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Nicky Downing | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The Yellowfin BI solution was our preferred choice in our journey to source an ideal BI partner for our RUBIQ GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance) solution. Yellowfin checked all the boxes for us in terms of flexibility and adaptability to our environment and requirements, in embedding capability and white labelling of the product to provide us with a seamless BI platform supporting our GRC suite of the RUBiQ modules for our end clients. Furthermore RUBiQ is a cloud GRC solution offering and Yellowfin adapted to meet our multi-tenant requirements within our cloud environment. Living as we do in an age of information, enabling access to validated and verified information for critical decision making is an absolute must in any decision maker’s tool kit. The problem is that often information is disbursed and siloed within most organisations, leaving a lot of gut feel and guess work to do on the part of the decision maker. On top of this, a great deal of information in organisations today, still ends up being manually compiled and distributed in Word documents and Excel spreadsheets, this can allow for personal opinions and alteration of information for the "innocent purpose of showing the good and softening the bad" when reporting to executives. Unfortunately decision makers need all the key critical information, as real time as possible, to formulate an accurate picture to take key actions to circumvent and prevent crisis related situations. The integration of Yellowfin with our RUBiQ GRC solution allows us to ensure that this does not occur and key decision makers get timely accurate, real time data to confidently make the right decisions to ensure ongoing business continuity, viability and sustainability and growth within their organisations.
  • Presentation of information for executive reporting.
  • Collaboration and action task assignment on pinpointed issues highlighted in reports and dashboards.
  • End client easy self - service reporting.
  • 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.
Other than those mentioned Yellowfin has worked well for the scope of what we need to report on for our end clients within the Governance, Risk and Compliance environment.
Johan Pietersen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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As a business solutions company Virtualscape decided to standardise on Yellowfin as our reporting and dashboard solution. We embedded the product inside our own operations management software called Pintl which we sell to our clients in the African market. Our software is designed to assist clients to manage their business processes during the operational cycles with the aim of understanding operational needs and Yellowfin is used to report on as well a track KPA and KPI values for such processes. Pintl assists clients too achieve data input accuracy, improved efficiency with turn-around-times on back-end processes and well as simplifying execution of real world activities. Yellowfin is used to showcase performance and areas for improvement.
  • The Yellowfin user interface fits seamlessly into our own web software as it too is designed in the latest web technologies making it easy to use and easily accessible to our client base.
  • The Yellowfin user interface is intuitive and easy to use, elevating VSV clients from needing in-depth training on the product before true value can be realised.
  • The Yellowfin architecture supports the Pintl architecture 100% due to a similar design strategy and as such no real overhead is added to the Pintl system for the addition of the Yellowfin product nor does it add any additional IT overhead to be used.
  • The Yellowfin product is quick and simple to develop reports and dashboards in cutting turn-around-time at the VSV development team and when new/custom reports are required by VSV clients.
  • Initially the Yellowfin business model was difficult to align to the VSV model but through some simple negotiations a workable model was reach which made in commercial application viable
  • Some additional licensing models could also be of value as we do not use the product in a pure business intelligence only application.
The agile and flexible nature of the product along side the standard APIs and technologies makes Yellowfin a strategic winner for companies looking to offer services and products into the business world where the primary focus is not simply business intelligence but where business intelligence still forms a key contributor to the overall customer solution.
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Reseller
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We are re-seller, consulting and system integrator of Yellowfin BI application for our esteem customers. We have implemented many customer business use cases and also use in our own organisation across departments :

Here are some business problems we have addressed for our customers:

  • A framework for candidate sourcing, selection, hiring, on-boarding and retention for a large blue collar employee hiring company. The outcome of the framework is the availability dashboards and its associate reports to improve productivity, reduce risk and lower cost. The dashboard covers requisitions status, candidates timelines & hires.
  • Order Forecasting model - To prepare a 15-day rolling forecasting mechanism that will forecast the month-on-month and Y-o-Y sales orders for TS business in terms of product lines. An accuracy of ~90% is achieved using ARIMA modelling. This is achieved using Yellowfin and "R" integration.
  • Evaluating massive amounts of historical and real-time sensor data across assets in operations to optimize “my maintenance” (predictive ) schedules and real-time executive dashboards with accuracy of data for large boiler room solutions.
  • 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
  • Predictive analytics features within Yellowfin tool.
Yellowfin is well suited for:

  • All type of organisations from small, medium to large enterprises applications
  • All type of users in an organisations - Business users , Analysts and consumers
  • Large clustering installation with high volume of transaction under Linux platform with high number of concurrent users
  • Low budget customer engagements
  • Online training
  • In-person training
  • Self-taught
  • Availability of 24x7x365 support team to cover all regions
  • Technical team well trained
  • Knowledge of product
  • Proper product documentation and support guidelines
  • Defined SLA
Yes
No impact on upgradation
Phil Serfaty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Verified User
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Yellowfin came as a package within our audit analytics suite (ACL), which was being used as a post-analytics visualization tool. It was used exclusively by our audit team with 5 developers and ~15 business users. The tool was great for the time we used it, however ACL went away from using Yellowfin and decided to do most of the visualization with their in-house tool. Overall, the Yellowfin tool didn't catch-on the way it had intended and was somewhat limited because of the learning curve for SQL and developing.
  • Yellowfin has great visualizations and has been designed well for the business user to be able to simply navigate without issue.
  • The tool is very flexible to use allowing multiple data sources to connect.
  • They have done a good job in researching the market to understand and position their tool for a great core audience -- the tool was great for us at the time.
  • The tool was somewhat clunky to use at times (specifically the mapping functionality).
  • Could use some tips from Tableau to understand the "Apple" like design and simplicity of developing.
  • Should have worked closer with the supporting vendor as the tool did not feel seamless in how it operated with ACL and their data/analytics tools at the time.
  • Yellowfin was a tool that completed the task we initially asked it to do, however upon further research, we rated other tools to be more capable and user friendly. With a little improvement Yellowfin could continue rising into a great analytics tool.
It is less appropriate when you need to produce a visualization quickly as it is slow to develop (compared to Tableau or Excel). However, some of this was because of the way we had our systems connected to Yellowfin (and the way the data was organized).
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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Our company produces IT applications that are sold to health and social care organisations across the UK. Yellowfin is used as a BI user tool in conjunction with multiple Business Intelligence products. It provides very simple, easy to use and effective business intelligence tool with the aim of providing additional understanding on large scale healthcare data.
  • Ease of use
  • Simple highly visual dashboards and reports
  • Web based, so zero footprint
  • Cost effective
  • Needs better meters / gauges
Yellowfin works very well layered over an existing data warehouse and used to visualise data. We already had an extensive data warehouse solution which has grown over many years. It provides a cutting edge user interface to enable very easy access and use of the data. The view based metadata layer in particular is a big strength. Yellowfin only has CSV data imports so do not expect it to solve any traditional ETL issues.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Yellowfin BI provides web-based access to data from all performance areas of the university. For example, the portal can be used to retrieve aggregated numbers about students (bachelor, master and doctoral), publications, and external funding. Furthermore, it can create detailed reports that provide a structured overview of contract durations, project budgets and available positions. The system aims to efficiently complete internal and external reporting requirements (e.g. monitoring reports for study and teaching, the delivery of rankings, reports for donors) and to reduce the growing workload for reporting tasks. The availability and usability of the data supports internal and external decision-making, controlling, and the management by university employees. This will significantly strengthen the strategic management of the university on all levels. The portal is available to all employees of the university as self-service BI.
  • Ease of use due to a clear and good structured user interface
  • Easy to administrate and to develop new BI content even for personnel without IT background
  • Powerful features for collaboration and sharing (social BI)
  • Very helpful documentation (wiki), support portal and monthly webinar series
  • More options to include meta data (column description, data annotation, report annotation) for BI self service end users
  • The compliance to the International Business Communication Standards (IBCS) is currently not possible
Yellowfin BI is well suited within a self service BI scenario for many end users as well as for BI projects with only limited IT staff resources (department driven BI). It is also well suited whenever the ease of use and a clear user interface is necessary.

Yellowfin Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

BI Standard Reporting (2)
78%
7.8
Customizable dashboards (6)
79%
7.9
Report Formatting Templates (5)
77%
7.7
Ad-hoc Reporting (4)
81%
8.1
Drill-down analysis (6)
83%
8.3
Formatting capabilities (6)
76%
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages (3)
83%
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration (5)
83%
8.3
Report Output and Scheduling (4)
81%
8.1
Publish to Web (6)
82%
8.2
Publish to PDF (6)
80%
8.0
Report Versioning (4)
77%
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling (6)
83%
8.3
Data Discovery and Visualization (3)
72%
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (6)
73%
7.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (6)
78%
7.8
Predictive Analytics (4)
65%
6.5
Access Control and Security (3)
79%
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login) (6)
80%
8.0
Role-Based Security Model (5)
78%
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (5)
78%
7.8
Mobile Capabilities (4)
85%
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access (1)
91%
9.1
Dedicated iOS Application (4)
85%
8.5
Dedicated Android Application (4)
82%
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (4)
85%
8.5

What is Yellowfin?

