Yellowfin Features

Yellowfin

Business Intelligence reporting and dashboard platform

4.54/5 (13 reviews)

Yellowfin Feature Summary

  • Reporting & Dashboard
  • Data Analytics
  • Analytics
  • BPM
  • Business Intelligence
  • Multi-Dimensional Analytics
  • ODBC
  • OLAP
  • Interactive dashboards
  • Sharing and collaboration
  • Mobile BI
  • Proactive alerts & exception reporting

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Yellowfin Feature Reviews

13 reviewers had the following to say about Yellowfin's features:

Ranabrata Ray

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Web based best Alalytics tool

2015-07-18

Fast web based analytics tool.

Pros

the customer support . Performance

Cons

ETL while loading the data is very basic

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Source: GetApp
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John Taylor

Powerful Business Intelligence

2017-02-09

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Yellowfin

Highly recommended to anyone evaluating BI tools - give Yellowfin a look!

Source: Software Advice
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Steve Hyde

Cost effective tool for graphical analytics

2018-07-09

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)

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dave Madaras

Great functionality

2016-10-07

Setup was easy and we were getting insightful analysis very quickly after adopting.

Pros

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Yellowfin

If you need to get into your data quickly with fast iterations of analysis and reports, this is a full featured, cost effective win.

Source: Software Advice
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Paul Dandurand

Happy with Yellowfin

2016-10-04

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Yellowfin

If you prefer not to have a cloud BI solution, I would strongly recommend Yellowfin.

Source: Software Advice
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Erik Larson

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

2016-09-06

Pros

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.

Cons

I found the reports were difficult to produce, and the data management was okay at best.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

3/10

Recommendations to others considering Yellowfin

Yellowfin is a tool that might work for certain situations best, but I don't know what those situations would be. You're better off with DOMO or Salesforce to manage your data and communicate it around your company.

Source: Software Advice
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Response from Jimmy


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.

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Randy Tam

YellowFin Review

2018-03-19

Pros

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

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Corey Springett

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

2017-05-21

Pros

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

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Tom Nealley

Yellowfin continues to Delight

2016-10-10

We are a small company bringing data visualization to a market that is data rich, yet unsavvy about the insights it can offer.

Pros

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.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Yellowfin

Talk with them and let them help solve your problems.

Source: Software Advice
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Gustav Piater

Yellowfin - great to work with !!

2017-03-01

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Yellowfin

Great product, great company to work with !

Source: Capterra
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Shiam Beeharry

Review of Yellowfin Business Intelligence

2017-01-06

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

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Source: Capterra
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James DiPilla

Easy to use, worth the money.

2018-08-11

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

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Krissy Gray

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

2017-12-08

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.

Pros

I like the user friendly layout, how writing your own "queries" and updating the data the way you want is easy.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

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Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Yellowfin International


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

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