Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
April 16, 2017             Vol. 18, No. 8

In this issue

1) Is ETL software needed to build a model-driven DSS?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) Is ETL software needed to build a model-driven DSS?

by Daniel J. Power

ETL refers to software used in the process of extracting data from a data source, transforming or altering the data so it is useful for decision support or another need, and then loading the transformed data into a new data store, i.e., an RDBMS, a flat file, or spreadsheet. Extract, transform and load (ETL) tasks are part of building many types of DSS, including some model-driven DSS. BUT, the complex ETL software developed for creating and refreshing large data stores created from transaction processing, enterprise resources planning (ERP) and/or operational systems is usually NOT needed for model-driven DSS.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

04/13/2017 Equifax cloud-based InterConnect® platform transforms credit and risk decisioning, receives robust review from industry expert. Check release.

04/11/2017 How Artificial Intelligence will improve traveler experience with TravelBird. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. 12th Annual Conference of the Midwest United States Association for Information Systems, Springfield, IL May 18-19, 2017. Check here.

2. EWG-DSS 2017 International Conference on Decision Support System Technology (ICDSST 2017), May 29-31, 2017, Namur, Belgium. Check here.


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