Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/10/07 at 09:51 AM ET
NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—As the 89th NHL regular season draws to a close this year, there is a software application to liven up the playoffs. Information Builders, the enterprise business intelligence (BI) standard of choice for organizations around the world, has developed an Active Report that allows anyone to access goals, assists, points, penalty minutes, short-handed and power plays, and game-winning goals statistics, as well as salary and nationality data for all the players.
“Hockey is a fast paced game with a wealth of interesting statistics,” said Michael Corcoran, CMO of Information Builders. “Fans in the U.S., Canada, and Europe can easily track the stats of their favorite players and teams in the NHL Playoffs. This Active Report will allow you to learn things about the top players you probably didn’t know. Business intelligence can hit just as hard as the meanest slap shot when the data is offered in an accessible way.”
Which team do you predict will win it all and carry Lord Stanley’s Mug across the rink? Information Builders application lets you analyze season stats and decide the real value of goals attained versus notable offensive and defensive play. WebFOCUS Active Reports enable anyone to retrieve centralized data available online and to filter and analyze players’ stats without a connection.
The application provides a new way for broadcasters, reporters, and sports enthusiasts to look at information and gain insight into salaries and performance-related stats that are otherwise hard to find. For example, Vincent Lecavalier is ranked number one in the league for goals and number two for points with a salary of $7,166,667 or $67,610.00 per point; however, he is ranked outside the top 300 in the league for his ability to contribute offensively and defensively. By comparison Thomas Vanek earns a modest salary of $942,400 or $12,238.96 per point yet is ranked as number one as best all around player in the league. Should players be compensated for overall team triumphs or individual contributions? The WebFOCUS Active Report will tell you.
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