Building an Executive Information System for the Diocese of Rockville Centre
Jonathan Hughes, The School of Education, Department of Administration and Instructional Leadership
Abstract: In order to better understand the educational and fiscal impact of the changing demographics on Long Island and to meet the needs for long-range educational planning, the purpose of this study is to design, build, and implement an Executive Information System for the Department of Education of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
An Executive Information System (EIS) is a type of management information system intended to facilitate and support the information and decision making needs of senior diocesan executives and parochial school principals by providing easy access to both internal and external information relevant to meeting the strategic goals of the organization. In recent years, the term EIS has been more popularly referred to as “Organizational Intelligence,” which includes the sub areas of reporting, analytics, and digital dashboards.
The emphasis of an EIS is on graphical displays and easy-to-use user interfaces. It offers strong reporting and benchmarking capabilities. In general, an EIS is an enterprise-wide Decision Support System (DSS) that helps top-level executives analyze, compare, and highlight trends in important variables so that they can monitor performance and identify opportunities and problems.