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Likelihood to Recommend

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.
Darian Rawson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

It helps us to visualize and understand data. Helps in business analysis, predict market trends. Caters to the needs of an organization. Can be integrated with different kinds of data sources like Excel, CSV, different kinds of databases like Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle. On the other hand, need some understanding of statistics to use this software, cannot retrieve previous versions of the same file created. So, version management is a problem. Left joins cannot be created during data loading. These need to be created separately using blends.
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAP Lumira Discovery
7.2
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Customizable dashboards
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.2
Tableau Desktop
9.2
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP Lumira Discovery
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Drill-down analysis
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.4
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP Lumira Discovery
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Publish to Web
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.7
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Publish to PDF
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.5
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Report Versioning
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP Lumira Discovery
6.9
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Predictive Analytics
SAP Lumira Discovery
4.1
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Access Control and Security

SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Mobile Capabilities

SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Dedicated Android Application
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
7.8
REST API
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Javascript API
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
8.0
iFrames
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
7.2
Java API
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
7.5

Pros

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.
Trever Voit | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • With Tableau you do not need to have technical knowledge to do the data integration and you get a quick response of what you are looking for, being your visualization of high quality.
  • We can say that it is free software and it is not a limited version
Yusmelys Lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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.
Andrew Griffin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau is ill-suited to work with SSAS cubes, at least when you are used to analysis within Microsoft tools
  • Data preparation is not up-to-par with other leading vendor tools (although can be improved through Alteryx if you have access to it)
  • The ease-of-use is true for basic analysis, but rapidly gives way to a steep learning curve with more complex queries or when the business context is more mathematics oriented
Charles Saulnier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Lumira Discovery

No score
No answers yet
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery 2.0
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.
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.8
Based on 23 answers
I am really a fan of tableau for its quick setup, data connection, dashboard creation time and very easy to use UI.As i have used multiple Bi tools like QlikView and SAP BO, i can say all other tools take really long time in performing above functionalities except QlikView which is really fast in term of performing analysis.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

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

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

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

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.1
Based on 9 answers
Tableau's connections to third-party sources can be somewhat slow due to the time required to speak to a source over a network. However, if you properly utilize Tableau's Data Source Extracts, then the speed is incredible. On the other hand, Tableau makes it very easy for the user to put too much data into one dashboard, which can impact performance. All in all, if you use the tool properly, speed should not be a concern.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

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
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
I still haven't found something that stumped me for long. The company materials are first-rate and their seems to be a natural affinity among the professionals using the product. It seems there are many who want to help those that are following them onto the platform. I've never noticed any condescension to new users or obvious questions in the forums or my personal exchanges.
David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

SAP Lumira Discovery

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

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
It is admittedly hard to train a group of people with disparate levels of ability coming in, but the software is so easy to use that this is not a huge problem; anyone who can follow simple instructions can catch up pretty quickly.
Jon Boeckenstedt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

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

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

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.
Ravi Ada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 34 answers
Time needs to be spent ahead of implementation to make sure data sources are set up and ready. Consultants need to understand the data sources and the goals before setting foot on-site. Installation is easy, learning to use it takes time. The training resources available are great.
Phillip Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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.
Banbhalang Kharpuri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

When we first looked at getting a visualization software for analytics we looked into two options Microsoft Power BI and Tableau Desktop, and even though Power BI is more cost-effective we decided to go with Tableau Desktop as it had more options that we are looking for such as free reader and Tableau Server and offers a very comprehensive and simple interface that is easier to learn for new staff.
Clinton Shields | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau has provided my clients with the information necessary to allocate multi-million dollar research budgets effectively, ensuring the company is getting the most bang for its buck.
  • Tableau has given my office the ability to present data quickly and easily in a professional format that customers can understand, and has them returning frequently for additional analysis and projects.
Tim McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Tableau Desktop

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

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Lumira Discovery
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

SAP Lumira Discovery
2.0
Tableau Desktop
8.8

Reliability and Availability

SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

SAP Lumira Discovery
7.0
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support

SAP Lumira Discovery
7.1
Tableau Desktop
9.0

In-Person Training

SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation

SAP Lumira Discovery
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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