Ad Hoc Query: Any spontaneous or unplanned question or query. It is a query that consists of dynamically constructed SQL and is one capability in a data-driven DSS.

Alerts: A notification from an event that a trigger has exceeded a predefined threshold. Alerts are used with data-driven DSS.

Algorithm: A set of rules for calculating results or solving problems that has been programmed for use in a model-driven DSS.

Business Activity Monitoring (BAM): A real-time version of business performance monitoring and operational BI and is a data-driven DSS.

Business Intelligence (BI): A popularized umbrella term that describes a set of concepts and methods used to improve business decision making by using fact-based support systems. The term ...

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