Management information systems provide information for managers in an organisation. MIS provides accurate and timely information necessary to facilitate the decision making process with enable the planning organising and controling systems to be carried out effectively. MIS is basicallyconcerned with processing data into information and is then communicated to various Departments in an organisation for appropriate decision making. MIS is a subset of the overall planning and control activites covering the application of humans, technologies and procedures of the organisation. The information system in the mechanism to ensure that information is availible to the managers in the form they want it and when need it.
1. Information technologies.
Data collection involves the use of information technologies comprimising: computers and telecommunication networks(e-mail, voice mail internet etc). A management information system enables a business to provide answers to managers in search of knowledge. MIS does this by providing data about the organisation operations with information gathered from employees in expert systems that reflect the organisations procedures. before the widespread use of computers, many organisations found difficulties in gathering, storing, organising and distributing large amounts of data information. Devolopments in computer technology made possible for managers to select the information they require, in the form best suited for their needs and in time they want. MIS is designed to provide to support a managers work by helping them through there decision making process.