Information Systems and People
“Why should we learn information system?” This is because we are informed, which means that we are the people who are familiar with the information system and technology. Another reason we should learn the information system is that it offers so many career opportunities, for example. Chief Information Officer, IS Director, Information Center Manager, Application Development Manager, Project Manager, System Manager etc. In action, information systems play an important role in the organization. Every type of organization relies on information systems for a variety of reasons. They continue to adapt, expand and connect them to achieve their strategic goals.
The information system has six main tasks: supporting customer interaction, decision making, teamwork, achieving competitive advantages, managing operations and improving individual productivity. Every successful organization must be characterized by operational management, which includes the design, operation and improvement of systems that the organization needs to provide its goods and services. Some of them deal with several very basic functions that are part of every business.
Information systems are critical for tracking pay slips, taxes, benefits, and timesheets. Accounting information systems are essential to track claims, process transactions, procure goods and services, and pay suppliers. Companies must also manage their assets and inventories. Information systems designed to handle the processes associated with these functions must also meet the compliance standards set by governments and other regulatory agencies, which may change from time to time and also vary from country to country. Reports must be submitted, audits passed, and changed regulations followed. Depending on their tasks, companies also need information systems to manage industry-specific processes. Achieving excellent operations can bring huge cost savings and competitive advantages as companies strive to get all the extra costs out of their processes without sacrificing quality. Information systems support data-driven decisions based on billions of data that can be aggregated to uncover key trends and patterns.
Business intelligence, which summarizes all information that managers use to make decisions, can come from many sources that go beyond the company’s own operating systems. Competitive advantages that give a company an edge over its competitors can be achieved by developing and using innovative information systems. These systems are increasingly a central feature of a company’s strategic vision. Indeed, this vision must be shaped to a certain extent by what information systems can achieve today and what is possible in the future. Now there is finally an important component for IS, people, technology, process and data.