It’s unique developments like DashXML, which deliver analytical content pervasively to information consumers in new ways, that has seen Yellowfin dominate the critical ‘Innovation’ KPI in the last four versions of BARC’s The BI Survey – the world’s largest annual survey of BI users. For more information, GO HERE >
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DashXML: Customized analytical functionality without IT programming
DashXML is a browser-based Java application that makes it fast and easy to create customized analytical functionality and applications.
DashXML provides a flexible framework that communicates with Yellowfin via a Web Services API to expose the functionality of Yellowfin’s BI platform – such as reports, filters and security capabilities – while simultaneously providing complete freedom regarding application design, layout and user interaction.
The DashXML framework provides a method for quickly creating uniquely tailored dashboards, which combine Yellowfin content and custom items, without the need for programming. Developers simply create the content and security permissions in Yellowfin, then configure and style the analytical functionality using DashXML.
Custom dashboards created using DashXML are configured in a single XML file that describes each element on each dashboard tab as a widget. DashXML can be deployed alongside Yellowfin, or on a separate server.
Until now, creating highly customized analytical functionality and applications was difficult. Application managers and developers had two, undesirable, choices.
Firstly, they could simply use an out-of-the-box BI tool, which limited their control over product design and user interaction. Alternatively, they used Open Source charting libraries to create a tailored charting experience, but lost the analytical functionality and security of an analytics platform.
The first option meant compromising on the uniqueness of the user experience, while the second required significant development work, resulting in lost time and money.
DashXML addresses both challenges.
DashXML empowers organizations to leverage the power of Yellowfin’s BI platform, which removes the need to build sophisticated BI functionality from the ground up, while simultaneously offering unlimited flexibility and control when it comes to design, layout and interactivity.
Not only does DashXML make it quicker and easier to create customized analytical applications and deliver unique experiences for information consumers, the tailored reporting and analytics functionality gives Yellowfin clients and software partners the ability to expose new audiences to the power of BI, growing the potential number of BI users and use cases.
DashXML genesis: A customer case study with LocalEdge
Yellowfin developed DashXML in response to the unique dashboard requirements of US-based client, LocalEdge, a multi-media organization and a Hearst Media Services Company. LocalEdge wanted to develop a “state of the art” customized Customer Dashboard to deliver proof-of-performance reporting to each of its clients across its 15 core marketing products and services.
For more information about the LocalEdge use case, read Yellowfin’s official DashXML media announcement HERE >