NodeXL Pro vs. SAP Lumira Discovery

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NodeXL Pro
Score 10.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
NodeXL offers insights into Networks. Webs of connections define the modern world. Social networks, and particularly social media networks, are now a major force in business, politics, and culture. NodeXL enables users to collect, analyze, visualize, and report on networks. Users can import network data from Twitter, YouTube, and Wikis. Network data sets are present in many databases. When it is possible to answer the questions: Who did what with whom when and where, then NodeXL…
$39
per year per user
SAP Lumira Discovery
Score 7.6 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
NodeXL ProSAP Lumira Discovery
Editions & Modules
NodeXL Pro - Annual Desktop - Student
$39
per year per user
NodeXL Pro - Monthly Cloud - Student
$39
per month per user
NodeXL Pro - Monthly Cloud - Non-profit/Academic
$69
per month per user
NodeXL Pro - Monthly Cloud - Commercial
$99
per month per user
NodeXL Pro - Annual Desktop - Non-profit/Academic
$239
per year per user
NodeXL Pro - Annual Desktop - Commercial
$799
per year per user
SAP Lumira, standard edition
$185
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NodeXL ProSAP Lumira Discovery
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
NodeXL ProSAP Lumira Discovery
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
NodeXL ProSAP Lumira Discovery
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
NodeXL Pro
-
Ratings
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.5
96 Ratings
9% below category average
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings7.596 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
NodeXL Pro
-
Ratings
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.6
102 Ratings
7% below category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings7.799 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings7.9102 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings7.497 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
NodeXL Pro
-
Ratings
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.2
94 Ratings
15% below category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings7.781 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings7.693 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings6.355 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
NodeXL Pro
-
Ratings
SAP Lumira Discovery
5.6
103 Ratings
36% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.1101 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings6.794 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings2.072 Ratings
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User Ratings
NodeXL ProSAP Lumira Discovery
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
6.8
(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
-
(0 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
NodeXL ProSAP Lumira Discovery
Likelihood to Recommend
Social Media Research Foundation
It is suited for social scientists who are more focused on the interpretation that fits in the area of Social Science and Humanity and has nothing to do with computer programming and mathematics
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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
Social Media Research Foundation
  • extracting the data from the social media
  • visualising the big data of the social media
  • sentiment analysis
  • cluster analysis
  • time series analysis
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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
Social Media Research Foundation
  • It would be nice if NodeXL can analyse other type of social media such as Instagram, Facebook and TikTok
  • It would be nice if it is 100 percent stable, as sometimes I have a problem with error in NodeXL when it is processing the data
  • It would be nice if is able to reduce the price for adding Microsoft Power BI in NodeXL
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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
Social Media Research Foundation
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
Social Media Research Foundation
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
Social Media Research Foundation
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
Social Media Research Foundation
No answers on this topic
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
Social Media Research Foundation
No answers on this topic
SAP
We did not take in-person training
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Online Training
Social Media Research Foundation
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
Social Media Research Foundation
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
Social Media Research Foundation
NodeXL is userfriendly, and needed for conducting advanced data analysis techniques which emphasizes the metrics of the visualization NodeXL produce an interesting interactive visualisation
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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
Social Media Research Foundation
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
Social Media Research Foundation
  • More advance in analysis data
  • Attract more people to collaborate with me
  • Minimise the time for analysing the data
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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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ScreenShots

NodeXL Pro Screenshots

Screenshot of Network visualization of connections  among Twitter users.Screenshot of NodeXL imports from the Twitter API 2.0 - with support for Academic accessScreenshot of Visualizations of networks can reveal the shape of the crowd and the leaders within them.

SAP Lumira Discovery Screenshots

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