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About ModelDriven DSS
ModelDriven DSS emphasize access to and manipulation of a model, for example, statistical, financial, optimization and/or simulation models.
Simple statistical and analytical tools provide the most elementary level of functionality. Some OLAP systems that allow complex
analysis of data may be classified as hybrid DSS systems providing both modeling and data retrieval and data summarization
functionality. In general, modeldriven DSS use complex financial, simulation, optimization or multicriteria models to provide
decision support. Modeldriven DSS use data and parameters provided by decision makers to aid decision makers in analyzing a
situation, but they are not usually data intensive, that is very large data bases are usually not need for modeldriven DSS. Early
versions of ModelDriven DSS were called Computationally Oriented DSS by Bonczek, Holsapple and Whinston (1981). Such
systems have also been called modeloriented or modelbased decision support systems.
Key Terms
Decision Analysis tools  DA tools help decision makers
decompose and structure problems. The aim of these tools is to help a user
apply models like decision trees, multiattribute utility models, bayesian models, Analytical
Hierarchy Process (AHP), and related models.
Forecasting Support System  A computerbased system that supports users in making and evaluating forecasts.
Users can analyse a time series of data.
Linear Programming  A mathematical model for optimal solution of resource allocation problems.
Simulation  A technique for conducting one or more experiments that test
various outcomes resulting from a quantitative model of a system.
Building ModelDriven DSS
Relevant Ask Dan! Links
Relevant Case Study Examples
 Decisioneering Staff, "SunTrust 'Banks' on Crystal Ball for assessing the risk of commercial loans", Decisioneering, Inc., November 1998, posted at DSSResources.COM March 16, 2001, HTML link.
 Palisade Staff, "Procter & Gamble Uses @RISK and PrecisionTree WorldWide", Palisade Corp., Spring 2001, posted at DSSResources.COM May 22, 2001, HTML link.
 Young, James R., Geoff Rabone, Scott Akenhead and Ed Gregr, HydroBasin: Relicensing Planning for
Hydroelectric Watersheds, Facet Decision Making, 2000, posted at DSSResources.COM November 18,
2001, HTML link.
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