A tentative review of SAP Lumira - one to watch for the future
Updated August 15, 2016

A tentative review of SAP Lumira - one to watch for the future

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SAP BusinessObjects Lumira

SAP BusinessObjects Lumira is new to our organisation. We have many other tools already, and we are considering whether we can use this for better visualisation in our ERP environment. The business problem we face is that the default SAP BW graphs and reports are too bland, too basic and do not satisfy the user requirements.
  • The tool seems easy to use, it was simple to connect to sources and to get going.
  • There are many default connections to SAP environment
  • The ability to consume SAP BW queries directly in Lumira was great, and the interoperability seemed seemless
  • The tool is relatively new, and if it is going to go up against stiff competition it has a lot of catch-up to do
  • The user interface is simple, but might be cumbersome for those who expect more from a tool in a few clicks
  • The limited trial version will dampen the opportunity for people to properly review and get used to the tool. Different options should be explored for free trials that extend for longer - against competition that is available for free.
I think the only real reason to select SAP BusinessObjects Lumira over the others listed above at the moment would be due to the integration with the rest of the SAP stack, whether that is the current level of integration or the future level that is expected. On all other fronts it does not yet compete successfully.
Good in a predominant SAP environment, as it connects seamlessly with the SAP environment. When it is compared to other tools that work against many database formats and tools, it still has some way to go. It is only through time and regular exposure to people who use visualisation tools all the time that these tools mature.

SAP Lumira Discovery Feature Ratings

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