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YellowFin is a business intelligence and analytics software that reduces the complexity of your analytics workflow and data. It provides simple automation features, collaboration, data storytelling, and action-based dashboards.

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G2
4.2
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Positive Comments
  • William S.Head: Consulting and Innovation
    Review
    5.0

    An exceptionally capable reporting tool Graph rendering can be more robust and smoothing may be improved Do not be deterred from learning the layout of the tool and getting to mastery - it is well worth the effort. Plug-in formatting for reports (libraries) are available to augment the look and feel of reporting and the integration into report presentations (live data updates) is an excellent time saver ... use this to improve your efficiency. Integration into the HOOZin plaform creates a powerful way to share role relevant content within user communities which should definitely be investigated to simplify access to role relevant infomration and exchange between connected communities to maintain information security and confidentiality considerations. Training is essential to ensure that optimum value is derived from the tool - make sure that the users are aware of and use the predictive capability and data analyser functions which is considered best of breed. Definitely a cut above the rest and the support locally in SA and abroad is phenominal. Make sure that your plug-in minimum version requirements are considered before choosing a plug-in to ensure it works first time (the support team is great to assist with difficulties and turn-around is quick and responsive). Deep analytics and ability to present complex embedded reports with easy integration into HOOZin platform

  • Carter K.Creative Director
    Review
    4.5

    In my organization we are using Yellowfin to create dashboards and reports where we can capture data collected from different sources and its performance has been great. We have integrated it with other predictive analytics tools and the process has been amazingly fast. Yellowfin's user interface is very attractive, I like it a lot and it has features that are good for the whole company such as predictive analytics, advanced data analysis, dashboard customization, queries and reporting, just to mention a few or at least the ones that are important for us. I wish it had good tutorials to make it easier to train new users. I would also like its cost to be a little more accessible. It saves a lot of time and effort for users who need to process any amount of data, automate analytical processes and find the best ways to present data. Highly recommended. Yellowfin is the data visualization tool of choice in my organization because of all the time it saves us when we need to load large data sets, analyze them, make presentations or simply create dashboards and reports. Data analysis automation has helped us a lot in terms of saving time and energy while allowing us to take advantage of all the information we have at our fingertips to make decisions.

  • Verified User in BankingEnterprise(> 1000 emp.)
    Review
    3.0

    The interface, the experience, and the drag and drop is great, the visualization is awesome. View builder is old with loads of issues, Reference codes area is hidden and not always being promoted by representatives, and when having huge views there are lots of bugs and slowdowns. There is a need in better knowledge about the whole aspect of the application by their representatives, and there's a need in revamping the whole application from the ground up to avoid current bugs. Visualizations at best, calculations that need to be done above the SQL code, having the self-service for the company users which are not advanced in SQL by a simple drag and drop. this is great! Thanks for your feedback, and apologies for our delayed response. We are glad that you are getting value from Yellowfin. The view builder is currently undergoing a redesign. The process of connecting to and modeling data will be streamlined and simplified in a future release. Please reach out to our Customer Experience team at CXTeam@yellowfin.bi to ensure you are getting the support you need around utilizing your large views.

Negative Comments
  • Javier P.Manager Digital Analytics
    Review
    4.0

    Yellowfin is an incredibly cool tool that offers me the best reporting solution on the web with a well structured use for the development of new content. In addition, its functions are excellent to be able to establish a connection with different data sources to be able to do business in real time for clients, this is how I can understand the good work that is done in the market. Another point in favor is that it is easy to manipulate, my coworkers quickly adapted to their duties. It is essential that you include more options in the annotation of data and reports. In addition to making an improvement in the meters to remain a better tool. In addition to this it would be great to change the appearance from time to time to have a pleasant perception of the program. Yellowfin adapts very well to the self-service of users, being a contributing tool in the business world with the best service solution. The technology of this program is to maintain a key solution in business intelligence and foster growth. Which is ideal for any company with ambitions of momentum and development. We make use of a great tool in our organization because it provides us with a large-scale commercial data compression of customers and maintains a commercial process to understand operational needs. We decided to standardize Yellowfin as our report solution and control panel.

