Thursday, October 16th, 2014 - Yellowfin

Global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software provider, Yellowfin, has been named a top “Dashboard” and “Ad-hoc reporting” vendor in many categories in the Business Applications Research Center’s (BARC) The BI Survey 14 – the world’s largest annual survey of BI end-users.

Download the summary document containing the headline results for Yellowfin HERE: http://www.yellowfinbi.com/YFCommunityNews-Download-BARC-s-The-BI-Survey-14-The-headline-results-for-Yellowfin-175711

“Results from The BI Survey 14 demonstrate Yellowfin’s breadth of innovative world-class product features and ability to deliver an incredibly intuitive experience for BI consumers,” said Yellowfin’s General Manager for EMEA, Daniel Shaw-Dennis.  “This feedback not only emphasizes the quality and uniqueness of Yellowfin’s BI platform, it also highlights our ability to deliver customer value by assisting our clients, big or small, to achieve their BI goals.”

Yellowfin ranked first for four KPIs – and was identified as a leader for an additional 12 KPIs – within the Dashboard Vendor Peer Group, which contained 15 products.  Other products in this group included: Arcplan, BOARD, Dimensional Insight, Dundas, Entrinsik, Evidanza, IBM Cognos BI, Information Builders, MicroStrategy, Oracle BI Foundation Suite, Pyramid Analytics, Qlik, Tableau and Tibco.

Yellowfin was also a top ranked BI solution in three KPIs, and pinpointed as a leading BI product in a further 13 KPIs, within the Ad-hoc Reporting Vendor Peer Group.  Aside from Yellowfin, 18 other BI tools were categorized in the Ad-hoc Reporting Vendor Peer Group, including: Bissantz, Corporate Planning, Cubeware, Cyberscience, Dimensional Insight, Entrinsik, Evidanza, IBM Cognos BI, Information Builders, Microsoft Excel & Power products, Microsoft SSAS, MicroStrategy, Oracle BI Foundation Suite, Pentaho, Phocas, SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, SAS and TARGIT.

“Yellowfin’s imaginative approach to the BI market has seen it develop distinguishing consumer-oriented features – particularly in regards to Mobile BI, Cloud BI, Collaborative BI, Data Discovery and visualization,” said Founder and CEO of BARC, Dr Carsten Bange.  “These features support high levels of end-user adoption and customer satisfaction.  Yellowfin’s modern look and feel makes it easy for business users to independently create reports and dashboards.  Its flexible deployment options and user support result in high levels of user recommendation and help customers reach their BI goals fast.

“Often viewed as the brash new player in the BI and analytics market, its users clearly see Yellowfin as a leader in innovation in dashboarding and ad-hoc reporting.  Its scalability and 100 percent Web-based architecture make implementation quick and easy, while its notable ease-of-use is capable of supporting mass enterprise-wide adoption.”

 

Dashboard Vendor rankings

Yellowfin was the top ranked Dashboard Vendor in:

  • Price-to-value perception: Based on how many users buy the BI solution for its price-performance ratio
  • Cloud BI: Based on how many sites currently use the product in a cloud environment
  • Mobile BI: Based on how many sites currently use Mobile BI with their BI tool
  • Innovation: Combines the ‘Cloud BI’, ‘Collaboration’, ‘Data discovery / visualization’, ‘Mobile BI’, ‘Operational BI’ and ‘Visual design standards’ KPIs to measure the product’s level of innovation

Yellowfin was also identified as a leading Dashboard Vendor in:

