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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

We need to create/open reports every month. The manual way would be to download data manually from SAP BW and then paste in Excel to start formatting/cleaning. With SAP Analysis Office, we create a report once. Next month when we open it, we just need to change the time frame and refresh the data. It takes 5 mins to open and update data
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira is well suited for processing a large amount of data. Analysing those data and work on it as needed. Variety of graphs, charts for identifying trends on market. Format all the data with your own measures, and to apply needed formulas without any expertise on it. Friendly UI, easy to use and learn within a few days.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.6
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
Customizable dashboards
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.6
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.6
Report Formatting Templates
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
SAP Lumira Discovery

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0
Drill-down analysis
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.4
Formatting capabilities
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.3
Publish to Web
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.3
Publish to PDF
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.3
Report Versioning
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
SAP Lumira Discovery
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
SAP Lumira Discovery

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.5
Predictive Analytics
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
SAP Lumira Discovery
4.2

Access Control and Security

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
Role-Based Security Model
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
SAP Lumira Discovery

Mobile Capabilities

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5
SAP Lumira Discovery
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
Dedicated Android Application
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.9
SAP Lumira Discovery
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
SAP Lumira Discovery

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5
SAP Lumira Discovery
REST API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
Javascript API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
iFrames
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
Java API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
SAP Lumira Discovery

Pros

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • This software is easy to initially learn, and very powerful in producing reusable reports.
  • It is much faster than my company's internal manual queries. The ability to build off of a saved query and share queries to other users is a great positive.
  • My favorite part is that you can run queries in the background and it does not interfere with your current work or slow your computer down.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Lumira Discovery

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • The installation can be very complex and time-consuming, it requires a lot of planning and foresight as to what role the software will play in the organization.
  • The software has a relatively large learning curve that takes dedicated users months to get comfortable with, the UI is a bit intimidating for new users.
  • SAP could organize their help better, it can be difficult to find dependable solutions to issues via their website and support channels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Lumira Discovery

  • 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.
Darian Rawson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.4
Based on 22 answers
The institution has decided to move in a different direction, and will be using MSBI for reporting. I have been very happy with the Business Objects suite of tools, and will continue to use them heavily until we make the transition.
Robert Scrimshaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Lumira Discovery

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Usability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 10.0
Based on 5 answers
From a server and client side perspective. the Business Intelligence Platform provides a foundation for all aspects of content development, distribution, analysis, collaboration and self service. Ease of use from targeted content delivery through controlled accessibility. Content exporting in the format of the users choice. Scheduling for internal or external delivery. Public and private folders for secure content access when requied. Web based for viewing on the users device of choice without the need to download additional applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 2.0
Based on 6 answers
The SAP Lumira is easy to install and learn. Lumira is a perfect tool for the end-users as it is easy to use and the built-in functions can manipulate data as well. Lumira has a lot in store for the developers as well. It is a power-packed tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 10.0
Based on 4 answers
When we implemented 3.1, we had a tough time managing the system: It took almost a year to stabilize.

With 4.0, we want to roll out to more users, and are holding back because of fears about the performance issue
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 11 answers
Overall, the tool (Web Intelligence 4.2) is fast and solid. One issue is a dependability on JAVA for a full feature report creation/edit capabilities (as opposed to limited HTML option). Second, planned end of JAVA support by major browsers (Chrome is already not supporting JAVA applet).
Dariusz Zyskowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 8 answers
The overall support package is very good. The online knowledge base provides wealth of information including step by step details on how to resolve known issues on a per release basis. When required software and/or code is included as a download or cut and paste option. It is also highly recommended to have well trained personnel as your system administrators. Do not relay on support alone to resolve all of your issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 7.1
Based on 4 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
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 10.0
Based on 3 answers
SAP authorized training is best, Please go ahead with it. Even lot of online training options/videos available for self learning
Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 6.0
Based on 1 answer
We did not take in-person training
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I haven't used it or got feedback from the end user.

Content looks to be pretty detailed. Focused on SQL but not BW.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 8 answers
Hire specialists and experienced staff. Mix some beginners so that everyone is not a leader but a learner too. Plan well; architect well; break down implementation in small steps and move towards larger steps. Create a centralized and authorized SAP Business Objects implementation team.
Priyanka Musale | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 7.6
Based on 3 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.
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

We selected SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) based on price. It can stack up against others in terms of price and honestly, that's about it. Salesforce Commerce does a hell of a better job at handling it. However, in the space of Business Intelligence, SAP can do more, and that's why at the end we went with it
Michael Diaz-Suarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Lumira Discovery

Both Tableau and QlikView score very highly in end user experience and visualisation development compared to Lumira. However the integration of Lumira with existing Universes you may have or cost implications if you have a SAP BI Suite licence can help shift the preference into Lumira's favour. All three can sit along side a larger BI solution like SAP BI or Cognos.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.0
Based on 2 answers
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform supports SOA Service Oriented Architecture. You can start/restart/enable/disable all the servers. You can seamless do load balancing and clustering. It supports all leading application and web server. Supports LDAP SSO integration.People who can work on excel with training they can work on SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence, dashboard, Lumira, Information design tool product suite. Tool is very user friendly and easy to learn and implement
Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

  • By generating and distributing reports in a timely manner, we were able to save millions of dollars for the company which otherwise would not have been visible.
  • Almost realtime dashboard, saved the company a huge amount by showing the outages and kept the company from buying a tool to do just that.
  • It showed the customers who were not paying the bills and were missing in the system due to some loophole. This was visible by doing reporting on the theft usage of electricity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Lauren Brands | TrustRadius Reviewer

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SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

Pricing Details

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

General

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

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
SAP Lumira Discovery

Usability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
2.0

Reliability and Availability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0

Performance

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.0

Support Rating

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.1

In-Person Training

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
10.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0

Online Training

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0

Implementation Rating

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.6

Scalability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
9.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0

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