Yellowfin BI & Analytics

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On this page, we present a concise overview of our objective BI & Analytics survey of the software vendor Yellowfin and its product range (such as Yellowfin Signals, Yellowfin Suite, and Yellowfin Mobile BI). Yellowfin BI & Analytics scores better in our study than Looker but slightly worse than Domo. Of all the categories in our study, Yellowfin scored the best in self-service BI and received the least credits in data integration. We have been able to establish this objectively. Within the context of BI & Analytics, we have put together the main advantages and disadvantages of Yellowfin Business Analytics, and listed them by theme (business intelligence, big data, artificial intelligence, and Data Science). We also point out the strengths of key products such as Yellowfin Signals, Yellowfin Suite, and Yellowfin Mobile BI et cetera.

How does Yellowfin BI & Analytics score on different parts?

In our study, we looked in detail at the different products of Yellowfin software. We evaluated Yellowfin BI & Analytics on no less than 720 criteria. The figure below shows the scores (on a scale of 1-5) of Yellowfin Business Analytics, compared to key competitors. Please note that Passionned Group is 100% independent of the software vendors in our research. We are not a reseller, we do not make deals or have done business with the supplier. Among other things, we help and advise companies in the proper selection of BI tooling.

Score of Yellowfin Business Analytics software.Figure 1: Strength-weakness analysis of the supplier Yellowfin BI & Analytics. A maximum of 100% can be obtained. Source: The BI & Analytics Guide 2024. Do you need more clarification about the design of our research? Click here to download this guide.

The Yellowfin analysis was conducted by tapping into a lot of public big data and from there it was scrutinized in detail. More than 5,472 documents have reviewed from Yellowfin in recent years. In this analysis, both algorithms as a senior expert make their mark on establishing the final results.Yellowfin in our BI & Analytics Guide 2024 Image of Yellowfin in our BI & Analytics Guide 2024In our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics Guide we have collected all the ins and outs of Yellowfin for you. You get access to hundreds of (shorter) trainings, tech talks, lectures, demos, tutorials, and so on and always have the latest BI & AI news. This mini-course also assists you in deepening your knowledge about BI & Analytics.view the BI & Analytics Guide™

Yellowfin and their complete BI & Analytics product portfolio

The software company Yellowfin carries (a minimum of) 12 products in the realm of BI & Analytics. Based on relevance we list the products below:

What is Yellowfin Business Analytics?

Other names by which this software product is known: Yellowfin BI, Yellowfin Business Intelligence

We don’t reveal everything here but, in this paragraph, we portrait Yellowfin Business Analytics, including some of its features and any related products. This product group consists of Yellowfin Signals, Yellowfin Suite, Yellowfin Mobile BI, Yellowfin Dashboards, Yellowfin SAML Bridge, Yellowfin Data Discovery, Yellowfin Data Transformation, Yellowfin Data Preparation, Yellowfin Data Science, Yellowfin Web Server, and Yellowfin Data Analysis. The tool Yellowfin Business Analytics can be best characterized by the following features:

  • analysis
  • analytics
  • artificial intelligence
  • big data
  • business intelligence
  • dashboards
  • data science
  • machine learning
  • MOLAP
  • OLAP

Are you now curious about all characteristics (100+) of Yellowfin Business Analytics? Download directly our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2024 here.

Do you want to hire an experienced Yellowfin Business Analytics specialist?

Are you looking for an interim Yellowfin Business Analytics consultant who can help you get started, and implement a beautiful Yellowfin Business Analytics application? You can always call on the Yellowfin Business Analytics specialists of Passionned Group. Indeed, hiring Yellowfin Business Analytics developers is not always necessary and sometimes even inconvenient. Leave a message here and we will be happy to work for you.

Screen shot of Yellowfin Business Analytics software.
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Yellowfin Business Analytics in action
Figures 2, 3, and 4: Several figures demonstrate how Yellowfin Business Analytics functions. Click on the image to enlarge it. Credits: Yellowfin & partners.

What is Yellowfin Signals?

