As the World Series begins this week there is a software application that might just make following the championship series a little more interesting. Information Builders, the enterprise business intelligence (BI) standard of choice for organizations around the world, has developed an Active Report using its flagship WebFOCUS reporting software that allows anyone to access statistics, salary data, and game-by-game performance data for every player in the series.  The report can be accessed at: http://www.informationbuilders.com/worldseries2006/index.html

Every year at this time debate grows around who will be on the short list for Major League Baseball's and the World Series' most valuable players (MVPs). MVPs are usually chosen based strictly on perception, but what if there was a way to correlate a player's performance with the salary he is paid? Then the real value could be determined. This October, Information Builders has developed one of the most comprehensive statistical databases around this data.The WebFOCUS Active Report enables anyone with access to a Web browser to retrieve information and centralized data available online with the ability to filter and analyze every players' stats.

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