Promising product
June 08, 2016

Promising product

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Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAP BusinessObjects Lumira

Currently we use Lumira as a dashboarding and data visualization/exploration tool. It has been very helpful for analyzing data on the fly from spreadsheets and flat files.
  • Dashboards, charts, and animations look fantastic
  • Easy to import your own data and merge with other data
  • If your data has large enough cities, the geographical hierarchies that can be generated are extremely useful.
  • The main output is an infographic/story. Would like to see other ways to output the reports.
  • Only able to author content if the client is installed. Would like web based authoring capabilities.
  • Most of the time, the data you work with has to be held in memory on your local machine. This can be problematic for performance.
  • SAP Dashboard
This is by far easier to use.
It has several options for flat files and connecting to a database. If you want to connect to an application, it's trickier. For example, connecting to CDS views in SAP S/4 HANA 1511, there is no straightforward way to connect. They also removed the connection available to SAP BW queries.
I have not used this much. Mostly only build reports for my own use.
It well suited for people who want to see data in a visualization instead of looking at eye charts. Conversely if you need a tabular output of your data, the options are limited.

SAP Lumira Discovery Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
10
Drill-down analysis
9
Formatting capabilities
7
Report sharing and collaboration
5
Publish to Web
7
Publish to PDF
10
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated