Best Reference Books – Decision Support Systems

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Decision Support Systems subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Decision Support Systems along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Decision Support Systems subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Decision Support Systems" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Decision Support and Business Intelligence Systems” by Turban

“Decision Support and Business Intelligence Systems” Book Review: This book comprehensively covers topics like Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence, Decision Making, Systems, modelling and support. It also discusses Data Mining, Artificial Neural Networks, text and web mining, data warehousing, advanced intelligent systems and group support systems. This book also focuses on knowledge management, ES, Business Intelligence and intelligent agents and other intelligent systems. This book can be referred to by anyone pursuing a course in Decision Support Systems (DSS), computerized decision making tools and management support systems.

2. “Decision Support Systems” by Janakiraman

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“Decision Support Systems” Book Review: The book provides comprehensive information on DSS and gives an account of the decision making process, significance of business reengineering, role of client-server technology and many more. The book also covers topics like Information systems, decision support systems, DBMS, Model BMS, Hardware and software for DSS and AI and expert systems. It also discusses how the internet is the future of computing, EDI and computer networks. The book provides various real world applications on the DSS for in depth understanding. The book is mainly for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Computer Science and Management and is equally helpful for practicing professionals.

3. “VBA for Modelers Developing Decision Support Systems with Microsoft Office Excel” by S Christian Albright

“VBA for Modelers Developing Decision Support Systems with Microsoft Office Excel” Book Review: This book is quite essential for training in Visual Basic Applications. This helps to automate spreadsheets and also for sophisticated science applications. The book is divided into two parts where the first part teaches the essentials of VBA. The second part demonstrates a large number of management science models which can be automated through VBA. VBA is basically the programming language for Microsoft Office. This book can be used by anyone trying to learn VBA and also by the practicing professionals.

4. “Decision Support Systems: In the 21st Century” by Marakas

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“Decision Support Systems: In the 21st Century” Book Review: The book introduces the concept of DSS and tells various components associated with it. The book provides the application and implementation aspects of DSS. It discusses data warehousing, data mining and visualisation, intelligent softwares and decision making processes. The book provides a large number of illustrations, examples, review questions and problems. This book is for anyone trying to learn DSS including students and working professionals.

5. “Data Warehousing in the Real World: A Practical Guide for Building Decision Support Systems” by ANAHORY

“Data Warehousing in the Real World: A Practical Guide for Building Decision Support Systems” Book Review: The book provides techniques and guidelines for the DSS solutions with the help of open-systems data warehouses. This book provides the fundamentals of designing large scale data warehouses and product-independent guidelines. This book gives the reader templates for project-plans and applications of real life solutions picked from various business sectors. This book is for students pursuing a course in computer science and working professionals too.

6. “Decision Support Systems and Intelligent System” by EFRAIM TURBAN

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“Decision Support Systems and Intelligent System” Book Review: The book introduces technologies like Management Support Systems (MSS) and presents the techniques and manners to construct the model. The book covers topics like overview of MSS, Decision Making Systems,DSS Overview, Modelling and Analysis, Business Intelligence and DSS development. The book also discusses collaborative computing technologies, enterprise information systems, knowledge management, AI and Expert systems, Advanced Technologies and E-Commerce. The book can be referred to by students pursuing this course and working professionals.

7. “Decision Support System” by Subbaraman Bhuvaneswari

“Decision Support System” Book Review: The book explains the applications of DSS in the stock market to predict the future stock market prices. It uses different automated techniques and strategies to buy and sell orders with appropriate and profitable rates. It has found application in data mining. This book is for students pursuing courses in DSS and working professionals too.

8. “Decision Support and Data Warehouse Systems” by Efrem Mallach

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“Decision Support and Data Warehouse Systems” Book Review: The book applies DSS to the new evolving topics like data warehousing and mining. This book also provides building and using DSS and focuses on multi-dimensional databases and client/server computing. The book provides an introduction to DSS, Building and Implementing DSS and Data warehousing. This book is for students pursuing courses in DSS and working professionals too.

9. “Decision Support Systems: Water Resources Planning” by Daniel P Loucks and Joao R da Costa

“Decision Support Systems: Water Resources Planning” Book Review: The book discusses topics like simulation models which are used to help water resource managers. It also helps to predict and analyse the impacts of these. The recent advancements in computer technology are used to link these models to programs. The applications of DSS explained in the book can be used by those in water resource management and planning.

10. “A Spatial Decision Support System for Rainwater Harvesting” by Mwenge Kahinda Jean-Marc

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“A Spatial Decision Support System for Rainwater Harvesting” Book Review: This book explains challenges faced by the South-African Government and investigates the various demand management and water supply options. The Rainwater Harvesting Decision Support System(RHADESS) and this has been developed to provide ease the integration of rainwater harvesting(RWH). RWH is used in the management and development of the country’s water resources. RHADESS is used to calculate the area of land which is needed by a household for food security when RWH is implemented.

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