Yellowfin BI Reviews & Product Details

Yellowfin BI Overview

What is Yellowfin BI?

Yellowfin is the only analytics suite that successfully combines action based dashboards with industry-leading automated analysis and data storytelling. By delivering the best analytical experience, Yellowfin provides your users with unique ways to engage with and act on their data, and addresses the needs of data analysts, business users, customers and developers who want to build, deploy or use amazing analytical experiences. Analytics for software companies Integrate and embed analytics with a difference into your app, your way * Replace legacy or home grown reporting tools * Embed a modern self-service analytics suite * Deliver an exceptional customer experience Analytics for enterprise Get more value from your data in new and innovative ways * Migrate from spreadsheets to a modern analytics platform * Replace legacy BI applications * Embed analytics into operational workflows Analytical Application Builders Leverage your domain expertise to create data products that delight * Create unique data driven applications * Close the loop on analytics * Deliver insights as a service

Yellowfin BI Details
Languages Supported
German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese (Simplified)
Product Description

Yellowfin helps clients solve problems with data and increase the performance of their business

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

Why Yellowfin?
As a leader in embedded analytics, we enable you to:

Modernize
Shift from a legacy or homegrown reporting solution to a modern data and analytics suite that users will love.

Engage
Increase user adoption by providing the data experience users want to have - enable anyone to engage with and collaborate on data.

Automate
Automate the monitoring of your business to identify critical changes to the business as they happen and notify users immediately.

Innovate
Combine the Yellowfin Suite with your data and domain experience to create new products and services and create new revenue streams.


Seller Details
Seller
Yellowfin
Company Website
Year Founded
2003
HQ Location
Melbourne, Australia
Twitter
@YellowfinBI
5,440 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
136 employees on LinkedIn®
Show More

Yellowfin BI Videos

Yellowfin BI Screenshots

Yellowfin BI Reviews

Write a Review
Filter reviews
LinkedIn®
Connections
Popular Mentions
Showing 89 Yellowfin BI reviews
Popular Mentions
Showing 89 reviews
Filter Reviews
Filter Reviews
Sort by
Ratings
Company Size
User Role
For Category
All Industries
Region
Already have Yellowfin BI?
Write a Review
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Yellowfin is incredibly easy to work with. Everything is super intuitive and well designed. The support they provide through training, documentation, YouTube, community forums, and tickets is nothing short of amazing. As a new user, it has been a delightful experience working on getting our app up and running! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice if there were an easier way of changing the colors of images used for buttons, etc without having to change images completely. It inhibits some of the branding changes we'd like to be making for our client organizations, but is far from a problem. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Have a well thought plan for implementing your client organizations. If using a master/template report or view in your primary organization, make sure you've reviewed everything prior to exporting/importing into the organizations. While the import process is excellent, it will save you time on the back-end to not have to re-import for new changes, or update individually in each organization after the fact. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are giving our clients the tools to perform their own reporting. This will give them the ability to quickly make new reports and reduce time spent with our team working on requirements and design. The broadcasting functionality will allow our clients to open up reporting without having to increase their user access. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Software Engineer - Telematics Solutions
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Yellowfin is an amazing software to present analytics data reports and dashboards with tons of customization and flexible options.

I like the way Yellowfin comes with an inbuilt user profile management with support for standard and custom roles, permissions features. These features are very much valuable when working in a multitenant environment.

The support for dynamic filters, content loading and refreshing and Geographical map based reports some of the specific features, which adds a lot of value to our Analytics platform!

The overall administration part is very intuitive and simple to manage.

Almost all admin tasks can be done from a single top menu based screen and collection of links.

Apart from the software, Yellowfin support is always easy to reach out and deal with. The support team has always been helpful in getting engaged for troubleshooting, questions etc. Their overall response time is excellent and team members are highly knowledgeable to resolve problems! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are only few main areas for dislike

The user interface can be made a bit more interactive and catchy to eyes!

