The 1990s will see the rise of analytical processing based on select data elements warehoused as archival, integrated, and subject oriented relational records. LAN-based software will support managers and analysts in quickly creating "programs" of linked analytical and reporting tools dynamically exchanging data. Such a system is nearing the end of a two-year pilot at the four-campus University of Missouri System. The project's goal is to produce a comprehensive warehouse of student, personnel, financial, and course data accessed by Metaphor's DIS software to support reporting and executive decision making. The project represents a fundamental change in the relationship among System computing, System administrative offices, and data custodians for the independent campus-based transaction systems. The paper will place analytical processing in the context of executive decision support, report on the pilot of the U/IDS project, and will demonstrate DIS reporting and ad hoc capabilities.