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Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Analytics Cloud

Well suited:
  1. Dashboarding in a visual way (forget tables)
  2. When sources are SAP and live connectivity is available SAC is perhaps the best option
  3. Can manage many users so the concurrence is really good.
  4. The business content library is dense. That means users can be more autonomous
Less aproppiate:
  1. When some dense reporting is needed through tables
  2. When the source is not SAP
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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

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
SAP Lumira Discovery
Customizable dashboards
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.1
Report Formatting Templates
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
SAP Lumira Discovery

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.0
Drill-down analysis
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.9
Formatting capabilities
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.0
Publish to Web
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.6
Publish to PDF
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.8
Report Versioning
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.6

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.2
Predictive Analytics
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
SAP Lumira Discovery
4.1

Access Control and Security

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
Role-Based Security Model
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.8
SAP Lumira Discovery
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery

Mobile Capabilities

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
SAP Lumira Discovery
Dedicated Android Application
SAP Analytics Cloud
6.6
SAP Lumira Discovery
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
SAP Lumira Discovery

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
SAP Lumira Discovery
Long-term financial planning
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
Financial budgeting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
Forecasting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
Scenario modeling
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
Management reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.4
SAP Lumira Discovery

Consolidation and Close

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
Financial data consolidation
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
SAP Lumira Discovery
Journal entries and reports
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
Multi-currency management
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
Intercompany Eliminations
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
Minority Ownership
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
Local and consolidated reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
Detailed Audit Trails
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.1
SAP Lumira Discovery

FInancial Reporting and Compliance

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.5
SAP Lumira Discovery
Financial Statement Reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.6
SAP Lumira Discovery
Management Reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
Excel-based Reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
Automated board and financial reporting
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
XBRL support for regulatory filing
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.3
SAP Lumira Discovery

Analytics

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
Personalized dashboards
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
Color-coded scorecards
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
KPIs
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.6
SAP Lumira Discovery
Cost and profitability analysis
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
Key Performance Indicator setting
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
Benchmarking with external data
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
SAP Lumira Discovery

Integration

SAP Analytics Cloud
7.9
SAP Lumira Discovery
Flat file integration
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
Excel data integration
SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
SAP Analytics Cloud
7.2
SAP Lumira Discovery

Pros

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Visual reporting: it is, by far, the most good-looking and user-friendly SAP reporting tool.
  • Story-telling: it is very easy to create a story using our reports and answer the business questions.
  • Connectivity to SAP sources: if a company has its data on SAP sources, it is very convenient to use SAP Analytics Cloud as the reporting tool.
  • Roadmap looks good: if all the functionalities that are on Roadmap end up being implemented, I personally think SAP Analytics Cloud will be a strong competitor in the market.
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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

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • There are faults in the reading of the entered data. The design of the toolbar tends to be confusing, its use is not recommended for people who do not have knowledge in the area as its learning curve is steep. It is a bit much to set up when dealing with integration points.. I found it not very intuitive and hard to learn its quirky ways. Stellar for the price as well.
  • It is slow and the interface feels like lagging. Less deployment time and headache to maintain.
  • Tough with SAP Analytics Cloud we can expect more connectivity options in the near future, nowadays, other companies give a much better solution to this problem. Moreover, and despite the fact that SAP offers a wider range of measurements and calculations, when it comes to data modeling options SAP cannot give you as many as others will.
  • Despite the evolution of the tool, it came across with some problem with the integration with other databases that not are HANA, like Oracle it has to be a certain version of Oracle, a bunch of sap notes and a lot of patches for the server. Also in places where the connection is not a high-speed internet connection you cannot obtain full capabilities of the tool. The price by user I think is not fair for a web-based application.
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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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Usability

SAP Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud is simple to use and you can access it using even a mobile device. On top of that its affordable and comes in two differentiated enterprise plans that are geared to helping the organization attain its goals. SAP Analytics Cloud is also popular in the market and it has a strong user community that helps new users in learning how to use the software.SAP Analytics Cloud is also versatile and serves in a number of areas in the company from customer service, sales, marketing, operations, and analytics. This means with its versatility it means that it contributes to the success of the company in quite a number of ways and therefore prove to be the ultimate solution.
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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

SAP Analytics Cloud

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

SAP Analytics Cloud

  • Multiple SAP sources can be connected into one software.
  • No lag time with data or analytics. Crucial for our real estate market which is always changing.
  • The only negative ROI would be the training and steep learning curve we had to invest in this.
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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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SAP Analytics Cloud

Pricing Details

SAP Analytics Cloud

General

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

SAP Analytics Cloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Business$211
EnterpriseCustom2
  1. per user, per seat
  2. Unlimited users
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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Analytics Cloud
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.9

Usability

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP Lumira Discovery
2.1

Reliability and Availability

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0

Performance

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.0

Support

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.1

In-Person Training

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0

Online Training

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0

Implementation

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.3

Scalability

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0

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