Business Intelligence vendor Yellowfin secures University of Konstanz as presenter at Think Tank 2014

Global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, has today confirmed that BI Coordinator for the University of Konstanz, Sebastian Vogt, will present at its upcoming Think Tank 2014 conference.

Think Tank is Yellowfin’s annual BI summit. Think Tank 2014 – to be held in Melbourne, Australia (Yellowfin’s international headquarters) – will run across Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 May 2014.

For further details, and to register, GO HERE >

“Introducing BI to a publicly funded German university – with mainly email, excel and paper-based workflows of data exchange and report generation – is a major undertaking,” said Vogt. “This presentation will outline opportunities and challenges of the ongoing BI project.”

Yellowfin General Manager for EMEA, Daniel Shaw-Dennis, said that the vendor had developed a strong portfolio of use cases within the education industry, and that exploring the successes of the University of Konstanz’s BI program would provide a valuable learning experience for Think Tank 2014 delegates.

“We’re excited and proud to be involved in the University of Konstanz’s ambitious reporting and analytics initiative,” said Shaw-Dennis. “Because of the dedication of Sebastian and others closely involved, the university has developed a commendable example of a widespread user-oriented BI program. This case study displays a series of processes, challenges, solutions and results from which everyone at Think Tank 2014 can benefit.

“We’re looking forward to continuing to assist academic and business decision-makers throughout the University of Konstanz to access and independently analyze fact-based insights. More importantly, we’re assisting those decision-makers to improve the quality of teaching and student services, the effectiveness of government reporting and research grant submission, strategic planning, as well as cooperation between departments and faculties.”

Utilizing Yellowfin, the BI team at the University of Konstanz delivers self-service data analysis to its department heads and Central Administration Board.

The German based university, situated in the city of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg, utilizes Yellowfin’s BI solution to uncover insights within its broad range of operational, financial, student, human resources, research and comparative rankings data.

Read about the University of Konstanz – Yellowfin partnership HERE >

View the University of Konstanz – Yellowfin case study HERE >

As the Coordinator of the University of Konstanz’s BI project, Vogt is profoundly involved in all the conceptual as well as the technical aspects of the ongoing BI project. Vogt received his Masters degree in Political Science from the University of Bremen in 2012.

Yellowfin’s global 2014 Think Tank conference will be held throughout Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 May at the Melbourne Conference & Training Center (1/477 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia).

For more information, and to register, GO HERE >


About Yellowfin

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About the University of Konstanz

The University of Konstanz was founded in 1966 as a reform university, with the main campus on the Gießberg opening in 1972. The university has over 11,000 students from almost 100 countries, with over 220 partnerships with many prestigious international universities, including Yale University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Zurich. Students can choose from more than 100 degree programs.

The University of Konstanz is one of the eleven universities whose Institutional Strategies are being funded by the German Federal and State Governments to expand university top-level research. The University of Konstanz is also consistently ranked among the global top 250 by the “Times Higher Education World University Rankings“. In the “Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 University Rankings“, the University of Konstanz achieved 14th position globally in 2012. This position makes Konstanz the best German university amongst those assessed, all of which are under 50 years old.

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