Yellowfin identified as leading Agile BI vendor in Gleanster report

Global Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, Yellowfin, has been identified as a leading vendor of Agile BI solutions in a new benchmark report by analyst and research firm, Gleanster.

The Agile Business Intelligence report compared 37 of the globe’s leading Agile BI solutions, identifying Yellowfin as leader across all four of the study’s key comparative criteria:

  • Ease of Deployment;
  • Ease of Use;
  • Features and Functionality; and
  • Overall Value.

The report, based on survey responses from 367 organizations, can be downloaded for free from the Gleanster website >

“Today, businesses of all sizes are turning to self-service BI tools, particularly those that incorporate visualization and other advanced user interface techniques to achieve greater ease of use and faster and better access to information and insights,” said Gleanster in a statement. “This is partly a response to stretched IT staffs that cannot keep up with the constant demand for new reports and analysis.”

Yellowfin CEO, Glen Rabie, said that Yellowfin’s recognition as a top-performing vendor in the October 2012 study was reflective of its sustained development strategy.

“At Yellowfin, our number one goal is to continue making Business Intelligence as easy to use and consume as possible. The key to successful BI deployments, and a strong return on investment, is to empower as many decision-makers as possible with the ability to understand and act on fact-based information in shorter timeframes – that’s what Yellowfin and Agile BI are all about.”

Gleanster Research Director and report co-author, Jeff Zabin, echoed Rabie’s sentiments regarding Agile BI, stating that “Agility speaks to the acceleration of decision-making cycles and the need to put the right data and tools in the hands of business users.”

The report “offers a comprehensive look at how Top Performers are using Agile BI to enable continuous, on-demand reporting, empower non-IT professionals with data access and drive faster, smarter business decisions.”


About Yellowfin

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

About Gleanster

Gleanster benchmarks best practices in technology-enabled business initiatives, delivering actionable insights that allow companies to make smart business decisions and match their needs with vendor solutions. As the first market research firm to "go open", we also aggregate thought leadership in the form of white papers, case studies and research reports from third-party sources, including solution providers — who, for their part, can create and maintain their own Vendor and Solution Showcases on Gleanster to help further educate the marketplace.

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.

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