Information coordination is the coordination of information use (ie planning and control) and information supply. It forms the core of the controlling tasks. Two things are at stake here as well: First, an information system that is appropriate to the context must be designed. Second, the work of this system must be ensured and continuously monitored.
In the case of well-structured (operational) decisions, the coordination of information is unproblematic both with regard to the determination of the information requirement and with regard to the properties of the information to be made available. Special problems arise from the fact that the information requirements of management for strategic decisions cannot be determined in advance. In practice, the determination of critical success factors has proven itself as an instrument for identifying information requirements for management.
Information with special characteristics (management information) is required in the context of information coordination.