SAP and the National Hockey League (NHL) announced a multi-year partnership aimed at transforming hockey through technology co-innovation. To launch the partnership, SAP and the NHL focus on increasing fan engagement and deepening fan loyalty with the newly released statistics platform on NHL.com powered by the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service.
As the official cloud software partner of the NHL, SAP led the NHL through a series of design thinking workshops to overhaul its statistics solution on NHL.com, leading to the transformation of the existing static and limited stats page into a much more comprehensive, interactive and personalized experience. The new real-time data platform enables the League to bring a vast amount of official NHL statistical information directly to passionate fans’ fingertips on the League’s official website.
“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 NHL stats platform goes beyond data to offer insights that will help avid fans go deeper and help casual fans understand the game better. There are also unlimited storytelling opportunities as we provide our fans with a personalized and interactive experience.”
The NHL.com/Stats redesign will be released in a series of phases throughout the next few years. The first release, includes a brand new design, introduction of enhanced analytics and powerful new visualization capabilities for fans. The subsequent phases are anticipated to include advanced filtering, a playoff prediction tool, team power index, and integration of historical data dating back to the NHL’s inaugural 1917-18 season.