  • Verified User in Mental Health CareMid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
    Review
    2.0

    Dashboard and Snapshot features. Color and image conditioning somewhat like color conditioning is in Excel. Dashboard feature enables a layer of report organization that is very handy for enabling end users to quickly find what they need. Unable to apply conditioning rules on multiple columns at once. Can only do one column at a time; thus it is time consuming and tedious. Some users cannot open/view reports while others can even when the users are setup with the same access to the reports. If Yellowfin is supplied through another company that has setup the integration and data source(s), see if you can talk with other existing customers (more than 1) of such a company that has used Yellowfin for more than 3 reports involving large data sets. We are attempting to supply customized BI reports for our agency's staff and management. However we find that it is slower to build reports on than SSRS, Tableau and Qlik. We find some features such as broadcast failure notification do not work, and the solution is slow overall. We believe the issues may not be actually Yellowfin, but possibly the Credible Behavioral Health database it's setup to work with .

  • Verified User in BankingEnterprise(> 1000 emp.)
    Review
    3.0

    The interface, the experience, and the drag and drop is great, the visualization is awesome. View builder is old with loads of issues, Reference codes area is hidden and not always being promoted by representatives, and when having huge views there are lots of bugs and slowdowns. There is a need in better knowledge about the whole aspect of the application by their representatives, and there's a need in revamping the whole application from the ground up to avoid current bugs. Visualizations at best, calculations that need to be done above the SQL code, having the self-service for the company users which are not advanced in SQL by a simple drag and drop. this is great! Thanks for your feedback, and apologies for our delayed response. We are glad that you are getting value from Yellowfin. The view builder is currently undergoing a redesign. The process of connecting to and modeling data will be streamlined and simplified in a future release. Please reach out to our Customer Experience team at CXTeam@yellowfin.bi to ensure you are getting the support you need around utilizing your large views.

GetApp
4.6
Top Comments by GetApp
Positive Comments
  • Anthony A.Gambling & Casinos
    Review
    5.0

    Overall it's a great product for casino business use.

  • Anonymous ReviewerInformation Technology and Services
    Review
    5.0

    Yellowfin changes the way we do business. Yellowfin changes the way we do things internally Soooooooooo much information, the way we want to view it Easy to set up new views, at a mouse click Heaps of options that really help us manage our business now and going forward

  • Oliver Elijah L.Information Services
    Review
    5.0

    The VSV team develops reports and dashboards quickly, simply and dynamically. Yellowfin has an easy to use and intuitive user interface (clients do not need deep training). We managed to create reports and panels with maps thanks to location intelligence. In addition, the integration of Yellowfin with predictive analytical tools and Big Data processing such as R, UDF, Spark are ideal for creating rich applications for end users. Yellowfin allows the connection of multiple data sources.

Negative Comments
  • Erik L.Financial Services
    Review
    2.0

    No Comments

  • Aakanksha A.Oil & Energy
    Review
    4.0

    It is very easy and simple to use and is a great tool

  • Randy T.Computer Software
    Review
    4.0

    No Comments

Trustradius
3.2
Top Comments by Trustradius
Positive Comments
  • Samir Kumar SahooCo-Founder & Chief Executive
    Review
    4.5

