Yellowfin is a cloud-based business intelligence and dashboarding platform. as easy BI & Analytical tool for all kind of users of an organisationWe 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, & 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.,9,Tableau Server, QlikView and Looker,Tableau Server, QlikView, Jaspersoft,10,10,15,3,Predictive analysis Large volume of data processing and Report & Data Sharing Self Service BI Mobile BI implementation Management reporting using Storyboards with collaboration & timeline,Order Forecasting: 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, Neural Network, and Time-Series Modeling using Yellowfin as data visualization and R for predictive analysis... Calling R functions within Yellowfin to achieve this. Specialized Workforce Hiring Dashboard and KPI: A framework for candidate sourcing, selection, hiring, on-boarding and retention. The outcome of the framework is the availability dashboard and its associate reports to improve productivity, reduce risk and lower cost. The dashboard covers requisitions status, candidate timelines & hires. Risk Population Analysis: Modeling the risk population, length of stay and predicting the risk of over stay (cost, doctors allocation, optimizing the bed-admission) for specific medical conditions using a decision tree or SVM models using Yellowfin & R integration.,Integration of Yellowfin with R Integration of Yellowfin with UDF (user defined functions) Unique Chart ; Data Visualization creation using DashXML and Web Services integration API connectors with many CRM, ERP, Open Source platforms, Web-based applications etc. ISV integrations with many pre-build models,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation Prior Experience with the Product Vendor Reputation Existing Relationship with the Vendor Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor Analyst Reports Third-party Reviews,My evaluation would be on: Large number of concurrent users testing1000 report distribution per minute using multicast Connecting to Hadoop, Spark, UDF and a large number of connectors to open data platform, CRM, ERP applications,Implemented in-house,Yes,Change management was a small part of the implementation and was well-handled,Web Services for custom development,10,Online training In-person training Self-taught,10,9,Yes - easy to learn with help of Wiki , Training Website and Sufficient documents and online company sponsored training available for users.. Very user flexible and online help .,9,NA,No - we have not done any customization to the interface,Yes - we have added extensive custom code,NA,No,9,To support a specific client request for a large E-commerce company in India. The client requirement was to support 500 concurrent users in clustering mode with unlimited named users to access the reports. Starting from setup/configuration to testing, the concurrent users were supported by the support team.,Installation, configuration and IT administration Developing dashboards, reports and views Report distribution, broadcasting and sharing Mobile BI development,Integration with open source platforms - but these are on the way on 7.2 release on March 2016,Yes,9,9,10,9,Integration with R for predictive analytics Integration with UDF ( User defined functions) Integration with Spark processing for large data volume processing Integration with any social media Integration with many other connectors like SRC, ERP, HR , Marketing type of applications,Zoho CRM Sugar CRM Salesforce XE Workday SAP,File import/export Single Signon API (e.g. SOAP or REST) Javascript widgets ETL tools AppExchange or similar marketplace,10,Extend a minimum of 10 open data platforms and free softwares,10,10,- POC development - Con-current user connection license model - Trial period,- Choose the con-current user testing during POC period - Process large volume of datasets,Yes,Large number of connectors Design and Architecture of Reporting env Analytical functions additions More organised dashboards Improvement of server performance,Predictive analytics features within Yellowfin NLP & Mining functionality Integration with SAS, rapidminer, R within yellowfin,No,No
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March 14, 2016

Yellowfin as easy BI & Analytical tool for all kind of users of an organisation

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In-Person Training

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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Feature Scorecard Summary

Customizable dashboards (6)
Report Formatting Templates (5)
Drill-down analysis (6)
Formatting capabilities (6)
Integration with R or other statistical packages (3)
Report sharing and collaboration (5)
Publish to Web (6)
Publish to PDF (6)
Report Versioning (4)
Report Delivery Scheduling (6)
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (6)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (6)
Predictive Analytics (4)
Multi-User Support (named login) (6)
Role-Based Security Model (5)
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (5)
Responsive Design for Web Access (1)
Dedicated iOS Application (4)
Dedicated Android Application (4)
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (4)

About Yellowfin

Yellowfin is a completely web-based reporting and analytics solution, founded in 2003 in response to the complexity and costs associated with implementing and using traditional BI tools. Yellowfin offers Mobile BI, Collaborative BI, and Embedded BI, as well as Location Intelligence and data visualization. According to the vendor, more than 10,000 organizations, and more than two million end-users across 70 different countries use Yellowfin every day.

Yellowfin Features

BI Platform Features
Does not have featureAdministration via Windows App
Does not have featureAdministration via MacOS App
Has featureAdministration via Web Interface
Has featureLive Connection to External Data
Has featureSnapshot of External Data
Has featureIn-memory data model
Has featureOLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
Has featureROLAP (SQL-layer querying)
Has featureMulti-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
Has featureData warehouse / dictionary layer
Does not have featureETL Capability
Does not have featureETL Scheduler
Supported Data Sources Features
Does not have featureMS Excel Workbooks
Has featureText Files (CSV, etc)
Has featureOracle
Has featureMS SQL Server
Has featureIBM DB2
Has featurePostgres
Has featureMySQL
Has featureODBC
Has featureCloudera Hadoop
Has featureHortonworks Hadoop
Has featureEMC Greenplum
Has featureIBM Netezza
Has featureHP Vertica
Has featureParAccel
Has featureSAP Hana
Has featureTeradata
Has featureSage 500
Has featureSalesforce
Has featureSAP
Has featureGoogle Analytics
BI Standard Reporting Features
Does not have featurePixel Perfect reports
Has featureCustomizable dashboards
Has featureReport Formatting Templates
Ad-hoc Reporting Features
Has featureDrill-down analysis
Has featureFormatting capabilities
Has featurePredictive modeling
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Has featureReport sharing and collaboration
Report Output and Scheduling Features
Has featurePublish to Web
Has featurePublish to PDF
Has featureOutput Raw Supporting Data
Has featureReport Versioning
Has featureReport Delivery Scheduling
Does not have featureDelivery to Remote Servers
Data Discovery and Visualization Features
Has featurePre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Has featureLocation Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Has featurePredictive Analytics
Does not have featureSupport for Machine Learning models
Does not have featurePattern Recognition and Data Mining
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Access Control and Security Features
Has featureMulti-User Support (named login)
Has featureRole-Based Security Model
Has featureMultiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Has featureReport-Level Access Control
Has featureTable-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Has featureField-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Does not have featureSingle Sign-On (SSO)
Mobile Capabilities Features
Does not have featureResponsive Design for Web Access
Has featureDedicated iOS Application
Has featureDedicated Android Application
Has featureDashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features
Does not have featureREST API
Does not have featureJavascript API
Does not have featureiFrames
Does not have featureJava API
Does not have featureThemeable User Interface (UI)
Does not have featureCustomizable Platform (Open Source)

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Yellowfin Integrations

DataCurrent, Google Analytics,, Any database, Web applications, R

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Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?Optional

Yellowfin Support Options

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Yellowfin Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported Countries:All
Supported Languages: Japanese, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Thai, Chinese