Industry Recognition

Don’t take our word for it

Naturally, we think that Yellowfin is the best Business Intelligence platform available today – but we’re probably biased. So, here’s a taste of what independent industry analysts, experts and observers have to say about Yellowfin.

Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms is regarded as the preeminent annual analysis of the global analytics market and key technology providers. Yellowfin has been positioned within Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report for the fourth consecutive year in 2017.*

BARC The BI Survey

BARC delivers some of the most extensive and respected research within the BI industry. BARC's The BI Survey is the world’s largest annual survey of BI end-users. Yellowfin’s BI platform has ranked first – in its assigned Peer Groups** – for Innovation five years in a row, Collaboration four years in a row, and Ease-of-use three years running.

BARC’s annual Score Business Intelligence report directly evaluates and compares the world’s foremost enterprise BI platforms. In 2017, Yellowfin improved its Market Execution and Product Capabilities rankings, moving from the Specialist region into the Challengers region.

“Yellowfin is definitely seen as an innovative BI vendor by its customers. It has achieved excellent results in this category over the last six years of The BI Survey.”

Dr. Carsten Bange – Founder & CEO, BARC

  • Nucleus Research Value Matrix

    Nucleus Research’s Technology Value Matrix for Business Intelligence and Analytics report compares the world’s leading BI solutions, assessing product usability and functionality. Yellowfin has been positioned as a Leader for the fourth consecutive iteration of the study.

  • Info-Tech Vendor Landscape

    Yellowfin was identified as a Champion in consecutive Info-Tech Research Group Mid-Market Business Intelligence Vendor Landscapes, a Leader in the Enterprise Business Intelligence Vendor Landscape, and “best in class” for collaboration compared to the 14 other top BI providers assessed in the same Info-Tech report.

  • Blue Hill Research Market Alert

    Blue Hill Research’s independent Market Alert report - Yellowfin in the Context of the Broader BI Market - found that Yellowfin’s unique workflow features enable superior collaboration between user types. The report said Yellowfin's approach to enterprise BI enabled user adoption and long-term value.

“Business Intelligence decision-makers should take note of the approach and direction of Yellowfin as it presents a necessary third way in constructing a much-needed middle ground within enterprise BI. Yellowfin’s [workflow] announcement carries merit because it represents an extension of the company’s continued leadership in regards to evolving enterprise BI needs.”

James Haight - Principal Analyst, Blue Hill Research

  • Ventana Research Mobile BI Value Index

    Yellowfin ranked first for product Usability and Customer Validation in Ventana Research’s latest Value Index for Mobile Analytics and Business Intelligence study. The benchmark report compared the globe’s top 13 providers of mobile analytics. BARC and Ovum also identified Yellowfin as a leading Mobile BI solution.

  • EMA Mid-Sized Organizations BI Radar

    Yellowfin was identified as a Value Leader in the latest version of Enterprise Management Associates’ Mid-Sized Organizations Business Intelligence EMA Radar report. The independent study compared the world’s nine top providers of BI that EMA deemed accessible to mid-sized organizations.

  • Butler Analytics Enterprise BI Platforms

    Yellowfin was praised for its “pragmatic”, “powerful” and “easy to use” approach to BI software in the latest version of Butler Analytics’ Enterprise BI Platforms Compared report. The independent study compared 17 of the world’s leading BI platforms across five core criteria, ranking Yellowfin second.

“Yellowfin is something of a breath of fresh air in the over-hyped BI market. This is a platform that will address many needs in both large and small organizations, without the pretense that everyone with a display should spend all day playing with charts and dashboards.”

Butler Analytics

  • Passionned Parabola for BI

    The Passionned Group’s latest Passionned Parabola for BI & Analytics report assesses the market positioning of the globe’s 17 “major Business Intelligence vendors”. Of the study’s four groups – Danger Zone, Follower, Challenger and Leader – Yellowfin was positioned as a Leader. Passionned Group said "Yellowfin sets the absolute trend in the BI landscape" when it comes to Collaborative BI.

  • Gleanster Agile BI

    Analyst firm Gleanster identified Yellowfin as a leading Agile BI solution in its latest Agile Business Intelligence benchmark report. The report compared 37 of the globe’s leading Agile BI tools, positioning Yellowfin as a leader across all four of the study’s key comparative criteria: Ease of Deployment; Ease of Use; Features and Functionality; and Overall Value.

  • Docurated Top BI Tools List

    Yellowfin has been ranked first in a review of 50 of the world’s best-known BI solution by Docurated. Yellowfin has topped the last three versions of Docurated’s review of the globe’s premier BI software solutions. Docurated praised Yellowfin's intuitiveness: "Yellowfin offers Business Intelligence tools that are so easy to use, they become universal throughout a company."

“Yellowfin, through its analytics platform, helps organizations find the middle ground: it caters to the business user through self-service visual analytics and to the business analyst by providing a rich report-building and modeling environment, while allowing IT to manage and supervise access to data.”

Surya Mukherjee – Senior Analyst, Ovum

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**Yellowfin has ranked first for the Innovation KPI within the ‘Self-service reporting-focused products’ and ‘Americas-focused vendors’ Peer Groups of The BI Survey for the fifth year in a row. Yellowfin has been top-ranked for the Collaboration KPI, within the Americas-focused vendors Peer Group, for the past four iterations of The BI Survey. Yellowfin has ranked first for the Ease-of-use KPI, within the Self-service reporting-focused products Peer Group, for the third year in a row.