The Advisory Board Company provides best practices research and analysis, business intelligence and software tools, and management and advisory services to the health care and education industries. The Company offers programs in three areas: best practices research, business intelligence and software tools, and management and advisory services. The Company’s business intelligence and software tools programs allow members to pair their own operational data with the best practices insights from the Company’s research, through Web-based business intelligence and software tools. The Company’s management and advisory services programs assist member institutions efforts to adopt and implement best practices to improve their own performance. Each of its 50 programs targets the issues of a specific executive constituency or business function. The members of each program have access to an integrated set of services, and most of these programs are renewable.