Yellowfin best for delivering BI on budget: BARC’s The BI Survey 16

By Laura Sutton

Global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, has been ranked first for delivering BI projects within budget in BARC’s The BI Survey 16.

BARC’s The BI Survey is the world’s largest and most revered annual study of global BI software users. Comparing BI user feedback from 3,137 respondents, The BI Survey 16 concluded that out of all 37 BI products assessed, Yellowfin ranked first for ‘Completion within Original Budget by Product’.

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With 86 percent of respondents rating Yellowfin as good for deploying within original budget, Yellowfin achieved the highest user satisfaction rate for this critical KPI. Only four other vendors scored over 80 percent.

“This is a fantastic result for Yellowfin,” said Yellowfin CEO and Co-Founder, Glen Rabie. “With business budgets tight, and many organizations put off buying BI solutions because they fear hidden costs, Yellowfin is able to provide a huge advantage to customers by delivering projects within budget.”

Yellowfin has a simple all-inclusive subscription-based licensing model, which provides the complete cost transparency customers need to accurately forecast their BI spend. A license includes access to all features and functions within Yellowfin’s end-to-end enterprise BI platform, with no additional modules or hidden costs.

As well as delivering on budget, Yellowfin was also identified as a leader for the price-to-value perception KPI within the ‘Dashboarding-focused products’ Peer Group in BARC’s The BI Survey 16.

“Yellowfin performs well in terms of price-to-value perception in the Dashboarding-focused products Peer Group of The BI Survey 16,” said BARC Founder and CEO, Dr Carsten Bange. “For the past three years, Yellowfin has held one of the leading positions in this KPI.”

Yellowfin also ranked number one in BARC’s The BI Survey 16 in the ‘Self-service Reporting-focused Products’ Peer Group for Collaboration, Location Intelligence, Innovation and Ease of Use KPIs. While in the ‘Americas-focused Vendors’ Peer Group, Yellowfin was top-ranked for the Collaboration, Mobile BI, Self-service BI and Innovation KPIs. In 2016, Yellowfin was positioned on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms report for the third consecutive year.


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About Yellowfin

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 BI, Collaborative BI 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

For regular news and updates, follow Yellowfin on Twitter (@YellowfinBI), LinkedIn (Yellowfin Business Intelligence), YouTube (Yellowfin Team) or email to subscribe to Yellowfin’s free e-newsletter.

About BARC

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:

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.

For further media information, interviews, images or product demonstration, please contact:

Tom Campbell, Yellowfin Marketing Manager, EMEA
+44 (0)1908 887 233