Yellowfin Launches Yellowfin 7 Analytics Platform to Make Data Discovery Easy

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Global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, has today launched the latest version of its BI platform, Yellowfin 7. Yellowfin 7 will be generally available Friday 20th December.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, December 06, 2013 - (PressReleasePoint) - Yellowfin CEO, Glen Rabie, said that Yellowfin 7 “delivered beautiful, balanced and brilliant analytics software that makes stunningly simple enterprise-wide Data Discovery easy.”

The additions and enhancements of the release focused on five core technical capabilities, including improved content creation, multi-chart formatting, enriched administration, as well as new collaborative decision-making and mobile report authoring functionality.

Yellowfin 7’s amazing new Data Discovery interface simplifies and enhances the self-service analytics experience, enabling our users to create BI content faster than ever before – on any device,” said Rabie.  “Our goal is to empower anyone to effortlessly interpret and act on business data in a way that actually makes reporting and analytics so natural and easy it’s a joy to use.”

Enhanced report authoring for instant insight

The all-new content creation module in Yellowfin 7 enables users to conduct real-time ad-hoc analysis on business data, generating immediate business insight.

Yellowfin 7’s reconstructed interface for report creation and ad-hoc analysis includes a content creation canvas.  Any selected fields are instantaneously visualized on the canvas, enabling users to immediately see the result of their actions and attain instant insight.  Straightaway, users can understand if their selected metrics and dimensions have combined to create the desired report.

Mobile report authoring supports anywhere, anytime ad-hoc analysis

Yellowfin 7 offers users the flexibility to create content and conduct ad-hoc analysis on the mobile device of their choice, through the browser, just as they would via their desktop computer.

Multi-chart formatting enables deeper insight from multiple perspectives

Yellowfin’s new multi-chart capability – included as part of Yellowfin 7’s all-new content creation module – allows users to create many charts from a single dataset, enabling fast data exploration and analysis from multiple perspectives.

“Significantly, this capability differs from that offered by other data visualization tools, which create a separate query for each visualization,” said Rabie.  “Architecturally, Yellowfin is quite different – it automatically aggregates on-the-fly to build its charts.  What this means is, from an end-customer perspective, the performance is far faster because there’s only one query hitting the database for multiple visualizations.  The ability to build multiple charts from a single dataset will also significantly reduce report-authoring time.  And importantly, deriving deeper multi-angled insights form a single dataset has never been faster or easier.”

Users will also be able to add a range of custom widgets to the output canvas, to provide additional context to selected data visualizations.  Custom widgets include text, images, annotations and links to external content.

Yellowfin’s new ‘Auto Chart’ feature provides a guided charting user experience by instantly visualizing selected data via an automatically selected chart type.

New Administration Console: Balancing the needs self-service Data Discovery and Enterprise IT

The new Yellowfin 7 Administration Console enables the Yellowfin analytics platform to balance the needs of Enterprise IT and self-service Data Discovery users.

Yellowfin 7’s new Administration Console consolidates a range of management functions, delivering administrators a single comprehensive overview of their Yellowfin instance, to reduce the time and resources spent on BI administration. Key metrics such as usage statistics – including number of users, logins as well as dashboard and report views – enable administrators to easily optimize the management and usage of their Yellowfin environment.

New decision widgets enhance collaborative decision-making capabilities

A series of decision widgets have been added to Timeline – Yellowfin’s personalized Facebook-esc feed, which catalogs a users’ activities within Yellowfin in real-time – to boost user engagement and make collaborative decision-making even easier.

About Yellowfin:
Yellowfin is a global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor passionate about making BI easy. Yellowfin is headquartered and developed in Melbourne, Australia, offering a highly intuitive 100 percent Web-based reporting and analytics solution. Founded in 2003 in response to the complexity and costs associated with implementing and using traditional BI tools, Yellowfin is a leader in mobile, collaborative and embeddable BI as well as Location Intelligence and data visualization. For more information, visit

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