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Thứ Bảy, 28 tháng 2, 2015

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The National Hockey League and SAP have announced an innovative partnership that will allow the two entities to “co-innovate” and transform hockey through technology moving forward.

Already the league’s official cloud software partner, SAP worked with the NHL to repackage its statistics solution on The overhaul makes it more engaging to fans and also allows for a broader depth of information. With such a vast amount of statistics available to hockey fans, SAP helped the NHL sift through the clutter.

“Hockey is extremely fast-paced with very little stoppage in play, which results in many aspects of the game failing to show up in the box score,” said NHL Chief Operating Officer John Collins. “In partnering with SAP and using its best-in-class SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service, we are now able to capture data points like never before and present existing and new statistics in a visually appealing way.”

The new stats platform is powered by SAP’s HANA® Enterprise Cloud and allows the NHL to increase fan engagement and deepen fan loyalty. The full system will be released in a series of phases throughout the next few years. Check out the first release, which includes: a brand new design, introduction of enhanced statistics and powerful new visualization capabilities for fans.

Releases in the coming years are scheduled to include things like advanced playoff filtering, data visualization capabilities for fans, team power indexes, a prediction tool, and more.

“Our partnership with the NHL will allow fans to gain deeper insights from the game and tell enticing stories about hockey and its players,” said Quentin Clark, chief technology officer, SAP. “With the new NHL stats platform, we are going to deliver real-time insight at the player and team level that has never been seen before in hockey. Together with the NHL, we will continue to look for new opportunities to help innovate and improve the game, as the next generation of hockey begins.”

Moving forward, it seems that teams and leagues are increasingly looking to partner with companies that can provide services and benefits rather than just cash flow. Sports organizations are increasingly seeing themselves as businesses enterprises where the players and teams are only one vertical of business.

The NHL clearly recognizes SAP’s power in the technology space and sees it as a way to differentiate itself from other professional sports leagues. With an increased focus on data, the NHL is hoping to attract a new generation of hockey fans.

Preston is the Manager of Digital Communications for the PGA Tour in Ponte Vedra Beach and a contributor for Sporting News, writing about sports business. Connect with him on Twitter at @p_mcclellan and join the dialogue.

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