Custom analytics made easy with DashXML: An analyst-only briefing

Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, Yellowfin, has launched DashXML – a browser-based Java application that makes it fast and easy to create customized analytical functionality and applications.

We’re holding an exclusive analyst-only briefing, prior to our official launch Webinar, and we’d like you to be among the first to see DashXML in action.

Join us to discover how DashXML enables Yellowfin customers and software partners to quickly and easily develop and deliver a unique analytical experience for BI consumers.

When and How?

There are three 30-minute Webinars, hosted by Yellowfin Director of Product Marketing John Ryan, scheduled throughout Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 October for your convenience.

Register for a session now by clicking on a link below:

Webinar 1 (Best time for Americas)
Monday, October 19, 2015, 4:00PM – 4:30PM, New York EDT

Webinar 2 (Best time for Asia-Pacific)
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 2:00PM – 2:30PM, Melbourne EDT

Webinar 3 (Best time for Europe)
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 10:00AM – 10:30AM, London BST (British Summer Time)

Please note: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining your chosen Webinar.

Following the Webinar, attendees will receive a copy of the presentation slides, session recording for on-demand viewing, and a copy of the DashXML Release Notes.

What will you discover?

DashXML is a flexible framework that communicates with Yellowfin via a Web Services API to expose the functionality of Yellowfin’s BI platform – such as reports, filters and security capabilities – while simultaneously providing complete freedom regarding application design, layout and user interaction.

Why DashXML?

Until now, creating highly customized analytical functionality and applications was difficult. Application managers and developers had two choices.

Firstly, they could simply use an out-of-the-box BI tool, which limited their control over product design and user interaction. Alternatively, they used Open Source charting libraries to create a tailored charting experience, but lost the analytical functionality and security of an analytics platform.

The first option meant compromising on the uniqueness of the user experience, while the second required significant development work, resulting in lost time and money.

DashXML addresses both challenges.

DashXML empowers organizations to leverage the power of Yellowfin’s BI platform, which removes the need to build sophisticated BI functionality from the ground up, while simultaneously offering unlimited flexibility and control when it comes to design, layout and interactivity.

DashXML: Customized analytical functionality without IT programming

The DashXML framework provides a method for creating uniquely tailored dashboards that combine Yellowfin content and custom items without the need for programming.

Developers simply create the content and security permissions in Yellowfin, then configure and style the analytical functionality using DashXML.

Not only does DashXML make it quicker and easier to create customized analytical applications and deliver unique experiences for information consumers, the tailored reporting and analytics functionality gives Yellowfin clients and software partners the ability to expose new audiences to the power of BI, growing the potential number of BI users and use cases.

Custom dashboards created using DashXML are configured in a single XML file that describes each element on each dashboard tab as a widget. DashXML can be deployed alongside Yellowfin, or on a separate server.

More information

For more information about DashXML, please:
*Visit the Yellowfin Wiki >
*View the DashXML feature page (which contains live examples of content built using DashXML) HERE >
*Contact pr@yellowfin.bi

We’re looking forward to showing you how building custom analytical applications can be quick and easy.

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