Lack of having support of multiple themes, more skin colors etc makes reports look a bit dull on user interface.

A bit of performance improvement may further help in a better user experience.

The user interface looks a bit thick.. quite similar to VB forms. A lift of user interface to look more like modern and rich web portal may add significant value to user experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Yellowfin for Logistics based telemetry data analytics to showcase how effectively the assets are being utilized along with various interesting reports showing trends using several business factors. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Extensibility and customization to meet corporate needs from a UI perspective. BI Functionality is good and is believed to address the needs for quick changes and enhancements based on actual client needs. Future use of signals and connection to other databases other than the plant advisor is of real interest and value. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Training is weak and needs improvement. Web based tutorials are a must vs, going through a pdf file. Training team is on the other side of the world which is a challenge. Also the need to acquire and build-up an environment that allows one to learn the data modeling capabilities of data views is also an impediment. Can the AWS environment be extended? Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Consistent data presentation and summarization to our industrial process customers. There is a great deal of interest and we are looking to sales release in early 2021. First customers are also planned for this time period. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

YF is easy to use for a person with average experience with BI tools and has a number of features such as report broadcasting and storyboards that make it especially interesting for users that need to keep close to their data but have limited time to access a laptop - users that are site managers on the field for example. The possibility to embed reports is great as it enriches our web dashboard and allows users to access most of their data directly from our application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Setting up reports is still relatively slow and issues like for example editing formulas in CASE statements should be made more simple and faster.

In truth we need to prepare reports for most of our users as they cannot by themselves use many basic functions like defining custom fields. Excel still makes it easier to apply formulas to values in creating new fields. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

YF allows for the users of our software (Aquanetix) to have the versatility that was offered by Excel but with a new level of reporting 'power'. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
AC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The customization and the ability to create your own reports. The broadcast functionality. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The upgrade process is super painful and a lot of manual manipulation has to be done in order for reports built in previous versions to work correctly in newer ones. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Yellowfin helps to automate data collection for our clients where previously manual data entry was required. Saves them time and effort. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Chief Executive Officer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Easy to build clean and modern visual dashboards. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is a learning curve to using the platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommended Yellowfin BI. They have great people, reasonable pricing, good support and a modern platform for building out dashboards. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Showing clients our program results, keeping the client informed on progress and being able to easily export results to use in PowerPoint. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Product Technical Architect
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I really liked the recent enhancements like data preparation, data governance and collaboration experiences to add to its advanced reporting, dashboards, visualization, and embedded BI capabilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Features like multi-fact queries to support multi-star schema queries Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yellowfin Bi is a very good tool but it is not an enterprise BI tool. If you need a tool for your business and analyst then just go for it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Yellowfin BI as a product offering to our customers in the insurance domain. We have created an integrated structure to support the end to end self-service reporting and advance analytics. Yellowfin signals, stories helping us in presenting data to business users in the best possible way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Powerful BI engine, simple to integrate and quick to get running. Combining data across multiple datasources is achieved simply. UX is excellent as are the customisable permutations. Technical questions or issues are handles quickly, courteously and efficiently by the Yellowfin team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some of the UI chart elements re-render entirely making it less than ideal to display them on a real time refreshed dashboard. There are many JS type components that can do this in a slick and seamless fashion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Anybody looking for an industry leading BI system with excellent support should look no further than Yellowfin. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Yellowin has enabled our organisation to embed analytics dashboards and reporting into our product. As an ISV organisation it enabled us to drop in and integrate YF within our product to deliver the powerful functionality we required, greatly reducing time to deliver and cost. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
IO
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Response from Yellowfin on issues/bugs is fantastic. They reply timely and find the right people you can talk to. It is relatively easy to integrate Yellowfin into your own product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some features are not well documented, which is important when you integrate Yellowfin into your own product. The WebService API is har do use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yellowfin support is fantastic. They help you with your integration and put the right people on the task. Integrating Yellowfin into your own product might be challenging depending on the degree of integration. We want to ship Yellowfin as part of our product and therefor need very tight integration. There are some use cases that are not well covered, e.g. Lifecycle management of the Views, reports, dashborads. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Augmented reporting and analytics: Let end users create reports and and data analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
AL
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