    My selection of Yellowfin based on following criteria for the Indian market: Availability in Linux platform to process high volume of transaction with CAL (concurrent user access license) model to use multiple server with high concurrent users Dynamic storyboarding, collaborative and timeline approach for senior management Fast development and deployment with web-based centralised architecture Value/$- Yellowfin has been #1 on BARCs value/$ rating for the past 3 years. Plus it has a very simple user-based licensing model
    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
    Yellowfins Storyboard, Timeline and Collaborative tools make it easy to share data and insights across an organisation. Strong Operational and Executive Dashboards that reflect the business KPIs and can send out prompts to people within the business based on rules. Yellowfin makes it incredibly easy to create dynamic reports and dashboards which incorporate maps through locational intelligence functionality. Yellowfin is a single license and all access is via a web browser making it perfect for both on-premise and cloud deployment. Mobile apps are also available. User roles and source filtering allows Admin/IT to offer different functions/views by user group/role. Mobile BI applications to support any device .. API connectors ( YF 7.2 on the way in Mar16 ) for a range of third-party Web-based applications, data sources, Enterprises CRM/ERP apps & open data platform apps, including Salesforce, Google Analytics, Twitter, Youtube , Zoho CRM, XE.com & more coming to make endusers to integrate their applications for better benefits Yellowfin Integration with Predictive analytical and Big Data processing tools like R, UDF, Spark to build rich applications for end users
    Predictive analytics features within Yellowfin tool.

  • Johan PietersenManaging Director
    Review
    5.0

    The Yellowfin product technologies are superior and offers more flexibility in application. The Yellowfin product can be used in several different areas such a report engine over and above being a solid business intelligence tool. It further needs significant IT overhead to be used and can easily be integrated and offered as part of a larger solution.
    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.
    The Yellowfin user interface fits seamlessly into our own web software as it too is designed in the latest web technologies making it easy to use and easily accessible to our client base. The Yellowfin user interface is intuitive and easy to use, elevating VSV clients from needing in-depth training on the product before true value can be realised. The Yellowfin architecture supports the Pintl architecture 100% due to a similar design strategy and as such no real overhead is added to the Pintl system for the addition of the Yellowfin product nor does it add any additional IT overhead to be used. The Yellowfin product is quick and simple to develop reports and dashboards in cutting turn-around-time at the VSV development team and when new/custom reports are required by VSV clients.
    Initially the Yellowfin business model was difficult to align to the VSV model but through some simple negotiations a workable model was reach which made in commercial application viable Some additional licensing models could also be of value as we do not use the product in a pure business intelligence only application.

  • Phil SerfatySenior Analyst, Supply Chain Finance
    Review
    2.5

    Our reporting group uses Tableau extensively and compared to Yellowfin, Tableau is much easier to use (partially because more time was invested in setting it up properly, but also the design and features).
    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).
    Yellowfin has great visualizations and has been designed well for the business user to be able to simply navigate without issue. The tool is very flexible to use allowing multiple data sources to connect. They have done a good job in researching the market to understand and position their tool for a great core audience -- the tool was great for us at the time.
    The tool was somewhat clunky to use at times (specifically the mapping functionality). Could use some tips from Tableau to understand the "Apple" like design and simplicity of developing. Should have worked closer with the supporting vendor as the tool did not feel seamless in how it operated with ACL and their data/analytics tools at the time. Yellowfin was a tool that completed the task we initially asked it to do, however upon further research, we rated other tools to be more capable and user friendly. With a little improvement Yellowfin could continue rising into a great analytics tool.

Negative Comments
  • Samir Kumar SahooCo-Founder & Chief Executive
    Review
    4.5

    My selection of Yellowfin based on following criteria for the Indian market: Availability in Linux platform to process high volume of transaction with CAL (concurrent user access license) model to use multiple server with high concurrent users Dynamic storyboarding, collaborative and timeline approach for senior management Fast development and deployment with web-based centralised architecture Value/$- Yellowfin has been #1 on BARCs value/$ rating for the past 3 years. Plus it has a very simple user-based licensing model
    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
    Yellowfins Storyboard, Timeline and Collaborative tools make it easy to share data and insights across an organisation. Strong Operational and Executive Dashboards that reflect the business KPIs and can send out prompts to people within the business based on rules. Yellowfin makes it incredibly easy to create dynamic reports and dashboards which incorporate maps through locational intelligence functionality. Yellowfin is a single license and all access is via a web browser making it perfect for both on-premise and cloud deployment. Mobile apps are also available. User roles and source filtering allows Admin/IT to offer different functions/views by user group/role. Mobile BI applications to support any device .. API connectors ( YF 7.2 on the way in Mar16 ) for a range of third-party Web-based applications, data sources, Enterprises CRM/ERP apps & open data platform apps, including Salesforce, Google Analytics, Twitter, Youtube , Zoho CRM, XE.com & more coming to make endusers to integrate their applications for better benefits Yellowfin Integration with Predictive analytical and Big Data processing tools like R, UDF, Spark to build rich applications for end users
    Predictive analytics features within Yellowfin tool.

