decision support system
- noun a system containing information in a form that is designed to assist people in making decisions.
- noun a suite of programs that helps a manager reach decisions using previous decisions, information, and other databases
- An analysis and decision-making system which incorporates programs and databases designed to work as a unit. One of the key features of such a system is the ability to help analyze various possible outcomes of any number of decisions, before any concrete actions take place. Its abbreviation is DSS.