Yellowfin

Yellowfin

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Score 7.3 out of 100
Yellowfin

Overview

Recent Reviews

Yellowfin and healthcare data

10 out of 10
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)

7.4
74%

Customizable dashboards (13)

7.0
70%

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

6.9
69%

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (13)

6.7
67%

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Pricing

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Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.yellowfinbi.com/plans

Offerings

  • 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

6.8
68%

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.2
72%

Report Output and Scheduling

6.8
68%

Data Discovery and Visualization

6.7
67%

Access Control and Security

7.1
71%

Mobile Capabilities

7.6
76%

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

6.9
69%

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

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

Comparisons

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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.

Reviews

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Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We signed a 3-year contract based on the great demos they provided presales. We also bought a 1-year onboarding service to help us get the data showing correctly. We spent 1 year trying to get the data to show correctly and decided after 1 year that it was not the right tool for us. We reached out to the team to see if they can adjust the contract since the tool did not meet our expectations after 1 year of trying. They would not budge from the contract. If you are thinking of buying into Yellowfin - BE VERY CAREFUL and make sure you vet out the solution before purchase - what they promise is not what gets delivered.
Luis Alcalá | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We use to solve our business analytical dashboarding and reporting needs. Yellowfin's dashboard helps us to share and communicate key performance indicator across our businesses like sales performance procurement analytics or financial results. We are using this to It transforms legacy BI solutions to a modern data and analytics suite.
March 11, 2022

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Rahul Singh Sengar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Yellowfin is very well suited for a startup and emerging mid-cap corporations, as it's really smart and efficient in securing the data without any complexities and with greater flexibility and visionary functionality, you can do things never before done in a dashboard, helping you do what you do best. However, it is hard to manage under big corporations due to a lack of communication.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
It is well suited for situations where lots of manual data processing is required since it is able to automate this process and make it a much easier experience for everyone involved in the process. It is not well suited for a complex and specific analysis of business data and information.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
I would say if your company is not a traditional Microsoft shop and does not have the capabilities of Power BI already.. And you can stomach the cost of Yellowfin for a BI tool, then it is a great fit. However.. For our company.. The issue is that we have access to BI and for a much smaller price point, can have most of the festures of Yellowfin.
Johan Pietersen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
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 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.
Phil Serfaty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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).
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
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