Information Builders shows who is really World Series MVP

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. This
October, Information Builders has developed one of the most
comprehensive statistical databases around this data. A system that correlates a player’s performance with the salary he is paid.

Information Builders, the enterprise business intelligence
(BI), 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 www.informationbuilders.com/worldseries2006/index.html.

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.

Baseball is America s
national pastime, said Gerald Cohen, CEO of
Information Builders. We wanted to develop
this application to show people that business intelligence software, as
technical as it sounds, can actually be easy to use and enhance the way
we follow hobbies and pastimes like professional sports.