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Feature Set Ratings

  • ThoughtSpot 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%
7.3

ThoughtSpot

73%
ThoughtSpot ranks higher in 3/3 features

Customizable dashboards

7.2
72%
98 Ratings
8.0
80%
74 Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
21 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
25 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.4

SAP Lumira Discovery

74%
7.6

ThoughtSpot

76%
ThoughtSpot ranks higher in 4/4 features

Drill-down analysis

7.4
74%
101 Ratings
7.8
78%
74 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

7.1
71%
104 Ratings
7.3
73%
73 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

7.7
77%
99 Ratings
8.2
82%
72 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
42 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

7.1

SAP Lumira Discovery

71%
7.9

ThoughtSpot

79%
ThoughtSpot ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

7.6
76%
83 Ratings
8.2
82%
43 Ratings

Publish to PDF

7.4
74%
95 Ratings
7.9
79%
64 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

6.3
63%
55 Ratings
8.1
81%
53 Ratings

Report Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
18 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
28 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

5.6

SAP Lumira Discovery

56%
7.8

ThoughtSpot

78%
ThoughtSpot ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

7.6
76%
103 Ratings
8.0
80%
69 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

7.2
72%
96 Ratings
8.0
80%
66 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

2.0
20%
72 Ratings
7.5
75%
53 Ratings

Access Control and Security

SAP Lumira Discovery

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

ThoughtSpot

85%
ThoughtSpot ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
67 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
60 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
64 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
55 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

SAP Lumira Discovery

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

ThoughtSpot

85%
ThoughtSpot ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
40 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
30 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
36 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP Lumira Discovery

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

ThoughtSpot

82%
ThoughtSpot ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
33 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
27 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
25 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
13 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
26 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
15 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SAP Lumira Discovery is rated higher in 1 area: Implementation Rating
  • ThoughtSpot is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
  • SAP Lumira Discovery and ThoughtSpot are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.6

SAP Lumira Discovery

76%
106 Ratings
8.1

ThoughtSpot

81%
74 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Lumira Discovery

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

ThoughtSpot

90%
3 Ratings

Usability

7.8

SAP Lumira Discovery

78%
14 Ratings
8.3

ThoughtSpot

83%
69 Ratings

Availability

9.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

90%
2 Ratings

ThoughtSpot

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

70%
2 Ratings

ThoughtSpot

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

70%
14 Ratings
7.0

ThoughtSpot

70%
2 Ratings

In-Person Training

6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating

ThoughtSpot

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating

ThoughtSpot

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

100%
5 Ratings
7.0

ThoughtSpot

70%
2 Ratings

Configurability

2.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

20%
1 Rating

ThoughtSpot

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

5.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

50%
1 Rating

ThoughtSpot

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating

ThoughtSpot

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

8.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

80%
1 Rating

ThoughtSpot

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

8.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

80%
1 Rating

ThoughtSpot

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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ThoughtSpot

The dashboard is intuitive and can be customized in different ways and gives us the option to include what we want to show in the data analysis. I can say that ThoughtSpot's artificial intelligence is more improved than other software already tested and much faster to show all the collected data in real-time in a short time. Based on usability, I highly recommend ThoughtSpot as it is excellent value for money, easy to use, and collaborates a lot in decision making and business processes based on concrete and assertive data.
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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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ThoughtSpot

  • Beautiful visualizations. The visuals are distinct, clean, and easy to discern from one another.
  • Intelligent querying functionality. When looking to manipulate the data, the search function makes it easy to manipulate the features in the data, along with aggregating them in the way you'd like.
  • Embedding! It has been a smooth process thus far for our product & technical teams to work with ThoughtSpot and bring it into our product.
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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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ThoughtSpot

  • It would be great if ThoughtSpot can add the feature to filter by clicking on visualizations. i.e if I click on a particular data point in the chart if the full dashboard can filter just for that particular data point.
  • Color coding the heatmap with different colors like green to orange to red.
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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

ThoughtSpot

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

ThoughtSpot editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    SAP

    No answers on this topic

    ThoughtSpot

    We have had success with the initial use cases and there are more use cases that can receive return on investment. I don't give it a 10 because other products like Tableau are building functionality that may start to compete in the coming years.
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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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    ThoughtSpot

    The tool is easy to use if you know what you are doing and looking for. I know as they work towards improvements and simple language it will become even easier, but as of now they are doing a great job but there is room for improvement.
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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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    ThoughtSpot

    No answers on this topic

    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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    ThoughtSpot

    No answers on this topic

    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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    ThoughtSpot

    No answers on this topic

    In-Person Training

    SAP

    We did not take in-person training
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    ThoughtSpot

    No answers on this topic

    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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    ThoughtSpot

    No answers on this topic

    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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    ThoughtSpot

    Understand use case and model and design accordingly
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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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    ThoughtSpot

    We also explored Tableau Ask Data. Tableau is our standard for BI in our organization. We want to use the smallest amount of tools in our company to have the best adaption. ThoughSpot will fill a few gaps that we have with our current set up and will also enhance out offering for our employees in the transition of being more data driven within in near future
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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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    ThoughtSpot

    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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    ThoughtSpot

    • Time to market ROI is massive vs hiring the full-time dedicated team to build and maintain a frontend multi-tenant SaaS data viz product.
    • It will be interesting to see over time how the advanced features play out in terms of usability and end value, such as Natural Search, which we are very excited about, and the machine learning tools.
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