The same 2017 Info-Tech Research Group report, titled Select and Implement a Business Intelligence and Analytics Solution, also identified Yellowfin as a Leader in Info-Tech Research Group’s Enterprise Business Intelligence Vendor Landscape. Additionally, Yellowfin’s Collaborative BI capabilities were crowned “best in class” compared to the 14 other vendors assessed in the report.
Of the 10 BI vendors selected for assessment in the mid-market use case (Tableau, BOARD, MicroStrategy, Dundas, GoodData, TIBCO, Microsoft, Qlik, Domo and Yellowfin), Yellowfin maintained the highest Info-Tech Value Score. The Value Score indexes each vendor’s product offering and business strength relative to its price point and competing products within the same use case.
“The combination of user-friendly interface, functionalities, and architecture make Yellowfin a strong overall contender,” said Info-Tech Research Group Senior Research Director and Executive Advisor for BI & Data, Steven Wilson. “Yellowfin is a data visualization specialist with an intuitive user interface and a strong feature set that includes geospatial analysis and storytelling. Collaboration features are a particular strength, taking advantage of alerts and notifications and social analytics. Although Yellowfin is primarily a data visualization tool, it also has strong administration features.”
“Yellowfin’s outstanding performances in Info-Tech Research Group’s Vendor Landscapes for BI demonstrate the strong value we deliver to both mid-market and enterprise organizations,” said Yellowfin CEO and Co-Founder, Glen Rabie. “Yellowfin’s focus on collaborative capabilities ensures an analytics platform that enables business users, data analysts and IT to work together cohesively to achieve better, faster data-based decision-making.”
The 15 vendors included in the overall study were chosen after being vetted by Info-Tech Research Group’s rigorous research and evaluation methodology. According to the analyst firm, the report – and Vendor Landscapes contained within it – is designed to assist organizations to compile a BI vendor shortlist and “identify vendors that align with [individual] requirements and solution needs”.
“Info-Tech focused on those vendors that offer broad capabilities across multiple platforms and that have a strong market presence and/or reputational presence among mid- and large-sized enterprises,” stated the report. “Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.”
The study evaluated BI product features against four core criteria: Usability, Affordability, Architecture, and Advanced Features (Alerts and Notifications, Cloud Offering, Collaboration, Connections to Big Data, Data Mashup, Data Warehouse Automation, Embeddable BI, Forecast and Statistical Analysis, Geospatial Analysis, Integration with Microsoft Office and Other Productivity Tools, Object Search, Performance Enhancement, Self-Service, Storytelling, Text Analytics).
Vendors themselves were also evaluated against four criteria, including Viability (vendor is profitable, knowledgeable, and will be around for the long term), Focus (vendor is committed to the space and has a future product and portfolio roadmap), Reach (vendor offers global coverage and is able to sell and provide post-sales support), and Sales (vendor channel partnering, sales strategies, and process allow for flexible product acquisition).
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