A topology of financial versus manufacturing management information systems

Boaz Ronen*, Michael A. Palley

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Manufacturing management information systems (MIS) are in a relatively less mature state than financial information systems. This difference in maturity is due, in part, to historical reasons, and to the complex and dynamic nature of manufacturing system attributes. This paper compares the various system attributes belonging to manufacturing and financial information systems. Application of inappropriate system design techniques (based on these system attribute differences) has contributed to the relatively high failure rate of manufacturing MIS. The paper analyzes the need for the development of design tools geared specifically toward manufacturing MIS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-298
Number of pages8
JournalHuman Systems Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Financial information systems
  • Management information systems
  • Manufacturing information systems
  • Systems analysis and design


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