  • Business benefits achieved: Based on the achievement level of a variety of business benefits
  • Chosen as standard: How often the product is chosen to standardize on by respondents in multi-product sites
  • Recommendation: Based on how many users would recommend the product to others
  • Collaboration: Based on how many sites currently use collaboration features with their BI tool
  • Performance satisfaction: Measures the frequency of complaints about the system’s performance
  • Vendor support: Measures user satisfaction with the level of vendor support provided for the product
  • Implementer support: Measures user satisfaction with the level of the implementer’s support for the product
  • Customer satisfaction: Combines ‘Product satisfaction’, ‘Vendor support’ and ‘Implementer support’ KPIs
  • Project length: Based on how quickly the product is implemented
  • Self-service: Based on how many sites currently use self-service features with their BI tool
  • Agility: Combines the ‘Project length’, ‘Self-service’ and ‘Flexibility’ KPIs
  • Ease of use: Based on how often the product was chosen for ease of use and the level of complaints about ease of use post-implementation

 

Ad-hoc Reporting Vendor rankings

Yellowfin was the top ranked Ad-hoc Reporting Vendor in:

  • Price-to-value perception: Based on how many users buy the BI solution for its price-performance ratio
  • Cloud BI: Based on how many sites currently use the product in a cloud environment
  • Innovation: Combines the ‘Cloud BI’, ‘Collaboration’, ‘Data discovery / visualization’, ‘Mobile BI’, ‘Operational BI’ and ‘Visual design standards’ KPIs to measure the product’s level of innovation

Yellowfin was also identified as a leading Ad-hoc Reporting Vendor in:

  • Business benefits achieved: Based on the achievement level of a variety of business benefits  
  • Chosen as standard: How often the product is chosen to standardize on by respondents in multi-product sites  
  • Recommendation: Based on how many users would recommend the product to others  
  • Collaboration: Based on how many sites currently use collaboration features with their BI tool  
  • Data discovery / visualization: Based on how many sites currently use data discovery / visualization with their BI tool
  • Mobile BI: Based on how many sites currently use Mobile BI with their BI tool  
  • Performance satisfaction: Measures the frequency of complaints about the system’s performance
  • Vendor support: Measures user satisfaction with the level of vendor support provided for the product 
  • Customer satisfaction: Combines ‘Product satisfaction’, ‘Vendor support’ and ‘Implementer support’ KPIs
  • Project length: Based on how quickly the product is implemented
  • Self-service: Based on how many sites currently use self-service features with their BI tool
  • Agility: Combines the ‘Project length’, ‘Self-service’ and ‘Flexibility’ KPIs
  • Ease of use: Based on how often the product was chosen for ease of use and the level of complaints about ease of use post-implementation

 

A history of innovation and customer satisfaction

Yellowfin has been recognized as the top ranked Dashboard Vendor over the past three iterations of The BI Survey in: Cloud BI, Mobile BI and Innovation.  Yellowfin also achieved the top ranking in the Ad-hoc Reporting Vendor Peer Group, over the past three versions of the study, for: Cloud BI and Innovation.

Additionally, Yellowfin has been identified as a top ranked or leading Dashboard Vendor during the past three years of The BI Survey for the following KPIs: Business benefits achieved, Recommendation, Collaboration, Performance satisfaction, Vendor support and Project length.

The BI Survey 14 also acknowledged Yellowfin as a “consistently outstanding Ad-hoc Reporting Vendor in Collaboration”, with leading scores for this innovative KPI over the past three years.

“Yellowfin’s continued commitment towards product innovation and quality, in conjunction with a focus on delivering customer value and support, is reflected in Yellowfin’s outstanding performances in BARC’s The BI Survey over the past three years,” said Shaw-Dennis.

The BI Survey is an annual worldwide study of BI software users produced by BARC.  A total of 3,224 people responded to The BI Survey 14.  Thirty-four BI products were included in the final report.

 

Yellowfin in The BI Survey 13 and 12

Yellowfin has demonstrated a history of exceptionally strong performances in BARC’s The BI Survey.  In The BI Survey 13, Yellowfin ranked first for 11 KPIs within the Enterprise Reporting Vendor Peer Group, 10 KPIs within the Dashboard Vendor Peer Group, and nine KPIs within the Ad-hoc Analysis Vendor Peer Group.

