Executive Information System (EC-EIS) - Overview
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.
The EC-Executive Information System (EC-EIS) is a 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 information provided serves both management and the employees in Accounting.
EC-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.
The Executive Information System is based on the same data basis, and has the same data collection facilities as Business Planning (EC-BP). In EC-EIS you can report on the data planned in EC-BP.
Within this documentation, unless noted otherwise, the sectionsData Basis (EC-EIS/EC-BP), Data Collection (EC-EIS/EC-BP) and Tools (EC-EIS/EC-BP) are relevant for both applications. The section Business Planning (EC-BP) is only relevant if you are using EC-BP also.
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. Since this data is structured heterogeneously, you can structure the data basis into separate EIS data areas for different business purposes. These data areas are called aspects. You can define various aspects for your enterprise containing, for example, information on the financial situation, logistics, human resources, the market situation, and stock prices. For each aspect you can create reports to evaluate the data. You can either carry out your own basic evaluations in the EIS presentation (reporting) system or analyze the data using certain report groups created specifically for your requirements. To access the 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. To access the EC-EIS application menu, choose Accounting ® Enterprise control. ® Executive InfoSystem.
To call up the presentation functions from the application menu, choose Environment ® Executive menu.
Necessary preliminary tasks and settings are carried out in Customizing. You can find a detailed description of the customizing functions in the implementation guidelines.