Describe the relevance of Specialised packages to a Decision Support System (DSS):

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1. Specialised packages
Specialised packages refers to special application programs which are fully documented for the performances of a particular problem. They can be statistical or quantitative for example, spreadsheet, accounting packages, graphics, design or clerical packages.

These packages assist the user of a Decision Support System in analysing the different courses of action regarding a particular problem. They are particularly important during the analysis stage the system so that various courses of action can be recommended.

Specialised packages can also be used during sensitivity analysis during decision-making.

 These packages also help decision makers in analysing various decision models, for example, through variance analysis, linear programming and regression analysis system.

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