SAP Lumira Discovery vs. ThoughtSpot

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SAP Lumira Discovery
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
SAP Lumira Discovery is SAP’s data visualization and discovery application. It facilitates data discovery, visualization, and analysis by assisting users with creation of dashboards, infographics, presentations, data facets, tag clouds, and more.
$185
per user
ThoughtSpot
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
ThoughtSpot is an AI-Powered Analytics company, that aims to create a more fact-driven world with an easy to use analytics platform. ThoughtSpot enables users to leverage natural language search powered by large language models to ask and answer data questions. Users within an organization can limitlessly engage with live data in any popular cloud data platform to create and interact with granular, hyper…
$95
per month
Pricing
SAP Lumira DiscoveryThoughtSpot
Editions & Modules
SAP Lumira, standard edition
$185
per user
ThoughtSpot Analytics Team
$95
per month flat subscription
ThoughtSpot Analytics Pro
starts at $30,000
per year consumption-based pricing, pay for what you use
ThoughtSpot Analytics Enterprise
contact for pricing
per year consumption-based pricing, pay for what you use
ThoughtSpot Everywhere Pro
contact for pricing
per year consumption-based pricing, pay for what you use
ThoughtSpot Everywhere Enterprise
contact for pricing
per year consumption-based pricing, pay for what you use
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SAP Lumira DiscoveryThoughtSpot
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
SAP Lumira DiscoveryThoughtSpot
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
SAP Lumira DiscoveryThoughtSpot
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.6
96 Ratings
7% below category average
ThoughtSpot
6.7
79 Ratings
20% below category average
Customizable dashboards7.696 Ratings6.379 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings6.021 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings7.725 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.7
102 Ratings
5% below category average
ThoughtSpot
6.9
81 Ratings
16% below category average
Drill-down analysis7.799 Ratings7.581 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.1102 Ratings5.980 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration7.397 Ratings8.079 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings6.245 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
SAP Lumira Discovery
7.2
94 Ratings
15% below category average
ThoughtSpot
7.8
75 Ratings
7% below category average
Publish to Web7.781 Ratings7.648 Ratings
Publish to PDF7.793 Ratings8.170 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling6.355 Ratings8.557 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings7.918 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings6.930 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
SAP Lumira Discovery
5.6
103 Ratings
36% below category average
ThoughtSpot
6.6
77 Ratings
20% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.3101 Ratings7.276 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization6.694 Ratings7.071 Ratings
Predictive Analytics2.072 Ratings6.058 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings6.27 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
SAP Lumira Discovery
-
Ratings
ThoughtSpot
7.4
76 Ratings
14% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings7.774 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings6.766 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings7.070 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings7.78 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings7.762 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
SAP Lumira Discovery
-
Ratings
ThoughtSpot
7.6
46 Ratings
4% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings7.644 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings7.427 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings7.039 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
SAP Lumira Discovery
-
Ratings
ThoughtSpot
6.8
44 Ratings
15% below category average
REST API00 Ratings6.435 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings6.329 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings7.027 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings7.013 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings7.228 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings7.115 Ratings
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SAP Lumira DiscoveryThoughtSpot
Small Businesses
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Jaspersoft Community Edition
Jaspersoft Community Edition
Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
SAP Lumira DiscoveryThoughtSpot
Likelihood to Recommend
6.5
(104 ratings)
8.2
(81 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(6 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(14 ratings)
8.2
(76 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(11 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
In-Person Training
6.0
(1 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
6.0
(1 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(3 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Configurability
2.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
5.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
6.0
(1 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
SAP Lumira DiscoveryThoughtSpot
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
Well suited for my clients for a Macro view of business insights, credit risk, ESG insights, etc. However, I think ThoughtSpot needs to make exploring underlying data easier, adding a feature where you can click on charts and filters will help users and especially business users to easily understand the granularities as well.
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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
  • Ability to build a single dashboard tile containing the main value, a sparkline, and a percent change over time
  • Easy way to build a user experience that allows for selecting different metrics to trend from a drop-down on a multi-axis graph
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Likelihood to Renew
SAP
No answers on this topic
ThoughtSpot
I give it just waiting because passport is brilliant and it has helped our organisation In advancing to the next stage in the age of AI. It has allowed or non-tech people to better service and clients in a cost-effective way. George port has allowed us to create new products for us and for our clients increasing our revenue streams and reducing clients churn
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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
it's available unless there is a server or system update etc. sometimes the timing of this is bad (for example during a month end close)
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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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ThoughtSpot
It does what it is supposed to. Would be nice to have a bit more insights
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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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ThoughtSpot
I give it this meeting because the team is not only help able to help us in the current solutions but also amazing and taking feedback and feeding it back to their development team which includes more products and features into ThoughtSpot
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In-Person Training
SAP
We did not take in-person training
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ThoughtSpot
inhouse in-person training. Took a bit to long to get the basics.
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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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ThoughtSpot
poor instructions
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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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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
Because it is very reliable, inside the situation, we need strong internet connection to access a lot of data but easily never had any downtime except during the upgrades
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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
  • Positive ROI immediately seen for first POC.
  • Saved an immense amount of time for a sole analyst on a team by enabling the end-users to ask their own questions instead of always turning to her, allowing her to focus on other priorities.
  • Immediate answer to question on second POC that led to personnel changes.
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ThoughtSpot Screenshots

Screenshot of ThoughtSpot home screenScreenshot of A Liveboard for drill downScreenshot of Live query, to connect to cloud data platformsScreenshot of Search to analyze and visualize dataScreenshot of A look at queries runScreenshot of Consuming insights on iOS app