The Fundamental Character of Decision Support Systems
This book is about an area we call decision support systems (DSS), that is, supporting the decision processes of managers with flexible access to models and relevant information. This approach emphasizes analysis of key decisions with the aim of improving both the effectiveness and the efficiency of decision making. For the purposes of this book we are concentrating on decisions in which financial data play a particularly large part.
KeywordsDecision Support System Operational Control Management Information System Fundamental Character Choice Phasis
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