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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

BI Standard Reporting

7.1

SAP Lumira Discovery

71%
8.2

Visual KPI

82%
Visual KPI ranks higher in 3/3 features

Customizable dashboards

7.1
71%
97 Ratings
9.1
91%
2 Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.3

SAP Lumira Discovery

73%
8.4

Visual KPI

84%
Visual KPI ranks higher in 3/4 features

Drill-down analysis

7.4
74%
100 Ratings
9.1
91%
2 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

6.9
69%
103 Ratings
9.1
91%
2 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

7.8
78%
98 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

7.1

SAP Lumira Discovery

71%
8.2

Visual KPI

82%
Visual KPI ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

7.5
75%
82 Ratings
9.1
91%
2 Ratings

Publish to PDF

7.4
74%
94 Ratings
9.1
91%
2 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

6.3
63%
55 Ratings
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Report Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
2 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

5.6

SAP Lumira Discovery

56%
7.6

Visual KPI

76%
Visual KPI ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

7.4
74%
102 Ratings
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

7.4
74%
95 Ratings
9.1
91%
2 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

2.0
20%
72 Ratings
5.5
55%
2 Ratings

Access Control and Security

SAP Lumira Discovery

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.3

Visual KPI

73%
Visual KPI ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

SAP Lumira Discovery

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

Visual KPI

78%
Visual KPI ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP Lumira Discovery

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

Visual KPI

80%
Visual KPI ranks higher in 1/1 features

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Visual KPI is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.4

SAP Lumira Discovery

74%
105 Ratings
8.2

Visual KPI

82%
2 Ratings

Usability

7.8

SAP Lumira Discovery

78%
14 Ratings
9.1

Visual KPI

91%
1 Rating

Availability

9.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

90%
2 Ratings

Visual KPI

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

70%
2 Ratings

Visual KPI

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

70%
14 Ratings
9.1

Visual KPI

91%
1 Rating

In-Person Training

6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating

Visual KPI

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating

Visual KPI

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

100%
5 Ratings

Visual KPI

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

2.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

20%
1 Rating

Visual KPI

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

5.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

50%
1 Rating

Visual KPI

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating

Visual KPI

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

8.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

80%
1 Rating

Visual KPI

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

8.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

80%
1 Rating

Visual KPI

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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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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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

Visual KPI

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Visual KPI editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    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

    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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    Transpara

    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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    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

    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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    Transpara

    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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    Transpara

    No answers on this topic

    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

    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    SAP

    • After Lumira Discovery training, a lot of business users were able to create reports and customize them according to their needs which in turn reduced the number of dashboard requests for the BI team.
    • Development time was significantly reduced for reports that were time sensitive.
    • Simple and standard UI was easy to standardize reports across the organization.
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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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