Business intelligence (BI) software vendor Yellowfin has partnered with BI services provider, Toustone, to offer a web-based cloud solution on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Yellowfin Cloud will leverage the AWS platform to deliver simplified business analysis and reporting for customers, allowing quick and easy access to enterprise-grade BI software.
Albury-based Toustone, formerly known as Mac2 Data, will oversee the deployment, configuration, integration and ongoing management of the Yellowfin Cloud for customers in Australia and New Zealand.
“The scalability and global reach of AWS combined with Yellowfin’s sophisticated enterprise-grade platform and Toustone’s fully-managed service delivery is the kind of solution our ANZ-based customers are asking for to help them overcome the traditional complexities associated with making the most of business intelligence,” AWS Australia and New Zealand head of channels and alliances, Stefan Jansen, said.
Melbourne-based Yellowfin said that customers in retail, agriculture, healthcare, higher education and transportation industries have already shown interest in the solution and are quickly moving from trial into production.
“The speed in which Yellowfin Cloud can upload a company’s data and prepare its first report is staggering. Customers can literally be up and running in seconds,” said Yellowfin sales director for Asia-Pacific, Adam Chicktong. “It can take longer to type in your name and email than to spin up an entire BI environment. The solution is extremely agile and lightning fast.”
Yellowfin promised new features and functionality will be continuously added to meet the needs of businesses.
“Yellowfin Cloud delivers business owners the flexibility, scalability and security of AWS with the intuitive and aesthetically appealing visualisation tool that is Yellowfin,” Toustone founder, Craig Lefoe, said.
The solution is offered under a monthly subscription basis with no lock in contract. It is suitable to businesses of all sizes and industry.
In late June, Yellowfin appointed former National Australian bank head of procurement operations Brad Scarff as its CTO. Scarff took on the responsibility of haping product strategies across the world, allowing CEO, Glen Rabie, to focus on international expansion plans.
This is not the first time the Australian companies have partnered to leverage AWS for its BI solutions. In December 2014, Yellowfin and Toustone partnered to provide cloud-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) on the AWS platform.