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decision support system

a procedure which is concerned with getting appropriate information to managers as and when they need it and which aids the manager in making decisions. Decision support systems are generally based upon interactive COMPUTER networks which can help the manager to solve problems and to gauge the effects of alternative outcomes of a decision. See INFORMATION MANAGEMENT.
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For DSS RP, the build time for a 1-cylinder head is two days, and for a 4-cylinder head it is less than 1 week.
In addition to the time saving consideration, the DSS RP-produced cylinder heads are virtually identical in all metallurgical and mechanical respects to the sand-cast components that will be produced during the production phase.
Imagine the impact a sales representative can have when he or she can close a DSS home receiver hardware sale ($699 for the bias hardware package) with the additional kicker of providing on-the-spot subscription service to the largest selection of programming in the country from both DirecTv and USSB.
RCA dealers can earn revenues on both the sale of RCA DSS home receiver equipment, including the sleek 18-inch diameter satellite dish, receiver and interactive remote control, and on the sale of the USSB DSS programming that supports the hardware.
USSB has put together some of the biggest names in television for its national DSS programming package, including the multichannel programming of SHOWTIME, HBO, Cinemax, The Movie Channel and Flix.
If DSS wins on validity in at least one court, a valid patent will exist, which could affect the movement and use of Euro banknotes.
With an increase in the number of high technology and communications companies located in the Chicago area, DSS Software Technologies is poised to be a valuable resource to companies needing experienced IT professionals in a timely fashion.
By being the first to market with an integrated application suite, Comshare puts DSS in a unique position to address this large European market," adds Ronan Stafford.
MicroStrategy DSS World will include a wide variety of events focusing on e-business, customer relationship management, and industry-specific business intelligence solutions.
According to Wade Gerten, product manager with Retek Retail Solutions, "With its support for Microsoft Cluster Server, DSS Server 5.
DSS Agent Streamlines the Reporting Process with new Unified Report Status Console
As such, DSS works within the decision process (or "decision spectrum") to assist organizations in successfully: