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Easy to use Yellowfin

March 11, 2022
In our organization, we use Yellowfin to ensure our data remain safe and secure. It is highly configurable and is open-sourced platform, …

Great alternative to Power BI, but at a cost.

March 04, 2022
Yellowfin was one of the many data visualization tools we had demo'd and currently resell to our customers. The use case for this product …
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The Yellowfin Pintl Strategy

August 15, 2016
As a business solutions company Virtualscape decided to standardise on Yellowfin as our reporting and dashboard solution. We embedded the …

Yellowfin and healthcare data

August 02, 2016
Our company produces IT applications that are sold to health and social care organisations across the UK. Yellowfin is used as a BI user …
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Popular Features

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Formatting capabilities (13)


Customizable dashboards (13)


Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (13)


Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (13)


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Entry-level set up fee?

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $250 per month

Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting


Ad-hoc Reporting


Report Output and Scheduling


Data Discovery and Visualization


Access Control and Security


Mobile Capabilities


Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding


Product Details

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: Mobile 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 Customer Size Distribution

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


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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 Formatting capabilities highest, with a score of 7.4.

Who uses Yellowfin?

The most common users of Yellowfin are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.


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Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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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.
March 11, 2022

Easy to use Yellowfin

Rahul Singh Sengar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Yellowfin has great dashboards that are also the perfect platform to embed or develop internal or external analytical applications. Looker is great in a data-discovery platform that provides companies real-time access to relevant data to help them make better business decisions and Wyn Enterprise provides interactive dashboards accessible and viewable on most devices including mobile phones.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Review Source
Yellowfin is no doubt, a stronger, more eloquent and polished tool compared to Microsoft's Power BI. The issue with our company specifically is that we are a big Microsoft shop, and pay for Power BI more or less in our bundle esp w/ O365. While the Yellowfin tool is a more sleek tool, the cost to our company is something that we have to weight against a negligible cost with Power BI.
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I feel like it is not as good as powerslides, basically does the same thing but not as well. The team basically found that it was using up more time and wasn't as easy to figure out as Powerslide. We ended up switching programs after a while and still looking for a much better and intuitive program.
Johan Pietersen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Review Source
The Yellowfin product technologies are superior and offers more flexibility in application. The Yellowfin product can be used in several different areas such a report engine over and above being a solid business intelligence tool. It further needs significant IT overhead to be used and can easily be integrated and offered as part of a larger solution.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Review Source
We ran a full procurement project to select Yellowfin and started with a long list of over 20 BI products. Key reasons for choice were ease of use, visual looks, product integrations and cost (both licence purchase and development of content).
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Yellowfin BI has a strong focus on a clear structured and easy to use user interface. Furthermore, the licence model was adequate for a BI system with a lot of end users.
Phil Serfaty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Our reporting group uses Tableau extensively and compared to Yellowfin, Tableau is much easier to use (partially because more time was invested in setting it up properly, but also the design and features).
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Review Source
My selection of Yellowfin based on following criteria for the Indian market:

  • Availability in Linux platform to process high volume of transaction with CAL (concurrent user access license) model to use multiple server with high concurrent users
  • Dynamic storyboarding, collaborative and timeline approach for senior management
  • Fast development and deployment with web-based centralised architecture
  • Value/$- Yellowfin has been #1 on BARCs value/$ rating for the past 3 years. Plus it has a very simple user-based licensing model