Lumira - Not Now Maybe Future
June 08, 2016

Lumira - Not Now Maybe Future

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SAP BusinessObjects Lumira

SAP BusinessObjects Lumira is being used by our organization for ad-hoc reporting. Is it being used by one department in the organization but could be extended to whole organization. SAP BusinessObjects Lumira is being used for smart meter analytics across the utility companies. The purpose was to replace SAP Explorer in the long run


  • UI is not intimidating
  • Can connect to multiple data sources
  • Natively supports HANA views etc.


  • Far behind Tableau in terms of functionality
  • Not Intutive
  • Chokes with large amount of data
Just for trial since its SAP product and the lisence was free intially for SAP Lumira if you have HANA but I would not recommend it for people who would have to buy this product from SAP. The other ad hoc tools are far ahead in the game. Please look at Gartner for BI tools Quadrant
I don't think that version 1.27 of SAP BusinessObjects Lumira is suited for anything. If SAP adds more functionality like Tableau then it could be more suitable. Clients that already have SAP HANA , for them it might be somewhat useful but I think Cognos, Tableau etc have already built connectors to HANA so Lumira would lose the edge in that sense too.

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


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