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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Wolfram Mathematica 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%
9.8

Mathematica

98%
Wolfram Mathematica ranks higher in 3/3 features

Customizable dashboards

7.2
72%
98 Ratings
9.9
99%
4 Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7
97%
4 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
6 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.4

SAP Lumira Discovery

74%
9.8

Mathematica

98%
Wolfram Mathematica ranks higher in 4/4 features

Drill-down analysis

7.4
74%
101 Ratings
9.8
98%
8 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

7.1
71%
104 Ratings
9.8
98%
8 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

7.7
77%
99 Ratings
9.8
98%
9 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
7 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

7.1

SAP Lumira Discovery

71%
9.3

Mathematica

93%
Wolfram Mathematica ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

7.6
76%
83 Ratings
9.8
98%
7 Ratings

Publish to PDF

7.4
74%
95 Ratings
8.9
89%
8 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

6.3
63%
55 Ratings
8.9
89%
5 Ratings

Report Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8
98%
7 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
5 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

5.6

SAP Lumira Discovery

56%
9.8

Mathematica

98%
Wolfram Mathematica ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

7.6
76%
103 Ratings
9.8
98%
9 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

7.2
72%
96 Ratings
9.8
98%
8 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

2.0
20%
72 Ratings
9.8
98%
8 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Wolfram Mathematica is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.6

SAP Lumira Discovery

76%
106 Ratings
9.9

Mathematica

99%
9 Ratings

Usability

7.8

SAP Lumira Discovery

78%
14 Ratings

Mathematica

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

90%
2 Ratings

Mathematica

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

70%
2 Ratings

Mathematica

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

70%
14 Ratings
9.5

Mathematica

95%
2 Ratings

In-Person Training

6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating

Mathematica

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating

Mathematica

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

100%
5 Ratings

Mathematica

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

2.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

20%
1 Rating

Mathematica

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

5.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

50%
1 Rating

Mathematica

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating

Mathematica

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

8.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

80%
1 Rating

Mathematica

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

8.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

80%
1 Rating

Mathematica

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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Wolfram

We are the judgement that Wolfram Mathematica is despite many critics based on the paradigms selected a mark in the fields of the markets for computations of all kind. Wolfram Mathematica is even a choice in fields where other bolide systems reign most of the market. Wolfram Mathematica offers rich flexibility and internally standardizes the right methodologies for his user community. Wolfram Mathematica is not cheap and in need of a hard an long learner journey. That makes it weak in comparison with of-the-shelf-solution packages or even other programming languages. But for systematization of methods Wolfram Mathematica is far in front of almost all the other. Scientist and interested people are able to develop themself further and Wolfram Matheamatica users are a human variant for themself. The reach out for modern mathematics based science is deep and a unique unified framework makes the whole field of mathematics accessable comparable to the brain of Albert Einstein. The paradigms incorporated are the most efficients and consist in assembly on the market. The mathematics is covering and fullfills not just education requirements but the demands and needs of experts.
Mathematica is incompatible with other systems for mCAx and therefore the borders between the systems are hard to overcome. Wolfram Mathematica should be consider one of the more open systems because other code can be imported and run but on the export side it is rathe incompatible by design purposes. A better standard for all that might solve the crisis but there is none in sight. Selection of knowledge of what works will be in the future even more focussed and general system might be one the lossy side. Knowledge of esthetics of what will be in the highest demand in necessary and Wolfram is not a leader in this field of science. Mathematics leves from gathering problems from application fields and less from the glory of itself and the formalization of this.
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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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Wolfram

  • It allows straightforward integration of analytic analysis of algebraic expressions and their numerical implemented.
  • Supports varying programmatic paradigms, so one can choose what best fits the problem or task: pure functions, procedural programming, list processing, and even (with a bit of setup) object-oriented programming.
  • The extensive and rich tools for graphical rendering make it very easy to not just get 2D and 3D renderings of final output, but also to do quick-and-dirty 2D and 3D rendering of intermediate results and/or debugging results.
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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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Wolfram

  • Should include more libraries and functions.
  • Should include more functions that can be used in Machine Learning.
  • Should include more functions that can be used in Data Science.
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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

Mathematica

Starting Price

$0 one-time fee

Editions & Modules

Mathematica editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Mathematica Enterprise Edition$8,150.001
Standard Desktop$3,0402
Standard Desktop & Cloud$3,3443
Standard Cloud$1,5204

Footnotes

  1. one-time fee
  2. one-time fee
  3. one-time fee
  4. per year

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Discounts available for students and educational institutions. The Network Edition reduce per-user license costs through shared deployment across any number of machines on a local-area network.

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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Wolfram

No answers on this topic

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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Wolfram

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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Wolfram

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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Wolfram

Wolfram Mathematica is a nice software package. It has very nice features and easy to install and use in your machine. Besides this, there is a nice support from Wolfram. They come to the university frequently to give seminars in Mathematica. I think this is the best thing they are doing. That is very helpful for graduate and undergraduate students who are using Mathematica in their research.
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In-Person Training

SAP

We did not take in-person training
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Wolfram

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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Wolfram

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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Wolfram

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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Wolfram

We have evaluated and are using in some cases the Python language in concert with the Jupyter notebook interface. For UI, we using libraries like React to create visually stunning visualizations of such models. Mathematica compares favorably to this alternative in terms of speed of development. Mathematica compares unfavorably to this alternative in terms of license costs.
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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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Wolfram

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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Wolfram

  • Easy to solve huge mathematical equations, so it saved time there
  • Doing analysis and plotting graphs is also another plus point
  • Learning is very slow, and it took lot of time to learn its scripting language
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