Yellowfin’s Business Intelligence solution has ranked first – in its assigned Peer Groups – for ‘Innovation’ five years in a row, ‘Collaboration’ four years in a row, and first for ‘ease-of-use’ for the third year running in BARC’s The BI Survey
Global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, has ranked first for ‘Innovation’ for the fifth year in a row – within its ‘Self-service reporting-focused products’ and ‘Americas-focused vendors’ Peer Groups – in the Business Applications Research Center’s (BARC)’s The BI Survey 16, the world’s largest annual survey of BI end-users.
Yellowfin was also the top-ranked vendor for ‘Collaboration’ – within the Self-service reporting-focused products and Americas-focused vendors Peer Groups – in The BI Survey 16. Yellowfin has been top-ranked in Collaboration, within the Americas-focused vendors Peer Group, for the past four iterations of The BI Survey (since 2013). Additionally, Yellowfin ranked first for the ‘ease-of-use’ KPI, within the Self-service reporting-focused products Peer Group, for the third year in a row.
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“Yellowfin has dominated the Innovation category of BARC’s The BI Survey for the past five years, emerging as the top ranked BI solution for its vendor Peer Groups again in 2016,” said Yellowfin Co-Founder and CEO, Glen Rabie. “Combined with Yellowfin’s renowned ease-of-use, our approach to empowering business users with unique collaborative capabilities supports high levels of user adoption. The BI Survey 16 found the average proportion of employees using Yellowfin within an organization was 33 percent, compared to an average of 17 percent for all products assessed.”
Identified as a BI platform that has “consistently top-ranked in Innovation”, Yellowfin has ranked first in The BI Survey for the complex ‘Innovation’ KPI – within the Self-service reporting-focused products Peer Group and Americas-focused vendors Peer Groups – every year since 2012. Yellowfin also ranked first for the Innovation KPI within the ‘Dashboarding-focused products’ Peer Group from 2012 to 2015, placing second in 2016.
“Yellowfin receives excellent customer feedback for its innovation above all else, earning high ratings in trending areas such as cloud BI, collaboration, Data Discovery and data visualization, Mobile BI and Location Intelligence,” said Founder and CEO of BARC, Dr Carsten Bange. “Yellowfin is definitely seen as an innovative BI vendor by its customers. It has achieved excellent results in this category over the last six years and is top-ranked for innovation in the Self-service reporting-focused products and Americas-focused vendors peer groups again in 2016.”
The ‘Innovation’ KPI comprises ratings for seven pioneering product capabilities in order to measure a product’s level of innovation, including cloud BI, Collaborative BI, Data Discovery and data visualization, Mobile BI, operational BI, Location Intelligence and visual design standards.
BARC noted that Yellowfin had also recorded “consistently outstanding” results for its product capabilities in Collaborative BI, which contributed strongly to its dominant Innovation KPI scores and user adoption statistics.
“Collaboration is Yellowfin’s truly unique selling point,” said Dr Bange. “Many other BI vendors provide collaboration and workflow capabilities, but Yellowfin beats them on several counts. Its capabilities are broader than most of its competitors and the ease-of-use and intuitiveness with which business users can set-up workflows and collaborate on content is very impressive.
“This level of ease-of-use helps to increase user adoption, with results from The BI Survey finding that the percentage of employees using Yellowfin within an organization is twice the average of other products.”
Yellowfin ranked first for four KPIs – and was identified as a leader (ranked within the top 25 percent of products assessed) for an additional four KPIs – within the Self-service reporting-focused products Peer Group. Yellowfin was also a top ranked BI solution in four KPIs – and was pinpointed as a leading BI product in a further three KPIs – within the Americas-focused vendors Peer Group. Additionally, Yellowfin was recognized as a leader in 11 KPIs within the Dashboarding-focused products Peer Group.
The BI Survey is an annual worldwide study of BI software users produced by BARC. A total of 3,137 people responded to The BI Survey 16. Thirty-seven BI products were included in the final report. For more information see: www.bi-survey.com
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Yellowfin in The BI Survey 12, 13, 14 and 15
Yellowfin has demonstrated a history of exceptionally strong performances in BARC’s The BI Survey.
In The BI Survey 15, Yellowfin ranked first for five KPIs within the Mid-sized deployments vendor (EMEA) Peer Group, three KPIs within the Mid-sized deployments vendor (Americas) Peer Group, and six KPIs within the Mid-sized deployments vendor (APAC) Peer Group.
In The BI Survey 14, Yellowfin ranked first for four KPIs within the Dashboard vendor Peer Group, and three KPIs within the Ad-hoc reporting vendor Peer Group.
In The BI Survey 13, Yellowfin ranked first for 11 KPIs within the Enterprise reporting vendor Peer Group, 10 KPIs within the Dashboard vendor Peer Group, and nine KPIs within the Ad-hoc analysis vendor Peer Group.
In The BI Survey 12, Yellowfin ranked first for 13 KPIs within the Dashboard vendor Peer Group, and eight KPIs within the Small to medium (SME) projects vendor Peer Group.
Yellowfin is a global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor passionate about making BI easy. Founded in 2003 in response to the complexity and costs associated with implementing and using traditional BI tools, Yellowfin is a highly intuitive 100 percent Web-based reporting and analytics solution. Yellowfin is a leader in mobile, collaborative and embedded BI, as well as Location Intelligence and data visualization.
Over 10,000 organizations, and more than 2 million end-users across 70 different countries, use Yellowfin every day. For more information, visit www.yellowfinbi.com
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BARC is an enterprise software industry analyst delivering product evaluations, conferences, market research and consulting to over 1,000 customers each year. BARC specializes in advising organizations on software selection in its core research areas of BI, data management and enterprise content management.
Along with CXP and Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), BARC forms part of the CXP Group – the leading European IT research and consulting firm with 140 staff in eight countries.
About The BI Survey
The BI Survey 16 – now in its sixteenth year – is based on findings from a global survey featuring 3,137 respondents answering a series of detailed questions about their usage of a named product in the BI space. The survey compares BI products in areas including business benefits, project success, business value, recommendation, customer satisfaction, customer experience, innovation, and agility. Altogether, 37 products (or groups of products) are analyzed in detail. For more details see: www.bi-survey.com
About Peer Groups in The BI Survey 16
The BI Survey 16 features a range of different types of BI tools so we use Peer Groups to help identify competing products. The groups are essential to allow fair and useful comparisons of products that are likely to compete.
The Peer Groups have been defined by BARC analysts using their experience and judgment, with segmentation based on two key factors: the usage scenario and the regional focus.
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