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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 6.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SAP Lumira Discovery ranks higher in 3 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling
  • Yellowfin ranks higher in 1 feature set: Data Discovery and Visualization

BI Standard Reporting

7.1

SAP Lumira Discovery

71%
6.4

Yellowfin

64%
Yellowfin ranks higher in 2/3 features

Customizable dashboards

7.1
71%
97 Ratings
6.5
65%
12 Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
5 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
11 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.3

SAP Lumira Discovery

73%
7.0

Yellowfin

70%
SAP Lumira Discovery ranks higher in 2/4 features

Drill-down analysis

7.4
74%
100 Ratings
7.0
70%
11 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

6.9
69%
103 Ratings
7.5
75%
12 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

7.8
78%
98 Ratings
6.8
68%
11 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
8 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

7.1

SAP Lumira Discovery

71%
6.2

Yellowfin

62%
SAP Lumira Discovery ranks higher in 3/5 features

Publish to Web

7.5
75%
82 Ratings
6.6
66%
11 Ratings

Publish to PDF

7.4
74%
94 Ratings
6.4
64%
11 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

6.3
63%
55 Ratings
6.0
60%
11 Ratings

Report Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2
62%
9 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
5.8
58%
5 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

5.6

SAP Lumira Discovery

56%
6.2

Yellowfin

62%
SAP Lumira Discovery ranks higher in 2/3 features

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

7.4
74%
102 Ratings
6.3
63%
12 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

7.4
74%
95 Ratings
6.2
62%
12 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

2.0
20%
72 Ratings
6.2
62%
10 Ratings

Access Control and Security

SAP Lumira Discovery

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.6

Yellowfin

66%
Yellowfin ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
11 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
10 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
10 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2
62%
4 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

SAP Lumira Discovery

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.0

Yellowfin

70%
Yellowfin ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
5 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
10 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
8 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

SAP Lumira Discovery

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.4

Yellowfin

64%
Yellowfin ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
5 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
5 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2
62%
5 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
5 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
5 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
5 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SAP Lumira Discovery is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • Yellowfin is rated higher in 9 areas: Availability, Performance, In-Person Training, Online Training, Configurability, Ease of integration, Product Scalability, Vendor post-sale, Vendor pre-sale

Likelihood to Recommend

7.4

SAP Lumira Discovery

74%
105 Ratings
6.5

Yellowfin

65%
12 Ratings

Usability

7.8

SAP Lumira Discovery

78%
14 Ratings
6.7

Yellowfin

67%
7 Ratings

Availability

9.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

90%
2 Ratings
9.1

Yellowfin

91%
2 Ratings

Performance

7.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

70%
2 Ratings
8.2

Yellowfin

82%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

70%
14 Ratings
6.0

Yellowfin

60%
8 Ratings

In-Person Training

6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating
9.1

Yellowfin

91%
1 Rating

Online Training

6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating
8.2

Yellowfin

82%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

10.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

100%
5 Ratings
9.1

Yellowfin

91%
2 Ratings

Configurability

2.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

20%
1 Rating
8.2

Yellowfin

82%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

5.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

50%
1 Rating
9.1

Yellowfin

91%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

6.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

60%
1 Rating
8.2

Yellowfin

82%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

8.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

80%
1 Rating
9.1

Yellowfin

91%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

8.0

SAP Lumira Discovery

80%
1 Rating
9.1

Yellowfin

91%
1 Rating

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 &amp; open data platform apps, including Salesforce, Google Analytics, Twitter, Youtube , Zoho CRM, XE.com &amp; 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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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

Yellowfin

Starting Price

$250 per month

Editions & Modules

Yellowfin editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    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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    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

    • 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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    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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