The role of information system
Outside: The information system has the role of collecting data from the external environment, and bringing information of the enterprise to the outside world. Types of information collected and provided externally include information on prices, labor, consumer tastes, demand for goods, inflation, government policies, etc.
Inside: The internal information system of the enterprise acts as a bridge, linking the departments within the enterprise. It collects, provides information for the units needed to accomplish the various purposes that the business set out for. For example, information on production and business activities; information about the management level of the enterprise; information about the company's internal policies; information on procurement, import and export of goods; Information about sales, revenue, finance ...
Impact of information systems on enterprises
Supporting and improving competitiveness for businesses: Information systems help businesses operate more efficiently, reduce costs, thereby increasing competitiveness for products sold. Moreover, the information system also helps shorten and link the gap between businesses and customers and suppliers.
Supporting enterprise decision making: A complete information system will help corporate executives have a comprehensive picture of the production, business, finance ... of the business, which assists them to make appropriate, right and effective business decisions.
Supporting business operations: Information system allows storing a large amount of necessary information including customers, suppliers, product information, selling prices, labels, costs, ... and help make business operation smooth and time-saving
It can be said that an information system is an effective tool to help businesses develop, create brand value and optimal competitive position in the market not only in Vietnam but also in international markets. Therefore, it plays an important and indispensable role in every business.