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Strategic Planning: Organizations and the Use of DSS
Emmanuella Agum
Walden University

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Dr. Angela Dawson
Information Technology in the Organization, 2014/ITEC-6111-2
15th June, 2014

Strategic Planning: Organizations and the Use of DSS As organizations grow and even before they develop their business ideas and methods on a solid foundation, the need for a knowledge-based decision support system (DSS) arises. A DSS guides projections provide instruction, provides sound reasoning to identify strategic opportunities, and maps out hitches and crisis. The system has an overall purpose of improving subsequent decisions by rookies, equating the level of their decisions to that of the professionals as most companies now rely on their information systems so as to get the necessary data used for planning and maintaining their models. As such, the interaction of the decision modeling as well as the information systems, and the continual transformation of data from its raw form into information and finally, knowledge is the bedrock underlying DSS for strategic, tactical or operational planning.
The Concept of Business Intelligence and its Usefulness in Business Business Intelligence (BI) is a process that provides an effective strategy for development in business that can give competitive market advantage and ultimately provide long-lasting stability. It provides historical, current and future predictive views to the business operator, using technical process and applications to analyze mostly internal structured data and business processes. In an operational business, BI functions to give Business operations reports, Forecasting, Dashboard, Multidimensional analysis and finding correlation among different factors.
The Importance of Aligning IT with Business strategy Information Technology (IT) is essential in this whole business…...

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