Introduction to SAP-EIS
An executive information system (EIS) provides information about all the factors that influence the business activities of a company. It combines relevant data from external and internal sources and provides the user with important current data which can be analyzed quickly.
SAP-EIS is an executive information system which is used to collect and evaluate information from different areas of a business and its environment. Among others, sources of this information can be the Financial Information System (meaning external accounting and cost accounting), the Human Resources Information System and the Logistics Information System. The prepared information serves both management and the employees in Accounting.
SAP-EIS is the information system for upper-management. It is generally suitable for the collection and evaluation of data from different functional information systems in one, uniform view.
When customizing your Executive Information System you set up an individual EIS database for your business and have this supplied with data from various sub-information systems (Financial Information System, Human Resources Information System, Logistics Information System, cost accounting, etc.) or with external data. As data comes from different areas, you can structure the data in separate EIS datasets for different business purposes. In EC-EIS these data areas are called aspects. You can define various aspects containing, for example, information on the financial situation, logistics, human resources, the market situation, and stock prices for your company. You can create reports to evaluate the data in each aspect. You can either carry out your own ad hoc evaluations in the SAP-EIS presentation (reporting) system or analyze the data using report collections created individually for your specific requirements. To access the SAP-EIS presentation functions, choose Information systems® EIS.
In this documentation the application functions are described in detail and the customizing functions in brief. It is intended for the EC-EIS user but also those responsible for managing the system. In order to access the EC-EIS application menu, choose Accounting ® Enterprise control. ® EIS.
To call up the presentation functions from the application menu, choose Environment ® Executive menu.
The customizing tasks to be carried out and settings to be made are described and performed in Customizing. You can find a detailed description of the customizing functions in the implementation guidelines.