Yellowfin, the leader in easy-to-use Business Intelligence (BI), has been recognized in Gartner’s annual Who’s Who in Mobile BI report. The 2011 edition lists leading Mobile BI providers, their solutions and capabilities.
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Gartner commented that Yellowfin’s Mobile BI platform “delivers native applications for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones” and that it is included “out of the box with Yellowfin's BI platform, with no additional cost for existing users.”
The report noted the interactivity of Yellowfin’s mobile platform, including its ability to sort, drill, comment on and email reports, as well as receive alerts, collaborate and utilize mapping capabilities the same as the desktop version “with no additional authoring effort.”
Gartner stated that Yellowfin’s native mobile applications “offer the capability to save favorite reports, and access subscribed information. They also deliver a mobile-oriented report mode with KPIs, trendlines, target and actual values and visual semaphores reporting performance.”
Yellowfin CEO, Glen Rabie, said that it was “fantastic” to receive acknowledgement for “significant” product research and development over the past 18 months.
“We’re delighted to have our mobile offering acknowledged as the world-class product that it is,” said Rabie. “We’re particularly excited because Yellowfin’s new iPad application – to be released within the coming month – will see us firmly cement our position at the forefront of Mobile Business Intelligence.”
Yellowfin Principal Mobile Application Engineer, Peter Damen, said that Yellowfin’s new application for the iPad would change the way people think about viewing, sharing and interacting with business data.
“Yellowfin’s strategic direction for Mobile BI is centered on enabling report consumers to interact with business information as they would their favorite online magazines or networking sites,” said Damen. “It’s all about making Mobile BI as fun, consumer-oriented and easy as possible.”
The Gartner report compared the shift towards Mobile BI for communication of enterprise data, to the advent of the Internet for the distribution of business information, suggesting that Mobile BI is set to become a genuine “alternative to desktop-based BI.”
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