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Some experts claim that if a business gets 52 percent of its decisions right, it will be successful. Would using a decision support system guarantee better results? Why or why not? What does the quality of any decision depend on? Do you think it matters what type of decisions are included in this 52%? For example, would getting the right type of paper clips be as influential a decision as deciding where to locate the business? Can you think of a situation where the type of paper clip matters a great deal?

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Using a decision support system would not guarantee better results. It is possible to achieve the same results using different methods, including by using a decision support system. The difference in the decision support system is the means that would be used, and the main fact that the decision-maker may have acquired a great deal of knowledge with the decision-support system. This leads to a situation where the decision-maker is better equipped in making decisions using the decision support system, ...

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The solution provides a detailed discussion examining if decision support systems guarantee better results, the quality of decisions, types of decisions, and other decision support system issues.