  • Johan PietersenManaging Director
    Review
    5.0

    The Yellowfin product technologies are superior and offers more flexibility in application. The Yellowfin product can be used in several different areas such a report engine over and above being a solid business intelligence tool. It further needs significant IT overhead to be used and can easily be integrated and offered as part of a larger solution.
    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.
    The Yellowfin user interface fits seamlessly into our own web software as it too is designed in the latest web technologies making it easy to use and easily accessible to our client base. The Yellowfin user interface is intuitive and easy to use, elevating VSV clients from needing in-depth training on the product before true value can be realised. The Yellowfin architecture supports the Pintl architecture 100% due to a similar design strategy and as such no real overhead is added to the Pintl system for the addition of the Yellowfin product nor does it add any additional IT overhead to be used. The Yellowfin product is quick and simple to develop reports and dashboards in cutting turn-around-time at the VSV development team and when new/custom reports are required by VSV clients.
    Initially the Yellowfin business model was difficult to align to the VSV model but through some simple negotiations a workable model was reach which made in commercial application viable Some additional licensing models could also be of value as we do not use the product in a pure business intelligence only application.

  • Phil SerfatySenior Analyst, Supply Chain Finance
    Review
    2.5

    Our reporting group uses Tableau extensively and compared to Yellowfin, Tableau is much easier to use (partially because more time was invested in setting it up properly, but also the design and features).
    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).
    Yellowfin has great visualizations and has been designed well for the business user to be able to simply navigate without issue. The tool is very flexible to use allowing multiple data sources to connect. They have done a good job in researching the market to understand and position their tool for a great core audience -- the tool was great for us at the time.
    The tool was somewhat clunky to use at times (specifically the mapping functionality). Could use some tips from Tableau to understand the "Apple" like design and simplicity of developing. Should have worked closer with the supporting vendor as the tool did not feel seamless in how it operated with ACL and their data/analytics tools at the time. Yellowfin was a tool that completed the task we initially asked it to do, however upon further research, we rated other tools to be more capable and user friendly. With a little improvement Yellowfin could continue rising into a great analytics tool.

Capterra
4.6
Top Comments by Capterra
Comments
  • Tom N.Cofounder and Partner
    Review
    5.0

    We are a small company bringing data visualization to a market that is data rich, yet unsavvy about the insights it can offer. After much research and trial, we landed on Yellowfin two years ago as the best choice for us. There is not a problem or situation we have run into yet that Yellowfin could not address; especially with the assistance of the US based support team. Yellowfin worked with us closely to understand our business and fashioned an arrangement that met our needs nicely. We introduced Yellowfin to our development partner and after the proof of concept work they raved it was easier to use and integrated more effectively than other BI tools they work with, which include the other leaders in the industry. We recommend it regularly to others.
    Ease of use, with compromising functionality, for administrator as well as users. For us, strong security and multitenancy is important. Data visualization option variety and capabilities. We use the alerts, multiple drilling options, raster mapping, heat map as well as normal visuals. Collaboration and connection features as we are creating a learning environment for our constituents. Customization options within the back end as well as embedding front end. Web based and mobile platforms. Story telling capability. Efficiently and effectively handle 1000's of users.
    For us, none yet. As our data warehouse grows, we may add another tool for very heavy data mining.

