PARIS GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
JELIU ISSAHAKU SAPASCHINI
(STRATEGIC AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT)
MENTOR: HILDA ARMAH- LPMA, MBA, PhD (ongoing)
20th AUGUST, 2013
What is MIS? Explain different types of information system serving at different levels in organization. Give suitable example.
Management Information System (MIS) is an organized collection of people, procedures, software, databases and devises that provide s routine information to managers and decision makers (Stair and Reynolds, (2012)). MIS focuses on operational efficiency. Manufacturing, marketing, production, finance and other functional areas are supported by MISs and are linked through a common database. MISs typically provide standard reports generated with data and information from the TPS or ERP.
Major Types of Systems in Organizations
Because there are different interests, specialties, and levels in an organization, there are different kinds of systems. No single system can provide all the information an organization needs. The figure below illustrates one way to depict the kinds of systems found in an organization. In the illustration, the organization is divided into strategic, management, and operational levels and then is further divided into functional areas, such as sales and marketing, manufacturing and production, finance and accounting, and human resources. Systems are built to serve these different organizational interests (Anthony, 1965).
Three main categories of information systems serve different organizational levels: operational-level systems, management-level systems, and strategic-level systems. Operational-level systems support operational managers by keeping track of the elementary activities and transactions of the organization, such as sales, receipts, cash deposits, payroll, credit decisions, and the flow of materials in a factory. The principal...