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Free PDF: D. Power, Decision Support Systems: Concepts and Resources for Managers
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Decision Support Basics

A Decision Support System (DSS) is an interactive computer-based system or subsystem intended to help decision makers use communications technologies, data, documents, knowledge and/or models to identify and solve problems, complete decision process tasks, and make decisions. Decision support system is a general term for any computer application that enhances a person or group's ability to make decisions. Also, decision support systems refers to an academic field of research that involves designing and studying analytical information systems. In general, decision support systems are a class of computerized information system that support decision-making activities. Five more specific types of DSS (Power, 2001) include:

Overview: DSS Web Tour
Background: What is a DSS?, A Brief History of DSS, A Brief History of Spreadsheets
Framework: Supporting Decision-Makers


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