SAP Lumira - Affordable and attractive
Frédérick Samson | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 15, 2017

SAP Lumira - Affordable and attractive

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAP BusinessObjects Lumira

We recommend the best tool for each customer, be it Power BI, Tableau or SAP Lumira. It depends on what kind of data source they have, available licences etc.
  • Working with files (CSV, Excel).
  • Ease of use, easy to start.
  • Quick start videos are really helpful.
  • Connecting to Micrsoft SQL Server requires JDBC drivers and add many steps.
  • A cheaper web portal should be available.

- Power BI has more features (like ETL) and more integration. Power BI Desktop is free.

- Tableau has better visual and better interactivity. Tableau is expensive.

- SAP Lumira is affordable as long as you don't need the Web Portal.

It should be easy to connect to relational databases (ex. SQL Server). JDBC drivers and setup should be part of the installation.
I cannot say, I didn't use the Web Portal (SAP Lumira Server). Pricing information is hard to find for the server version but from what I could gather it is in the 10k range which is a lot for small companies we work with. Power BI (www.powerbi.com) has a free offering and a small per user fee for more advanced features.
[It's well suited] if the customer is already using SAP server products or most the data is available in files. It is less of a good fit if the customer uses Microsoft databases.

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