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Paul Sanders, Group Financial Controller, Cape Kidnappers of Robertson Group, describes how Yellowfin’s Business Intelligence solution has changed the way they manage their businesses.


Auckland Christmas Roadshow December 2015
Cape Kidnappers is a part of the Robertson Group that consists of ultra luxury lodges, golf courses, farmland and wineries in New Zealand. Like many businesses trying to manage operations for multiple departments with spreadsheets, Cape Kidnappers found it extremely difficult to produce reporting for management that was timely, accurate and didn’t require a huge amount of manual input. 
After evaluating five to six Business Intelligence (BI) products, Cape Kidnappers chose Yellowfin’s BI solution as its reporting tool roughly three years ago. In the interview below, Sanders says that the choice made sense because Yellowfin appeared to be the easiest-to-use solution available, enabling its staff to independently create reports in-house.

" We have gained a lot of flexibility, killed a ton of spreadsheets, become more accurate, faster and it’s been a huge boom to our business. It’s been a great product for us."

Yellowfin has allowed Cape Kidnappers to:
  • Reduce the scope for errors in its reporting
  • Drill down into company to unearth its true value
  • Track its revenue in real-time and discover discrepancies as they occur
  • Send automatic reports to managers daily to track revenue
  • Create exception reports that trigger when outliers occur to enable immediate investigation
  • Connect to multiple systems for automatic report generation

About the Interview

Yellowfin’s Christmas roadshow took place through Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland in December 2015. The event provided an opportunity to speak candidly with our partners and customers. To view video footage, photos and presentation slides from the roadshow go HERE>

About Yellowfin
Yellowfin is a BI and analytics software vendor passionate about making BI easy. Founded in 2003 in response to the complexity and costs associated with implementing and using traditional BI tools, Yellowfin is a highly intuitive 100 percent Web-based reporting and analytics solution. Yellowfin is a leader in mobile, collaborative and embedded BI as well as Location Intelligence and data visualization. For more information, visit
About Cape Kidnappers
Cape Kidnappers is a luxury 6,000-acre property located in the wine region outside Napier, New Zealand. Cape Kidnappers has appeared on Condé Nast Traveller’s Hot List or Gold List over the years and is famous for its Tom Doak-designed award-winning Golf Course. For more information visit,

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