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Yellowfin

Yellowfin

Yellowfin is an Australia-based, multinational business intelligence vendor that creates BI software for analysis, reporting and sharing.

Background
Founders: Glen Rabie and Justin Hewitt
CEO: Glen Rabie
Timeline
2003: Yellowfin founded
2004: Yellowfin Version 2.1 released, a Relational OLAP tool for software as service applications
2007: Yellowfin Version 3.2 released with improved data visualization and user interface
2009: Yellowfin Version 4.1 released with location intelligence and multi-database query capabilities
2010: Yellowfin Version 5.0 with embedded with an in-memory database and updated user interface
2011: Yellowfin mobile update with filter and drilling capabilities added
2011: Yellowfin Version 6.0 released with an upgraded user interface and mobile Bi enhancements

Yellowfin has its headquarters in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and keep offices in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan; Pasig City, Philippines; Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil; Fourways, Gauteng, South Africa; and Austin, Texas, United States. Yellowfin reports serving tens of thousands of clients and over million end-users in countries all over the world.

Product
Yellowfin puts a strong emphasis on creating products for the lay-user–among its core company values Yellowfin lists “keeping it simple” and keeping it “open.” The company’s business intelligence solutions offer a selection of basic BI services, all delivered from a single platform:

Data Analysis: A report builder facilitates drill down, drill through and drill across.
Reporting Alerts: Email and/or mobile alerts are pushed to users for monitoring business intelligence.
Dashboards: Dashboards synthesize data from various sources and allow for basic customization with filter and drill-down functions.
Visualization: Yellowfin provides 44 chart types, with options ranging from trellis to metre charts.
Sharing: Users can share data through chat, wikis and/or a company intranet.
Mobile BI: Yellowfin offers a mobile app for Apple and Android devices that allows users to view reports and dashboards.
Location Intelligence: Location BI integrates data with GIS mapping to produce spatial visualizations.

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