Under this heading, we provide a description of Yellowfin Signals, including some of its features and any related products. The product Yellowfin Signals can be characterized by the following functionalities:

  • algorithms
  • analysis
  • analytics
  • business intelligence
  • dashboards
  • data discovery
  • Google Analytics
  • reporting
  • time series
  • time series analysis

Are you curious about all the functionalities (100+) of Yellowfin Signals? Then order the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2024 here.

Screen shot of Yellowfin Signals software.
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Yellowfin Signals in action
Figures 5, 6, and 7: Several images show the operation Yellowfin Signals operates. Click on the image to enlarge it. Credits: Yellowfin & partners.

What is Yellowfin Suite?

In this paragraph, we report the (main) characteristics of Yellowfin Suite, including some of its features and any related products. The product Yellowfin Suite can be defined by the following functionalities:

  • analysis
  • analytics
  • analytics platform
  • business intelligence
  • dashboards
  • data discovery
  • data preparation
  • data storytelling
  • embedded analytics
  • reporting

Are you curious about all characteristics (100+) of Yellowfin Suite? Then download our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2024 here.

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Yellowfin Suite in action
Figures 8, 9, and 10: Several images show the operation Yellowfin Suite operates. Click on the image to enlarge it. Credits: Yellowfin & partners.

What is Yellowfin Mobile BI?

Other names by which this software product is known: Yellowfin Mobile App

We don’t reveal everything here but, in this paragraph, we give you insight into the key behaviors of Yellowfin Mobile BI, including some of its features and any related products. The tool Yellowfin Mobile BI can be best characterized by the following features:

  • analysis
  • analytics
  • Android
  • business intelligence
  • dashboards
  • iOS
  • iPhone
  • mobile business intelligence
  • notifications
  • reporting

Are you curious about all features (100+) of Yellowfin Mobile BI? Then order the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2024 here.

Screen shot of Yellowfin Mobile BI software.
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Yellowfin Mobile BI in action
Figures 11, 12, and 13: Several images show the operation Yellowfin Mobile BI runs. Click on the image to enlarge it. Credits: Yellowfin & partners.

What is Yellowfin Dashboards?

We do not display all the features here but, in this paragraph, we provide a description of Yellowfin Dashboards, including some of its features and any related products. This product/group of products can be best defined by the following functionalities:

  • analytics
  • analytics platform
  • business intelligence
  • dashboards
  • data discovery
  • data storytelling
  • data visualization
  • interactive dashboards
  • reporting
  • SQL

Do you want to know the intricacies of all the functionalities (100+) of Yellowfin Dashboards? In that case, open the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2024 here.

Screen shot of Yellowfin Dashboards software.
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Yellowfin Dashboards in action
Figures 14, 15, and 16: Several images show the operation Yellowfin Dashboards functions. Click on an image to make it bigger. Credits: Yellowfin & partners.

What is Yellowfin SAML Bridge?

In this paragraph, we display the details of Yellowfin SAML Bridge, including some of its features and any related products. The product Yellowfin SAML Bridge can be best characterized by the following features:

  • active directory
  • ADFS
  • analytics
  • authentication
  • business intelligence
  • infrastructure
  • java
  • LDAP
  • OKTA
  • XML

Do you want to know everything about all features (100+) of Yellowfin SAML Bridge? Download directly our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2024 here.

Screen shot of Yellowfin SAML Bridge software.
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Yellowfin SAML Bridge in action
Figures 17, 18, and 19: Various figures show how Yellowfin SAML Bridge functions. Click on an image to enlarge it. Credits: Yellowfin & partners.

What is Yellowfin Data Discovery?

In this part, we describe Yellowfin Data Discovery, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be best defined by the following functionalities:

  • analysis
  • analytics
  • analytics platform
  • business intelligence
  • dashboards
  • data discovery
  • data storytelling
  • natural language
  • reporting
  • share insights

Are you curious about all elements (100+) of Yellowfin Data Discovery? Then download our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2024 here.

Screen shot of Yellowfin Data Discovery software.
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Yellowfin Data Discovery in action
Figures 20, 21, and 22: Several images show the operation Yellowfin Data Discovery works. Click on the image to magnify. Credits: Yellowfin & partners.

What is Yellowfin Data Transformation?

