SAP Lumira Discovery vs. Visual KPI

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
Visual KPI
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Visual KPI is a business intelligence software offering from Transpara.N/A
Pricing
SAP Lumira DiscoveryVisual KPI
Editions & Modules
SAP Lumira, standard edition
$185
per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SAP Lumira DiscoveryVisual KPI
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
SAP Lumira DiscoveryVisual KPI
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
SAP Lumira DiscoveryVisual KPI
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
Visual KPI
8.2
2 Ratings
1% above category average
Customizable dashboards7.696 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings8.22 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
Visual KPI
8.4
2 Ratings
4% above category average
Drill-down analysis7.799 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.1102 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration7.397 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.22 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
Visual KPI
8.2
2 Ratings
2% below category average
Publish to Web7.781 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Publish to PDF7.793 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling6.355 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings6.42 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
Visual KPI
7.6
2 Ratings
6% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.3101 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization6.694 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Predictive Analytics2.072 Ratings5.52 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
SAP Lumira Discovery
-
Ratings
Visual KPI
7.3
2 Ratings
16% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
SAP Lumira Discovery
-
Ratings
Visual KPI
7.8
2 Ratings
2% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
SAP Lumira Discovery
-
Ratings
Visual KPI
8.0
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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SAP Lumira DiscoveryVisual KPI
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
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
SAP Lumira DiscoveryVisual KPI
Likelihood to Recommend
6.5
(104 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(14 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(11 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
In-Person Training
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
2.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
SAP Lumira DiscoveryVisual KPI
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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Transpara
[Visual KPI is well suited for:] 1. Maintenance or field worker in oil & gas/chemical/ process industry mostly; machines status on the map & functionality for tracing exact location of the machines. 2. Key personnel of the site is always in move within the site/plant; useful for monitoring key performance indicators of the plant 3. KPIs to be built based on multiple data sources as well as integration with ERP tool
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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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Transpara
  • The latest user interface makes it easier to use.
  • The search function helps find projects quickly.
  • It covers a lot of areas of your business so there is intrinsic value to how robust it is.
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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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Transpara
  • Intelligent prediction & AI
  • Deep integration is limited to OSISoft's PI AF; bit time consuming for large integration for other historians > mapping hierarchy
  • Template to create Apps like OEE, Cycle time etc for rapid deployment
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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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Transpara
1. At large it was successful implementation. - [Users] are empowered to find out performance measures easily - issues like machine downtime, trend analysis, location specific downtime information, roll out functionalities, up time of the machines or area, alert based on run hour of the machines/ pumps, manual data entry to capture reason code for any downtime
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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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Transpara
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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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Transpara
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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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Transpara
1. Online documentation 2. How to do videos 3. Very supportive customer support 4. Excellent & user centric sales team
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In-Person Training
SAP
We did not take in-person training
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Transpara
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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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Transpara
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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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Transpara
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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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Transpara
Most of these products serve as the master source for managing data, but they all seem to have their own focus for what kind of data and metrics they monitor, visualize and analyze. I think Visual KPI holds its own against the competition because it serves so many purposes for so many departments at your organization.
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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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Transpara
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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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Transpara
  • Duration to realize the benefit is less
  • OpEx requirement is steady since system is very robust
  • Minimum to no training required for users; VisualKPI is very intuitive
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