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Ch 7: Decision Support Systems: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Decision Support Systems and Specialized Information Systems chapter of this College Information Systems and Computer Applications Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about specialized information and decision support systems. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the concepts involving decision support systems and specialized information systems required in a typical college information systems course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other information systems and computer applications work.
  • Identify the support and information systems concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our college information systems and computer applications tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn decision support systems and specialized information systems and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding decision making in organizations, business intelligence, executive information systems or any other support and information systems topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their business learning
  • Prefer learning business topics visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their decision support systems and specialized information systems unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in information systems and computer applications
  • Don't have access to their business teacher outside of class

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  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn decision support systems and specialized information systems on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with the different types of specialized information systems.
  • Understand the process for decision making in organizations.
  • Explain how managers use decision support systems to analyze internal and external data.
  • Learn how business intelligence is used to organize, categorize and access data.
  • Describe how management information systems provide current and historical performance information.
  • Take a look at different types of management information systems and their applications.
  • Understand how executive information systems combine features of decision support systems and management information systems.
  • Explain how group decision support systems can help large groups of people make decisions.
  • Discuss how geographic information systems aid decision making through the use of locations.
  • Learn how statistical analysis can reveal data trends and relationships.

15 Lessons in Chapter 7: Decision Support Systems: Tutoring Solution
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What Are Specialized Information Systems? - Decision Support Systems for Business

1. What Are Specialized Information Systems? - Decision Support Systems for Business

Specialized information systems have been developed to support decision making in an increasingly complex world. Learn about some of the different types of specialized information systems.

Decision Support Systems: How Managers Analyze Internal and External Data with DSS

2. Decision Support Systems: How Managers Analyze Internal and External Data with DSS

A Decision Support System is a specialized information system used when a problem is unstructured or when circumstances are uncertain. Learn about the data and models used in a DSS.

Decision Making in Organizations

3. Decision Making in Organizations

Information systems support decision making in organizations. Understanding the nature of decision making can help in using information systems more effectively.

Business Intelligence (BI): Organizing, Categorizing and Accessing Data

4. Business Intelligence (BI): Organizing, Categorizing and Accessing Data

Business Intelligence uses specialized information systems to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Learn about some of the specific tools used in Business Intelligence.

Management Information Systems (MIS): Manager Decision-Making Tools

5. Management Information Systems (MIS): Manager Decision-Making Tools

Management information systems help managers make effective decisions to support ongoing operations within an organization. Learn about the types of reports produced by an MIS.

Applications of Management Information Systems (MIS): Financial, Marketing, Manufacturing & Human Resources

6. Applications of Management Information Systems (MIS): Financial, Marketing, Manufacturing & Human Resources

Management Information Systems are typically organized around the functional areas of an organization. Learn about some of the most common applications of Management Information Systems.

Executive Information Systems (EIS): Upper Management Decision-Making Tools

7. Executive Information Systems (EIS): Upper Management Decision-Making Tools

An Executive Information System is a specialized information system used to support senior-level decision making. Learn how senior management uses an executive dash board to keep a close eye on how well their organization is doing.

Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS): Improving the Group-Decision-Making Environment

8. Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS): Improving the Group-Decision-Making Environment

A Group Decision Support System, or GDSS, consists of interactive software that allows for making decisions by a group of participants. Learn about some of the tools used in a GDSS.

Geographic Information System (GIS): Using Maps & Locations to Make Decisions

9. Geographic Information System (GIS): Using Maps & Locations to Make Decisions

A Geographic Information System uses smart maps to describe geographical relationships. Learn how organizations use spatial analysis to improve decision making.

Statistical Analysis: Using Data to Find Trends and Examine Relationships

10. Statistical Analysis: Using Data to Find Trends and Examine Relationships

Many different organizations use statistical analysis to describe and analyze data and to predict future trends. Learn about the different types of statistics in this video lesson.

Subsystem: Definition & Explanation

11. Subsystem: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, you will learn how to identify a subsystem and why it is important to define each subsystem within an organization. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.

Customer Touchpoints: Definition & Examples

12. Customer Touchpoints: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we discuss the concept of company branding and how branding influences customer touchpoints. We also look at a merchant shopping experience to isolate and identify where customer touchpoints should be utilized to be effective before, during and after shopping.

Operational CRM: Definition & Examples

13. Operational CRM: Definition & Examples

Operational CRM, or operational customer relationship management (CRM), falls under the CRM umbrella. Operational CRM includes business strategies and automated software tools the company uses to help the customer have a pleasant and rewarding experience with the company.

What is Security Management? - Systems & Applications

14. What is Security Management? - Systems & Applications

Information technology (IT) security breaches are becoming more and more common these days. In this lesson, you'll learn about IT security management as it applies to systems and applications.

Workplace Monitoring: Methods, Ethics & Laws

15. Workplace Monitoring: Methods, Ethics & Laws

This lesson provides information about the types of workplace monitoring. You'll learn about the legalities of workplace monitoring, what employees should be aware of, and some of the ethical issues involved in workplace monitoring.

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