SAP Lumira Discovery

SAP Lumira Discovery

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Score 7.7 out of 100
SAP Lumira Discovery


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7 out of 10
March 01, 2022
In my business, we use SAP Lumira Discovery as a connectivity tool for all of our data. It is an easy tool that allows to understand, …
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SAP Lumira Discovery Review

7 out of 10
December 16, 2019
SAP Lumira is used across the organisation by key users that have the need to do data discovery and extract conclusions. SAP Lumira …
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SAP Lumira Review

8 out of 10
December 12, 2019
SAP Lumira is used as a self-discovery tool. We can use the tool in order to create ad-hoc reports when we need to prepare a specific …
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Great product

10 out of 10
November 29, 2019
SAP Lumira has helped us make made more easy and friendly decisions for our IT team and our final users too.
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8 out of 10
August 24, 2018
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7 out of 10
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Popular Features

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Report sharing and collaboration (99)


Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (102)


Drill-down analysis (100)


Formatting capabilities (104)


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Ad-hoc Reporting


Report Output and Scheduling


Data Discovery and Visualization


Product Details

What is SAP Lumira Discovery?

SAP Lumira Discovery is a data visualization software solution that helps business users take full advantage of the massive amounts of data that is available to their business by using data analysis and data visualization capabilities. The data available in all major data sources (like MS Excel, csv, txt, and diverse database formats) can be put together in grids and graphs to create presentations, dashboards, infographics or business reports. The vendor says that its solution helps users go beyond spreadsheets and basic data presentations – all with drag and drop and point and click actions.

SAP Lumira Discovery Features

BI Platform Features

  • Supported: Live Connection to External Data
  • Supported: Snapshot of External Data
  • Supported: OLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
  • Supported: ROLAP (SQL-layer querying)
  • Supported: Multi-Data Source Reporting (Blending)

Supported Data Sources Features

  • Supported: MS Excel Workbooks
  • Supported: Text Files (CSV, etc)
  • Supported: Oracle
  • Supported: MS SQL Server
  • Supported: IBM DB2
  • Supported: Postgres
  • Supported: MySQL
  • Supported: ODBC
  • Supported: Hortonworks Hadoop
  • Supported: IBM Netezza
  • Supported: HP Vertica
  • Supported: SAP Hana
  • Supported: Teradata
  • Supported: Salesforce
  • Supported: SAP

BI Standard Reporting Features

  • Supported: Customizable dashboards

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

  • Supported: Drill-down analysis
  • Supported: Formatting capabilities
  • Supported: Report sharing and collaboration

Report Output and Scheduling Features

  • Supported: Publish to Web
  • Supported: Publish to PDF

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

  • Supported: Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
  • Supported: Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

Additional Features

  • Supported: Acquire and enrich data, big and small, from any source
  • Supported: Visualize and explore any amount of data in real time without sacrificing performance or security
  • Supported: Export reports, dashboards, presentations and infographics to pdf format for easy sharing

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SAP Lumira Discovery Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported LanguagesChinese (Simplified), Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is SAP Lumira Discovery?

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.

What is SAP Lumira Discovery's best feature?

Reviewers rate Report sharing and collaboration highest, with a score of 8.

Who uses SAP Lumira Discovery?

The most common users of SAP Lumira Discovery are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.


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Bhagyalakshmi S | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
  • extracting raw data from its sources
  • transforming data and storing it in the warehouse
  • giving access to the data for certain group of people via end-user interface
  • expensive licensing and overall pricing
  • server shutdown due to heavy loads
  • platform heterogeneity
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Interpret high volumes of internal data and transform into visual reports.
  • Analysis of visual reports to make strategic decisions.
  • High level analytics.
  • To many options making it difficult to navigate.
  • Layout should be more up to date.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Real-time analytics
  • Data visualization with more conviction and robustness
  • Integrated application with drill down to source data without redundancy
  • To be harmonized with other product offerings from SAP like SAC to avoid overlapping scope
  • The inclusion of process mining in the SAP Lumira framework
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Connecting data
  • Data merging
  • Constant discoveries of relevant data for the business
  • Allows vast volumes of usable internal data and translate that into a graphic study
  • Too many commands
  • Can be hard to use and the process of learning is difficult as well
  • Can be expensive
  • Graphs and platforms seem outdated or old-fashioned
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Connectivity to SAP data sources
  • Easier Data Exploration for Business Users
  • Publishing and export options
  • License cost when considering the features offered.
  • Connectivity of non-SAP data sources
  • Advanced calculations/formulas
Arkadip Kundu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Bringing Bussinessess and IT teams together.
  • Create Data Visualisations and as a thorough form.
  • Connections and acquiring data.
  • Harnessess company-wide datas.
  • Data Security and Protection
  • Limited Manipulqtion
  • To little for predictioning datas and values.
Annette Gilmour | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
  • Prediction data analytics generation capability is amazing.
  • Useful business reports creation is quick and simple.
  • High performance data integration capability is amazing.
  • Just the first time on tools configuration.
  • Reports for the different active business operations.
  • Setting data analytics capabilities is not easy.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Data discovery and integration with applications.
  • Ability to generate visual reports with meaningful business insights.
  • Integration with Microsoft office.
  • Integration with SAP Cloud platform and BI tools like Tableau.
  • Amazing mobile interface with responsive UI experience.
  • Ability to generate visual dashboards with charts and maps.
  • The loading statuses and logs of integrated apps like SAP design studio - helps the users know which application is taking the time or blocked.
  • Consistent formatting tabs for charts and other visual dashboard options.
  • Bookmarking for which scripts have to be used still.
August 24, 2018


