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

Will the Real MVP Please Stand Up?

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.

This application provides a new way for broadcasters, reporters, and sports enthusiasts to look at information and gain insight into stats around salary and performance that are otherwise hard to find and access from one centralized location. For example, are Pudge Rodriguez's 13 homers this season worth the sizable $10 million paycheck Detroit cuts him based on his one RBI from the series against Oakland? The WebFOCUS Active Report will tell you. 

WebFOCUS Active Reports were the industry's first portable business intelligence solution and with this Post Season and World Series application, Information Builders has demonstrated that BI can be used outside the walls of a corporate environment. The reports leverage portable analytics to obtain any type of information users want; whenever, wherever, and however they need it.


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