Yellowfin software


13 reviews(4.5/5)
13 reviews(4.5/5)

Yellowfin, a business intelligence platform, is a single integrated solution developed for companies across varying industries and scaling sizes.

This system is customizable to suit businesses in accounting, advertising, agriculture, banking, insurance, manufacturing, media, marketing, food and beverage, engineering, retail, technology and several other fields. 

Key functionalities include dashboards and scorecards, predictive analytics, online analytical processing, query and reporting writing and performance management. Yellowfin offers filtering capabilities that can be updated in real time.

With the focus on BI for business users, non-technical staff can be equipped with self-service ad hoc reporting.

Sharing information with colleagues and stakeholders is an offered to facilitate discussions and embed directly into the company intranet. Yellowfin provides many different chart types, and users can toggle between them.

This platform is browser agnostic and is accessible from desktops as well as mobile devices.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • James from Technology intelligence Agency

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Easy to use, worth the money.

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    Value for Money

    We really like using Yellowfin. While the lack of cloud services and coding to customize are minor issues, we do not have much to complain about. It’s very user-friendly and we have easily been able to teach others how to use it. The fact that the program is useable on both Mac and PC makes it a great option. The program is certainly worth the cost.

    Pros

    This program was very easy to setup and use. Within a few hours, we were working. The program is very user-friendly and it did not take long for us to train our employees to use it. The dashboards are very pleasing to the eye, and we thoroughly enjoyed using Yellowfin. It was also very affordable, especially as we added users. We loved the customization of the program, and we could really make it our own. When we did have technical issues, customer support was able to resolve them very quickly.

    Cons

    We really wish that this program had a cloud option. While it’s always good to have data stored on a computer, it’s easier to have things on the cloud, especially if you need to use different computers. While this program is rather bug-free, we did have a few issues loading items and charts, but any bugs we had were resolved with either time or calling customer service. Otherwise, it’s been a pleasure to use. We aren’t a fan of having to code to customize colors, but it’s not a deal-breaker.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Steve from Schenck SC

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    July 2018

    Cost effective tool for graphical analytics

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    Dashboard/reports and analytics on a variety of metrics that we're tracking firm-wide or at our clients.

    Pros

    Easy to setup (<4 hours), very cost effective for multiple users, easy to connect to any database, great online training and tools to get up to speed, and easy to create reports/tabs/dashboards.

    Cons

    No issues that we've experienced. Customer service was responsive and we could connect with the one problematic database (on a legacy AS/400)

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Randy from Software

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    March 2018

    YellowFin Review

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    This is what makes Yellowfin great: - Collaboration - Data Preparation - Easy of Use - Data Governance - Beautiful Dashboards

    Cons

    I did not like how customizing colors was writing code or specific selects, I did not like how you could not easily create "custom fields" or formulas. The system was a little slower than I would have liked but I believe it is mostly due to how the data was being extracted. The system was pretty user friendly but had issues with displaying our data set and pulling data from our system easily.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Krissy from Tenmast Software

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    December 2017

    We attempted to use Yellowfin as a Dashboard backbone software. The system is great but limited.

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    We did not end up implementing this live for our clients but it was a nice software and if our client base was smaller or our software data scheme less complex we would have used this. There was not anything wrong really just was not the correct software for our company.

    Pros

    I like the user friendly layout, how writing your own "queries" and updating the data the way you want is easy. I like that it is easy to connect to a DB using ODBC or other options (I did not explore all of these). I liked the way the screen displayed and I liked the way that customer service responded well when I had questions. There was a decent amount of documentation and videos available online. The ability to customize colors is decent as well as adding titles and everything to the pages.

    Cons

    I did not like how customizing colors was writing code or specific selects, I did not like how you could not easily create "custom fields" or formulas. The system was a little slower than I would have liked but I believe it is mostly due to how the data was being extracted. The system was pretty user friendly but had issues with displaying our data set and pulling data from our system easily.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Yellowfin International, Yellowfin

    December 2017

    Dear Ms Gray, Thank you for your review of Yellowfin, we appreciate your feedback. We're sorry you did not end up choosing Yellowfin, but happy to hear your positive comments about our analytics tool. Yellowfin works on a real time connection to its data sources, so you are correct to say it was probably down to how the data was being extracted. We've made some pretty exciting updates to our platform in the last few weeks and creating custom fields or formulas has never been easier. Good luck with your analytics journey. Yellowfin

  • Corey from HiX Consulting

    May 2017

    I have been using Yellowfin for a few months now and must admit, it is an incredible BI platform.

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    Pros

    Herewith my list of what makes Yellowfin great:
    - Collaboration
    - Data Preparation
    - Easy of Use
    - Data Governance
    - Beautiful Dashboards

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Gustav from Albi Investment Group Services

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    March 2017

    Yellowfin - great to work with !!

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    Having more than 40 of our customers using Yellowifn, mostly embedded we have had great feedback from these customers and a great working relationship with Yellowfin

    Pros

    Easy to use, many data sources and connectors with pre-build resorts/dashboards. Low cost of ownership.

