decision support system(redirected from decision automation)
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decision support systema 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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