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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • BizNet Software ranks higher in 4 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization

BI Standard Reporting

8.2

BizNet Software

82%
7.2

SAP Lumira Discovery

72%
BizNet Software ranks higher in 2/2 features

Customizable dashboards

8.2
82%
2 Ratings
7.2
72%
98 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

8.3
83%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.6

BizNet Software

76%
7.4

SAP Lumira Discovery

74%
BizNet Software ranks higher in 2/3 features

Drill-down analysis

6.5
65%
5 Ratings
7.4
74%
101 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.5
85%
5 Ratings
7.1
71%
104 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

7.8
78%
5 Ratings
7.7
77%
99 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.9

BizNet Software

89%
7.1

SAP Lumira Discovery

71%
BizNet Software ranks higher in 4/4 features

Publish to Web

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
83 Ratings

Publish to PDF

8.2
82%
5 Ratings
7.4
74%
95 Ratings

Report Versioning

9.1
91%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

8.4
84%
4 Ratings
6.3
63%
55 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.3

BizNet Software

73%
5.6

SAP Lumira Discovery

56%
SAP Lumira Discovery ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

7.3
73%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
103 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

7.3
73%
2 Ratings
2.0
20%
72 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
96 Ratings

Access Control and Security

8.9

BizNet Software

89%

SAP Lumira Discovery

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
BizNet Software ranks higher in 3/3 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

8.4
84%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

9.1
91%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • BizNet Software is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
  • SAP Lumira Discovery is rated higher in 1 area: Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

BizNet Software

89%
20 Ratings
7.6

SAP Lumira Discovery

76%
106 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

6.1

BizNet Software

61%
2 Ratings

SAP Lumira Discovery

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.1

BizNet Software

91%
3 Ratings
7.8

SAP Lumira Discovery

78%
14 Ratings

Availability

BizNet Software

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

BizNet Software

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

70%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

BizNet Software

91%
6 Ratings
7.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

70%
14 Ratings

In-Person Training

BizNet Software

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating

Online Training

BizNet Software

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

9.1

BizNet Software

91%
6 Ratings
10.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

100%
5 Ratings

Configurability

BizNet Software

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

20%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

BizNet Software

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

50%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

BizNet Software

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

BizNet Software

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

80%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

BizNet Software

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

BizNet Software

My favorite part is using if for analytical review reports, especially budget to actual reviews. I can make changes to the GL based on issues found during the review and the report updates immediately without having to update, re-key, verify changes, etc. I know it is going to be updated and correct every time.
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SAP

Infographics derived from specific data sources appears to be well suited for development using Lumira. The development of executive level dashboards was less appropriate from my perspective. The software does not provide sufficient demonstration or samples for the users to learn from in my opinion.
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Pros

BizNet Software

  • Once a worksheet has been created, you can change a single cell and update the entire report. This makes it much easier than recreating a report every time you start.
  • It draws data directly from our database that can be filtered down in various ways. This allows us to get the data that we really need quicker.
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SAP

  • SAP has built in features you would expect from a data visualization package, like easy import from other SAP systems.
  • SAP has most of the typical charts that you would expect in order to visualize your data.
  • SAP allows you to have multiple charts on one visualization for your data.
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Cons

BizNet Software

  • Access to comprehensive training for new users is lacking. While the pay-based BizNet University has some useful videos it doesn't allow for other learning styles.
  • Having to create a separate OCBC data source and linked server for each arm of business opened is sometimes a hassle.
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SAP

  • Even though the process of creating visualizations of data is now greatly improved, it could still be a lot better as users become accustomed to this kind of tool and bring forward edge cases the developers did not anticipate.
  • It would be awesome to have a cross platform tool that works on more than just Windows.
  • Some options for specific graphs feel limiting.
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Pricing Details

BizNet Software

Starting Price

$30 per user, per month

Editions & Modules

BizNet Software editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
BizInsight 7 (Stand-alone)301
BizBroadcast652
BizInsight 7 (Stand-alone)303
BizBroadcast654

Footnotes

  1. per user, per month
  2. per user, per month
  3. per user, per month
  4. per user, per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional $4,500

Additional Details

BizNet Training - Standard Package (3 Seats) $795.00 Yearly BizNet Training - Premium Package (3 Seats) $995.00 Yearly BizNet Training - Premium Plus Package (3 Seats) $1,295.00 Yearly Education Block $695.00 Installation Training $225.00

SAP Lumira Discovery

Starting Price

$185 per user

Editions & Modules

SAP Lumira Discovery editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
SAP Lumira, standard edition1851

Footnotes

  1. per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

BizNet Software

Lack of communication from BizNet on new policies with the resellers, changes in the policies that affect the client aren't positive in my opinion
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SAP

No answers on this topic

Usability

BizNet Software

Excel knowledge is a prerequisite to use BizNet well.
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SAP

SAP Lumira is very good self service analytical tool with powerful capabilities. However need to look into other SAP products in BI space, like SAP SAC. SAP Lumira is more used for custom and complex analytical need in business intelligence area. Also SAP Lumira is going out of maintenance in coming future replaced by SAP SAC.
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Reliability and Availability

BizNet Software

No answers on this topic

SAP

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

BizNet Software

No answers on this topic

SAP

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 Rating

BizNet Software

We have only had a few occasions to call on the support team over 4 years, but every time our need was met in a superior manner.
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SAP

It does not have many bugs or issues since not a lot of new features are being added. The customer support for SAP Lumira Discovery is good and anyone considering this as a self-service tool would be happy. It integrates well in the SAP BI suite of products and the overall experience is positive.
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In-Person Training

BizNet Software

No answers on this topic

SAP

We did not take in-person training
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Online Training

BizNet Software

No answers on this topic

SAP

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 Rating

BizNet Software

We went pretty seamlessly into BizNet, but could have had lots of trouble if the professional service was not aware of our set up and use.
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SAP

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

BizNet Software

FRX - Great Plains Report Writer - These do produce financial reports but are much more tedious to set up. BizNet is much more flexible and easier to use. The functionality is an Excel add-on which allows us to use the powerful functionality of Excel as well as Biznet's functionality to do data retrieval from Sage 100 general ledger.
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SAP

Even though SAP Analytics Cloud is considered to be better in aspects such as data connectivity or analytics, we decided to choose Lumira as it was easier to understand, learn and use. As our business is not really that big and does not require the inclusion of large amounts of data, Lumira was overall the safest and most comfortable option. Also, some members in our team had previous knowledge so it was easier to adapt
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Scalability

BizNet Software

No answers on this topic

SAP

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

BizNet Software

  • BizNet continues to pay for itself.
  • I am sure we haven't even learned to use half of what it is capable of and their customer service is top notch.
  • I would say that BizNet continues to have a positive impact on our entire financial portion of our business.
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SAP

  • We could obtain original data from vast and detailed corporate and personal data sources.
  • We could share visual analysis results with stakeholders via the cloud, and it could also be viewed on a tablet.
  • It is very flexible and accurate to use. It can be used for forecasting sales, resource planning, and scheduling.
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