The world of modern professional sports is ruled by data. Everyone from league owners to rabid fans is awash in statistics and metrics detailing the minutiae of team and individual player performance. This is a testament to the passion people feel for their favorite teams - and the staggering amounts of money involved in professional sports. With so much on the line, sports organizations are run according to scientific processes of deep analysis and consequent adjustments to strategy. Teams achieve success through innovative plays, effective execution and flawless repetition of the fundamentals.

In fact, managers of professional sports teams are perfect examples of how visibility into key data and metrics enables the control over processes needed to deliver top performance. Items such as career statistics for players, scouting and injury reports, and historic win/loss ratio data (all drilled down to a granular level) aid long-term planning and team development. Tactical game strategies are adjusted on the fly based on the actual performance of the players in the moment. In other words, sports team managers have both long-term and real-time visibility into the performance metrics that matter and total control to adjust strategies and resources based on that insight.

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