KINEXON is new partner of Eintracht Frankfurt

Munich/Frankfurt, 09 October 2018

KINEXON is new partner of Eintracht Frankfurt

Digitalization is progressing at Eintracht Frankfurt from both an economic and sports point of view: The KINEXON ONE solution will optimize tactical analysis and performance diagnostics in the future.

Since the Supercup, the data of the players can be evaluated in real time. The system has been installed in close cooperation with the German Football League (DFL) in the Commerzbank Arena and is used in all national and international home games.

Bobic: “Innovate and work fast”

At the beginning of 2017, Eintracht, with its co-innovation partner SAP and its solution SAP Sports One, was able to break new ground in work organization in sports and developed process and organizational optimizations, innovations and sustainability for the association in many areas. Since then, all nine football teams of the AG and e.V. as well as the entire organization and sports management (in total almost 500 sports employees at Eintracht Frankfurt) are connected with each other.

“With the help of our co-innovation partner SAP, we have digitized the entire sports area and created a state-of-the-art work environment in terms of handling, technology and sustainability with a digital platform. KINEXON ONE optimizes and complements this process ideally,” says Sebastian Zelichowski, Head of Analysis & Sports Technology at Eintracht Frankfurt. Fredi Bobic, Sports Director of Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG, adds: “In Germany, we still have a lot of work to do in the area of ​​digitization. In order to compete with the economically stronger clubs, we have to work smart, innovative and fast. Partners like SAP and KINEXON help us with that task.”

Professional football is changing

Maximilian Schmidt (Managing Director KINEXON): “We are proud to have gained Eintracht as an innovative pioneer in the digitization of sports, and we will continue to further develop our solution together.”

Fadi Naoum (SVP Head of Products & Innovation Sports & Entertainment, SAP SE): “The digital transformation affects and changes all areas of professional football – from scouting to team and training management to promoting the health and fitness of players. We are pleased to be able to shape this change together with Eintracht Frankfurt.”

The innovation partnerships between SAP, KINEXON and Eintracht Frankfurt are designed for several years. The solutions were presented to the invited visitors at this year’s SAP-Sport Summit on October 8th & 9th, 2018 in the Commerzbank-Arena.

About SAP

As the market leader in enterprise software, SAP SE supports companies of all sizes and industries to run their business profitably, adapt continually and grow sustainably. From back office to boardroom, from warehouse to shelf, from desktop to mobile, SAP empowers people and organizations to collaborate more efficiently and leverage business information more effectively than their competitors. More than 404,000 private and public sector customers rely on SAP applications and services to better achieve their goals.

Find the German version of the press release here: 20181009 Pressemitteilung Eintracht Frankfurt

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