management information system

n. (MIS, abbr.) A set of procedures, usually automated, designed to give information on current operations in an organization in a form tailored to the needs of managers.


The information provided by an MIS may be strategic, tactical, or operational.


Illingworth 1996, p. 293 The early concept of an MIS, commonplace in the 1960s and early 1970s, was that systems analysts would determine the information requirements of individual managers in an organization, and would design systems to supply that information routinely and/or on demand.