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Executive Information System


An executive information system (EIS) is an information channel in an enterprise that provides executive-level employees with information about what’s going in their business and in their market—things like operations statuses, sales figures and market trends. The data in an EIS can be extracted from various databases, and is meant to keep executives apprised of the best up-to-the-minute data available, to help improve decision making, cut losses and increase opportunity.

EIS, however, is being widely replaced by business intelligence (BI) because of BI’s enhanced functionality, with features like analytics, specialized dashboards and report creation.

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