CHICAGO — SAP AG announced today that it will receive the inaugural 2014 Industry Innovation Award from the Sports Leadership Institute given at the Global Sports Management Summit, being held May 27-29 in Chicago. The award highlights SAP’s commitment to make every team and athlete better and engage fans like never before.
In 2013, the NBA worked with SAP to provide teams, media and fans access to every recorded statistic dating back to the opening 1946-47 season, developing a site that was user friendly, providing access to tens of thousands of concurrent users and allowing for future innovation. NBA.com/Stats powered by the SAP HANA platform grants all users entry to more than 4.5 quadrillion combinations of statistics, comprehensive shot charts, top lineup combinations and NBA player pages with complete statistical information.
“NBA fans’ passion for our game is amplified by deep game data and player statistics,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “SAP has created a groundbreaking tool on NBA.com for fans to access our rich history and up-to-the-minute game results, engaging them in new ways and bringing record traffic to the site. SAP’s continued innovation and understanding of our goals has made this collaborative partnership a big success.”
Analytics are changing basketball — how coaches coach, how players play and how fans enjoy the game. NBA.com/Stats provides innovative features, more insight than ever before and real-time engagement accessible through mobile devices.
Evan Welsh, +1 (610) 661-8393, firstname.lastname@example.org, EDT