Yellowfin BI was Acquired; What are the Top Yellowfin Alternatives (5 + 1 Bonus)?

Yurbi - Alternative to Yellowfin BI

There has been a rush of acquisitions in the business intelligence space recently. Exago BI, Logi Analytics, Chartio, Looker, and Izenda are just a few of them. Yellowfin BI is the most recent addition to that list.

What is Yellowfin BI?

Yellowfin is a business intelligence platform that offers a single integrated solution for businesses of all sizes and sectors. This can empower Non-technical workers with self-service ad hoc reporting if the focus is on BI for business users. Accounting, advertising, agriculture, banking, insurance, manufacturing, media, marketing, food and beverage, engineering, retail, technology, and various other areas can all benefit from this approach.

Yellowfin BI features some of the most attractive dashboards on the market, is simple to set up, and simple to train employees on. It is competitively priced, and when additional users are added, the value increases.

Yellowfin BI is proactive in its assistance and collaboration with customers; thus, it could be a good fit for small businesses that exploit big data. However, loading charts might cause slowness and glitches, and there is currently no cloud-based storage, meaning it is only as efficient as your server. There is also a lack of support for custom fields and formulae.

But what does this acquisition mean for Yellowfin BI customers?

Yellowfin BI’s Acquisition

Idera, Inc., the parent company of global B2B software productivity brands, announced in late January the acquisition of Yellowfin BI, a next-generation embedded data analytics and business intelligence platform for augmented business users and developers.

There isn’t much information about the company that bought Yellowfin BI, which is a bit concerning. This could be a private equity situation in which profits are maximized. This is a little concerning, like many businesses who acquire successful software brands typically jack up prices, cut down on support, and remove features within the first year.

We’re unsure where Yellowfin BI is headed, but some may want to invest in alternatives. Let’s take a look at our top five (+1) picks.

5 (+1 Bonus) Alternatives to Yellowfin BI

Reveal BI

Reveal BI is a purpose-built data analytics tool that provides comprehensive insights to everyone in a company to make better business decisions. It lets users connect to their data and create interactive dashboards and visualizations to track KPIs and trends in real-time.

It encourages users to access, discuss, and share relevant business insights and drive data-informed decision-making through a self-service approach. It’s accessible as an on-premises or cloud-based SaaS solution. It provides a consistent user experience across Windows, iOS, and Android platforms.

Individual licenses are billed on a per-user basis, with a yearly rate subscription model for embedded solutions. Monthly to annual subscriptions are billed on a per-user basis for monthly to annual subscriptions.


Sisense goes beyond standard business intelligence by allowing businesses to embed analytics in customer and employee applications and workflows. Sisense Fusion, the highly customizable, AI-driven analytics cloud platform that infuses intelligence at the right place and at the right time, every time, is helping businesses break through the hurdles to analytics adoption.

Sisense’s UX and UI are advantageous to customers who want high-quality software. Compared to Yellowfin, the pricing is affordable, and less technical skill is required. Sisense features good documentation and functionality right out of the box. It’s simple to use, adaptable and comes with a fully customizable open foundation.


Domo is a cloud-based business intelligence platform that enables enterprises of all sizes to exploit BI at a cloud-scale in record time. BI-critical operations that used to take weeks, months or even years to complete may now be completed on the fly, in minutes or seconds, at an incredible scale, allowing teams and organizations to get things done faster and more efficiently.

Domo’s business management platform transforms data into insights and provides the context you need to make smarter decisions faster. Traditional reporting methods frequently create a backlog, but Domo automates these processes by connecting to your data in real-time.

Pyramid Analytics

Pyramid Analytics is a business intelligence platform provider that helps firms optimize their operations by making information more accessible. The company’s business intelligence platform offers intuitive enterprise-level business intelligence via an integrated, scalable dashboard and analytic application for all sorts of business users, with modules accessible via a single, web-based interface.

Pyramid Analytics combines self-service analytics and legacy business intelligence technologies to create business analytics solutions. As a result, the company now has a modern enterprise analytics platform that can assist everyone in the organization make better, faster decisions based on the same reliable data.

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire software is a superb all-in-one complete analytics solution that allows anyone to explore and visualize new data discoveries utilizing immersive dashboards and advanced analytics. Spotfire analytics scales predictive analytics, geolocation analytics, and streaming analytics, to name a few features.

Users can also use Spotfire Mods to create custom analytic apps easily, routinely, and at scale. With the Spotfire analytics platform and the TIBCO Hyperconverged Analytics advantage, you get a seamless, single-pane-of-glass experience for visual analytics, data discovery, and point-and-click insights. Immerse yourself with historical and real-time data that is interactive: Drill down or across multi-layer, different data sources with fully brush-linked, dynamic graphics.

The Bonus Yellowfin BI Alternative Option

As we have mentioned earlier, we’re providing you with five possible alternatives if you’re looking to replace Yellowfin BI. But we also said there is a +1 bonus option. This is where we present you, Yurbi.

Yurbi might not be as well known as the other five alternatives mentioned above, but it has all the capabilities that you’re looking for in a great BI tool for your embedded analytics needs.

This is not a sales pitch because that would ruin the whole article for you. Instead, we will show you what Yurbi can do for you in three ways. That way, you can treat this section as similar to the five other alternative BI options in this article.

First, Yurbi is designed with embedded analytics security in mind. Yurbi has dynamic data-level security that works seamlessly in multi-tenant and single-tenant SaaS models.

With our self-hosted architecture, you can sleep well at night knowing that the information you have valued and safeguarded for so long will not be copied into a 3rd party cloud network. It stays cozy in your database(s).

Second, you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg with Yurbi. We aim to provide the best quality of service that you deserve at a price that will not leave a dent in your bank account. Yurbi (or maybe two that we know of) offers a max flat price for unlimited users (see here).

Lastly, Yurbi is all about simplicity for your customers and your operations staff. There are no complicated deployments, no complex upgrades, and no proprietary learning languages to build reports. Yurbi was designed for business users (with the power of a full backend API for developers).

And perhaps the best feature, is the customer service that we provide our clients. We assist not just with bugs and issues, but help you succeed with embedded analytics. Our team becomes a virtual member of your team.

We have more amazing benefits in store for you, but that’s not for posts like this. We recommend that you see them with your own eyes because to see is to believe. Take advantage of our free live demos by scheduling one for you right now. We’ll be waiting for you!

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