Yellowfin Releases 4.1

Yellowfin customers benefit from enhanced dashboards, iPhone BI and visualisation capabilities and over 80 new features.

MELBOURNE, July 18 –Yellowfin, leading web-based Business Intelligence software providers, today announced the release of Yellowfin 4.1, the next generation of the Yellowfin product suite. With more than 80 new features, Yellowfin helps organisations see and understand their data better than ever. New dashboard and visualization capabilities, along with federated queries and a host of improvements to spatial BI, make 4.1 ideal for rapid BI deployments. Yellowfin 4.1 is available for download at //

Glen Rabie, CEO of Yellowfin says, “Yellowfin continues to strive to make business intelligence easy. 4.1 is another step in that journey. We have made a significant amount of usability and functional enhancements that make Yellowfin the leader in web based BI software.”

Yellowfin now offers unparalleled capabilities to create analytic dashboards and interactive visualizations that enable people anywhere in an organization to track and explore their most important metrics. Dashboards are now more intuitive, while at the same time providing a greater level of analytic capability.

“The recent changes to our dashboards are being driven by an increased demand for highly interactive dashboards that allow users to explore their data intuitively. The days of static dashboards are long gone, users expect to be able to slice and dice and drill into data effortlessly. 4.1 sets the benchmark in terms of flexibility and usability for creating different styles of tabs – but best of all they are fun to use and quickly deliver insight to the user,” says Glen Rabie.

The growing trend of Mobile BI is supported through the release of both a native iPhone application, and a generic mobile interface, that provide full featured delivery of both dashboards and reports to a mobile workforce. Unlike most BI applications for the iPhone that just post static reports on a mobile screen, which may be marginally helpful but creates a tremendously frustrating user experience, Yellowfin for the iPhone provides the opportunity to interact with the data. This allows mobile users to access to the specific answers they need.

Federated Queries will enable users to query more than one data source at a time and combine the results in memory into a single report and /or table. This enhancement allows you to treat all your data sources as one virtual database and access them as a single query – enabling you to focus on building reports, not joining data sources.

The latest release delivers a wide range of improvements to Spatial BI including: GIS layering and enabling Web Map Service (WMS) layers on GIS reports. Multiple condition ranges enable users to divide a range of results into several smaller subsets and display them clearly on the one chart.

eSite is one of the first of Yellowfin’s partners to benefit from the enhanced GIS capabilities. “In my career I’ve used 12 or 13 different database/reporting systems…and I have to say that the elegance and practicality of the Yellowfin 4.1 design, and being totally web based, is just awesome compared to those systems.” Says Larry Manire, CTO of eSite.

More than 80 New Features
Yellowfin 4.1 has over 80 new features. Additional capabilities include:
• Additional charting and visualisations – Z charts, funnel charts and more.
• Improved Report List manager
• Filter Parameter caching for enhanced usability
• Additional administrative and configuration options
• Additional clustering support for improved scalability

About Yellowfin
Yellowfin is passionate about making Business Intelligence easy. Recently recognised among 25 rising companies that CIO’s must know about, Yellowfin is a leading web-based BI solution can be easily integrated into any third-party application or delivered as a stand-alone enterprise platform. Yellowfin is an innovative and flexible solution for reporting and analytics, providing a full range of data access, presentation and information delivery capabilities.

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