Office Automation system collects, processes, stores and transmits data andinformation in the form of electronic office communication
Office Automation Sysytem could also be considered ascomputer-based information system that collects, process, store andtransmit electronic message, document and other form of communicationamong individual, work group and organizations.Office automation systems (OAS) are configurations of networkedcomputer hardware and software. A variety of office automation systemsare now applied to business and communication functions that used to beperformed manually or in multiple locations of a company, such aspreparing written communications and strategic planning. In addition,functions that once required coordinating the expertise of outsidespecialists in typesetting, printing, or electronic recording can now beintegrated into the everyday work of an organization, saving both time andmoney. A management information system (MIS) is a subset of the overall internalcontrol of a business covering the application of people, documents,technologies, and procedures by management accountants to solvebusiness problems such as costing a product, service or a business-widestrategy. Management information systems are distinct from regular information systems in that they are used to analyze other informationsystems applied in operational activities in the organization.
Academically, the term is commonly used to refer to the group of information management methods tied to the automation or support of human decision making, e.g. Decision Support Systems, Expert systems,and Executive information systems. It has been described as "MIS 'lives' inthe space that intersects technology and business. MIS combines tech withbusiness to get people the information they need to do their jobsbetter/faster/smarter. Information is the lifeblood of all organizations - nowmore than ever. MIS professionals work as systems analysts, projectmanagers, systems administrators,etc., communicating directly with staff and management across the organization."