Yellowfin achieves a top score in 2012 Dresner Mobile BI market study

Global Business Intelligence (BI) software vendor, Yellowfin, has secured the second highest score in Dresner Advisory Services’ (DAS) 2012 Mobile Business Intelligence Market Study.

Yellowfin outscored many high profile Mobile BI vendors, including Tableau, Roambi, TIBCO Spotfire, SAS, SAP, QlikTech, MicroStrategy, Information Builders, IBM, Dimensional Insight, Birst and Actuate.

Yellowfin’s Mobile BI platform scored a total of 28.82 points out of a possible 36.5, awarding the Australian based vendor the outright second highest score. The highest score achieved was 29.20. Yellowfin was awarded the equal second highest score in the previous two versions of the report.

DAS’ fourth Mobile BI study ranked the mobile capabilities of 25 of the world’s most prominent BI vendor’s according to the number of platforms supported, the level of platform integration, customer ratings, as well as breadth and depth of features offered.

“Yellowfin has been identified as a Mobile BI vendor of choice, performing strongly in all of Dresner’s Mobile BI market studies since the initial report back in 2010,” said Yellowfin CEO, Glen Rabie. “This continued recognition demonstrates our ability to deliver a world-class Mobile BI experience for our customers, and vindicates our aim to make the benefits of self-service BI available to as many people as possible.”

Report author, former Gartner Research Fellow and President and Founder of DAS, Howard Dresner, said that new technologies and attitudes – affecting the consumption of business information – now meant that Mobile BI was a clear strategic focus for BI customers and vendors alike.

“We’re in the midst of a profound shift toward Mobile BI and mobile computing,” stated Dresner in the report. “Through the confluence of new technologies and social change, Mobile BI has become mainstreamed. In fact, for some, it’s the only way they consume Business Intelligence content… its impact is now both clear and profound.”

DAS Mobile BI Market Study: Key findings

Key study findings include:

  • Sixty-one percent of respondents consider Mobile BI “critical” or “very important”, compared to 52% in the original 2010 study
  • Organizations have aggressive implementation plans through 2015, with more than half expecting over 41% of their users to have access to Mobile BI within 36 months
  • Nearly 40% of organizations expect that over 40% of all users will use BI exclusively through mobile devices by 2014

Yellowfin: An industry leading Mobile BI vendor

The Business Applications Research Center’s (BARC) The BI Survey 12 – the world’s largest end-user BI study – identified Yellowfin as a top dashboard vendor in Mobile BI.

Analyst firm Ovum recently acknowledged Yellowfin as a top Mobile BI vendor “leading the charge with feature-packed yet functional mobile solutions” in its report Solutions Guide: Mobile Business Intelligence.

Yellowfin was also recognized in Gartner’s latest Who’s Who in Mobile BI report.

Yellowfin offers customers the ability to receive mobile analytics out-of-the-box, on any device or platform, via native applications for the iPhone, iPad and Android platforms, Web-browser or HTML 5 integration.


About Howard Dresner and Dresner Advisory Services

Howard Dresner is Chief Research Officer at Dresner Advisory Services, LLC, an independent advisory firm and a well-known authority and author in the areas of Business Intelligence (BI) and Performance Management. He has 30 years of IT industry experience with 22 years in the BI market. Dresner spent 13 years at Gartner, where he was a Research Fellow and Lead Analyst for BI. He also served as Chief Strategy Officer at Hyperion Solutions prior to forming Dresner Advisory Services. He publishes several landmark research studies each year: The Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study® and the Mobile Business Intelligence Market Study. For more information, visit

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

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