In this section, we describe Yellowfin Data Transformation, including some of its features and any related products. This product/group of products can be defined by the following features:

  • analysis
  • analytics
  • business intelligence
  • dashboards
  • data preparation
  • data science
  • data visualization
  • Google Analytics
  • Salesforce
  • SQL

Do you want to know everything about all characteristics (100+) of Yellowfin Data Transformation? Then download our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2024 here.

Screen shot of Yellowfin Data Transformation software.
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Yellowfin Data Transformation in action
Figures 23, 24, and 25: Several images show the operation Yellowfin Data Transformation functions. Click on the image to enlarge it. Credits: Yellowfin & partners.

What is Yellowfin Data Preparation?

In this section, we portrait Yellowfin Data Preparation, including some of its features and any related products. This product/group of products can be characterized by the following features:

  • advanced analytics
  • analysis
  • analytics
  • business intelligence
  • complex data
  • data governance
  • data integration
  • data preparation
  • data science
  • reporting

Are you now curious about all the functionalities (100+) of Yellowfin Data Preparation? Then download our BI & Analytics Guide™ 2024 here.

Screen shot of Yellowfin Data Preparation software.
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Yellowfin Data Preparation in action
Figures 26, 27, and 28: Several images show the operation Yellowfin Data Preparation runs. Click on the image to enlarge it. Credits: Yellowfin & partners.

What is Yellowfin Data Science?

Under this heading, we provide a description of Yellowfin Data Science, including some of its features and any related products. This product/group of products can be best defined by the following features:

  • advanced analytics
  • analytics
  • artificial intelligence
  • business intelligence
  • data science
  • open source
  • PMML
  • Python
  • R
  • TensorFlow

Are you curious about all the functionalities (100+) of Yellowfin Data Science? In that case, open the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2024 here.

Screen shot of Yellowfin Data Science software.
Picture of Yellowfin Data Science tools.
Yellowfin Data Science in action
Figures 29, 30, and 31: Several images show the operation Yellowfin Data Science works. Click on the image to magnify. Credits: Yellowfin & partners.

What is Yellowfin Web Server?

In this paragraph, we describe Yellowfin Web Server, including some of its features and any related products. This product/group of products can be best characterized by the following features:

  • analytics
  • Apache Tomcat
  • BI infrastructure
  • business intelligence
  • data storytelling
  • IIS
  • reporting
  • repository
  • web server
  • XML

Are you now curious about all the functionalities (100+) of Yellowfin Web Server? Download the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2024 here.

Screen shot of Yellowfin Web Server software.
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Yellowfin Web Server in action
Figures 32, 33, and 34: Several figures demonstrate how Yellowfin Web Server operates. Click on the image to enlarge it. Credits: Yellowfin & partners.

What is Yellowfin Data Analysis?

In this section, we give you insight into the key behaviors of Yellowfin Data Analysis, including some of its features and any related products. The product Yellowfin Data Analysis can be best defined by the following properties:

  • analysis
  • analytics
  • business intelligence
  • cloud data warehouse
  • dashboards
  • data discovery
  • data storytelling
  • reporting

Do you want to know everything about all elements (100+) of Yellowfin Data Analysis? Then order the BI & Analytics Guide™ 2024 here.

Screen shot of Yellowfin Data Analysis software.
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Yellowfin Data Analysis in action
Figures 35, 36, and 37: Several images show the operation Yellowfin Data Analysis works. Click on an image to enlarge it. Credits: Yellowfin & partners.

Recent innovations of Yellowfin Business Analytics tools and the version history

Over time, Yellowfin has seen a positive evolution in terms of BI & Analytics functionality and support for operating systems, cloud platforms and connectivity. The latest innovations are in the areas of analytics > supply chain analytics, data connectivity > SAP Business One, and mobile business intelligence > mobile dashboards.

We reviewed Yellowfin’s most current versions of the total product range. Below you can see the structure of the history of the different versions of the various BI & Analytics products of Yellowfin:

  • Yellowfin BI: 7.3 6.0
  • Yellowfin Business Analytics: 2024 2022 54 42 39 36 24 9.9 9.8.1.1 9.8.1 9.7 9.1 8.0.1 8.0 7.2 6.2

Behind each product are the version numbers, the most recent versions are mentioned first.

