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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
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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 BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.4
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.8
SAP Lumira Discovery
Customizable dashboards
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.4
Report Formatting Templates
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5
SAP Lumira Discovery

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.9
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.3
Drill-down analysis
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.1
Formatting capabilities
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.6

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.5
Publish to Web
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.3
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.6
Publish to PDF
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.2
Report Versioning
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.2
SAP Lumira Discovery
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.6
SAP Lumira Discovery

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.5
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.6
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.2
Predictive Analytics
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
SAP Lumira Discovery
4.1

Access Control and Security

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
Role-Based Security Model
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.4
SAP Lumira Discovery
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.5
SAP Lumira Discovery
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
8.7
SAP Lumira Discovery

Mobile Capabilities

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
SAP Lumira Discovery
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.0
SAP Lumira Discovery
Dedicated Android Application
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
SAP Lumira Discovery
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.6
SAP Lumira Discovery

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.7
SAP Lumira Discovery
REST API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
7.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
Javascript API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.8
SAP Lumira Discovery
iFrames
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.1
SAP Lumira Discovery
Java API
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform
6.7
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
6.6
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.
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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 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.
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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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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.
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SAP Lumira Discovery

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Usability

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.5
Based on 4 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.
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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 BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 1.0
Based on 3 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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 BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 7.2
Based on 8 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).
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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 BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 7.5
Based on 6 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
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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 BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Great training with hand-on labs.
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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 BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP's training is excellent, though it is expensive.
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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 BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 8.4
Based on 7 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.
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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 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
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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 BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) Platform 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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 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.
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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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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

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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

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