Purpose of EIS:
1. To support managerial learning about an organisation its work processes, and its interaction with the external environment so that managers can make better decisions.
2. To allow timely access to information. Often the time a useful report can be complied traditional methods the strategic issues facing the manager have changed and the report is never fully utilized.
3. To direct managements attention to specific areas of the organization of specific business problems. Managers and sub ordinates can work together to determine the root cause of issues highlighted EIS.
4. Managers are particularly attentive to concrete information about their performance when it is available to their superiors. This focus is very valuable if the information reported is actually important and represents a balanced view of the organisation’s objectives.