Konstanz University Generates New Insight with Yellowfin Business Intelligence The University of Konstanz has today announced

a partnership with global Busines s Intelligence (BI) vendor, Yellowfin, which will deliver self-service data anal ysis to its department heads and Central Administration Board. Melbourne, VIC, Australia, April 05, 2013 -- The German based university, situat ed in the city of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg, will utilize Yellowfin’s BI solutio n to uncover insights within its broad range of operational, financial, student, human resources, research and comparative rankings data. Chief Information Officer at the University of Konstanz, Prof. Dr. Marc H. Schol l, said that Yellowfin’s intuitive BI solution would enable academic and business decision-makers throughout the university to access and independently analyze a single trustworthy source of data, to: Compile the most efficient and effective government reports, rankings reports an d research grant submissions possible Improve the quality of teaching and student services whilst managing budgets in a fiscally sensitive climate Aid interdisciplinary cooperation between departments and faculties Underpin strategic planning and development “Yellowfin combines a very sophisticated IT architecture with highly intuitive vis ualizations to break-down departmentalized information stores and make widesprea d independent data analysis a reality,” said Dr. Scholl. “With Yellowfin, it’s easy fo r large numbers of users, with a variety of technical skills, to quickly access data through a uniform interface, via the device of their choice, no matter thei r location.” Senior Business Manager for the Executive Department of Strategy and Controlling at University of Konstanz, Michaela Potthast, said that Yellowfin would help th e university to better utilize its data for strategic planning. “Higher education is becoming increasingly competitive, furthering the need to act ively recruit the best students, attract more funding and stretch budgets,” said P otthast. “Yellowfin is helping the University of Konstanz achieve an important com petitive edge, enabling it to understand and meet demands more efficiently and e ffectively, and improve the quality and timeliness of data reported to the Unive rsity Executive, University Council and committees, as well as funding and ranki ngs bodies.” Potthast said that Yellowfin would help the university to gain insights in its k ey performance indicators in teaching and research and to measure and improve it s performance against the highest international standards – including rankings rep orts, such as for the German government’s Excellence Initiative and the Times High er Education World University Rankings. Speaking about the newly formed partnership, Yellowfin CEO, Glen Rabie, said tha t attracting the University of Konstanz as a client demonstrated Yellowfin’s conti nued commitment to providing highly consumable analytics to education providers. “Yellowfin has developed a reputation for BI excellence within the education indus try – we understand the data related challenges, and offer a BI solution capable o f addressing the multifaceted reporting requirements of individual education ins titutions. We look forward to assisting the University of Konstanz to improve it s business and academic performance, and the experience of its students.” About the German Universities Excellence Initiative: The German Universities Excellence Initiative, established by the German Federal

and State Governments, aims to promote science and research at German universit ies and to enhance the international appeal of Germany’s best universities. Under the scheme, 11 “Universities of Excellence” are selected to receive additional fundi ng and exposure based on the merit of their “institutional strategies” vision for cr eating cutting-edge research and student learning opportunities. The University of Konstanz was recognized for its “Modell Konstanz – Towards a Culture of Creativit y” approach in 2007 and 2012. In 2007, The University of Konstanz was the youngest university to be recognized under the Excellence Initiative. About the Times Higher Education World University Rankings: The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are annual world university rankings as published by the British magazine Time Higher Education. Rankings a re based on data supplied by Thomas Reuters. The University of Konstanz has been consistently ranked among with world’s top 200 universities, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings . In the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 University Rankings report, the Uni versity of Konstanz has, as best German university, achieved an outstanding 14th position in the worldwide comparison. About the University of Konstanz: The University of Konstanz was founded in 1966 as a reform university, with the main campus on the Gießberg opening in 1972. The university has over 11,000 studen ts from almost 100 countries, with over 220 partnerships with many prestigious i nternational universities, including Yale University, Johns Hopkins University a nd the University of Zurich. The University of Konstanz is one of the 11 univers ities whose Institutional Strategies are being funded by the German Federal and State Governments to expand university top-level research. About Yellowfin: Yellowfin is a global Business Intelligence (BI) software vendor passionate abou t making BI easy. Yellowfin is headquartered and developed in Melbourne, Austral ia, offering a highly intuitive 100 percent Web-based reporting and analytics so lution. Founded in 2003 in response to the complexity and costs associated with implementing and using traditional BI tools, Yellowfin is a leader in mobile, co llaborative and embeddable BI as well as Location Intelligence and data visualiz ation. For more information, visit www.yellowfinbi.com For further media information, interviews, images or product demonstration, plea se contact: Julia Wandt, University of Konstanz, Director of Communications and Marketing, + 49 7531 885340 or julia.wandt@uni-konstanz.de Lachlan James, Communications Manager, Yellowfin on +61 3 8617 4954 or lachlan.j ames@yellowfin.bi For regular updates and news, follow Yellowfin on Twitter (@YellowfinBI), Linked In (Yellowfin Business Intelligence) or email pr@yellowfin.bi to subscribe to Ye llowfin’s free e-newsletter. Contact: Lachlan James Yellowfin Level 46, 360 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 3000, VIC, Australia +6103-8617-4954 lachlan.james@yellowfin.bi http://www.yellowfinbi.com