|Traditional MIS||Modern MIS|
|Traditional Management Information System uses the paper based data storage mechanism and extracting the essential information manually whenever
|In the modern MIS, the computer hardware and software are used to input process and display the essential information.|
|There was no proper methodology to keep the back up the data to
protect from accident.
|The data and information can be back up at anywhere in the world instantly and can be retrieved
|It was simple and normal staff can
handle it properly.
|It is more technical and specialized knowledge and
expertise are essential
|It is cost effective||Initially it looks to be costly affair however in long run
it is cost effective
|It is mainly centralized||It can be centralized or distributed. However in both cases two or more users can access it
|Transmitting to other parts involves
purely manual process
|It||is fully automatic
|and can||be transmitted to|
A top level management of any organization is mainly responsible to oversee all the task of the organization. Top level management has to coordinate and establish cordial relationship among the department of the organization. They should be able to analyze the various indicators and should be able to take the even radical decision for the benefit of the organization. Thus top level management should be dynamic, far sighted and quick and correct while making decision.
A decision support system DSS is that part of the information system which provides a tool to managers/executives of an organization to assist them in solving semi –structured and unstructured problems in their own, somewhat personalized way. Some time, the modeling environment can be done in s spread sheet.
Thus, a decision support system does not itself make any decision rather it provides lots of information which assists the top level management to make the right decision at the right time. DSS provides provide the alternatives mechanism and process to the top level management which will be helpful in many ways in organization execution.