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Executive Information Systems -- Session 1 “Turning Data into Knowledge” Henry Weigel Energy Information Administration February 2000 Overview Session 1: Fundamentals of an EIS, types and structure, development approaches, tools, vendors, examples, Oil & Gas Demo

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executive information systems session 1 turning data into knowledge

Executive Information Systems -- Session 1“Turning Data into Knowledge”

Henry Weigel

Energy Information Administration

February 2000

overview
Overview
  • Session 1: Fundamentals of an EIS, types and structure, development approaches, tools, vendors, examples, Oil & Gas Demo
  • Session 2: The use of presentation graphics, making sense of a sea of data, the use of Excel, Powerpoint, HTML, Word
  • Session 3: Internet/Intranet and Active Server Pages
  • Session 4: MS Access (World & MER MDBs)
definition of an eis
A tool for the senior manager

Direct on-line access to relevant information

Timely and accurate

For individuals with limited time, limited keyboarding skills, and little direct experience with computers

An EIS is easy to navigate

Definition of an EIS
characteristics of an eis
Characteristics of an EIS
  • Tailored to executive’s information needs
  • Reports
  • Analysis and graphics
  • “Drill-down” process
  • Easy to use
purpose of an eis
Purpose of an EIS
  • Gives managers access to the data
  • Promotes managerial learning
  • Provides timely information
  • Looking at the data leads to questions
  • Identifies trends
  • Measures performance
types of eiss
Types of EISs
  • Corporate Management
    • E.g., Management functions, human resources, financial data, correspondence, performance measures, etc. (whatever is interesting to executives)
  • Technical Information Dissemination
    • E.g., Energy, environment, aerospace, weather, etc.
structure of an eis
Structure of an EIS
  • Presentation Graphics
  • Tutorials
  • Web Pages
  • Internet Portals
  • Intranet
  • Database Queries and Reporting
development approaches
Development Approaches
  • Classical System Development
    • System Requirements
    • Functional Description
    • System Specifications
    • Data Requirements
    • User Interfaces
  • Rapid Prototyping
    • User involvement
    • Low resources (if no good start over)
tools
Tools
  • Database Interfaces
    • Queries
    • Forms
    • Modules (Code)
  • Hypertext Interfaces
  • Active Server Pages (MS ASP)
  • Off-the shelf Software
  • Custom Programming
vendors
Vendors
  • ..\DOCs\EIS Notes 3 Vendors.doc
doe eia examples
DOE/EIA Examples
  • Action Tracking System
    • Prototyping using MS Access
  • Oil Tutorial
    • ..\..\..\SanFran\OilTool\default.htm
  • Presentation Graphics
    • ..\..\Session2\25YROPEC\html\anniversary.htm
doe eia examples cont d
DOE/EIA Examples, Cont’d.
  • Portal
    • ..\..\eh\Portal\portal.html
  • Cross-Referencing
    • ..\..\..\SanFran\HTMLs\emeu\aer\contents.html
  • World Energy (MDB)
doe eia examples cont d13
DOE/EIA Examples, Cont’d.
  • World Energy (MDB)
    • ..\..\Session4\World2000.mdb
  • Monthly Energy Review (MDB)
    • ..\merdb2000.mdb
  • Monthly Energy Review (ASP)
    • ..\..\Session3\PDOEmer\default.htm
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