The second stage of decision making, in which you develop alternative solutions to the problem and evaluate their feasibility.
A user interface that allows decision makers to easily access and manipulate the DSS and to use common business terms and phrases
A report providing increasingly detailed data about a situation.
economic order quantity (EOQ)
The quantity that should be reordered to minimize total inventory costs.
A report automatically produced when a situation is unusual or requires management action.
executive support system (ESS)
Specialized DSS that includes all hardware, software, data, procedures, and people used to assist senior-level executives within the organization.
Auditing performed by an outside group.
An information system that provides financial information for executives and for a broader set of people who need to make better decisions on a daily basis.
flexible manufacturing system (FMS)
An approach that allows manufacturing facilities to rapidly and efficiently change from making one product to making another.
geographic information system (GIS)
A computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographic information, that is, data identified according to its location.
group consensus approach
A decision-making approach that forces members in the group to reach a unanimous decision.
group support system (GSS)
Software application that consists of most elements in a DSS, plus software to provide effective support in group decision making; also called group support system or computerized collaborative work system.