Yellowfin is an analytics suite that combines action based dashboards with automated analysis and data storytelling.


By aiming to deliver the best analytical experience, Yellowfin provides users with ways to engage with and act on their data, and addresses the needs of data analysts, business users, customers and developers who want to build, deploy or use amazing analytical experiences.


Analytics for software companies

Integrate and embed analytics with a difference into your app.

  • Replace legacy or home grown reporting tools

  • Embed a modern self-service analytics suite

  • Deliver an exceptional customer experience

Analytics for enterprise

Get more value from your data in new and innovative ways.

  • Migrate from spreadsheets to a modern analytics platform

  • Replace legacy BI applications

  • Embed analytics into operational workflows

Analytical Application Builders

Leverage your domain expertise to create data products that delight

  • Create unique data driven applications

  • Close the loop on analytics

  • Deliver insights as a service

Yellowfin Features

BI Platform Features

  • Supported: Administration via Web Interface
  • Supported: Live Connection to External Data
  • Supported: Snapshot of External Data
  • Supported: In-memory data model
  • Supported: OLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
  • Supported: ROLAP (SQL-layer querying)
  • Supported: Multi-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
  • Supported: Data warehouse / dictionary layer
  • Supported: ETL Capability
  • Supported: ETL Scheduler

Supported Data Sources Features

  • Supported: MS Excel Workbooks
  • Supported: Text Files (CSV, etc)
  • Supported: Oracle
  • Supported: MS SQL Server
  • Supported: IBM DB2
  • Supported: Postgres
  • Supported: MySQL
  • Supported: ODBC
  • Supported: Cloudera Hadoop
  • Supported: Hortonworks Hadoop
  • Supported: EMC Greenplum
  • Supported: IBM Netezza
  • Supported: HP Vertica
  • Supported: ParAccel
  • Supported: SAP Hana
  • Supported: Teradata
  • Supported: Sage 500
  • Supported: Salesforce
  • Supported: SAP
  • Supported: Google Analytics

BI Standard Reporting Features

  • Supported: Pixel Perfect reports
  • Supported: Customizable dashboards
  • Supported: Report Formatting Templates

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

  • Supported: Drill-down analysis
  • Supported: Formatting capabilities
  • Supported: Predictive modeling
  • Supported: Integration with R or other statistical packages
  • Supported: Report sharing and collaboration

Report Output and Scheduling Features

  • Supported: Publish to Web
  • Supported: Publish to PDF
  • Supported: Output Raw Supporting Data
  • Supported: Report Versioning
  • Supported: Report Delivery Scheduling
  • Supported: Delivery to Remote Servers

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

  • Supported: Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
  • Supported: Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
  • Supported: Predictive Analytics
  • Supported: Support for Machine Learning models
  • Supported: Integration with R or other statistical packages

Access Control and Security Features

  • Supported: Multi-User Support (named login)
  • Supported: Role-Based Security Model
  • Supported: Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
  • Supported: Report-Level Access Control
  • Supported: Table-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
  • Supported: Field-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
  • Supported: Single Sign-On (SSO)

Mobile Capabilities Features

  • Supported: Responsive Design for Web Access
  • Supported: Dedicated iOS Application
  • Supported: Dedicated Android Application
  • Supported: Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features

  • Supported: REST API
  • Supported: Javascript API
  • Supported: iFrames
  • Supported: Java API
  • Supported: Themeable User Interface (UI)
  • Supported: Customizable Platform (Open Source)

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Yellowfin Pricing

Starting Price: $250

More Pricing Information

Yellowfin Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)5%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)80%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)15%

Yellowfin Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesAll
Supported LanguagesJapanese, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Thai, Chinese

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Yellowfin?

Yellowfin is a cloud-based business intelligence and dashboarding platform.

How much does Yellowfin cost?

Yellowfin starts at $250.

What is Yellowfin's best feature?

Reviewers rate Dedicated iOS Application and Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile highest, with a score of 8.5.

Who uses Yellowfin?

The most common users of Yellowfin are from Small Businesses and the Information Technology & Services industry.