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9 Spokes

Good for letting your investors, employees and others know at a glance how your company is doing. The interface is clean and organized well. I just wish more of the app's functionality was available for testing and implementation. "Coming soon" is not really encouraging when we already have been waiting for a year or more.
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SAP Lumira

Lumira is especially well suited where you want to customize and create tailored benchmarks for different segments of your business. Whether that means making information available to department heads, directors or even account directors and managers.What really is valuable is the confidence you have when using the dashboards for decision making and monitoring the success of those decisions in a tailored manner.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

9 Spokes
9.0
SAP Lumira
7.2
Customizable dashboards
9 Spokes
9.0
SAP Lumira
7.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

9 Spokes
7.0
SAP Lumira
6.7
Drill-down analysis
9 Spokes
7.0
SAP Lumira
6.6
Formatting capabilities
9 Spokes
SAP Lumira
6.6
Report sharing and collaboration
9 Spokes
SAP Lumira
7.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

9 Spokes
10.0
SAP Lumira
6.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9 Spokes
10.0
SAP Lumira
7.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9 Spokes
SAP Lumira
6.8
Predictive Analytics
9 Spokes
SAP Lumira
5.1

Access Control and Security

9 Spokes
9.0
SAP Lumira
Multi-User Support (named login)
9 Spokes
9.0
SAP Lumira

Mobile Capabilities

9 Spokes
8.0
SAP Lumira
Responsive Design for Web Access
9 Spokes
6.0
SAP Lumira
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9 Spokes
10.0
SAP Lumira

Report Output and Scheduling

9 Spokes
SAP Lumira
7.4
Publish to Web
9 Spokes
SAP Lumira
7.2
Publish to PDF
9 Spokes
SAP Lumira
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
9 Spokes
SAP Lumira
7.3

Pros

  • Grouping several apps in one place for easy viewing.
  • Clean dashboard interface that looks uncluttered when viewing several apps at once.
  • Setting up the apps is a breeze when the platform supports them.
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  • Presentation of data the way we want
  • Bit easier to use compared to dashboard designer and QlikView
  • Can be published in the BO Enterprise and can be shared and scheduled the way required by the user
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Cons

  • Integration with apps that are listed. Some of them are not supported yet and it seems the wait is taking longer than I'd like.
  • iPhone support. It would be nice to have this in the app store. Not available as of 04/25/2018.
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  • Restricted to 64 bit OS only
  • Getting new versions and new features every 2 / 3 months
  • Crashes if huge amount is data is selected to analyse
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Usability

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SAP Lumira2.4
Based on 6 answers
Any visualization tool must provide greater and easy access to corporate varied data sources, ability to provide an easy data acquisition mechanisms both at design and run-time. Another feature is support of variety of devices, form factors and equally good performance to visualize the data. Aslo the ability to protect organization's sensitive data. I don't think Lumira is strong in any of the above mentioned areas.
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Reliability and Availability

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SAP Lumira9.0
Based on 1 answer
Lumira is a desktop application runs in its own JVM. It installs its own java runtime libraries to avoid any core java version conflicts. The availability of the application is completely relies on individual machine hardware configuration. On a decent desktop, it performs well and always launches in either 32 or 64 bit environment based on the hosts system's OS
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Performance

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SAP Lumira7.0
Based on 1 answer
The performance is linear with amount of data that is being explored. We have done some benchmarks acquiring 10million data cells without having any performance problems. We need to make proper adjustments to jvm run time properties to start with higher heap size and other parameters that optimizes the run time performance
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Support

9 Spokes5.0
Based on 1 answer
Support was helpful in the beginning but no longer needed because I didn't use the software as much. The experience that I did have with support was very friendly but not enough to give a good review. If the support team was called for initial setup, video chat or messenger app was used.
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SAP Lumira7.1
Based on 3 answers
They have been very supportive to listen to our problems and resolve them quickly. Their customer engagement team works hand-in-hand and treat our success is their success. They are the liaison between us and their engineering teams to get access to and resolve the issues on a timely manner, otherwise our issues would have been lost
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In-Person Training

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SAP Lumira6.0
Based on 1 answer
We did not take in-person training
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Online Training

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SAP Lumira6.0
Based on 1 answer
Most of the user guides are pretty comprehensive and very easy to understand. The product itself is designed to be self-serve tool, did not need much of the end-user training. Most of the training we had is to how to read the data, how to explore the data, how to acquire the data etc.
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Implementation

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SAP Lumira7.3
Based on 2 answers
Installing the desktop software on end-user machines is always challenging. The machine specifications are the biggest factor when running Lumira and be able to handle large datasets during data exploration. This often demands beefy machines at least for power-users. Although Lumira software licensing is not a big problem but managing partner's extensions and keeping track of their individual licenses may be an issue. If there is a way to bundle the more popular extensions such as vSQL or vOLAP should be bundled in core product and offer them as part of Lumira license instead of a separate license which causer operational burden.
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Alternatives Considered

I actually chose QuickBooks (currently using) and Method (used for a month) before deciding that 9 Spokes is just good for looking at a few apps in one place. I'll keep checking back with them to see if they have improved. I wouldn't be surprised if 9 Spokes improves their product within the next 6-12 months.
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Major reason to go for Lumira was it was part of SAP Business Objects family and most of the organization is using BO for most of their reporting needs
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Collaboration and Sharing

9 Spokes7.0
Based on 1 answer
Access control capabilities are OK. Ease of sharing is great because the app design is made special for that purpose. I haven't dove that far into the app enough to generate reports. Formatting is very flexible because 9 Spokes allows the user to customize how the info is displayed. Security or lack thereof is not a factor for me so I am unable to give feedback on security.
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SAP Lumira6.7
Based on 82 answers
Sharing the report Story alone is good. Sharing on cloud with secure Lumira ID is also good feature.
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Data Integration

9 Spokes5.0
Based on 1 answer
I gave 9 Spokes a five because the range of data sources is minimal. Ease of merging data from disparate sources is pretty good for the ones they do support. I just want to have more apps available for arranging on their nice looking interface. Perhaps next year my review for 9 Spokes will be better than 5
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SAP Lumira7.2
Based on 88 answers
Very easy to take data's from SQL & Excel. Establishing connectivity with SQL is very easy.
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Scalability

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SAP Lumira6.0
Based on 1 answer
Enterprise wide implementation is a challenge with data security and trustedness. No easy installation can be done across the enterprise. no upgrade paths also available from SAP. They have so much of experience with desktop implementation, there it could be a controlled environment with a capital budget. These may be resolved in the upcoming releases
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Return on Investment

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  • I think our client has gained the return.
  • Analysing with short notice is more helpful in running the business.
  • In a very competitive market this tool is very useful.
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Pricing Details

9 Spokes

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
9 Spokes Editions & Modules
9 Spokes
Additional Pricing Details
9 Spokes is free to use - that’s joining, using the smart dashboard and connecting your apps to it. You'll only pay for any new apps you decide to purchase, but you can trial most of the app recommendations for free! If you want to purchase an app, we'll direct you to the app's website so you can sign up with them. If you sign up to a plan, you'll pay the apps directly and then you can connect the app to your dashboard.

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SAP Lumira

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
SAP Lumira Editions & Modules
SAP Lumira
Edition
SAP Lumira, standard edition
$1851
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details

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