Phocas Business Intelligence vs. Yellowfin

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Phocas Business Intelligence
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Phocas helps users discover data and provides results in real time.  It is designed for non-technical users and delivers a simple yet powerful analytical capability that quickly turns data into a chart, graph or map.  It brings up data on local, regional or global sales, inventory, forecasts, prices, profit margins, budgets and more. Phocas, based in the United Kingdom, is a business intelligence firm with offices in…N/A
Yellowfin
Score 7.2 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Yellowfin is a cloud-based business intelligence and dashboarding platform.
$250
per month
Pricing
Phocas Business IntelligenceYellowfin
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Phocas Business IntelligenceYellowfin
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsPhocas has built its business model on exceeding customer expectations. We’ve operated on a subscription basis from the start and in the words of Phocas Group chairman and co-founder Paul Magee: ‘That puts the onus on us to perform’. And we like that. In fact, our whole company ecosystem is built around that ‘light bulb moment’ when customers achieve a breakthrough by seeing their business through fresh eyes.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
Phocas Business IntelligenceYellowfin
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.0
4 Ratings
11% above category average
Yellowfin
6.2
12 Ratings
26% below category average
Customizable dashboards9.04 Ratings6.312 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates9.04 Ratings6.611 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings5.95 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.6
4 Ratings
18% above category average
Yellowfin
6.7
12 Ratings
18% below category average
Drill-down analysis10.04 Ratings6.811 Ratings
Formatting capabilities9.04 Ratings7.212 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration10.04 Ratings6.611 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings6.48 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.3
4 Ratings
12% above category average
Yellowfin
6.0
11 Ratings
32% below category average
Publish to PDF10.04 Ratings6.311 Ratings
Report Versioning8.03 Ratings5.99 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.94 Ratings5.711 Ratings
Publish to Web00 Ratings6.411 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings5.65 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.3
4 Ratings
3% above category average
Yellowfin
6.0
12 Ratings
30% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.04 Ratings6.112 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.03 Ratings5.912 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.04 Ratings5.910 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.9
4 Ratings
15% above category average
Yellowfin
6.4
11 Ratings
28% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)9.94 Ratings6.411 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.94 Ratings6.610 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.93 Ratings6.410 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.5
3 Ratings
18% above category average
Yellowfin
6.8
8 Ratings
15% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access9.03 Ratings6.35 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile10.03 Ratings6.38 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings6.58 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Phocas Business Intelligence
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Ratings
Yellowfin
6.2
5 Ratings
24% below category average
REST API00 Ratings6.25 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings5.55 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings6.15 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings6.45 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings6.65 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings6.65 Ratings
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User Ratings
Phocas Business IntelligenceYellowfin
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(4 ratings)
6.3
(12 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
6.4
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
5.7
(7 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Phocas Business IntelligenceYellowfin
Likelihood to Recommend
Phocas
If you would like your data in one place with easy access, this is the software for you. You can have data from multiple systems and bring it into one view so that you have a quick and easily visible dashboard for the data you wish to see.
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Yellowfin
We can recommend this software without hesitation, as it has the ability to generate reports and data analysis, as well as process the data automatically, which saves time. It is ideal for small and medium-sized companies that wish to improve their services in the business world
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Pros
Phocas
  • Custom reports are simple to create.
  • The ability to manage users and their dashboards is solid.
  • Easy to navigate web interface makes the software accessible from anywhere.
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Yellowfin
  • Yellowfin’s Storyboard, Timeline and Collaborative tools make it easy to share data and insights across an organisation.
  • Strong Operational and Executive Dashboards that reflect the business KPIs and can send out prompts to people within the business based on rules.
  • Yellowfin makes it incredibly easy to create dynamic reports and dashboards which incorporate maps through locational intelligence functionality.
  • Yellowfin is a single license and all access is via a web browser making it perfect for both on-premise and cloud deployment. Mobile apps are also available.
  • User roles and source filtering allows Admin/IT to offer different functions/views by user group/role.
  • Mobile BI applications to support any device ..
  • API connectors ( YF 7.2 on the way in Mar16 ) for a range of third-party Web-based applications, data sources, Enterprises CRM/ERP apps & open data platform apps, including Salesforce, Google Analytics, Twitter, Youtube , Zoho CRM, XE.com & more coming to make endusers to integrate their applications for better benefits
  • Yellowfin Integration with Predictive analytical and Big Data processing tools like R, UDF, Spark to build rich applications for end users
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Cons
Phocas
  • Phocas needs to make it easier to connect to different types of databases.
  • The data in Phocas needs to be updated faster in some cases.
  • It needs to provide functions to create better charts and graphs.
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Yellowfin
  • The ability to predefine a colour for a specific graph as a selection option dynamically.
  • The ability to customise the label of a chart, especially with respect to performance related reporting graphs we need an increase in dynamic charting options to meet our more specialised requirements.
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Usability
Phocas
It is a very user-friendly product and is easy to understand. You can get your data from just a quick click and the dashboard loads. You can take the data and drill down easy to find what you are looking for.
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Yellowfin
As mentioned previously, if a newer company is looking for a strong, polished BI tool, Yellowfin would be a great software vendor to consider. Unfortunately, the high cost might be a barrier to these newer companies who dont have any legacy software/agreements such as an EA agreement with Microsoft.
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Reliability and Availability
Phocas
No answers on this topic
Yellowfin
99.9% availability
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Support Rating
Phocas
Support is responsive. You log a call and they will respond quickly and resolve your issues. We have only had great experiences with the support team.
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Yellowfin
They have good support in what they provide. But what they provide is not what is promised. I would stay with them if I can. Be very careful before signing up with them. They are not what they seem in the sales pitches. Be very careful and make sure you test and test before you sign up.
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In-Person Training
Phocas
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Yellowfin
Yellowfin provides 3 levels of training to support consumers, business analytics, developers and Administrations :
  1. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 1 (Exploration)
  2. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 2 (Advanced)
  3. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 3(Expert)
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Online Training
Phocas
No answers on this topic
Yellowfin
Web-based training for large audiences for Level 1 and Level 2 I would suggest
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Implementation Rating
Phocas
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Yellowfin
Design the data model and views for each dashboard is very important and it is the success factor Configuration of cluster for large implementation
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Alternatives Considered
Phocas
Phocas is easy to use for end users and can be used on desktops, laptops, and phones.
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Yellowfin
Yellow Fin platform is browser agnostic and is accessible from desktops as well as mobile devices. It is very simple and fast, it is integrated with Big Data, clients do not require a great training. It just works. But it’s easier to have things on the cloud, especially if you need to use different computers. Yellow Fin lacks the cloud feature.
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Scalability
Phocas
No answers on this topic
Yellowfin
- Tested 500 con-current users in Linux platform with 4 cores systems - Tested with cloud based VM - Tested with 1000 reads per minutes
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Return on Investment
Phocas
  • It has given our business a view on data
  • We can access it from anywhere
  • You can have multiple dashboards for different information
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Yellowfin
  • Yellowfin gives us a BI tool that is incredibly sleek, which leads our data to be clean, concise, and in an "easy-to-digest" format.
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ScreenShots

Phocas Business Intelligence Screenshots

Screenshot of Phocas Dashboard on iPadScreenshot of Phocas Dashboard on Laptop

Yellowfin Screenshots

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