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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2012/06/06 - Global Business Intelligence (BI) software vendor, Yellowfin, has had its Mobile BI application for iPhone and iPad named amongst Australia’s 50 most innovative products by an independent panel of maven judges and ranked 21st by a people’s choice vote.
Last week, Yellowfin’s Mobile BI application for the iPhone and iPad was announced as one of Australia’s 100 most innovative products in Anthill Magazine’s annual ‘SMART 100’ Index.
The SMART 100, one of largest awards of its kind in Australia, is a list of Australia’s 100 most pioneering business technologies and potentially disruptive commercial innovations.
Fifty ‘maven’ judges then evaluated SMART 100 submissions. Each maven judge reviewed 20 profile pages and ranked each according to a predefined set of criteria. Each submission was evaluated 20 or more times. A maven is a trusted expert in a particular field.
Maven winners were announced 29 May, where Yellowfin’s Mobile BI application finished in the top 50.
Anthill readers then voted to decide the Peoples’ Choice Index for 2012, where Yellowfin finished 21st. The People’s Choice Index, announced yesterday, provided an opportunity for Anthill readers to vote on SMART 100 applications.
“Yellowfin’s Mobile BI application is unique and user-oriented, so it’s not surprising that it stood out to both judges and potential users,” said Yellowfin CEO, Glen Rabie. “The fact that we were able to pull focus away from other highly innovative entries tells us that we’re succeeding in transforming traditional ideas about BI by delivering a fun, engaging and intuitive product.”
Yellowfin for the iPad was released in November 2011. Yellowfin for the iPhone was released in April 2012.
The SMART 100 Index was developed by Anthill Magazine in 2008 to identify and rank Australia’s 100 most innovative products.
What is Business Intelligence software?
Business Intelligence (BI) refers to a broad range of computer software applications and tools used to report, analyze and present data in a range of formats, to help businesses identify trends and opportunities, and support fundamental decision-making.
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 (yellowfinbi.com) is a leader in mobile, collaborative and embeddable BI as well as Location Intelligence and data visualization.
For regular updates and news, follow Yellowfin on Twitter (@YellowfinBI), LinkedIn (Yellowfin Business Intelligence) or email pr[.]yellowfin.bi to subscribe to Yellowfin’s free e-newsletter.
About Anthill Magazine
Anthill was initially launched as a print magazine, in September 2003, by its current Editor-In-Chief James Tuckerman, who at the age of 26 quit his day job, departing a promising career in corporate PR, to pursue his own entrepreneurial journey.
Since then, it has evolved into one of Australia’s leading online communities for Australian business owners, ranked among the Top 50 Business & Finance websites in Australia by Nielsen Online Ratings. It is dedicated to innovation, entrepreneurship and the commercial development of Australian ideas.
For further information on the SMART 100, please contact:
James Tuckerman, Anthill founder and Editor-In-Chief, on +61(4) 2200 9230