Before, business computers were only used by organizations to compute for payroll and keep track of accounts payable and receivable, However, in this age of modern technology, several business applications have been developed in order for organizations to increase their productivity, save money, time and still deliver the good quality of service that their customers expect. With the business applications in placed, organizations need to have these applications managed well and continue on improving them, thus achieving the organizations objective of earning profit and customer satisfaction.
Management Information System involves the management of organization’s computer systems which include people, technologies, and procedures. MIS provides recommendations to management for decision making relative to decision support systems, resource and people management applications, project management, and database retrieval application.
The MIS ensures the organization as to the availability, continuity, and security of data and information technology services. It is important that the organization fulfill the required tasks when needed. The MIS plan, coordinate, and conduct direct research and facilitate the computer-related activities of the organization. They determine the technical and business goals of the organization in consultation with top management and established detailed plans towards the accomplishment of these goals. MIS team consists of MIS Director, Computer and Information Systems Managers and Technical Resources.
Organizations used MIS to measure performance, manage resources and help in complying with regulatory requirements. MIS provides management with feedback on the effectiveness of risk controls applied on operational processes.
The introduction of a new meaningful system by the MIS to the organization and guided by its proper use will reduce the probability of management making a wrong decisions if accurate and timely information are provided.