What are the licensing costs of Yellowfin Signals, Yellowfin Suite, and Yellowfin Mobile BI?

In many cases, it can be difficult to determine the licensing costs of Yellowfin BI & Analytics because it depends on the country, the number of users (and/or the number of cores if you want to run it on a server), the connectors to data sources, and at what point in the year you request a quote. If you do this a few weeks before the end of Yellowfin’s fiscal quarter, you may be in for a decent discount. In addition, nowadays it is recommended that you run the software in the cloud, you only pay for the actual use. The purchase cost of Yellowfin Signals, Yellowfin Suite, and Yellowfin Mobile BI may not be the largest cost item, but maintenance and support do show up in your budget every year.

What makes Yellowfin BI & Analytics innovative

In our study, we see that Yellowfin in the field of BI & Analytics software has a number of specific features and thus differentiates itself from the competition. This makes Yellowfin Business Analytics more or less unique: Office 365, desktop analytics, design decisions, OKTA, and data quality dashboard.

The advantages and disadvantages of Yellowfin Business Analytics

Tag cloud of the Yellowfin Business Analytics tools.Figure 38: Tag cloud of the developed and less developed aspects of Yellowfin BI & Analytics

Below we listed all the advantages and disadvantages of Yellowfin BI & Analytics, Yellowfin Signals, Yellowfin Suite, and Yellowfin Mobile BI. There is momentum, because: Yellowfin may be working with partners to building on features that meet specific customer needs at this time (such as support for Pareto chart, star schema, Blob storage, basket analysis, EMR, Kafka, REST APIs, Apache Spark, fraud detection, and multi-factor authentication). Or a certain feature is not (yet) (well) documented.

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1. Yellowfin Self-service BI

75%

The company has a good rating in our study on the section ‘Self-service BI’, given that they score 75% on this, compared to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: self-service data preparation, self-service reporting, self-service analysis, self-service data analytics, self-service data visualization, self-service data exploration, and self-service analytics platform. In total, we examined 14 features within this discipline. Would you like to delve further into the topic ‘Self-service BI’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

2. Yellowfin Business Intelligence

71%

The company has a good performance in our current BI & Analytics survey of the theme ‘Business Intelligence’. The company scores 71% on this topic, compared to other vendors. The following criteria were used: reporting, dashboards, business intelligence platform, and business process monitoring. In doing so, we analyzed the following five products: Yellowfin Suite, Yellowfin Data Science, Yellowfin Data Analysis, Yellowfin Data Transformation, and Yellowfin Dashboards. In total, we examined 73 selection criteria within this main theme. Would you like to become more proficient in the topic ‘Business Intelligence’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study 2024. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

3. Yellowfin Mobile Business Intelligence

70%

Yellowfin has a good score in our independent BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Mobile Business Intelligence’. The score amounts to 70%, relative to other vendors. We considered the following factors: Android, iPhone, push notification, mobile analytics, and mobile push notifications. In total, we examined 10 aspects in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Mobile Business Intelligence’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study.

4. Yellowfin Performance Optimization

59%

The company has a good rating in our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics survey on the section ‘Performance Optimization’, given that they score 59% on this, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: parallel processing and data pipelines. In total, we examined 29 features within this discipline. Are you planning to specialize further in the topic ‘Performance Optimization’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2024.

5. Yellowfin BI Infrastructure

54%

The company has a good score in our current BI & Analytics survey on the section ‘BI Infrastructure’. The score amounts to 54%, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: embedded analytics, scalability, and high availability. In total, we examined 162 aspects in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘BI Infrastructure’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2024.

6. Yellowfin Data Discovery

46%

The vendor Yellowfin has a moderate score in our objective BI & Analytics survey of the theme ‘Data Discovery’. The score amounts to 46%, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: analysis, data visualization, notifications, standard deviation, data storytelling, and share insights. In doing so, we studied the following products: Yellowfin Data Discovery. In total, we examined 398 features within this discipline. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Data Discovery’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study 2024. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

7. Yellowfin Data Governance

46%

Yellowfin has a moderate score in our independent BI & Analytics survey of the theme ‘Data Governance’ with a score of 46%, relative to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: data management, data encryption, data lineage, and data acquisition layer. In total, we examined 91 criteria in this category. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Data Governance’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2024.

