Yellowfin 7, the latest iteration of Yellowfin’s Business Intelligence (BI) platform, has been successfully launched in Japan via business partner Kyocera Maruzen.
Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan, December 17, 2013 -- Yellowfin CEO, Glen Rabie, helped launch Yellowfin 7 at the semiannual “Yellowfin Day” at a crowded auditorium in Akihabara, a district in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo.
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Rabie explained to representatives from over 120 corporations that Yellowfin 7 focused on developing and delivering three key areas: A beautiful and intuitive user interface; a balance between the needs of enterprise IT and Data Discovery end-users; and a brilliant analytical experience to enable fast fact-based insight.
To support those three ambitions, Rabie said the Yellowfin 7 included five major areas of enhancement: Improved content creation, multi-chart formatting, enriched administration, as well as new collaborative decision-making and Mobile BI capabilities.
Mobile BI enhancements
Rabie said that the major enhancements to Yellowfin’s Mobile BI capabilities included:
The integration of Storyboard into Yellowfin’s native iPad application
The introduction of Yellowfin’s browse functionality into its native iPhone application
A restyled user interface for increased navigability
The ability to create BI content, via the browser, on any mobile device
Rabie said that Yellowfin 7 introduced a series of decision widgets 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.
“With these enhancements, we want to help engage users in the decision-making process – to bring human experience and data together to assist our customers to make the best decisions possible,” said Rabie.
New administration console
“A huge expense of any BI project is the ongoing cost of administration and development, rather than software license fees,” said Rabie. “According to Gartner, BI administration and management makes up around 70 percent of the total cost of ownership."
“With this release, we looked at how we could reduce this ongoing cost for our clients by improving and streamlining administrative features and functionality.”
Enhanced report authoring
“Some of the biggest changes in Yellowfin 7 relate to the way in which users can author reports,” said Rabie. “We have brought Data Discovery into Yellowfin.”
Yellowfin’s new report builder includes:
A new interface for highly intuitive report building and ad-hoc analysis, which streamlines the steps required to create BI content
An all-new content creation canvas on which any selected fields are instantaneously visualized, enabling users to immediately see the result of their actions and attain instant insight
Enhanced formatting controls that make reporting content easier to configure for mass distribution, helping Yellowfin customers keep their content consistent with corporate styling demands
Advanced help features that empower more people to author BI content
Rabie said that Yellowfin’s aim was to enable people of all business backgrounds to build, explore and analyze analytic content.
Lastly, Rabie said that Yellowfin’s new multi-chart capability was another important addition to Yellowfin 7’s new content creation process, “enabling end-users to create sophisticated independent analysis.”
“Yellowfin 7’s multi-chart capabilities allow users to create many charts from a single dataset, enabling fast data exploration and analysis from multiple perspectives,” said Rabie.
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 www.yellowfinbi.com
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