QlikView Simplifies Fantasy Football Analysis

Just in
time for the start of the NFL season, QlikTech named by analyst firm IDC as the
fastest growing business intelligence software company in the world has
launched a free, Web-based application, Insider Stats, to help Fantasy Football
league participants make all-important weekly decisions such as who should play
and who should be traded.

Insider
Stats, available at http://www.qlikview.com/FantasyFootball, gives Fantasy
Football players an edge by providing fast, easy, and visual analysis of player
performance. Fantasy Football is a fantasy sports competition where
participants, acting like NFL team owners and/or general managers, draft a team
of real-life American football players and then score points based on those
players’ statistical performance on the field during the NFL season. Leagues
follow a number of different formats in which winners are determined either
through head-to-head competition or through season-long point tallies.

Powered by
QlikView, QlikTech’s patented and award-winning analysis technology, Insider
Stats allows visitors to analyze more than 1,500 players, including
quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers. Player statistics go back
three years, allowing users to see performance, points, and injury trends.
Users can also forecast how a player will hold up under different weather
conditions, playing surfaces, and more, based on prior history.

“Contrary
to popular belief, there’s nothing simple about fantasy sports. The best players
spend countless hours leafing through spreadsheets, scouring reports, and
scrutinizing data tables — trying to process a mountain of information,”
said Anthony Deighton, Vice President of Marketing for QlikTech. “Insider
Stats makes this complex analysis simple, fast, and fun. It’s the same thing
thousands of business users do with QlikView every day.”

The
Fantasy Football application includes hundreds of thousands of records with
millions of possible combinations. Insider Stats gives fantasy football players
a point-and-click, visually interactive way to navigate and use this complex
information. Player statistics will be updated every Tuesday morning through
the end of the season.

QlikTech
is leading a new class of easy-to-use, fast and flexible business analysis
solutions that empower individuals to improve corporate performance and drive
innovation. QlikTech’s flagship product, QlikView 8.0, extends the company’s
vision of simplifying business analysis, offering solutions that can be deployed
in days, where users can be trained in minutes, and where end- users have the
freedom to be more creative in their analyses.