Lumira Review for the Average or Power User
June 08, 2016

Lumira Review for the Average or Power User

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SAP BusinessObjects Lumira

We used SAP Lumira as the front-end reporting solution for a data warehouse built to support alumni development and advancement at a small Nova Scotia University. It addresses the problem of using Excel for reporting, when a much more flexible and visual solution is available.
  • I love how Lumira allows connections to many leading industry OLE databases and data marts. It provides a much simpler way of performing reporting straight from the data source, opposed to connecting to a flat file or spreadsheet.
  • The geo-overlaying and GIS capabilities of Lumira impressed me quite a bit. I thoroughly enjoyed playing around with the maps, and it was very useful for making insights into trends when the data was geodriven.
  • The UI made for an incredibly easy learning experience. Any business end user can use this tool, with little to no assistance from IT.
  • A little less ambiguity about certain functions may help. Perhaps when you hover over a button there could be a little info note that explains what the function does.
  • Arranging the dashboards and labels with more independence would be nice!
The field is fairly even. I'm a big fan of SAP products so I found it a bit more interesting and less complex to play with. Tableau may be more powerful, but for powerful BI works SAP has other tools. This tool works great for the average companies small and medium analytics and visualization needs just as nicely, if not better than, Tableau or SAS.
Very well suited anywhere from basic reporting for small businesses to advanced analytics used by departments in major enterprises. For very small data sets, Excel or something may work better - but if comfortable with Lumira it works great.

SAP Lumira Discovery Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
Drill-down analysis
Formatting capabilities
Report sharing and collaboration
Publish to Web
Publish to PDF
Report Delivery Scheduling
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Predictive Analytics