Yellowfin 5.1 on the Market: Drives Social and Collaborative BI
International Business Intelligence (BI) software vendor, Yellowfin, has
announced the general availability of its new release Yellowfin 5.1:
Visualize, Socialize & Decide.
Melbourne, VIC, Australia, December 03, 2010 -- International Business
Intelligence (BI) software vendor, Yellowfin, has announced the general
availability of its new release Yellowfin 5.1: Visualize, Socialize &
The new release, available from today, builds on Yellowfin’s renowned
ease-of-use reporting and analytics solution, offering users social media
style features to improve information collaboration.
“Yellowfin 5.1 furthers Yellowfin’s mandate to make Business Intelligence
easy by introducing a raft of new features to improve organization-wide
knowledge sharing, providing a crucial bridge between insight and
action,” said Yellowfin CEO, Glen Rabie.
The release, and its social and collaborative components, received strong
endorsement from BI industry veteran, Ian Nicholson.
“When I saw Social BI mentioned in the sales blurb, I thought it sounded
like a gimmick,” said Nicholson.
“Having seen it, I think it’s genius. Yellowfin should patent it quickly
before the big players in the BI space jump all over it.”
The release includes an interactive discussion forum – Yellowfin
Collaboration – within Yellowfin 5.1, which enables users to create and
participate in threaded conversations based on selected reports. The
forum encourages users from inside and outside an organization to share
ideas and information to support better strategic decision-making based
on the information generated by reporting and analytics.
“Yellowfin Collaboration gives users the ability to reply to an entire
discussion thread or respond to an individual post within that thread,”
“Users can include decision widgets for polling to help decide action,
tag discussions and link reports into those discussions, as well as set
threads to private to restrict user access and protect sensitive
Yellowfin 5.1’s other new features include YouTube style Java script
export in the form of an embeddable widget dubbed Yellowfin Connect. The
widget enables users to embed live interactive reports into discussions,
on any platform, by simply copying the Java script fragment into the HTML
The introduction of date hierarchies allows date components to be added
to reports, removing the need for an external date lookup table.
And a new Client Organization Management system provides a structure for
managing and editing the details of client organizations.
Yellowfin 5.1 also makes available a new range of exciting data
visualization options to help turn data analysis into actionable
knowledge. There are six new chart types, including Stacked Area,
Proportional Horizontal Bars, Stepped Line, Numeric Display, Week Density
and Time Series Bubble charts.
“The enhanced knowledge sharing features within Yellowfin 5.1 will
empower decision-makers with better, faster insights; leading to better,
faster decision-making,” said Rabie.
“Yellowfin 5.1 is making knowledge sharing and collaborative strategic
What is Business Intelligence software?
BI refers to a broad range of computer software applications and tools
used to report, analyze and present data in a range of formats, to help
businesses identify trends and opportunities, and support fundamental
Yellowfin is a global BI software vendor headquartered and developed in
Melbourne, Australia. Yellowfin is an innovative and flexible 100 percent
web-based reporting and analytics solution.
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