||Executive information system for construction contract ridding decisions
||Couzens A, Thorpe T, Skitmore M
||This paper describes the development of an integrated ExecutiveInformation System (EIS) for supporting construction executives and seniormanagers strategic information requirements. The system focuses on theprovision of organisational and external market information for contractbidding decisions. The system uses a proprietary microcomputer based EISdevelopment environment to access ' synthetic ' data structures representingthe LAN architecture of a typical construction firm. This paper explains thetheory and technologies related to the development of such systems. This isfollowed by a general discussion of the analysis techniques adopted fordevelopment and definition of the system. The bulk of the paper relates toa description of the proposed prototype system and its application. Thesystem itself serves as a nucleus for access to a variety of data providingstrategic information for contract bidding decisions. The developmentmethodologies and the resulting prototype serve as a template fordevelopment of similar EIS and Visual Information Access (VIA) systems ina wider executive and senior manager information support role.
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||contract bidding; tender adjudication; strategic information; executive supportsystem; information scanning
Couzens A, Thorpe T, Skitmore M (1993).
Executive information system for construction contract ridding decisions. Mathur K S, Betts M P, Tham K W (editors); Management of information technology for construction; Singapore, August 1993,