Download The BI Survey 13 summary document containing the headline results for Yellowfin HERE: http://www.yellowfinbi.com/YFCommunityNews-Download-BARC-s-The-BI-Survey-13-157459

In The BI Survey 12, Yellowfin ranked first for 13 KPIs within the Dashboard Vendor Peer Group, and eight KPIs within the Small to Medium (SME) Projects Vendor Peer Group.

Download The BI Survey 12 summary document containing the headline results for Yellowfin HERE: http://www.yellowfinbi.com/YFCommunityNews-Download-BARC-s-The-BI-Survey-12-121516

 

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About Yellowfin

Yellowfin is a global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor passionate about making BI easy. Founded in 2003 in response to the complexity and costs associated with implementing and using traditional BI tools, Yellowfin is a highly intuitive 100 percent Web-based reporting and analytics solution. Yellowfin is a leader in mobile, collaborative and embeddable BI as well as Location Intelligence and data visualization. For more information, visit www.yellowfinbi.com

 

About BARC

BARC is an enterprise software industry analyst delivering product evaluations, conferences, market research and consulting to over 1,000 customers each year. BARC specializes in advising organizations on software selection in its core research areas of BI, data management and enterprise content management.

Along with CXP and Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), BARC forms part of the CXP Group - the leading European IT research and consulting firm with 140 staff in eight countries.

 

About The BI Survey 14

Now in its thirteenth year of publication, The BI Survey is an annual report based on the world’s largest vendor-independent survey of BI and Performance Management users. The BI Survey 14 attracted over 3000 responses. The BI Survey 14 uncovers the truth about why real-world organizations select BI products, how they use them, and with what success. It also compares the leading products on the market across a number of headline criteria, such as performance, scalability and vendor support.

The survey is published independently by BARC and, unlike many other surveys, it is not sponsored by any vendor. The questions are devised entirely by BARC’s BI analyst team. The BI Survey 14 enables the comparison of leading BI products across multiple criteria, in order to establish which tools are the best fit for particular organizations and industries. It also reveals the best practices that lead to the most successful BI projects, saving time and money in research hours and consulting fees.

 

About Peer Groups in The BI Survey 14

Vendors in BARC’s The BI Survey are segmented into different Peer Groups based on how survey respondents – end-users with first hand experience using vendor products and services – reportedly utilize vendor solutions.

Peer Groups are used to ensure similar products are compared against each other both in fairness to the vendor and for the benefit of the customer. The groups are essential to allow fair and useful comparisons of products that are likely to compete.

 

For further media information, interviews, images or product demonstration, please contact:

Lachlan James, Communications Manager on +61 (0)3 8617 4954, +61 (0)431 835 658 or [email protected]

For regular updates and news, follow Yellowfin on Twitter (@YellowfinBI), LinkedIn (Yellowfin Business Intelligence) or email [email protected] to subscribe to Yellowfin’s free e-newsletter.

 

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Yellowfin is a global Business Intelligence (BI) software vendor passionate about making BI easy. Yellowfin is headquartered and developed in Melbourne, Australia, offering a highly intuitive 100 percent 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 is a leader in mobile, collaborative and embeddable BI as well as Location Intelligence and data visualization. For more information, visit www.yellowfinbi.com


What is Business Intelligence software?

Business Intelligence (BI) refers to a broad range of computer software applications and tools used to report, analyze and present data in a range of formats, to help businesses identify trends and opportunities, and support fundamental decision-making.


For further media information, interviews, images or product demonstration, please contact:

Lachlan James, Communications Manager on +61 03 9090 0454, 0431 835 658 or [email protected]

For regular updates and news, follow Yellowfin on Twitter (@YellowfinBI), LinkedIn (Yellowfin Business Intelligence) or email [email protected] to subscribe to Yellowfin’s free e-newsletter.

Lachlan James
P: +61 (0)3 9090 0454
M: 0431 835 658
W: www.yellowfinbi.com/

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