Simple yet powerful tool
August 03, 2016

Simple yet powerful tool

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAP BusinessObjects Lumira

It is being used by myself along with CMO. I'm involved in business development activities apart from my Engineering based commitments.
We use it for visualization and analysis of our company's business, there by helping in decision making.
As we primarily work on Machine learning and data analytics application, it helps in that regard as well.
  • Dashboard creation is very easy and does not require much coding expertise.
  • Very easy to use and user friendly
  • Excellent data analytics tool bundled with awesome visualization features
  • Continuous updates with significant improvements to the tool
  • The flexibility in sharing Lumira output lags behind its competitors
  • No option to retrieve data directly from a website using OData service (URL)
  • Variable manipulation is not allowed much unlike Tableau
The ease of access to Data and visualizations. The fact that it is integrated with BW and HANA makes it a must have for SAP customers
Best reporting tool for DATA source from Various platform Especially from SAP.
Sharing features like publishing to team, BI platform and before publishing giving rights like controlling whether the receiver is only to view or edit to collaborate etc
Not for data scientists, but more for traditional data miners.

SAP Lumira Discovery Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
7
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
7
Report sharing and collaboration
7
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
8
Report Delivery Scheduling
8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
9
Predictive Analytics
8

Using SAP BusinessObjects Lumira

2 - 1. Business development and Marketing
2. Data Mining
2 - We help ourselves as we're start up. There's no one to teach/consult.
  • Use it for training or teaching freshers, as it helps in visualization
  • Easy comparisons and analysis from the graph, for better visualization
  • Data explorations for presentations
  • forecasting and cost analysis
  • Use this product as stand alone using excel as database it's quick and can create story boards in minutes
  • solving issues with productivity
  • This was used to do an initial data exploration for a seminar

Evaluating SAP BusinessObjects Lumira and Competitors

  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Analyst Reports
  • Third-party Reviews
Lot of great reviews on software review platforms regarding how easy it's to use and acts as self-service for analysis. This was key factor as we're start up.
System and memory requirements
Connection speed with servers
GUI user friendliness

SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Implementation

One of the major advantages of SAP BO Lumira is that the server edition integrates perfectly with SAP BO Business Intelligence Platform
Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled

SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Support

Some times I don't get quick responses
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Support cares about my success
Not kept informed

Using SAP BusinessObjects Lumira

The SAP Lumira is easy to install and learn. Lumira is a perfect tool for the end-users as it is easy to use and the built-in functions can manipulate data as well. Lumira has a lot in store for the developers as well. It is a power-packed tool.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Feel confident using
Familiar
Cumbersome
  • Data Explorations
  • Draw graphs visualize and analyze
  • Creating different charts and diagrams are easy and finally preparing story board and exporting it to pdf
  • The overall tool should give more tool box visible on design area also there should be flooring tool box options available
  • Connections to other system takes much time at least in my case
  • Charts are grouped with drop downs which creates confusion for user that where are the other charts?