Yellowfin 4.1 Delivers Interactive Business Intelligence & GIS



Unlike the majority of BI applications which integrated 3rd party
Geographic Information System applications to provide spatial
analysis, Yellowfin 4.1 delivers a fully integrated GIS capability
tightly meshed with Yellowfin’s renowned industry leading ease of use
and analytic capabilities. More than just static maps Yellowfin 4.1
provides users with a high degree of GIS functionality all within a
standard reporting and dashboard environment.

Yellowfin the leader in easy to use Business Intelligence today
announced the immediate availability of Yellowfin 4.1 with enhanced
GIS functionality.

Yellowfin’s GIS Highlight in 4.1 includes:
* Web Map Servers (WMS) for rendering spatial data – access mapping
data from any standard WMS service;
* Multiple Layers – allows users to dynamically add or remove layers
from their maps; and
* Sophisticated Navigation

“As business people begin to use spatial data for Business
intelligence in more sophisticated ways they are going to need their
GIS capability tightly integrated with the rest of the Business
Intelligence platform. For Yellowfin, rather than grappling with the
complexity of integrating a 3rd party application – which only costs
the customer more – we view location intelligence as simply another
facet of our core application.

Yellowfin can access spatial data from a variety databases and
provides map reports either through its dashboard interface or as a
web service. These maps services allow developers to embed maps into
things like SharePoint or any other application. The Yellowfin
approach is different from traditional GIS. It's really mapping for
the whole enterprise”, says Yellowfin CEO Glen Rabie .

Yellowfin has been offering integrated location intelligence with its
reporting and analysis software to organisations and its OEM software
partners worldwide since version 4.0. "Many of our customers have come
to rely on rendering their spatial data with Yellowfin and exposing it
in conjunction with associated business metrics data to all their
people via Yellowfin reports and dashboards," said Rabie. "We are
delighted to offer this additional functionality which greatly
enhances the interactivity and user experience and as a result helps
them to understand the power of spatial analysis."
With 4.0

Yellowfin enabled querying and rendering of spatial data types for
Oracle and MySQL in 4.1 they have extended this to SQL Server 2008 and
other databases. However – the really big breakthrough in this release
is the ability to leverage Web Map Servers (WMS) for rendering spatial

This allows users to connect to any GIS application that uses the WMS
open standard for map delivery. This combined with the ability for
users to build map layers – which can be turned on or off at run time–
means that users have a huge amount of flexibility to built and view
spatial analysis with an incredibly easy to use interface.

Yellowfin recently launched version 4.1 of its BI Suite. The GIS
module forms a valuable part of this application suite.

About Yellowfin

Yellowfin is passionate about making Business Intelligence easy.
Recently recognised among 25 rising companies that CIO’s must know
about, Yellowfin is a leading web-based BI solution can be easily
integrated into any third-party application or delivered as a stand-
alone enterprise platform. Yellowfin is an innovative and flexible
solution for reporting and analytics, providing a full range of data
access, presentation and information delivery capabilities.


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