Executive Information Systems – Must Haves

Executive information systems allow senior management and executives to make smarter, more intelligent decisions. Inaccurate or obsolete records in the hands of executives may have disastrous implications for businesses attempting to reallocate money and time. This fact alone makes the decision over what kind of device to use to deliver data to executives one of the most critical decisions you'll ever make.

If you're looking for a powerful E.I.S. keep an eye out for:

1. Performance Indicators

Even if different organizations within a company offer different resources or create different types of deliverables, all success or job status metrics must be interpreted in a similar way in the executive information system. Decision makers are unable to get an accurate picture of success due to a lack of accuracy in metric and status reports. Metrics and performance measures must be formalized and identified within the executive information system, and then used uniformly by both groups to ensure the desired degree of continuity.

The most effective way to standardize benchmarks and performance measures is for the organisation to first identify standard workflows and procedures within each of its various divisions and teams. To help with this, the executive information system can enable users to build and optimize automatic workflows that not only ensure accurate monitoring of work results, but also make the whole work lifecycle, including preparation, coordination, implementation, and management, easier to handle.

2. Automatic Management and Reporting

For task management and reporting, companies often use a range of spreadsheets, project management utilities, PowerPoint displays, report builders, and a host of other methods. This frequently results in a lot of manual data entry, collection, sorting, and copying between these various tools. These tasks are not only time consuming, but they can also lead to reporting failures and delays. By providing organisations with a common location to monitor, organize, and report on jobs, an executive information system should be able to unify and simplify all of these work management activities.

3. Real-time & relevant Data

Data that has been sitting there for a long time is rubbish. Executives can't continue to make choices based on old data that's a day old, a week old, or even a month old in today's fast-paced market setting. Executive information systems with lengthy reporting lag times make it impossible for an organization to focus on evolving business dynamics, respond quickly to crucial problems, or make time-sensitive course corrections. The business world moves too quickly for you to focus on outdated data. Decision-makers need an executive information system that gives them access to reliable and up-to-date actionable data.

Managers can see how easily resources are being used around the enterprise through an employee information system that provides real-time insight. They can see how many people are working on each job, what each team member is working on, where bottlenecks are likely to exist, and where task goals can be changed. Executives benefit from real-time visibility because it allows them to make decisions based on current, reliable data and allows them to make course changes quickly.

4. Accessibility

An executive information system must be available to address the demands of increasingly mobile executives and geographically dispersed organisations. An open executive information system eliminates global gaps by providing policy makers with instant access to the information they need, regardless of where they reside in the world.

5. At-a-glance Executive Dashboards

An executive information system that is difficult to use would be used infrequently. Decision-makers need and need an executive information system that is simple to use and allows them to quickly obtain the information they want. This entails user-friendly layouts and dashboards that can be completely customized. They must be able to easily move between various views that only show details related to their position but still allowing them to dig down into more specific data.


Executives will benefit from including all of these criteria in one EIS. Executives will make key decisions with all relevant data on hand if data is collected and aggregated regularly and timely. Companies should be certain their policies are based on facts rather than fear-mongering politics, which all too frequently dominate the boardroom.

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