8. Yellowfin Analytics

45%

The company has a moderate score in our independent BI & Analytics survey on the section ‘Analytics’. The company scores 45% on this topic, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: analytics platform and cloud analytics. In doing so, we looked at the following five products: Yellowfin Suite, Yellowfin Data Science, Yellowfin Data Analysis, Yellowfin Data Transformation, and Yellowfin Dashboards. In total, we examined 130 criteria in this category. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Analytics’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2024. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

9. Yellowfin Data Connectivity

43%

Yellowfin has a moderate score in our objective BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Data Connectivity’ with a score of 43%, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: XML and Salesforce. In total, we examined 91 criteria in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Data Connectivity’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

10. Yellowfin Real-time Analytics

42%

Yellowfin has a moderate performance in our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Real-time Analytics’ with a score of 42%, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: real-time and real-time data. In total, we examined 19 features within this discipline. Are you excited about the topic ‘Real-time Analytics’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2024.

11. Yellowfin Decision Management

38%

Yellowfin has a moderate performance in our study on the subject ‘Decision Management’ with a score of 38%, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: performance management, decision support, decision intelligence, decision-making platform, decision optimization, decision flow, and design decisions. In total, we examined 30 criteria within this section. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Decision Management’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2024.

12. Yellowfin Big Data

32%

Yellowfin has a moderate rating in our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics survey on the section ‘Big Data’ with a score of 32%, compared to other vendors. We considered the following factors: streaming, big data analytics, unstructured data, sensors, big data appliance, sensor data, and IoT analytics. In total, we examined 59 features within this discipline. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Big Data’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide 2024. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

13. Yellowfin Multidimensional Models

30%

Yellowfin has a moderate score in our objective BI & Analytics survey on the subject ‘Multidimensional Models’, given that they score 30% on this, compared to other vendors. We considered the following factors: OLAP, ROLAP, and MOLAP. In total, we examined 14 criteria in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the topic ‘Multidimensional Models’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

14. Yellowfin Artificial Intelligence

26%

The vendor Yellowfin has a poor score in our 100% vendor-independent BI & Analytics survey of the theme ‘Artificial Intelligence’, given that they score 26% on this, relative to other vendors. We considered the following factors: machine learning, data science, Python, data mining, natural language processing, linear regression, and business rules. In total, we examined 181 features within this discipline. Are you excited about the topic ‘Artificial Intelligence’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Study 2024. Or take a deep dive in the following content:

15. Yellowfin Data Integration

23%

The vendor Yellowfin has a poor score in our independent BI & Analytics survey of the theme ‘Data Integration’, given that they score 23% on this, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: data warehousing, data virtualization, data wrangling, cross-database joins, and Extract-Transform-Load. In doing so, we analyzed the following products: Yellowfin Data Preparation. In total, we examined 76 criteria within this section. Would you like to learn more about the topic ‘Data Integration’? Then download here our BI & Analytics Guide.

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In which sectors is Yellowfin BI & Analytics most active?

In our objective BI & Analytics survey, we also found out at which industries a supplier is doing business. These are the industries where Yellowfin has the largest footprint: financial sector, financial services, health care, higher education, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, retail, universities, and utilities.

Yellowfin software is most used by…

The BI & Analytics software from Yellowfin is most often mentioned in combination with the following functions/roles: data analysts, data scientists, decision makers, and finance professionals.

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Courses and training Yellowfin BI & Analytics

The specialists of Passionned Group organize various courses in the field of BI & Analytics but can also provide specific Yellowfin training, for example as in-company. In these sessions, we investigate multiple software programs and their features including Yellowfin Signals, Yellowfin Suite, and Yellowfin Mobile BI. Of course, such training is framed with the ideas of the intelligent, data-driven organization.

Final Verdict: Yellowfin Business Analytics scores reasonably well

Yellowfin has a minimal product portfolio with which it scores reasonably well in our BI & Analytics survey. Yellowfin BI & Analytics innovates (approximately) at an average rate of more than 15 features per year, is active (for now) in many different sectors, and specializing in self-service BI.

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