Intuitive and great visuals (albeit not that flexible!)
April 28, 2016

Intuitive and great visuals (albeit not that flexible!)

Josh Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SAP Lumira

It is currently being used within the Financial Reporting Space but if we purchase the full license then it may be used more broadly. It is used for ad-hoc insight of business questions (such as "what is affecting my product mix?") and also to create dashboards for more repeatable business questions (although Design Studio is favoured for this).
  • Ease of creating visualizations (drag and drop); also prompts you to use the right measures/dimensions in the right axes (making it intuitive for non-it/non-analysts).
  • Intuitive nature of the interface - if you know Excel, or more advanced software, getting to grips with Lumira is a breeze.
  • Sharing/publishing outputs.
  • As it runs on your machine, restrictions on data consumption are quite limiting.
  • Flexibility - would be nice to be able to have more flexibility/customization (scripting etc. like Design Studio); I understand that there are some add-ons available but these are not publicized very widely.
  • Unless using an analyst PC, it is extremely slow.

Lumira is better at visualization than Analysis Office but does not allow as much in depth analysis. Also it's much easier to consume quickly with Lumira as you don't have to build a query to pull the data.

Design studio is more flexible but dashboards and visualizations need to be created by IT - much more coding involved (non in Lumira).

Spotfire is much more advanced and flexible (has functionality such as 'marking' to drill down into data) but Lumira connects directly to SAP, so it's easier to have an e2e solution set up with minimal manual touch points.

SAP Business Objects, TIBCO Spotfire Desktop Unpublished, SAP HANA
More appropriate for ad-hoc analyses and less for repeatable (design studio allows better creation of dashboards as more flexible). Lumira is very intuitive though so good for non-IT folk to build and share analyses.

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