Life Care Centers of America, which operates more than 200 skilled nursing and other care facilities, knew that its continued growth had to be fueled by continued innovation. When its traditional reporting tools could no longer support its need for proactive management, Life Care needed another way to gain consistent, accurate, and timely data for better analysis and decision-making. It found it in a Microsoft Business Intelligence solution, built on technologies that Life Care already licensed and that were familiar to its IT staff and business users. Now, operational leaders have concise and actionable data at their fingertips. IT costs for business intelligence are down by 90 percent.