The most important reason for failure of MIS is
A. Use of improper tools for design
B. Non involvement of end-user
C. Improper specification
D. None of the above
Answer: Non involvement of end-user
The most important reason for failure of MIS is Non involvement of end-user.
Management information system (MIS) is the term given to the discipline focused on the integration of computer systems with the aims and objectives on an organization.
A management information system (MIS) is a subset of the overall internal controls of a business covering the application of people, documents, technologies, and procedures by management accountants to solving business problems such as costing a product, service or a business-wide strategy.
Management information systems are distinct from regular information systems in that they are used to analyze other information systems applied in operational activities in the organization. Academically, the term is commonly used to refer to the group of information management methods tied to the automation or support of human decision making, e.g. Decision Support Systems, Expert systems, and Executive information systems.
The main issues with MIS systems have been:
- Scope creep (systems that take forever to complete and are never finished).
- Poorly designed/poorly constructed systems (developed by programmers who don’t understand business).
- System does not meet user needs (users did not have input into system design).
- System too expensive to maintain (next time, buy a better system).