Best Self-Service BI solution for SAP customers who cannot use SAP Analytics Cloud
February 17, 2022

Best Self-Service BI solution for SAP customers who cannot use SAP Analytics Cloud

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SAP Lumira Discovery

Used SAP Lumira Discovery for self-service use cases to explore the on- premise SAP BW data. Based on the analysis some new dashboard requirements will be noted and they will be developed in SAP Lumira Designer as a custom application with moderate to complex functionalities. SAP Lumira Discovery is the tool used to analyze data which may lead to any new dashboard development.
  • Connectivity to SAP data sources
  • Easier Data Exploration for Business Users
  • Publishing and export options
  • License cost when considering the features offered.
  • Connectivity of non-SAP data sources
  • Advanced calculations/formulas
  • After Lumira Discovery training, a lot of business users were able to create reports and customize them according to their needs which in turn reduced the number of dashboard requests for the BI team.
  • Development time was significantly reduced for reports that were time sensitive.
  • Simple and standard UI was easy to standardize reports across the organization.
SAP Analytics Cloud is better than SAP Lumira Discovery in so many ways starting from data connectivity, modelling, self- service analytics, complex applications, planning to Augmented Analytics. When there are policy restrictions, then without much choice, users can go for Lumira Discovery which is decent enough for light weight data exploration requirements.

Do you think SAP Lumira Discovery delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with SAP Lumira Discovery's feature set?


Did SAP Lumira Discovery live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of SAP Lumira Discovery go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy SAP Lumira Discovery again?


SAP Lumira Discovery is for niche audience. It serves it purpose well and it is not fair to except new features or updates when the future is clearly SAP Analytics Cloud. But the features are good enough for anyone who has on- premise SAP data source and in need of a self-service data analytics tool.
It does not have many bugs or issues since not a lot of new features are being added. The customer support for SAP Lumira Discovery is good and anyone considering this as a self-service tool would be happy. It integrates well in the SAP BI suite of products and the overall experience is positive.
Can be used when there is strict policy against loading data in cloud. Very basic tool for exploring the data and can be a better alternative for SAP Analytics Cloud when there is restrictions with respect to cloud because of security policies. Not suited for huge or performance intensive queries.

SAP Lumira Discovery Feature Ratings

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