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Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is great for reporting of any type. The dashboards I create for my executive team are crisp and easy to understand. I often get complements on it, and suggestions on what other reports or data could benefit from Power BI. Power BI is still dependent on data sources, so if my data source connections break, then the report is no good. This isn't something that you can create and forget. It needs eyes on it to ensure the data is correct
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SAP Lumira Discovery

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

Microsoft Power BI
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
Customizable dashboards
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.4
Report Formatting Templates
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery

Ad-hoc Reporting

Microsoft Power BI
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.3
Drill-down analysis
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.1
Formatting capabilities
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
Report sharing and collaboration
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Microsoft Power BI
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.5
Publish to Web
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.6
Publish to PDF
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.2
Report Versioning
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
Report Delivery Scheduling
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
SAP Lumira Discovery

Data Discovery and Visualization

Microsoft Power BI
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.2
Predictive Analytics
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
SAP Lumira Discovery
4.1

Access Control and Security

Microsoft Power BI
8.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
Multi-User Support (named login)
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
Role-Based Security Model
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
SAP Lumira Discovery

Mobile Capabilities

Microsoft Power BI
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
Responsive Design for Web Access
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
Dedicated iOS Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
Dedicated Android Application
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
SAP Lumira Discovery

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Microsoft Power BI
7.9
SAP Lumira Discovery
REST API
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
Javascript API
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
iFrames
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
SAP Lumira Discovery
Java API
Microsoft Power BI
7.5
SAP Lumira Discovery
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
SAP Lumira Discovery

Pros

Microsoft Power BI

  • Engaging dashboard displays with drag and drop modules to convey data in a meaningful ways.
  • Familiar Microsoft "Ribbon" type interface that creates an integral feel with the rest of the Microsoft suite of products.
  • Built-in mobile optimization window and associated Mobile applications that allow viewing from any location connected to the server.
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SAP Lumira Discovery

  • The software is good for charting data to present visualized information for current and upcoming ideas of business transactions and opportunities.
  • Data sorting and charting for use with SAP and can be used by users to support data and visualize what is being highlighted.
  • Value wise Lumira is a very simple and straightforward tool to use and is user friendly.
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Cons

Microsoft Power BI

  • It is such a powerful system that it can come across as intimidating for some without some Excel knowledge
  • I'm not a database analyst or administrator, so calling the data in can be difficult (not necessary the fault of the software, but something that could be difficult for teams without someone with database knowledge)
  • It can come across as confusing, when there is both a local Power BI and online Power BI components. They don't necessarily do the same functions. You'll definitely want to know how to use the online version as this is how you'll publish and share the results of your findings, but the local one has a lot of capabilities that don't appear to be directly available in the online version (and if so, it's not immediately apparent).
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SAP Lumira Discovery

  • Control over data import formatting - for example where amount and currency values are imported there is not enough control over the transformation and formatting and this has caused us data import difficulties where values read have been truncated due to punctuation in the amount fields.
  • The user interface is simplified, but the terminology and screen layout do not always make it obvious how to start the process for a new user - for example to add a new data source or create a new report.
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Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
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SAP Lumira Discovery

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 9.0
Based on 3 answers
PBI is very easy to use because of its similarity with power pivot and excel. DAX is the basic foundation language to be mastered to quickly build reports. Custom measures have been introduce to write instant DAX functions (But doesnt work all the time and need a understanding of DAX to debug). Easy to chart multiple charts and also third party charts
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SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 2.1
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

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 9.0
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

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 7.0
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

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 7.1
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

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 6.0
Based on 1 answer
We did not take in-person training
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Online Training

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 6.0
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

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 7.3
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

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI as I said earlier is unfortunate in relation to the panels but compared to Tableau.Although Microsoft Power BI has a general interface easier to understand in my company because we already have a signature with the package Office 365 that the integration of the same is excellent.
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SAP Lumira Discovery

It has better visualization than the above-mentioned software. It is much easier to use SAP Lumira for quick data visualization without any hitches. We are confident in the product and it has never failed to deliver what we looked for. Our efficiency has increased 3 fold since we used the product and it's quick.
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Scalability

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 6.0
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

Microsoft Power BI

  • I'm using the free version, so the only investment was the time spent to learn how to use the product (which as an Excel user, was very short).
  • I use Excel to store every single bit of information about all the projects I do, and being able to see them visualized helped me see some redundant steps I was taking.
  • No negative impact at all for me.
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SAP Lumira Discovery

  • For my client, the cost of Tableau made Lumira attractive but unfortunately, due to limitations on Lumira... the client is thinking the Tableau investment may have been better for achieving business objectives.
  • Data size limitiations.
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Microsoft Power BI

Pricing Details

Microsoft Power BI

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SAP Lumira Discovery

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SAP Lumira Discovery Editions & Modules

Edition
SAP Lumira, standard edition$1851
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details

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