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What is Drill Down Capability

Handbook of Research on Enterprise Systems
EIS capability to display details of summary-level information by allowing the pointing and clicking on a specific data field for which the user desires an additional level of detail. As a result, the components of that data field are then displayed
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An Overview of Executive Information Systems
Gary P. Moynihan (The University of Alabama, USA)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-859-8.ch006
An executive information system (EIS) is a software system designed to support the informational needs of senior management. The EIS is characterized by an easy to use and maintainable graphical user interface; integrated capabilities for data access, analysis, and control; analysis and report generation across multiple files; and on-request “drill down” capability. Most existing management information systems provide an enormous quantity of detailed status reports. However, they lack the capability of providing summarized levels of information, in an appropriate format, for higher levels of management. This problem has continued despite the emergence of enterprise resource planning systems. By understanding the concept and functionality of traditional executive information systems, readers will also be able to better understand how EIS has adapted to meet the requirements of senior management in an enterprise system environment.
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