The business paradigm changed with the arrival of computing systems and later on the advent of the Internet. While new concepts were emerging the application was gradual as the corresponding web development took its time.
The businesses were aiming to fully computerize and automate various functions or processes. This was to be followed by the centralization of all aspects of tangible functions for easy management and quick data retrieval. Stand-alone computers aided by application software were not enough for unified systems but the integration of networking systems brought about a revolution.
Management Information Systems (MIS) soon became indispensable for enterprise management. Information could thus be supplied to the hierarchy of CEO, managers, and executives with requisite permissions within an organization.