Yellowfin a Vendor to Consider in 2013 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant

Published: Wed Feb 27 2013

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"Being recognized as a major player in the global BI market by Gartner’s 2013 Magic Quadrant is a significant milestone for Yellowfin," said Yellowfin CEO, Glen Rabie. "Yellowfin’s inclusion in the report represents a tremendous acknowledgment of the quality of our product, and vindication of our business vision."

The report noted Yellowfin’s product focus on Mobile BI delivery, Collaborative BI, Location Intelligence and embedded BI, as well as the vendor’s recently released ‘Storyboard’ – a fully integrated and interactive PowerPoint-like presentation and collaboration module.

This achievement confirms Yellowfin’s status a BI vendor on the rise, following its performance in the Business Applications Research Center’s (BARC) The BI Survey 12 – the world’s largest end-user BI study. Yellowfin was identified as a leading "Dashboard vendor" and "Small to Medium Projects vendor" in the 2012 study, ranking first for 13 criteria within the Dashboard vendor Peer Group, and first in eight criteria within the Small to Medium (SME) Projects vendor Peer Group.

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Yellowfin also received the equal highest overall score in Dresner Advisory Services’ 2012 Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study. The study compares and ranks 17 of the world’s foremost BI vendors, their solution and associated services.

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Gartner expects BI and analytics to continue to be a top investment priority for Chief Information Officers throughout 2013.

Gartner’s 2013 Magic Quadrant for BI and analytics predicted that the market for BI and analytics platforms would remain one of the fastest growing software markets, with a compound annual growth rate of 7 percent through 2016.

About 2013 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

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Gartner changed the name of this Magic Quadrant from "Business Intelligence Platforms" to "Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms" to emphasize the growing importance of analysis capabilities to the information systems that organizations are now building.

Gartner’s 2013 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms was authored by Gartner analysts Kurt Schlegel, Rita L. Sallam, Daniel Yuen, and Joao Tapadinhas.

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

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