NinjaCat vs. SAP Lumira Discovery

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NinjaCat
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
NinjaCat is a reporting solution for digital marketing agencies. It allows users to track the spend and performance of Google AdWords, Bing Ads, Analytics, Facebook, and DoubleClick with call tracking in one interface, allowing users to monitor campaigns and deliver reports to demonstrate return on marketing investments. NinjaCat users can connect, clean, and transform marketing data in NinjaCat then ship it to any of the leading data warehouses via its API or code free replication…N/A
SAP Lumira Discovery
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
SAP Lumira Discovery is SAP’s data visualization and discovery application. It facilitates data discovery, visualization, and analysis by assisting users with creation of dashboards, infographics, presentations, data facets, tag clouds, and more.
$185
per user
Pricing
NinjaCatSAP Lumira Discovery
Editions & Modules
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SAP Lumira, standard edition
$185
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NinjaCatSAP Lumira Discovery
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
NinjaCatSAP Lumira Discovery
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
NinjaCat
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Ratings
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.6
96 Ratings
7% below category average
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings7.696 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
NinjaCat
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Ratings
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.7
102 Ratings
5% below category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings7.799 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings8.0102 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings7.397 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
NinjaCat
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Ratings
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.2
94 Ratings
15% below category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings7.781 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings7.793 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings6.355 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
NinjaCat
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Ratings
SAP Lumira Discovery
5.6
103 Ratings
36% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.2101 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings6.694 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings2.072 Ratings
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User Ratings
NinjaCatSAP Lumira Discovery
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(4 ratings)
6.7
(104 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(14 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(2 ratings)
7.0
(11 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NinjaCatSAP Lumira Discovery
Likelihood to Recommend
NinjaCat Inc.
NinjaCat has been great for getting clients quickly connected to popular advertising platforms like Snapchat, Facebook, and Google. It can blend data together easily to make overall data easy to access. The template designer is easy to use (though careful there is no auto save or undo button) and you can have a client ready report done easily with one of their premade templates or customize it for your needs. The fact that I can build any metric or pull in about any information with the Google Sheet data feature makes the product far and away one of the best products I've had the pleasure of using.
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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
NinjaCat Inc.
  • It automates Client Reporting for Digital Advertising -- it's time-consuming to set up, but once it is, you don't have to do very much after that.
  • Adding Data Sources to your reporting. NinjaCat integrates with most digital advertising platforms, in particular, Google Ads and Google Analytics.
  • It Manages Client Reporting in one place -- there's no need to send reports from different platforms and stitch the information together. NinjaCat pulls all the data and allows you to customize reports for your clients and send them concise data in an appealing format.
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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
NinjaCat Inc.
  • The tool does struggle with handling data from tools that aren't particularly clean.
  • Many of the tools are designed to help agencies, so publishers have to jump through a few hoops or ignore certain areas.
  • Portions of the tool don't work as expected but there are work-arounds in almost all situations.
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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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Usability
NinjaCat Inc.
No answers on this topic
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
NinjaCat Inc.
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
NinjaCat Inc.
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
NinjaCat Inc.
The platform is in-depth and thorough. The support team is amazing. The ability to do automations and data visualizations are fantastic. However, it does lack integrations fore taking data to the next step. Other platforms let you integrate Python and R scripts for organizing data or even forecasting. If NinjaCat were to add this, I think it would be a 10/10 and best product on the market
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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
NinjaCat Inc.
No answers on this topic
SAP
We did not take in-person training
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Online Training
NinjaCat Inc.
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
NinjaCat Inc.
No answers on this topic
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
NinjaCat Inc.
Google Analytics is raw data. Reporting has improved, but it is limited to the data available in Google Analytics Only. NinjaCat combines data across all the digital platforms you use. Acquisio and Kenshoo have similar capabilities on the reporting side but are cost prohibitive due to their pricing structure. You can't just us the reporting features of either of these 2 platforms as a stand-alone feature. NinjaCat does one thing and does it well -- Automated Client Reporting of digital marketing and advertising.
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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
NinjaCat Inc.
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
NinjaCat Inc.
  • Improved perception of business by improving reporting
  • Much quicker optimization for clients
  • Stands out ahead of competitors
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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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