MIS (Management Information Systems)

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  • Created on: 08-02-16 16:41

1. Which is not a way MIS are different from data processing systems

  • MIS is based around databases whereas Data Processing Systems require data to be inputted in a designated format and will only produce a limited range of specific reports.
  • MIS do not produce information where timing is critical and DPS carry out routine tasks.
  • MIS produce information beyond that normally needed for routine data processing. DPS tend to be simple inflexible systems with little room for manipulation by the end user.
  • MIS are used to supply information to management in order to help make decisions, whereas DPS are designed to deal with day to day processing needs of an organisation.
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2. A feature of an effective MIS

  • Inappropriate hardware and software
  • For it to limit interpersonal communications between management and employees.
  • Accuraccy of Data
  • Lack of management knowledge about ICT systems and their capabilities

3. What is the definition of MIS

  • Systems that convert data from internal or external sources into information to be used by managers are called Management Information Systems (MIS). Management Information Systems are organised collections of people, procedures and resources designed
  • MIS is a way that managers collect data from a certain place using Questionnaires and Online Surveys.
  • MIS is the way you produce information where timing is critical and DPS carry out routine and repetitive tasks.
  • MIS is the way a register is taken in a school or beds are counted in a hospital.

4. Examples where MIS may be used.

  • A manager of a nationwide parcel delivery company could use their MIS to look at their events for the next few weeks in their calendar.
  • A chief executive of a Supermarket may extract financial information about each supermarket in the chain to identify those making the least profits.
  • A pupil uses MIS to log onto their school emails using their school email and password.
  • A sales assistant uses this to create a receipt for a customers purchase.

5. Why may an MIS fail?

  • It exceeds the original expectations.
  • Key personnel leaving
  • Costs lowering for the overall project
  • Too many staff working at once


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