Decision support systems is a branch of information systems that is concerned with improving the process of business decision making. The discipline began in the early 1970's amid claims that the process of decision making would be fundamentally changed or re-engineered by designing information systems to automate calculations and to provide easy access to appropriate information. Two decades later the full promise of decision support systems has not been realised. This paper uses a product life cycle model to analyse why new information systems ideas are often oversold. Using the history of decision support systems as a model, lessons for the current movement of business process re-engineering are drawn.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1994|
|Event||Proceedings of the IFIP TC8 Open Conference on Business Process Re-engineering: Information Systems Opportunities and Challenges - Queensland Gold Coast, Aust|
Duration: 8 May 1994 → 11 May 1994