A local example of a Web 2.0-based business intelligence vendor is Yellowfin.
Based in Australia and with several New Zealand customers, including Plumbing World and eftpos provider Paymark, Yellowfin is written in Java and is platform-agnostic.
Yellowfin CEO Glen Rabie says that with as little as an hour’s training, users can begin writing their own ad-hoc reports.
“Any report can then be instantly published for others to view and share over the web”, he says.
Rabie says Yellowfin’s customers generally want the system rolled out for 100-1000 users, “rather than just a select few”.
He says that at the high end, Yellowfin sometimes competes with vendors such as Business Objects and Cognos, but not SAS.