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"Self Service BI in Higher Education with Yellowfin BI: Easy to use, develop and administrate"
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July 05, 2016

"Self Service BI in Higher Education with Yellowfin BI: Easy to use, develop and administrate"

Score 10 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Yellowfin

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 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.
Yellowfin BI is able to connect to a wide range of data sources. Furthermore, the application comes with an inbuilt InMemory DB.
The sharing and collaboration features of Yellowfin BI are a very powerful part of the BI application. Reports can be shared, distributed, broadcasted and embedded (e.g. into websites) with only a few clicks.
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 Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
10
Report Formatting Templates
10
Drill-down analysis
10
Formatting capabilities
10
Report sharing and collaboration
10
Publish to Web
10
Publish to PDF
10
Report Delivery Scheduling
10
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
10
Predictive Analytics
10
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
10
Dedicated iOS Application
10
Dedicated Android Application
10
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
10