Istilah business management diapdosi dari Bahasa Perancis, entreprendre yang berarti melakukan (to under take), memulai atau berusaha melakukan tindakan mengorganisir dan mengatur. If you only want to work a set number of hours per week, you must identify the products and services that deliver the returns you need to make that a reality. Doing so helps you refocus your productivity on the most lucrative profit streams. Business software is a type of program that assists in enhancing the productivity of the business and then measuring it. It has a wide array of application area. It varies with the variation of the size and shape of the business. Businesses can be categorized as small, medium and large. The small ones use the kind of software that consists of accounting packages and Microsoft office and Open office programs. The medium size business has a wider range of software application. It ranges from accounting packages, groupware, customer relationship management, human resource package, shopping cart program, loan originating package, field service programs and some others that can increase the productivity.
The need for types of information produced by decision support system has always been present. Decision support systems have become popular primarily because of their capability to fill this need. Nowadays availability of the computer hardware, the advent of the Database Management System in the 1970’s provided means for storage and management of large amount of data, large increase in number of software packages incorporating the functions of a decision support system. Finally many MBAs who were trained analytic techniques are now reaching the middle and upper levels of corporationsThese individuals know how to use the tools that decision support system provide. So in most of the organization, managers used the computer based Data processing applications. This leads to develop the decision support system in business world.