EIS (Executive Information System) differs from traditional system in the following ways:
i) They are specifically tailored to executive‘s information needs.
ii) They are able to access data about specific issues and problems as well as aggregate reports.
iii) They provide intensive on-line analysis tools including trend analysis, inception reporting.
iv) They can access a broad range of internal and external data.
v) They are particularly easy to use.
vi) They are used directly executives without assistance.
vii) Screen-based – All EISs are delivered through terminals.
viii) Information tends to be presented pictorial or graphical means.
ix) Information is presented in summary format.