    Cons

    Had some release issues and bugs in earlier releases.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • John from StuDI Solutions

    Specialty: Education

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    February 2017

    Powerful Business Intelligence

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    Value for Money

    We use Yellowfin to build student performance management dashboards for school districts. Yellowfin has excellent report development tools and some powerful features (like predictive analytics!) that help us turn raw student data into actionable information for educators and administrators.

    Pros

    Ease of development
    Social Networking features

  • Shiam from AUS

    January 2017

    Review of Yellowfin Business Intelligence

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    It is a great software providing tools to build the next generation advanced reports and dashboards.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Tom from encourageous, llc

    Specialty: Non-Profit

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    October 2016

    Yellowfin continues to Delight

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    Value for Money

    We are a small company bringing data visualization to a market that is data rich, yet unsavvy about the insights it can offer. After much research and trial, we landed on Yellowfin two years ago as the best choice for us. There is not a problem or situation we have run into yet that Yellowfin could not address; especially with the assistance of the US based support team. Yellowfin worked with us closely to understand our business and fashioned an arrangement that met our needs nicely. We introduced Yellowfin to our development partner and after the proof of concept work they raved it was easier to use and integrated more effectively than other BI tools they work with, which include the other leaders in the industry. We recommend it regularly to others.

    Pros

    Ease of use, with compromising functionality, for administrator as well as users. For us, strong security and multitenancy is important.
    Data visualization option variety and capabilities. We use the alerts, multiple drilling options, raster mapping, heat map as well as normal visuals.
    Collaboration and connection features as we are creating a learning environment for our constituents.
    Customization options within the back end as well as embedding front end.
    Web based and mobile platforms.
    Story telling capability.
    Efficiently and effectively handle 1000's of users.

    Cons

    For us, none yet. As our data warehouse grows, we may add another tool for very heavy data mining.

  • Dave from AirProxima Inc

    Specialty: Travel, Transportation & Logistics

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    October 2016

    Great functionality

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    Value for Money

    Overall, we've had a great experience with Yellowfin. Setup was easy and we were getting insightful analysis very quickly after adopting. We found the communication and ability to share comments, dashboards, reports very useful. That functionality really helped our distributed team make forward progress within our data sets. It's been a great experience and has been a tool helping drive our business.

    Pros

    Ease of use, customer support has been great, cost is exceptional value for money.

  • Paul from PieMatrix

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    October 2016

    Happy with Yellowfin

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    Value for Money

    I have been using Yellowfin for our customers to use on our cloud project management platform (PieMatrix). I spent a good deal of time looking at other BI options. The reason I chose Yellowfin was 1) their user interface and customer end experience is very clean and modern, which reflects well with our PieMatrix "Pie" project tool, 2) the Yellowfin price value was much higher than any other BI tool I reviewed, and 3) they were the best choice for managing end-customer users who have different data sources in a multi-tenant environment. I would also like to share that our experience with their current sales and customer team has been great. They have bent over backwards to help me get the best plan for our customer base. And most importantly, our customers using our Yellowfin integration have been very happy with the report output.

    Pros

    - Clean user interface
    - Easier to use than other tools
    - Supportive Yellowfin team
    - Great multi-tenancy structure for auto propagating new reports across different data source Yellowfin users

    Cons

    - It took us a while to install and get the system working, but once it got set up properly, everything has been smooth.
    - Yellowfin doesn't have a cloud offering. Their product needs to be installed.

  • Erik from Lendio

    Specialty: Banking & Financial Services

    September 2016

    Yellowfin was not as flexible or as robust as other options.

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    The simplicity of the interface was a plus, but unfortunately that simplicity went through to the backend. It didn't have the robust features and support that Salesforce did, and I feel it didn't manage multiple data sources as well as DOMO did. I feel that if you want to completely control your reports and have a BI dedicated team build reports where no one else can, it might be a solution for you.

    Cons

    Anytime I needed a report, I ran into issues with this software. We used yellowfin for a period of months, having switched from Salesforce. I found the reports were difficult to produce, and the data management was okay at best. We later switched to DOMO which was a breath of fresh air, as far as it comes to ease of use and data management.

    Response: Jimmy, Yellowfin

    September 2016

    Thanks for the review, Erik! Customer feedback is the main engine of Yellowfin’s innovation. With that said, we’re extremely bummed about your negative experience with Yellowfin and are regretful that we couldn’t work with our Partner that was handling your account in a more effective manner. For what it’s worth, our newest version 7.2 tackles the issues you bring up. If anything changes for you in regards to your current BI platform, we’d love to show you the newest version of Yellowfin and win you back! Cheers - Yellowfin.

  • Ranabrata from Capgemini

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    July 2015

    Web based best Alalytics tool

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    Fast web based analytics tool. Can perform reporting on any thing with less amount of technical klnowledge

    Pros

    the customer support .
    Performance

    Cons

    ETL while loading the data is very basic

    Review Source: GetApp
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