Melbourne-based global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, has announced that its platform has been integrated into Volpara Solutions’ world-first cloud-based analytics product, VolparaEnterprise, due to launch in 2016.
VolparaEnterprise will deliver the best possible data-driven insights to a range of user types from clinicians to business managers and scientists to assist with early and more effective breast cancer screening and diagnosis.
Volpara Solutions’ parent company, Volpara Health Technologies, is a global healthcare software developer headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand. Volpara’s breast imaging products are used in over 30 countries.
According to Cancer Australia, nearly 16,000 Australian women, along with a comparatively small number of men, were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. In New Zealand there are approximately 3,000 diagnoses per year. Early detection of breast cancer delivers increased treatment options, improved quality of life and ultimately saves lives.
“Yellowfin has allowed Volpara to take a proof-of-concept design and make it into a fully-fledged, completely rebranded cloud-ready product all in the space of months, not years,” said Volpara Technical Sales Manager, Paul Clancy. “It has enabled us to deliver a world-first product to our global network of customers, including non-English speaking markets such as Japan.”
Volpara’s existing suite of quantitative breast imaging products provide accurate estimates of breast density an important factor in determining a women’s suitability for mammography and her lifetime cancer risk. Volpara recognised its existing products were producing a significant volume of valuable and actionable clinical data, and that a cloud-based analytics platform would pave the way for clients to start visualising Big Data analytics to gain unprecedented insights.
“The VolparaEnterprise analytics solution, powered by Yellowfin’s BI platform and hosted in Microsoft’s Azure cloud, will offer users a complete overview of a breast imaging clinic from the patients with whom they consult, to the quality of mammograms taken and how their machines and operators are performing,” said Yellowfin co-Founder and CEO, Glen Rabie.
According to Clancy, integrating Yellowfin into its VolparaEnterprise analytics product has empowered Volpara to deliver a world-first cloud-based service. Additionally, the scalability and flexibility of the cloud-based platform has enabled Volpara to expand its global reach and open up new opportunities within current markets.
“Yellowfin allows us to easily design the right reports, charts and dashboards for each kind of user,” said Clancy. “Business users can easily see high-level statistics, while scientists and deep-data lovers can quickly analyse detailed data, drilling all the way down to the level they desire.”
Volpara (volparasolutions.com) also cited easy configuration and simple integration with its SQL database, as well as the ability to translate both system information and content in Yellowfin, as technical reasons underpinning the partnership decision.
Volpara Solutions’ parent company, Volpara Health Technologies, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange on 27 April this year.
Yellowfin launches Yellowfin 7.2
In March, Yellowfin launched its latest platform, Yellowfin 7.2, which introduced new technical capabilities in three core areas:
• The Business Analytics Workflow: The Business Analytics Workflow introduces a new framework to facilitate superior collaboration between data analysts and business users within the BI platform;
• API connectors: Yellowfin 7.2 ships with an open connector framework, enabling users to connect to, visualize and act on data from any third-party Web-based application;
• Forecasting: Improved forecasting and trend analysis extend the breadth of Yellowfin’s predictive capabilities, facilitating better, faster data analysis.
Yellowfin (yellowfinbi.com) is a global Business Intelligence (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.
Over 10,000 organizations, and more than 2 million end-users across 70 different countries, use Yellowfin every day.