Trever Voit | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • The software is good for charting data to present visualized information for current and upcoming ideas of business transactions and opportunities.
  • Data sorting and charting for use with SAP and can be used by users to support data and visualize what is being highlighted.
  • Value wise Lumira is a very simple and straightforward tool to use and is user friendly.
  • There isn't a current way to publish information into the cloud.
  • Limited data narrowing or crunching versus MS Office
July 27, 2018

SAP Lumira Software

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Easy to load data and use it. Sometimes we need technical help to create graphs but mostly it is easy once you learn.
  • Support numerous kind of data source.
  • Value for money.
  • Need a proper training to use.
  • Need to enhance integration with MS Excel.
  • Limited functionality.
Darian Rawson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Take large swaths of raw information and turn it into something approachable and relatable.
  • Minimize the role of IT departments being necessary for tasks that are better left to account managers, project managers and marketers as well as business owners.
  • While there is a cost involved, it is affordable and the return on investment is high.
  • 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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Import of semi-structured data, logs.
  • Filtering.
  • Quick transformation of views from one type of graph to another.
  • Export of results as a report.
  • It is quick.
  • We need OFFLINE viewing of data, to be able to save the reports to and iPad in HTML5 or similar format, and be able to go through the graphs with some level of interaction. I know it exports stories ... this is something more advanced.
  • Conversion to time is not sufficient, it comprises only seconds, in the IT world mostly we work with milliseconds. Not a big deal, but can be pre-built.
  • In case something is impossible to visualize, it simply says: "unable to show more than 10 000 values or similar". What about providing some suggestions on how to limit the scope?
  • What about preparing some templates for analysis of e.g. IT logs, supply chain with some predefined reports, sourcing tasks, location based reports .... some simple building blocks, that can be further tailored.
  • Currently working with SAP Lumira Discovery and the application keeps crashing by certain data sets and reports.
  • Not very stable lately, it is a good idea to save regularly work in progress, not to lose the changes in case of a crash.
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
  • SAP is not as intuitive as other visualization software and you have to find an expert to show you how to do some of the simplest things.
  • SAP is still working on the package so it is in constant change, and it makes 'learning' the software more difficult than it needs to be.
  • SAP keeps renaming, re-merging, un-merging its systems so the 'Roadmap' they are so famous for is only valid for about 6 months!
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Excelled connectivity to all SAP products like BW, HANA as well as to SAP's trademark SAP BO Universes.
  • Cost effective and can be implemented with little technical effort. It is part of SAP Analytics enterprise license by SAP.
  • Dashboards and applications are saved in BI launchpad I self so all security developed in SAP BI can be reused.
  • Lumira could provide better charts
  • Visualization in-memory engine must be improved
  • Map analysis of Lumira needs significant upgrades to compete with market leaders like Tableau.
Himanshu Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Data visualization is near to perfect
  • One doesn't need to be a data expert to use this
  • It has great Business Intelligence features
  • The main problem we faced is that we couldn't use external plotting methods
  • Customization of data charts takes a lot of time
  • The inbuilt features are only good for non-technical persons
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Visualization
  • alter data structures and correlations
  • expanding the age reports involved in monthly reviews
  • Should have Excel-like pivot table drill down features
  • Integration with MS excel needs to enhance for importing data
  • Output formats are bit rigid
  • Limited functionality to manipulate data before reporting
Banbhalang Kharpuri | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Recommended charts option will give you a quick overlook at your data
  • Customization of the charts and graphs as per our needs
  • The interface is user-friendly and there are videos to help you to navigate along in case you get lost
  • Easy visualization, more detailed reports, good for presentation
  • Manual data entry in LUMIRA
Parimelalagan Kumaraguru -Pari- | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Multiple Data sources enabled single tool
  • Publishing availabilities on the web, and mobile devices
  • Multiple components and canvases on single display
  • Multiple graphical objects with drilling facilities on single display
  • Improve the memory utilization with a new technique which is really an essential requirement