised information system that supports business and organisational decision-making activities. A properly designed DSS is an interactive software-based system intended to help decision makers compile useful information from raw data, documents, personal knowledge, and/or business models to identify and solve problems and make decisions.
Typical information that a decision support application might gather and present would be:
- Accessing all of your current information assets, including legacy and relational data sources, cubes, data warehouses, and data marts.
- Comparative sales figures between one week and the next.
- Projected revenue figures based on new product sales estimates.
An idea on how British petroleum (BP). Supported their decision on how to deal with the oil spillage in the gulf of Mexico.
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