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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Tableau Server

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.
Samir Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

SAP Lumira Discovery
7.7
Tableau Server
8.3
Customizable dashboards
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.7
Tableau Server
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0
Tableau Server
8.0
Drill-down analysis
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.4
Tableau Server
8.0
Formatting capabilities
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.6
Tableau Server
5.7
Report sharing and collaboration
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.2
Tableau Server
9.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

SAP Lumira Discovery
8.4
Tableau Server
8.2
Publish to Web
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.4
Tableau Server
9.7
Publish to PDF
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.4
Tableau Server
8.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
SAP Lumira Discovery
6.4
Tableau Server
8.9
Report Versioning
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
5.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

SAP Lumira Discovery
7.2
Tableau Server
7.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0
Tableau Server
8.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
SAP Lumira Discovery
8.6
Tableau Server
8.5
Predictive Analytics
SAP Lumira Discovery
4.2
Tableau Server
5.8

Access Control and Security

SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
7.7
Role-Based Security Model
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
7.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
7.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
7.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
6.0
Dedicated iOS Application
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
7.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
8.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
7.4
REST API
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
9.2
Javascript API
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
9.3
iFrames
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
9.4
Java API
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
5.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
6.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
4.6

Pros

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

Tableau Server

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Tableau Server

  • 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
Jacob Rasmussen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Lumira Discovery

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 10.0
Based on 20 answers
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.
Mathieu Gaouette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 7.3
Based on 15 answers
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.
Thomas Young | 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 Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
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
Anonymous | 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 Server

Tableau Server 8.1
Based on 8 answers
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.
Jonathan Drummey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 6.7
Based on 16 answers
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
Henry Yennie | 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 Server

Tableau Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Mashhood Syed | 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 Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
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.
Mel Stephenson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 13 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Tableau Server

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.
Anonymous | 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 Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Server

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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 Server

General

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

Tableau Server Editions & Modules

Edition
Creator$70.001
Explorer$35.001
Viewer$12.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0
Tableau Server
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Lumira Discovery
Tableau Server
10.0

Usability

SAP Lumira Discovery
2.0
Tableau Server
7.3

Reliability and Availability

SAP Lumira Discovery
9.0
Tableau Server
9.0

Performance

SAP Lumira Discovery
7.0
Tableau Server
8.1

Support Rating

SAP Lumira Discovery
7.1
Tableau Server
6.7

In-Person Training

SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0
Tableau Server
8.0

Online Training

SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0
Tableau Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

SAP Lumira Discovery
7.6
Tableau Server
9.1

Scalability

SAP Lumira Discovery
6.0
Tableau Server

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