As a solutions vendor the ability to create and use a template design for our customers saves us time and our customer find the product straightforward to use. The product can be branded to give a look that is close to our core product so that the solution feels seamless to our end users. The support from the YellowFin team has been excellent. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We had some issues with the geo pack and have had to make some data changes to postcodes to enable this. However, the YellowFin team were very helpful and came up with the workaround solution really quickly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

YellowFin gives us the ability to add a Business Intelligence reporting solution on top our existing product and brand the BI solution to be more seamless for our customers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Yellowfin's flexibility is the best. I haven't been in a situation where I wasn't able to build what I needed to. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Lacking database documentation. During a migration to a new version it was time consuming to understand some of the relationships. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yellowfin is extremely flexible and easy to use. The wiki provided is also a great source of information to help get up and running. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking and trending environmental data. That our users love being able to drill into details. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The back-end set up of the data warehouse is powerful and flexible. Report generation is simple with plenty of user-friendly features. Yellowfin is an innovative and responsive organisation. It is a pleasure partnering with them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Dashboards and other visualisation tools are not as user-friendly or flexible as some other Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't be swayed by just the front-end of a BI system. Look at how easy the system is to set up and distribute and flexibility. Yellowfin BI's strength is in these areas. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The customers we work with (mostly libraries) use Yellowfin BI to gain in-depth understandings of their collections, how they are being used and how they can be improved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Good combination of BI and BI standard reports. Ideal for businesses that move to an upgraded versatile BI method. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Just one YF browser window can be accessed at a time. For analysisers who might be involved in a complicated analysis and have to save or quit the report to respond to an urgent request, this is very difficult. It is very difficult. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yellowfin data visualization component isn't its ability, so if your company prioritizes this, take a good look at its data visualization capabilities. It offers a good combination of regular reporting and data sizes to suit our needs otherwise. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This provides us with a large-scale commercial customer data compression and a business method to understand organizational requirements, which allows use of a great instrument in our company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Manager Digital Analytics
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Yellowfin is an incredibly cool tool that offers me the best reporting solution on the web with a well structured use for the development of new content. In addition, its functions are excellent to be able to establish a connection with different data sources to be able to do business in real time for clients, this is how I can understand the good work that is done in the market. Another point in favor is that it is easy to manipulate, my coworkers quickly adapted to their duties. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is essential that you include more options in the annotation of data and reports. In addition to making an improvement in the meters to remain a better tool. In addition to this it would be great to change the appearance from time to time to have a pleasant perception of the program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yellowfin adapts very well to the self-service of users, being a contributing tool in the business world with the best service solution. The technology of this program is to maintain a key solution in business intelligence and foster growth. Which is ideal for any company with ambitions of momentum and development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We make use of a great tool in our organization because it provides us with a large-scale commercial data compression of customers and maintains a commercial process to understand operational needs. We decided to standardize Yellowfin as our report solution and control panel. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
EI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

The simple and easy report builder, charts and new multi canvas dashboards. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Employee management could do with some enhancements to make it easier to manage users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use multi-tenancy if more than one instance at a time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Presenting data in an easily digestible way so that businesses can make the right decisions more quickly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Bachelor's degree, Marketing
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

YellowFind has a good number of content regarding any document and video available at the time of accessing it. It has a great variety in its data visualization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

A trained operation so they have to update YellowFind more frequently in this way offers better performance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It has many options that allow us to manage our business not only in the present but also with a view to the future. YellowFind is a very versatile program, you can instantly rapids solutions where we train each employee to meet the needs of all customers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

YellowFind is a program with a software that covers the business entrepreneurship needs, it has effective integrations compared to other BI tools. It offers us the best data source connections, thus making a big difference with the competition. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
AI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Ease of use. No technical skills necessary. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing I can think of at this time. Actually they a certain number of characters are required for this answer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Insurance operations insight, policy, billing, claims and distribution management. We have seen YF used to identify root causes for anomalies; understand exposure; business performance, and other KPIs.

