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									Yellowfin Makes it Even Easier to Consume and Act on Business

Global Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, Yellowfin, has launched the
latest version of its BI software, Yellowfin 6.2, in a series of Webinars

Melbourne, VIC, December 08, 2012 -- Watch the official Webinar launch of
Yellowfin 6.2 on-demand:

For a comprehensive list of all product additions and enhancements
included in Yellowfin 6.2, download the official release notes:

Yellowfin CEO, Glen Rabie, said that the release, available for download
from Friday 7 December AEDT, reflected Yellowfin’s continued commitment
to democratizing BI, and enabling people of all business backgrounds to
benefit from the insights offered by reporting and analytics.

“Yellowfin 6.2 focuses on enhancing the features and functionality that
the BI marketplace is demanding – the things that we know our customers
already love about Yellowfin,” said Rabie. “Yellowfin 6.2 – with its new
streamlined User Interface, enhanced collaborative capabilities and
report sharing options, as well as new persuasive chart types – is all
about making BI more usable, shareable and powerful.

“Our goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of, and demand for,
consumer-oriented BI – to enable more people to make the best business
decisions possible.”

For the last two years, Gartner’s Business Intelligence Magic Quadrant
survey has found that ease-of-use rated above product functionality as
the number one purchase criteria for organizations when selecting a BI

Major features, enhancements and improvements of Yellowfin 6.2

The major additions and enhancements of Yellowfin 6.2 include:

A restyled User Interface to boost interactivity, search and navigation.
Enhancements include:
New styling options to improve customization capabilities
New pullout side navigation panels for less intrusive report browsing
The ability to search for Views, and search objects within Views, for
quick and easy report building
A visual thumbnail style menu display for browsing reports, dashboards
and Storyboards

Enhanced Collaborative BI functionality, with the ability to:
Selectively share private comments
Bookmark or snapshot reports, enabling users to capture the information
displayed within a report at a specific point in time
Three new chart types, including Proportional Image, Heat Grid and
Infographic charts

Improved Data Governance functionality with:
Private and public report watermarks
The ability to share private reports with designated peer groups and

Easier administration via performance improvements, enhanced Web services
functionality, as well as the inclusion of user level source

Reporting improvements, which include enrichments to OLAP connectivity,
support for embedded SSRS reports, and new view level filter hierarchies

Yellowfin 6.2 release compliments Storyboard release

The launch of Yellowfin 6.2 comes off the back of last week’s release of
‘Storyboard’ – Yellowfin’s new presentation and collaboration platform
for BI.

The PowerPoint-like presentation module for BI content is fully
integrated into Yellowfin’s core BI application, and compliments the
collaborative and consumer-oriented endeavors of Yellowfin 6.2. Rabie
said that Storyboard would redefine the information delivery paradigm for
BI, helping to boost BI Return on Investment, by enabling a wider
community business people to successfully understand and act on BI

Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research, Hyoun Park, said that Storyboard
represented a collaborative breakthrough for BI.

“This is simple, but brilliant,” said Park. “Storyboard finally puts
‘collaborative’ into collaborative BI and analytics.”

View the Storyboard media release and download the fact sheet here:

Yellowfin 6.2 will be made publicly available from Friday 7 December

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 and
embeddable 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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