Yellowfin Top Ranked for Usability in Ventana Research

LONDON, October 21, 2016

Global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, has ranked first for product Usability and customer Validation in Ventana Research’s 2016 Value Index for Mobile Analytics and Business Intelligence. Yellowfin ranked third overall in the 2016 Value Index for Mobile BI – a comparative independent research report that benchmarked the top 13 providers of mobile analytics in the BI industry – and was “one of the most consistent performers” according to the study. Additional vendors were evaluated, but not included in the final Value Index, as their offerings did not satisfy a sufficient number of criteria to warrant inclusion.

Yellowfin “moved up significantly” compared to its sixth place finish in the previous version of Ventana Research’s Mobile BI Value Index, which was published in January 2014 and assessed technology vendors’ ability to deliver reporting and analytics to mobile devices.

“Yellowfin ranked first in Usability and Validation,” said Ventana Research Senior Vice President and Research Director, David Menninger. “We consider ease-of-use to be an important criterion in this Value Index because organizations consistently identify Usability as an important evaluation criterion in our analytics and Business Intelligence benchmark research. Yellowfin’s clean, modern user interface and strong support for Collaborative BI helped its Mobile BI offering emerge at the top for ease-of-use.”

The study evaluated vendor Mobile BI products across seven categories. Five were product-oriented and assessed Usability, Manageability, Reliability, Capability and Adaptability. The remaining two categories focused on customer assurance issues – Vendor Validation and Total Cost of Ownership / Return on Investment.

“Yellowfin’s performance in the 2016 Value Index for Mobile BI demonstrates our ability to deliver a uniquely intuitive and collaborative experience for business users,” said Yellowfin Co-Founder and CEO, Glen Rabie. “Yellowfin’s integrated approach to Mobile BI means that any content created via the core Yellowfin application is immediately accessible on any mobile device.”

Yellowfin offers customers the ability to receive mobile analytics out-of-the-box, on any device or platform at no additional cost, via native applications for the iPhone, iPad, hybrid HTML 5 application for Android devices or Web-browser.

Results from Ventana Research’s 2016 Value Index for Mobile BI indicated that the ability to access reporting and analytics functionality via mobile devices was no longer something that organizations could manage without.

The Value Index for Mobile BI is a fully independent, research-based undertaking. It is neither sponsored nor influenced by technology vendors.