Webinar: Your analytics your way – discover custom analytics made easy with DashXML

Looking to build and experience truly customized analytical functionality? But, are you sick of lengthy delays, cost blowouts and seemingly endless compromises?

Well, then Yellowfin’s DashXML is for you. Register for the official Webinar launch of DashXML to discover how to quickly and easily deliver custom analytics your way.

Stop compromising. Start creating a brilliant and unique analytical experience for your Business Intelligence (BI) consumers today.

When and How?

There are three 30-minute Webinars, hosted by Yellowfin Director of Product Marketing John Ryan, scheduled throughout Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October for your convenience.

Register for a session now by clicking on a link below:

Webinar 1 (Best time for Americas)
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 4:00PM – 4:30PM, New York EDT

Webinar 2 (
Best time for Asia-Pacific)
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 2:00PM – 2:30PM, Melbourne EDT

Webinar 3 (
Best time for Europe)
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 10:00AM – 10:30AM, London BST (British Summer Time)

Please note: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining your chosen Webinar.

Following the Webinar, attendees will receive a copy of the presentation slides and session recording for on-demand viewing.

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.

For more information about DashXML, please:

Why DashXML?

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 >