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506 Ratings
775 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100

SAP Lumira Discovery

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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 4 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization

BI Standard Reporting

8.7

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

87%
7.1

SAP Lumira Discovery

71%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

9.1
91%
42 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

8.6
86%
43 Ratings
7.1
71%
100 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

8.3
83%
43 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.8

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

88%
7.4

SAP Lumira Discovery

74%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 4/4 features

Drill-down analysis

9.0
90%
42 Ratings
7.4
74%
103 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.9
89%
42 Ratings
7.1
71%
106 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

8.4
84%
28 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

8.8
88%
42 Ratings
7.7
77%
101 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

9.2

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

92%
7.2

SAP Lumira Discovery

72%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

9.3
93%
37 Ratings
7.7
77%
85 Ratings

Publish to PDF

9.2
92%
42 Ratings
7.7
77%
97 Ratings

Report Versioning

9.2
92%
37 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

9.1
91%
42 Ratings
6.3
63%
55 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

9.5
95%
22 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

8.8

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

88%
5.5

SAP Lumira Discovery

55%
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

9.3
93%
37 Ratings
7.4
74%
104 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.3
83%
35 Ratings
7.2
72%
97 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

8.9
89%
33 Ratings
2.0
20%
72 Ratings

Access Control and Security

8.8

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

88%

SAP Lumira Discovery

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

8.1
81%
43 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

8.9
89%
41 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

9.1
91%
41 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

9.0
90%
26 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

9.3

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

93%

SAP Lumira Discovery

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

9.3
93%
29 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Application

9.3
93%
24 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

9.3
93%
27 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

8.8

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

88%

SAP Lumira Discovery

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

8.9
89%
17 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Javascript API

8.8
88%
16 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

iFrames

8.8
88%
14 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Java API

9.1
91%
18 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

8.4
84%
17 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

9.1
91%
17 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform is rated higher in 8 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, In-Person Training, Online Training, Product Scalability
  • SAP Lumira Discovery is rated higher in 1 area: Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

85%
64 Ratings
7.4

SAP Lumira Discovery

74%
108 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.4

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

84%
22 Ratings

SAP Lumira Discovery

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.5

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

85%
9 Ratings
7.6

SAP Lumira Discovery

76%
17 Ratings

Availability

10.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

100%
7 Ratings
9.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
17 Ratings
7.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

70%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

84%
17 Ratings
7.4

SAP Lumira Discovery

74%
17 Ratings

In-Person Training

10.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

100%
3 Ratings
6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating

Online Training

9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
2 Ratings
6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
15 Ratings
10.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

100%
5 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.0

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

90%
2 Ratings
6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

BI was used to manage our parts and machines. It can be used to manage your factory or systems to properly allocate items to select places. However the system does not respond well, and it can scale well provided you have an actual team knowledgeable in this field. Once you get it set up it works well, but of course, if you try and add new implementations, it can become hazardous to your business.
Michael Diaz-Suarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Lumira Discovery

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Pricing Details

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

General

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

Starting Price

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

Starting Price

$185 per user

SAP Lumira Discovery Editions & Modules

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

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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.5
Based on 9 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 7.6
Based on 17 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 10.0
Based on 7 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 2 answers
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 17 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 2 answers
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 8.4
Based on 17 answers
SAP has released various versions of SAP BO BI. starting from 3.1 and going to 4.0,4.1,4.2 and latest being 4.3. SAP provides support to these new versions. As new versions keep on coming, support for the very old software goes out of scope from SAP. it is when the different organization plans to get their BO content migrated from a lower version to a newer version. The newer version had definitely added functionality and features which ease the work of users.
Saurabh Raheja | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 7.4
Based on 17 answers
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.
Anonymous | 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 15 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 10.0
Based on 5 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

Some organizations use Spotfire which is far more advanced in terms of its analytical capabilities vs. Lumira/PA etc. but the sharing/storage side of the BI Platform is far superior and much better managed. The ability to create user groups, access levels etc. on BI Platform helps to keep the platform secure.
Josh Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Lumira Discovery

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
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

  • After Lumira Discovery training, a lot of business users were able to create reports and customize them according to their needs which in turn reduced the number of dashboard requests for the BI team.
  • Development time was significantly reduced for reports that were time sensitive.
  • Simple and standard UI was easy to standardize reports across the organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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