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					Konstanz University Generates New Insight with Yellowfin Business
Intelligence

The University of Konstanz has today announced a partnership with global
Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, Yellowfin, which will deliver self-
service data analysis to its department heads and Central Administration
Board.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia, April 05, 2013 -- The German based university,
situated in the city of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg, will utilize
Yellowfin’s BI solution to uncover insights within its broad range of
operational, financial, student, human resources, research and
comparative rankings data.

Chief Information Officer at the University of Konstanz, Prof. Dr. Marc
H. Scholl, said that Yellowfin’s intuitive BI solution would enable
academic and business decision-makers throughout the university to access
and independently analyze a single trustworthy source of data, to:

Compile the most efficient and effective government reports, rankings
reports and research grant submissions possible
Improve the quality of teaching and student services whilst managing
budgets in a fiscally sensitive climate
Aid interdisciplinary cooperation between departments and faculties
Underpin strategic planning and development

“Yellowfin combines a very sophisticated IT architecture with highly
intuitive visualizations to break-down departmentalized information
stores and make widespread independent data analysis a reality,” said Dr.
Scholl. “With Yellowfin, it’s easy for large numbers of users, with a
variety of technical skills, to quickly access data through a uniform
interface, via the device of their choice, no matter their location.”

Senior Business Manager for the Executive Department of Strategy and
Controlling at University of Konstanz, Michaela Potthast, said that
Yellowfin would help the university to better utilize its data for
strategic planning.

“Higher education is becoming increasingly competitive, furthering the
need to actively recruit the best students, attract more funding and
stretch budgets,” said Potthast. “Yellowfin is helping the University of
Konstanz achieve an important competitive edge, enabling it to understand
and meet demands more efficiently and effectively, and improve the
quality and timeliness of data reported to the University Executive,
University Council and committees, as well as funding and rankings
bodies.”

Potthast said that Yellowfin would help the university to gain insights
in its key performance indicators in teaching and research and to measure
and improve its performance against the highest international standards –
including rankings reports, such as for the German government’s
Excellence Initiative and the Times Higher Education World University
Rankings.
Speaking about the newly formed partnership, Yellowfin CEO, Glen Rabie,
said that attracting the University of Konstanz as a client demonstrated
Yellowfin’s continued commitment to providing highly consumable analytics
to education providers.

“Yellowfin has developed a reputation for BI excellence within the
education industry – we understand the data related challenges, and offer
a BI solution capable of addressing the multifaceted reporting
requirements of individual education institutions. We look forward to
assisting the University of Konstanz to improve its business and academic
performance, and the experience of its students.”

About the German Universities Excellence Initiative:
The German Universities Excellence Initiative, established by the German
Federal and State Governments, aims to promote science and research at
German universities and to enhance the international appeal of Germany’s
best universities. Under the scheme, 11 “Universities of Excellence” are
selected to receive additional funding and exposure based on the merit of
their “institutional strategies” vision for creating cutting-edge
research and student learning opportunities. The University of Konstanz
was recognized for its “Modell Konstanz – Towards a Culture of
Creativity” approach in 2007 and 2012. In 2007, The University of
Konstanz was the youngest university to be recognized under the
Excellence Initiative.

About the Times Higher Education   World University Rankings:
The Times Higher Education World   University Rankings are annual world
university rankings as published   by the British magazine Time Higher
Education. Rankings are based on   data supplied by Thomas Reuters.

The University of Konstanz has been consistently ranked among with
world’s top 200 universities, according to the Times Higher Education
World University Rankings. In the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50
University Rankings report, the University of Konstanz has, as best
German university, achieved an outstanding 14th position in the worldwide
comparison.

About the University of Konstanz:
The University of Konstanz was founded in 1966 as a reform university,
with the main campus on the Gießberg opening in 1972. The university has
over 11,000 students from almost 100 countries, with over 220
partnerships with many prestigious international universities, including
Yale University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Zurich.
The University of Konstanz is one of the 11 universities whose
Institutional Strategies are being funded by the German Federal and State
Governments to expand university top-level research.

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 www.yellowfinbi.com

For further media information, interviews, images or product
demonstration, please contact:

Julia Wandt, University of Konstanz, Director of Communications and
Marketing, +49 7531 885340 or julia.wandt@uni-konstanz.de
Lachlan James, Communications Manager, Yellowfin on +61 3 8617 4954 or
lachlan.james@yellowfin.bi

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

Contact:
Lachlan James
Yellowfin
Level 46, 360 Elizabeth Street,
Melbourne 3000, VIC, Australia
+6103-8617-4954
lachlan.james@yellowfin.bi
http://www.yellowfinbi.com

				
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