These are essential systems and very often they are overlooked on an airport.

An Executive Information System (EIS) is a decision support system (DSS) used in organizations to help executives in their decision making process. It does so by providing easy access to important data needed in an organization to achieve strategic goals or react in case of an emergency. An EIS has a graphical presentation on a user-friendly windows interface on a PC, Tablet or Smart Phone.

Executive information systems can be used for monitoring company performance in many different areas of the business, as well as for identifying opportunities and problems.

Current EIS data is available on local area networks (LANs) throughout the company or enterprise, facilitated by personal computers and workstations. Directors and Senior Management can access company data to help make decisions in their workplaces, departments, divisions, etc.

Executive support systems are intended to be used directly by senior managers to support unscheduled strategic management decisions. Often such information is external, unstructured and even uncertain. Often, the exact scope and context of such information are not known in advance.

This information contained on the EIS should be readily available and is based on data gathered via systems integration and the Airport Operational Database.

Executive Information System-Key Characteristics

  • Detailed data – EIS provides absolute data from its existing database.
  • Integrate external and internal data – EIS integrates integrate external and internal data. The external data collected from various sources.
  • Presenting information – EIS represents available data in graphical form which helps to analyze it easily.
  • Trend analysis – EIS helps executives of the organizations to data prediction based on trend data.
  • Easy to use – It is a very simplest system to use.

Advantages of EIS

  • Trend Analysis
  • Improvement of corporate performance in the marketplace
  • Development of managerial leadership skills
  • Improves decision-making
  • Simple to use by senior executives
  • Better reporting method
  • Improved office efficiency

Disadvantage of EIS

  • Due to technical functions, not to easy to use by everyone
  • Executives may encounter overload of information
  • Difficult to manage database due to the large size of data
  • Excessive costs for small business organizations