There are a number of Decision SupportSystems. These can be categorized into fivetypes:
Most communications-drivenDSSs are targetted at internalteams, including partners. Itspurpose are to help conduct ameeting, or for users tocollaborate. The most commontechnology used to deploy theDSS is a web or client server.Examples: chats and instantmessaging softwares, onlinecollaboration and net-meetingsystems.
Most data-driven DSSs aretargeted at managers, staff andalso product/service suppliers.It is used to query a databaseor data warehouse to seekspecific answers for specificpurposes. It is deployed via amain frame system,client/server link, or via theweb. Examples: computer-based databases that have aquery system to check(including the incorporation of data to add value to existing