Analytical Processing as Executive Decision Support


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 was the focus of a two-year pilot project to implement a University/Integrated Data System (U/IDS) at the four-campus University of Missouri System. This article places analytical processing in the context of executive decision support, reports on the U/IDS project, and discusses advantages of analytical processing.

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