Note on deployment times: Yellowfin is an embedded part of our analytics solutions we provide to insurers. The time to deploy is more dependent on our solution than Yellowfin implementation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Product Manager (BI and reporting)
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It is a powerful BI tool with a very low access barriers, that can be customised to satisfy your business needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is not delivered natively in a container Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Giving our non-tech savvy clients the possibility to have state of the art reports and dashboards Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
AC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It is very easy to set up reports and dashboards and permission access to these Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some technical knowledge is required for setting up the views to be used to create reports Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

YellowFin BI is a very powerful analytic tool which includes machine-learning capabilities, and once setup, is very easy for users who are viewing the dashboards / reports which have been created Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Providing a quick, and easy to see view of the business data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
AH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

webbased, nice GUI, good contact with the company Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The view builder is (too) limited when you do not have perfect data. Lot's of clicks in the GUI to get where you want. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Know what you want to do with it. If it fits it is a very pleasant fit. If not, the options to do thing the other way are not there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Customer reporting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
AW
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

User friendliness of the app, customer s Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The architecting of the solution could be updated to reflect an agile system with changes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do not use this survey tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ad-hoc Reporting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
AM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Dashboard and Snapshot features. Color and image conditioning somewhat like color conditioning is in Excel. Dashboard feature enables a layer of report organization that is very handy for enabling end users to quickly find what they need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Unable to apply conditioning rules on multiple columns at once. Can only do one column at a time; thus it is time consuming and tedious. Some users cannot open/view reports while others can even when the users are setup with the same access to the reports. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If Yellowfin is supplied through another company that has setup the integration and data source(s), see if you can talk with other existing customers (more than 1) of such a company that has used Yellowfin for more than 3 reports involving large data sets. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are attempting to supply customized BI reports for our agency's staff and management. However we find that it is slower to build reports on than SSRS, Tableau and Qlik. We find some features such as broadcast failure notification do not work, and the solution is slow overall. We believe the issues may not be actually Yellowfin, but possibly the Credible Behavioral Health database it's setup to work with . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Create stunning, flexible reports and dashboards. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some time facing performance issue while fetching the report Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Not as such good reporting tool Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One click report. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
SQA Engineer
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Yellowfin has the best possible solutions to create charts and reports with the variant options.They are having the Freehand SQL option to create the report.Also the good thing is you can create the Alert based Broadcast ,Share report in the email or directly the report link.Forecasting is the one of interesting thing in the reports to show up which gives insight for the future sales/data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Yellowfin needs to work on Performance issues when it comes to the huge data. Dashboards performance should be improved when its a home page for user.It takes lot of time to load the dashboard for the user if reports are with huge data on the dashboard.Knowledge base data should be increased as it helps the customers to resolve the issues quickly by themselve. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yellowfin BI is Highly recommended considering other tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Analytical reports created easily with the Yellowfin BI.Its a User friendly tool to create charts of different types which helps to analyse the data easily.Also UI is super cool and interesting colors added in the charts and tables gives the inspiration to use more of it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
UA
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The reporting power once reports are set up certainly satisfies our needs as a company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The speed of the larger reports can be daunting as well as the setting up of reports. It is certainly far from intuitive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take some time to learn how to use the software in terms of report creation - this time investment will pay dividends not having to wait for others to build things for you. Also make sure in terms of saving files that you don't overwrite a custom report. This I find is easy to do and can be confusing if you don't know the software that well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reporting back on our sales and guest count company wide (we have 1200 stores) and need a sophisticated product to do this correctly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Show More
Show Less
Do you work for Yellowfin BI?

Yellowfin BI Comparisons