  • James D.Director
    Review
    5.0

    We really like using Yellowfin. While the lack of cloud services and coding to customize are minor issues, we do not have much to complain about. It's very user-friendly and we have easily been able to teach others how to use it. The fact that the program is useable on both Mac and PC makes it a great option. The program is certainly worth the cost.
    This program was very easy to setup and use. Within a few hours, we were working. The program is very user-friendly and it did not take long for us to train our employees to use it. The dashboards are very pleasing to the eye, and we thoroughly enjoyed using Yellowfin. It was also very affordable, especially as we added users. We loved the customization of the program, and we could really make it our own. When we did have technical issues, customer support was able to resolve them very quickly.
    We really wish that this program had a cloud option. While it's always good to have data stored on a computer, it's easier to have things on the cloud, especially if you need to use different computers. While this program is rather bug-free, we did have a few issues loading items and charts, but any bugs we had were resolved with either time or calling customer service. Otherwise, it's been a pleasure to use. We aren't a fan of having to code to customize colors, but it's not a deal-breaker.

  • Paul D.CEO
    Review
    5.0

    I have been using Yellowfin for our customers to use on our cloud project management platform (PieMatrix). I spent a good deal of time looking at other BI options. The reason I chose Yellowfin was 1) their user interface and customer end experience is very clean and modern, which reflects well with our PieMatrix "Pie" project tool, 2) the Yellowfin price value was much higher than any other BI tool I reviewed, and 3) they were the best choice for managing end-customer users who have different data sources in a multi-tenant environment. I would also like to share that our experience with their current sales and customer team has been great. They have bent over backwards to help me get the best plan for our customer base. And most importantly, our customers using our Yellowfin integration have been very happy with the report output.
    - Clean user interface - Easier to use than other tools - Supportive Yellowfin team - Great multi-tenancy structure for auto propagating new reports across different data source Yellowfin users
    - It took us a while to install and get the system working, but once it got set up properly, everything has been smooth. - Yellowfin doesn't have a cloud offering. Their product needs to be installed.

  • Krissy G.Implementation Project Specialist
    Review
    4.0

    We did not end up implementing this live for our clients but it was a nice software and if our client base was smaller or our software data scheme less complex we would have used this. There was not anything wrong really just was not the correct software for our company.
    I like the user friendly layout, how writing your own "queries" and updating the data the way you want is easy. I like that it is easy to connect to a DB using ODBC or other options (I did not explore all of these). I liked the way the screen displayed and I liked the way that customer service responded well when I had questions. There was a decent amount of documentation and videos available online. The ability to customize colors is decent as well as adding titles and everything to the pages.
    I did not like how customizing colors was writing code or specific selects, I did not like how you could not easily create "custom fields" or formulas. The system was a little slower than I would have liked but I believe it is mostly due to how the data was being extracted. The system was pretty user friendly but had issues with displaying our data set and pulling data from our system easily.

  • Oliver Elijah L.Senior Operations Manager
    Review
    5.0

    The VSV team develops reports and dashboards quickly, simply and dynamically. Yellowfin has an easy to use and intuitive user interface (clients do not need deep training). We managed to create reports and panels with maps thanks to location intelligence. In addition, the integration of Yellowfin with predictive analytical tools and Big Data processing such as R, UDF, Spark are ideal for creating rich applications for end users. Yellowfin allows the connection of multiple data sources.
    Yellowfin is a very fast and very simple product to create reports and panels. We were able to greatly reduce the response time of the VSV equipment and when VSV clients require new custom reports. It is also excellent that clients do not require in-depth training. The integration capacity of Yellowfin with Big Data is excellent.
    We have obtained great positive results with Yellowfin. To be honest, I consider that it meets the expectations. It is very simple and fast, it is integrated with Big Data, clients do not require a great training. It just works.

  • Erik L.Project Manager
    Review
    2.0

    The simplicity of the interface was a plus, but unfortunately that simplicity went through to the backend. It didn't have the robust features and support that Salesforce did, and I feel it didn't manage multiple data sources as well as DOMO did. I feel that if you want to completely control your reports and have a BI dedicated team build reports where no one else can, it might be a solution for you.
    Anytime I needed a report, I ran into issues with this software. We used yellowfin for a period of months, having switched from Salesforce. I found the reports were difficult to produce, and the data management was okay at best. We later switched to DOMO which was a breath of fresh air, as far as it comes to ease of use and data management.