A decision support system or DSS is an information system that supports organisational decision-making and business activities. They combine useful information from documents, raw data, personal knowledge, and business models to find and solve business problems. DSSs help in the management and planning of operations, but also in making decisions with problems that can be rapidly changing and which are hard to see in advance. In other words, DSSs are business software that help companies improve the quality of their work, their reliability, and that facilitates and speeds up the decision process. More and more, decision support systems are offered under a SaaS (Software as a Service) model: web-based, hosted on the cloud, meaning that can be accessed with a simple web browser.
In today’s competitive business environment, comprehensive decision support system software (DSS software) has become indispensable. The majority of companies turn to various vendors due to indisputable benefits such systems bring, including:
Reduced decision cycle time as they provide relevant information just in time for a decision to be made.
Enhanced workforce effectiveness and productivity thanks to the possibility of performing a more in-depth and fast data analysis.
Improved communication and collaboration among decision makers as they are all provided with equal access to the same data.
Easy sharing facts and ideas. All operational data becomes available to all people across the company which not only encourages teamwork but also increases transparency and puts everybody on the same page.
Facilitated learning of new concepts and the development of a better understanding of the business and decision making environment.
Increased organisational control. Data-driven DSS often make business transaction data available for performance monitoring and ad hoc querying. Such systems help management stay up to date with business operations.
We’ve learned from the experience of working with various businesses around the world that decision support systems are crucial in organizations of all sizes. In many traditional systems, the user experience will often play second fiddle to the technology, which makes it necessary for users to have some prior SQL knowledge or specialist IT training in order to be able to effectively query the database. Technical complexity and high cost often thwart the effective and democratised use of decision support system software and for smaller companies pose an obstacle impossible to overcome. This can leave some users struggling to get the most out of their dashboard software.
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We developed a product that can cater for versatile business needs and be user-friendly and cost-effective at the same time. We know that the quality that really matters for all kind of companies is the ease-of-use for business users regardless of their level of experience.
datapine’s BI solution builds on traditional decision support system software, taking important technical features and adding an innovative, easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface to enable KPI reporting without any specialist knowledge or prior technical training. In fact, datapine’s decision support system is designed to be easy enough for an intern to use and at the same time smart enough for a PhD to conduct complex data analytics. Our software was developed with the aim to improve operational efficiency, by enhancing the capacity of each stakeholder to make faster and smarter decisions backed with data, instead of solely following a gut feeling.
With datapine’s software, managers and stakeholders will find it easy to gain in-depth insights into their business’ performance. Indeed, it unifies your business information in one central place, optimises its quality and make it readily available so that every collaborator can work on it and interact with its output – namely dashboards. Our decision support software features:
Flexible and adaptable KPI dashboards with real-time data displayed on actionable charts.
Advanced calculations across different databases by means of an easy-to-use drag and drop interface.
Easy online reporting with scheduling function and sharing dashboards via URL.
Building queries with no prior SQL knowledge or IT capability required.
Incredibly quick and responsive database integration in less than 10 minutes.
Optional secure data warehousing on powerful servers to guarantee fast data processing.
Our business intelligence tool combines complex data analytics capabilities with user-friendly online dashboard software and an embedded data visualisation function. No need for any SQL knowledge or specialized IT skills. Simply drag and drop the data fields you want to perform analysis on, and let datapine create the SQL code automatically for you. You gain immediate access to useful insights and are empowered to respond to rapidly changing business conditions on the fly. Leverage your information with a rapid access to timely, accurate data from your various sources in one centralizing point. Accelerate the time to market for all your important decisions by consequently reducing the complexity associated with data exploration and visualisation.
One of the challenges facing companies today is that the data is dispersed across many databases, files, and software. In order to make the right business decisions you need to see the bigger picture and have all information you need at hand.
datapine’s decision support system is designed to allow you to do your own analysis across multiple sources and work on real-time, updated data. Our wealth of data visualizations makes it easy to understand what lies within your data and glean actionable insights in a meaningful way. Our intuitive drag and drop interface indeed lets you build a professional online dashboard in a couple of click and visualise your findings seamlessly. Our dashboard reporting tool also has many interactive features that let you read deeper inside your data: you can also drill-down for more detailed insights or juxtapose them with past data. You can zoom in and zoom out, move time scales, group by weeks, months or years, by region or filter the entire dashboard according to specific criteria. datapine’s reports are flexible and adaptable even if changes to the decision-making approach or operating environment take place regularly. datapine fully supports you in your decision-making process and delivers the information that you’ll need to steer your business in the right direction.
To establish data driven decision making in your company every employee needs the insight into business dashboards as nobody knows the data better than the employees who work in the department from which the data comes from. This is why a cloud-based solution with which anyone granted the access can work is an obvious advantage – several brains at work usually bring more than a single one. Take benefit from datapine’s DSS software:
With data instantly available, the decision-making process becomes leaner and more efficient. Decisions can be made quickly to respond to needs within the organization.
Communication between departments becomes more effective as dashboards and analytics can easily be shared and distributed across the company.
Managers can retain greater control of the decision-making process by having the most comprehensive, relevant and up-to-date data at their fingertips as decisions are made.
Cost reduction. Some researches and especially case studies have documented DSS cost saving from labor savings in making decisions and from lower infrastructure or technology costs.
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We were amazed how easy it was to use datapine and get the first KPIs within a couple of minutes. datapine is definitively a game changer for us as now all decision makers have quick, easy access to ad hoc analysis, KPI dashboards and reports.Sebastian Diemer, Founder at KreditechGO TO PRODUCT OVERVIEW
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