The Advisory Board Company provides cloud-based performance improvement software and solutions to the health care and education industries. The Company offers programs in three key areas that comprises of best practices research, software tools and management and advisory services. The Company focuses the senior managements of its members on important problems by providing an analysis of best practices used by some of the most successful organizations to solve those problems, and by providing tools and services to accelerate the adoption of best practices within its member institutions. Each of the Company�s software tool programs are anchored by Web-based business intelligence and software tools, which are updated with member-specific data. The Company provides members with support in managing certain processes and installing the best practices profiled in its research studies within their own organizations.