SAP Lumira - 2 steps forward, 1 step back
February 19, 2016

SAP Lumira - 2 steps forward, 1 step back

Sandeep Reddy Tippana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SAP Lumira

We are implementing SAP Lumira for the end users to have a self service dashboarding experience. Currently, its implementation is restricted to Finance but there are plans to expand across whole organization. Reduces dependency on IT for the reports and the flexibility of slicing and dicing the reports instead of static reports.
  • Visualizations: Easy to create visualizations for deep data discovery analysis especially with the trellis charts where more than one chart can be displayed on one page. For example, Revenue by region graph/chart into multiple charts by inserting year/Period. This can be done in 2 ways by inserting Year in Rows or in Columns.
  • Merge data : In my view, this is easily one of the best selling points of SAP Lumira. Integration of data with other datasources/datamarts is straight forward. Users can easily define their conditions and merge the data for decision making analysis. Best example for this is Actuals and Forecast where actuals are stored in one system and Forecast is calculated manually in excel.
  • Custom Hierarchies: Creating custom hierarchies in 2 simple steps. This gives users lot of flexibility in analysis.
  • No coding and WYSWYG dashboards
  • Charts customizing: Currently, there is limited edit options provided with Lumira charts. Many companies has their own colors for their KPI's and users are used to analyze the measures based on their color. Lumira doesnot provide the flexibility of defining colors to the measures in the chart.
  • Dynamic Visibility: Completely missing this functionality.
  • Cross component interaction: There is very limited cross component interaction provided.
  • No what if analysis like Sliders , input controls...
SAP Lumira is easy to use but the functionality of Lumira lacks in many ways. Lumira is lagging behind when compared with the amount of features Tableau is providing. But, Lumira has the edge in connecting with OLAP data sources like SAP BEx queries and also connecting to SAP Shop like SAP HANA and also the BO universes.

I personally prefer, Tableau as a tool for Business analysts and SAP Lumira as a tool for end users.
SAP Lumira is well suited for the set of users who needs daily dashboarding and are not interested learning new coding or programming languages.

SAP Lumira Discovery Feature Ratings

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