SAP Lumira Discovery vs. Yellowfin

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
Yellowfin
Score 8.3 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Yellowfin is a cloud-based business intelligence and dashboarding platform.
$250
per month
Pricing
SAP Lumira DiscoveryYellowfin
Editions & Modules
SAP Lumira, standard edition
$185
per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SAP Lumira DiscoveryYellowfin
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 DiscoveryYellowfin
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
SAP Lumira DiscoveryYellowfin
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
Yellowfin
6.1
12 Ratings
29% below category average
Customizable dashboards7.696 Ratings6.212 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings5.85 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings6.411 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
Yellowfin
6.6
12 Ratings
20% below category average
Drill-down analysis7.799 Ratings6.611 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.1102 Ratings7.112 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration7.397 Ratings6.511 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings6.38 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
Yellowfin
5.9
11 Ratings
34% below category average
Publish to Web7.781 Ratings6.311 Ratings
Publish to PDF7.793 Ratings6.211 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling6.355 Ratings5.611 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings5.89 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings5.55 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
Yellowfin
5.8
12 Ratings
32% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.3101 Ratings6.012 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization6.694 Ratings5.812 Ratings
Predictive Analytics2.072 Ratings5.810 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
SAP Lumira Discovery
-
Ratings
Yellowfin
6.2
11 Ratings
32% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings6.311 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings6.510 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings6.310 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings5.94 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
SAP Lumira Discovery
-
Ratings
Yellowfin
6.7
8 Ratings
17% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings6.25 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings6.48 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings6.28 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
SAP Lumira Discovery
-
Ratings
Yellowfin
6.1
5 Ratings
25% below category average
REST API00 Ratings6.15 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings5.45 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings6.35 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings6.55 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings6.55 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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SAP Crystal
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Reveal
Reveal
Score 10.0 out of 10
Reveal
Reveal
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Jaspersoft Community Edition
Jaspersoft Community Edition
Score 9.7 out of 10
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Jaspersoft Community Edition
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
SAP Lumira DiscoveryYellowfin
Likelihood to Recommend
6.5
(104 ratings)
6.2
(12 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(14 ratings)
6.3
(7 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(11 ratings)
5.6
(7 ratings)
In-Person Training
6.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
6.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(3 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Configurability
2.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
5.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
6.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
SAP Lumira DiscoveryYellowfin
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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Yellowfin
We can recommend this software without hesitation, as it has the ability to generate reports and data analysis, as well as process the data automatically, which saves time. It is ideal for small and medium-sized companies that wish to improve their services in the business world
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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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Yellowfin
  • Yellowfin’s Storyboard, Timeline and Collaborative tools make it easy to share data and insights across an organisation.
  • Strong Operational and Executive Dashboards that reflect the business KPIs and can send out prompts to people within the business based on rules.
  • Yellowfin makes it incredibly easy to create dynamic reports and dashboards which incorporate maps through locational intelligence functionality.
  • Yellowfin is a single license and all access is via a web browser making it perfect for both on-premise and cloud deployment. Mobile apps are also available.
  • User roles and source filtering allows Admin/IT to offer different functions/views by user group/role.
  • Mobile BI applications to support any device ..
  • API connectors ( YF 7.2 on the way in Mar16 ) for a range of third-party Web-based applications, data sources, Enterprises CRM/ERP apps & open data platform apps, including Salesforce, Google Analytics, Twitter, Youtube , Zoho CRM, XE.com & more coming to make endusers to integrate their applications for better benefits
  • Yellowfin Integration with Predictive analytical and Big Data processing tools like R, UDF, Spark to build rich applications for end users
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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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Yellowfin
  • The ability to predefine a colour for a specific graph as a selection option dynamically.
  • The ability to customise the label of a chart, especially with respect to performance related reporting graphs we need an increase in dynamic charting options to meet our more specialised requirements.
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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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Yellowfin
As mentioned previously, if a newer company is looking for a strong, polished BI tool, Yellowfin would be a great software vendor to consider. Unfortunately, the high cost might be a barrier to these newer companies who dont have any legacy software/agreements such as an EA agreement with Microsoft.
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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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Yellowfin
99.9% availability
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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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Yellowfin
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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Yellowfin
They have good support in what they provide. But what they provide is not what is promised. I would stay with them if I can. Be very careful before signing up with them. They are not what they seem in the sales pitches. Be very careful and make sure you test and test before you sign up.
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In-Person Training
SAP
We did not take in-person training
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Yellowfin
Yellowfin provides 3 levels of training to support consumers, business analytics, developers and Administrations :
  1. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 1 (Exploration)
  2. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 2 (Advanced)
  3. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 3(Expert)
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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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Yellowfin
Web-based training for large audiences for Level 1 and Level 2 I would suggest
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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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Yellowfin
Design the data model and views for each dashboard is very important and it is the success factor Configuration of cluster for large implementation
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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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Yellowfin
Yellow Fin platform is browser agnostic and is accessible from desktops as well as mobile devices. It is very simple and fast, it is integrated with Big Data, clients do not require a great training. It just works. But it’s easier to have things on the cloud, especially if you need to use different computers. Yellow Fin lacks the cloud feature.
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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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Yellowfin
- Tested 500 con-current users in Linux platform with 4 cores systems - Tested with cloud based VM - Tested with 1000 reads per minutes
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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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Yellowfin
  • Yellowfin gives us a BI tool that is incredibly sleek, which leads our data to be clean, concise, and in an "easy-to-digest" format.
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ScreenShots

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Yellowfin Screenshots

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