This may help:
a comprehensive discussion of MIS platforms and apps with loads of
links for further investigation. while slightly dated, this article
is a standard reference in the *open-source* movement.
nowadays, MIS apps are usually platform-specific. depending on what
you are testing for, you may need to cram for a specific software
group. I suspect however, that it would be well worth the time to
gain an historical perspective on how the current-use systems