Yellowfin a Top Ranked Ad Hoc Analysis Vendor in BARCs The BI Survey 13

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Global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, has been identified as a top “Ad-hoc Analysis Vendor” in the Business Application Research Center’s (BARC) The BI Survey 13 – the world’s largest survey of BI end-users.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia., June 05, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - Download the summary document containing headline results for Yellowfin here:

Read about Yellowfin’s overall performance in The BI Survey 13 here:

Yellowfin was ranked first for nine KPIs within the Ad-hoc Analysis Vendor Peer Group, which contained 19 products. Other products in this group comprised: Bissantz, Corporate Planning, Cubeware, Cyberscience, Dimensional Insight, IBM Cognos BI, IBM Cognos TM1, Infor, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SSAS, MicroStrategy, Oracle Essbase, Phocas, SAP BO Web Intelligence, SAP BW, SAS, Tableau and TARGIT.

When assessing the survey’s seven vendor Peer Groups against the crucial KPI of “Goal Achievement”, the Ad-hoc Analysis Peer Group had the third lowest average score.  However, despite it being categorized in the Ad-hoc Analysis Peer Group, Yellowfin had the second highest percentage of customers that had “fully achieved” their BI goals compared to all 30 BI products assessed in The BI Survey 13.

“These survey results demonstrate that our customers are able to successfully use Yellowfin’s intuitive ad-hoc analysis and data exploration features to quickly and easily uncover actionable insights,” said Yellowfin General Manager for EMEA, Daniel Shaw-Dennis.

Ad-hoc Analysis Vendor rankings

Yellowfin was the top ranked Ad-hoc Analysis Vendor in:

  • Proportion of employees: The percentage of employees that use the product
  • Chosen as standard: How often the product is chosen to standardize on by respondents in multi-product sites
  • User recommendation
  • Cloud BI
  • Mobile BI
  • Innovation: Combines the ‘Cloud BI’, ‘Collaboration’, ‘Mobile BI’ and ‘Advanced information design’ KPIs to measure the product’s level of innovation
  • Query performance
  • Total performance: A combination of the ‘Query performance’ and ‘Performance satisfaction’ KPIs
  • Project length: How long the product takes to implement

Yellowfin was also ranked as a standout performer across many KPIs in the “Enterprise Reporting Vendor” and “Dashboard Vendor” Peer Groups.

Of the 30 market-leading BI products examined in the latest version of The BI Survey, Yellowfin ranked first in nine of the study’s crucial assessment KPIs. Find out more here:

The BI Survey is an annual worldwide study of BI software users produced by German-based analyst firm, BARC. A total of 3,149 respondents partook in The BI Survey 13.

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

About BARC:
Business Application Research Center — BARC — is a leading independent software industry analyst firm, delivering information to more than 1000 customers each year. For over ten years, BARC has specialized in core research areas including Data Management (DM), Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM).

About The BI Survey 13:
Now in its twelfth year of publication, The BI Survey is an annual report based on the world’s largest vendor-independent survey of Business Intelligence (BI) and Performance Management users. The BI Survey 13 attracted over 3000 responses. The BI Survey 13 uncovers the truth about why real-world organizations select BI products, how they use them, and with what success. It also compares the leading products on the market across a number of headline criteria, such as performance, scalability and vendor support.
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