Framework For Understanding Management Information System.
There is too much data and information in an organization. In order to design a MIS successfully, we need a framework to structure the information so that the data and information relevant for decision-making can be separated from rest of the data. Before we talk about the design of MIS, let us understand the strategic management of a business. An organization must respond to market forces, competition, to environment and to technological changes. The scope of business is wide, touching many fronts. A business, among other activities, must do a long-term strategic planning. There are many methodologies for strategic planning. According to model presented by Robert Anthony, the strategic planning is one of the major activities in business planning and control. The other two are the management control and operational control. This framework is illustrated below: