Definitions for "Executive information system"
Keywords:  strategic, dss, eis, analytic, drill
A system that supports management's strategic planning function.
A system designed specifically to support decision making at the executive levels of management, primarily the tactical and strategic levels.
An application system which is similar to a decision support system, but it is designed for an executive to use. Typically, executives do not have a lot of knowledge about computer systems and queries, and they need simple-to-use systems with professional reports. Information in an EIS is usually presented through the use of charts and diagrams that are already familiar to executives. There are also drill-down capabilities within charts and diagrams. An executive can drill down by selecting a piece of the chart when they need more detailed information. The interface to an EIS is usually GUI or web-based.
Computer software used to summarize operational data and prepare executive reports.