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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Tableau Server ranks higher in 4 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization

BI Standard Reporting

7.2

SAP Lumira Discovery

72%
8.5

Tableau Server

85%
Tableau Server ranks higher in 3/3 features

Customizable dashboards

7.2
72%
98 Ratings
8.5
85%
93 Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
29 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
80 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.4

SAP Lumira Discovery

74%
8.2

Tableau Server

82%
Tableau Server ranks higher in 3/4 features

Drill-down analysis

7.4
74%
101 Ratings
8.3
83%
94 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

7.1
71%
104 Ratings
6.6
66%
92 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

7.7
77%
99 Ratings
9.1
91%
88 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
58 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

7.1

SAP Lumira Discovery

71%
7.7

Tableau Server

77%
Tableau Server ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

7.6
76%
83 Ratings
9.5
95%
84 Ratings

Publish to PDF

7.4
74%
95 Ratings
8.7
87%
83 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

6.3
63%
55 Ratings
7.6
76%
76 Ratings

Report Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
69 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
5.1
51%
9 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

5.6

SAP Lumira Discovery

56%
7.8

Tableau Server

78%
Tableau Server ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

7.6
76%
103 Ratings
8.6
86%
85 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

7.2
72%
96 Ratings
8.6
86%
84 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

2.0
20%
72 Ratings
6.3
63%
63 Ratings

Access Control and Security

SAP Lumira Discovery

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.0

Tableau Server

70%
Tableau Server ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
92 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
89 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
91 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
61 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

SAP Lumira Discovery

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.7

Tableau Server

67%
Tableau Server ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
76 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
62 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
67 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP Lumira Discovery

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

Tableau Server

75%
Tableau Server ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
39 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7
97%
36 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
39 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
7 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
9 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
4.6
46%
7 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SAP Lumira Discovery is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • Tableau Server is rated higher in 4 areas: Performance, In-Person Training, Online Training, Configurability
  • SAP Lumira Discovery and Tableau Server are tied in 1 area: Availability

Likelihood to Recommend

7.6

SAP Lumira Discovery

76%
106 Ratings
6.7

Tableau Server

67%
110 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Lumira Discovery

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Tableau Server

100%
20 Ratings

Usability

7.8

SAP Lumira Discovery

78%
14 Ratings
6.9

Tableau Server

69%
17 Ratings

Availability

9.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

90%
2 Ratings
9.0

Tableau Server

90%
18 Ratings

Performance

7.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

70%
2 Ratings
8.1

Tableau Server

81%
16 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

70%
14 Ratings
6.0

Tableau Server

60%
30 Ratings

In-Person Training

6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating
8.0

Tableau Server

80%
4 Ratings

Online Training

6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating
9.0

Tableau Server

90%
9 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

100%
5 Ratings
9.1

Tableau Server

91%
26 Ratings

Configurability

2.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

20%
1 Rating
8.0

Tableau Server

80%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

5.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

50%
1 Rating

Tableau Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating

Tableau Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

8.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

80%
1 Rating

Tableau Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

8.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

80%
1 Rating

Tableau Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP

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.
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Tableau

Tableau Server is well suited for a data warehouse build and handling big data. Tableau data aggregation, transformation, clustering capability is powerful and easy to implement. The choice of charts and visualisation tools is outstanding. Customisation and dynamic data visualisation capability is superb. The user interface takes some time getting used to.
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Pros

SAP

  • 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.
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Tableau

  • It's good at doing what it is designed for: accessing visualizations without having to download and open a workbook in Tableau Desktop. The latter would be a very inefficient method for sharing our metrics, so I am glad that we have Tableau Server to serve this function.
  • Publishing to Tableau Server is quick and easy. Just a few clicks from Tableau Desktop and a few seconds of publishing through an average speed network, and the new visualizations are live!
  • Seeing details on who has viewed the visualization and when. This is something particularly useful to me for trying to drive adoption of some new pages, so I really appreciate the granularity provided in Tableau Server
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Cons

SAP

  • 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.
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Tableau

  • Tableau Server has had some issue handling some of our larger data sets. Our extract refreshes fail intermittently with no obvious error that we can fix
  • Tableau Server has been hard to work with before they launched their new Rest API, which is also a little tricky to work with
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Pricing Details

SAP Lumira Discovery

Starting Price

$185 per user

Editions & Modules

SAP Lumira Discovery editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
SAP Lumira, standard edition1851

Footnotes

  1. per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Tableau Server

Starting Price

$12 Per User Per Month

Editions & Modules

Tableau Server editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Creator$70.001
Explorer$35.002
Viewer$12.003

Footnotes

  1. Per User Per Month
  2. Per User Per Month
  3. Per User Per Month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

SAP

No answers on this topic

Tableau

It simply is used all the time by more and more people. Migrating to something else would involve lots of work and lots of training. The renewal fee being fair, it simply isn't worth migrating to a different tool for now.
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Usability

SAP

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.
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Tableau

Tableau Server is unbeatable at creating easy to use, interactive dashboards for busy executives. The software also saves time for the busy analyst that is tired of always using Excel. Tableau Server is a head and shoulders improvement over Excel.
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Reliability and Availability

SAP

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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Tableau

Our instance of Tableau Server was hosted on premises (I believe all instances are) so if there were any outages it was normally due to scheduled maintenance on our end. If the Tableau server ever went down, a quick restart solved most issues
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Performance

SAP

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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Tableau

While there are definitely cases where a user can do things that will make a particular worksheet or dashboard run slowly, overall the performance is extremely fast. The user experience of exploratory analysis particularly shines, there's nothing out there with the polish of Tableau.
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Support Rating

SAP

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.
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Tableau

We have consistently had highly satisfactory results every time we've reached out for help. Our contractor, used for Tableau server maintenance and dashboard development is very technically skilled. When he hits a roadblock on how to do something with Tableau, the support staff have provided timely and useful guidance. He frequently compares it to Cognos and says that while Cognos has capabilities Tableau doesn't, the bottom line value for us is a no-brainer
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In-Person Training

SAP

We did not take in-person training
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Tableau

In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
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Online Training

SAP

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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Tableau

The Tableau website is full of videos that you can follow at your own pace. As a very small company with a Tableau install, access to these free resources was incredibly useful to allowing me to implement Tableau to its potential in a reasonable and proportionate manner.
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Implementation Rating

SAP

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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Tableau

Implementation was over the phone with the vendor, and did not go particularly well. Again, think this was our fault as our integration and IT oversight was poor, and we made errors. Would they have happened had a vendor been onsite? Not sure, probably not, but we probably wouldn't have paid for that either
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Alternatives Considered

SAP

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
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Tableau

Today, if my shop is largely Microsoft-centric, I would be hard pressed to choose a product other than Power BI. Tableau was the visualization leader for years, but Microsoft has caught up with them in many areas, and surpassed them in some. Its ability to source, transform, and model data is superior to Tableau. Tableau still has the lead in some visualizations, but Power BI's rise is evidenced by its ever-increasing position in the leadership section of the Gartner Magic Quadrant.
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Scalability

SAP

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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Tableau

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

SAP

  • We could obtain original data from vast and detailed corporate and personal data sources.
  • We could share visual analysis results with stakeholders via the cloud, and it could also be viewed on a tablet.
  • It is very flexible and accurate to use. It can be used for forecasting sales, resource planning, and scheduling.
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Tableau

  • Tableau does take dedicated FTE to create and analyze the data. It's too complex (and powerful) a product not to have someone dedicated to developing with it.
  • There are some significant setup for the server product.
  • Once sever setup is complete, it's largely "fire and forget" until an update is necessary. The server update process is cumbersome.
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