Yellowfin Launches Storyboard, Redefines Information Delivery Paradigm for BI

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					Yellowfin Launches Storyboard, Redefines Information Delivery Paradigm
for BI

Global Business Intelligence (BI) software vendor, Yellowfin, has
announced the release of ‘Storyboard’ – a new presentation and
collaboration platform for BI.

Melbourne, VIC, December 03, 2012 -- Yellowfin’s Storyboard redefines the
information paradigm for communicating and acting on data, by offering a
fully integrated and interactive PowerPoint-like presentation module for
BI content.

Storyboard’s presentation-oriented User Interface (UI) enables the fact-
based insight gleaned from BI to be naturally incorporated into
organizational decision-making processes, while empowering a wider array
of people from non data-centric backgrounds to share and benefit from BI.

“By blending BI with a comprehensive presentation platform, Storyboard
enables users to integrate fully interactive data-rich presentations into
their natural decision-making processes, to generate an analytics
culture, realize ROI and drive real fact-based action,” said Yellowfin
CEO, Glen Rabie.

“For the most part, the way dashboards – the status quo for visualizing
analytical information – communicate and display information has remained
fundamentally stagnant, failing to adapt to the shifting user base for
reporting and analytics. This of course, is a big problem,” said Rabie.
“Storyboard will solve the problem, and change the way people consume and
act on data.”

Storyboard is fully integrated into the core Yellowfin application, and
comes as part of a standard Yellowfin license. Users access Storyboard by
logging into their Yellowfin instance via the browser and navigating to
the Storyboard tab on the Yellowfin UI.

Storyboard: Core features and functionality

Like the core Yellowfin application, Storyboard is completely Web-based,
allowing users to share and view Storyboard presentations anywhere,
anytime. Rich content – such as images, graphics or video – can be added
to any slide within a Storyboard. Users can also embed fully interactive
Yellowfin reports to any Storyboard slide.

For more detail on the features and functionality of Yellowfin’s
Storyboard, download the Storyboard Fact Sheet:

Addressing poor user adoption and high BI failure rates: Reimagining how
key messages represented by data are communicated

Gartner has indicated that around 80 percent of BI projects fail,
suggesting that only one in five BI programs are capable of positively
impacting decision-making. Gartner cite poor communication and
collaboration as the primary reasons.
Gartner also reported that only 28 percent of potential BI users within
most organizations currently use the technology to make decisions,
continuing to hamper ROI throughout 2011 and 2012. Recent research by
TDWI and BIScorecard found that adoption rates languish at 24 and 25
percent respectively.

“The failure rates of BI implementations, and persistently low user
adoption rates, are reflective of our inability to reimagine the way in
which we communicate the key messages represented by data,” said Rabie.
“According to Information Masters, 75 percent of BI success is determined
by factors other than data and core analytical technology – so rethinking
how data is presented, shared and discussed in order to enable effective
decision–making is paramount. Storyboard addresses that need.”

Storyboard will be made publicly available as part of the latest release
of Yellowfin, Yellowfin 6.2. Yellowfin 6.2 will be made generally
available from 7 December 2012, and launched in a series of Webinars
throughout Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 December 2012.

Register for the official Webinar launch here:

About Yellowfin:
Yellowfin is a global Business Intelligence (BI) 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 BI
as well as Location Intelligence and data visualization. For more
information, visit

For further media information, interviews, images or product
demonstration, please contact:
Lachlan James, Communications Manager on +61 03 9090 0454, 0431 835 658

For regular updates and news, follow Yellowfin on Twitter (@YellowfinBI),
LinkedIn (Yellowfin Business Intelligence), or email to
subscribe to Yellowfin’s free e-newsletter.

Lachlan James
Level 46, 360 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne 3000, Victoria
+61 0 3 9090 0454

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