4.3.8 - Management Information Systems - Good Features

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  • Created on: 07-05-13 13:37
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  • Good Management Information Systems (Features)
    • Providing Data in an Appropriate Form
      • Capability to output in different formats
    • Allow Individual Project Planning
      • Better planning fot the futures based upon past and current performance
    • Flexibility of Data Analysis
      • The output and analysis from the MIS should be able to meet the differing needs of different managers
    • Improve interpersonal communications amongst management and employees
      • Management
        • MIS analysis should give a better understanding of how the different parts of the business work and enable managers to communicate more effectively about this
      • Employees
        • Managers can justify their decisions to employees based upon real information, enchancing thier standing and enabling employees to be and feel more involved
    • Accessible to a wide range of users and support a wide range of skills and knowledge
      • A need for the MIS to be easy to use by managers with variable knowledge and ability
        • Easy to get started with plenty more detailed analysis possible by more able managers
    • Avoid Information Overload
      • Too much information is a problem because it can obscure the useful information
      • A good MIS is able to analyse the data and highlight the key data
    • Accuracy of the data
      • Good quality data makes good decisions likely


Mr A Gibson


This is one of three valuable mind maps which cover MIS. They are good to use as printed posters for familiarisation. Use the "Test Yourself" feature to review your learning.

Resource 1 - Mind Map of general information relating to MIS

Resource 2 - Mind Map of good features of MIS - this document

Resource 3 - Mind Map of bad features of MIS

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