Features

Yellowfin

Yellowfin BI Dashboards are easy to create and highly customizable. Yellowfin also offers proactive alerts, broadcasts and subscription reporting to stay on top of trends. Users can see different data sources on a single dashboard with high level summary reports and KPIs.

Features:

  • Interactive data exploration with filters, brushing, series selection, drills, etc.
  • Embeddable reports and dashboards into third party platforms
  • Trigger-based alerts for instant notifications based on key metrics

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Yellowfin

Yellowfin allows users to explore and visualize data easily by connecting to virtually any data source. Yellowfin can be used to uncover patterns, identify trends, and discover insights with no coding required. Yellowfin enables fast, collective decision making based on data-driven insights.

Features:

  • Data visualizations including over 50 chart types and an Auto Chart feature to select the best one
  • Award-winning Location Intelligence capabilities merge spatial and traditional business data
  • Share insights by distributing, exporting and emailing reports or dashboards

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Yellowfin BI does not offer advanced analytical capabilities natively, but can be used in conjunction with R for this purpose.

Compatibility & Integration

Yellowfin lets users analyze data from a variety of systems, applications and databases. On-premise, desktop, or cloud, from operational applications in Oracle or SQL, to OLAP cubes or CSV files, Yellowfin can combine multiple data sources without having to build a data warehouse.

Mobile Access

Yellowfin has native apps for iPhone and iPad, as well as an HTML5 hybrid app for Android devices and browser-based delivery. Mobile users can access and explore data anytime, anywhere.

Mobile Features:
  • Filter, sort and analyze data in the form of charts, graphs and reports
  • Improved user experience allow easy navigation with swipes, taps, and pinches
  • Multi-tiered security model for enhanced data security

Support

Contact:
  •  Email
  •  Phone
  •  Chat
Forums:
  •  Developer forum
  •  Community forum

Pricing

Basic info

 
Free trial
 
Starts at $3000/5 users/year
 
Annual subscription

Reviews

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Client Interview
Aug 15 2016

Proof of Concept for Various Clients

4.0

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
CEO of SCI-BI Systems
K P Balaji
 
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The Review

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

SCI-BI is a Cloud Data Integration and Analytics company that is vendor neutral and puts customer interest in the forefront when suggesting tools and technologies. Our engineers at SCI-BI have extensive experience in using the latest best practices and standards that evolve in the industry.

Our primary focus is on analytics, and we have expertise in Tableau, Qlikview, SAP BOBJ, Cognos, OBIEE and other similar tools.

CHALLENGE

Please discuss a specific business challenge that your company (or your client) was facing that you were able to resolve using Yellowfin?

We are a reseller partner for Yellowfin [YF] in India. We have done multiple Proof of Concepts [POC’s] for customers evaluating YF.

SOLUTION

How did your company implement Yellowfin in this situation?

YF provides a ready to use Amazon Machine Image in Amazon Web Services [AWS] with a one-click launch. The setup is ready in 5 minutes. For POC purposes, the data was loaded into AWS RDS MySQL database.

Was your company considering other platforms? What are the advantages of this platform?

Our customers want to evaluate multiple products. When it comes to YF in India, we help customers evaluate it by both doing POC’s and being available on call to answer questions when they try it for themselves.

On an annual or monthly basis, roughly how much does your company spend to utilize the platform?

The tool costs $600 USD per user per year. This is an annual subscription. The minimum number of users is five.

RESULTS

Can you share any success, metrics, or overall results of your implementation of this platform?

Since these are POC’s, most of the time we stop after the successful evaluation.

FEATURES

Were there any software features/tools that you were really impressed by?

It is 100% browser based, there are no desktop tools. It works with Linux on smaller servers, and there’s no restriction on users to be Authors. The tool is purely based on permissions.

YF has a great metadata layer for modeling, and a SQL based tool that generates queries based on an underlying data model. It also has ready to use templates available and lots of widgets in graphs. I also like the customizable user interface and great conditional formatting on the graphs.

It’s very easy to use compared to other solutions. It has great drill thru and drill down functions similar to traditional Business Intelligence tools. YF also has a live connection to most databases. Also, there is an in-memory caching option available.

Where do you find any scope for improvement?

The only area where we find YF inadequate is in handling complex aggregations. The calculated fields have limited options and hence we need to use SQL to create calculated values. This MUST improve if the product has to compete with Tableau.

Have you had to interact with the platform’s support team or reference their support resources?

We do this on a regular basis with YF architects. We are a part of their webinars, where we get to be up to date on the features and latest versions.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Features
  • 4.0 Ease of Use
  • 5.0 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Yellowfin is easy and secure

5.0

Features: 
3.5
Ease of use: 
4.5
Support: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Other: Insurance underwriters
 
101-200 employees
 
Reno, NV
Senior Manager
The Review

Experience:

On a daily basis I use Yellowfin BI to assess the risk involved with taking on certain clients and their products. From an insurance and claims standpoint, with Yellowfin BI we have been able to predict and monitor our claims payouts more effectively, resulting in vast monetary changes which have resulted in large profits. Risk assessment, and sales scope are the main areas of function for my particular job roles. It has performed effectively resulting in the ability to cut our losses in half and we have gained 30% in profitability in the short time we've utilized these functions.

Pros:

It is easy to use, and very secure. I know that I can trust the information and it won't be stolen by competitors.

Cons:

I wish there were a way to add specific scenarios to my risk portal. More than the presets. I think this can be achieved by an admin but we are all still learning the basics right now.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Yellowfin: Dashboards and reports

4.0

Features: 
3.5
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
the reviewer
 
Health care & life sciences
 
101-200 employees
 
El Paso, TX
Manager
The Review

Experience:

Yellowfin is easy to access and use, which allows for better productivity at work. It is also easy to teach which reduces time needed to spend on training when new employees come in. We use Yellowfin for dashboards and ranking reports. It's been very efficient. I am better able to manage my time since I started using this platform.

Pros:

Organized data and dashboards are amazing.

Cons:

It's a very plain interface. There is nothing to visually draw the user in.