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management information system

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computer system with information for management decisions a computer-based system for collecting, storing, processing, and providing access to information used in the management of an organization. Management information systems evolved from early electronic data processing systems. They support managerial decision making by providing regular structured reports on organizational operations. Management information systems may support the functional areas of an organization such as finance, marketing, or production. Decision support systems and EISs are types of management information system developed for more specific purposes.

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    Management information systems (MIS) make it possible for organizations to get the right information to the right people at the right time by enhancing the interaction between the organization’s people, the data collected in its various IT systems, and the procedures it uses
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Definitions of ’management information system’ and meaning of ’management information system’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’management information system’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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