A category or type of decision support system that emphasizes access to and manipulation of a time-series of internal company data and sometimes external data. Simple file systems accessed by query and retrieval tools provide the most elementary level of decision support functionality. Data warehouse systems often provide additional functionality. Analytical processing provides the highest level of functionality and decision support linked to analysis of large collections of historical data. Some data-driven DSS use real-time data to assist in operational performance monitoring. Early versions of Data-Driven Decision Support Systems were called Data-Oriented (Alter, 1980) or Retrieval-Only DSS by Bonczek, Holsapple and Whinston (1981).
Related Terms: Data-oriented DSS