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What is SAP Lumira?

Great data storytelling - now from $185. SAP Lumira software enables you to take full advantage of the massive amounts of data available to your business using data visualization. You can bring together and quickly make sense of all data – in diverse forms and on multiple platforms. Go beyond spreadsheets and basic data presentations – all without predefined scripts, complicated queries, or complex reports.

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"The best BI tool to bring life to your data"

What do you like best?

SAP Lumira capability of cleansing data and working with large amounts of data to have an real-time analysis of what's going on in business with and enjoyable UI, that is extendable thanks to their open source tools to create new visualization extensions makes SAP Lumira an favorite to explore your enterprise information. Working in projects with SAP Lumira helped me to solve old issues with other tools that didn’t allowed me to create new measures or make more precise filter on my data.

What do you dislike?

There are a few things to dislike about it, I would have liked that it worked with google maps by default, also as I’m used to create dynamic text based on user selection when I make reports in other tools I would like to it to be possible in future releases.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you're looking for a software easy to use that allows you to explore your data and report your insights of it with an friendly UI this one is for you

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Replacing old dashboards and also taking advantage of the new resources of SAP Lumira that allows me to create simple or complex stories coming from any data source and allowing me to create new calculated measures and dimensions without having to make any modification to the original source and also with an UI that makes the final users feel more comfortable with the data they are manipulating has been one of the best results I’ve had using this software

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"Easy and Effective Data Presentation with Story Boards"

What do you like best?

The best thing about SAP BusinessObjects Lumira tool is that it is very easy to use. It's self service BI capabilities are just awesome. To my experience, I just learned the entire tool within few days and that is what makes it different from any other similar products available in the market.

What do you dislike?

The only thing which i did not like about SAP BusinessObjects Lumira tool is the limitations related to standard graph and charts available. Some times we need to take technical help to implement custom graphs and chart. This should be improved and functional users can drag and drop charts or plug in to use new charts and graphs.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If the business need is self service BI. I will 100% recommend SAP Lumira.

Users will love to work in SAP Lumira for their daily and meeting requirements of reports.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This product has reduced the cost of ad hoc reporting for our client. And due to better visual representation user acceptance has been improved.

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"It was simple yet intelligent best suite for Decision Makers."

What do you like best?

As an ABAP consultant, what I like best is that it is easy to create dashboards without coding. The data bindings are very much easy to implement and the data needed is also easy to set-up.

What do you dislike?

As of now, I don't see any major part of the package being not so useful to me.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would like to recommend the usage of SAP Lumira to my managers so that he could see the at a glance the information he needs to see when starting a day. It could be very useful to him since the data is already processed and ready to consumed. He can focused more on the other task he needs to accomplish. It could also save him time in decision making.

It could also be recommended to the finance department since they deal heavily with a lot of numbers. It could be useful if the budget, expenses and the income of the company are being presented in a way that everybody would understand.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently, I'm not doing any problems but I do realized a lot of benefits in using Lumira. It is very easy to used. Training costs would be very minimum yet the possibilities of returns are great. It can provide real-time knowledge in a very easy-to-consumed formats such as graphs, probabilities and etc. It is very useful to the Decision Makers of the company. It can also see the data that are not consistent with the others,

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Information Services
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"Good starting point "

What do you like best?

This is a great program to do initial visualization and analysis. Its simple enough that almost anyone can use it but able to tease out some of the more detailed complexities of a dataset. It should cover all but the most complicated business scenarios and it has the advantage of close integration with SAP data sources. Certainly worth a look by anyone considering a new visualization option.

What do you dislike?

Seems a bit limited in some of the options available. I'd like to see more geographic options. It also is a bit slow on my machine which is surprising considering that it is an i7 with 24GB memory and running off an SSD. It was running under a VM emulation but that should only impact it some 5% at most. However, other similar products are a bit slow as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is a good start for self-service analytics. It does seem to require a lot of memory, so run it on a system with at least 8GB or 16GB would be better.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This was used to do an initial data exploration for a classroom/seminar.

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"I am very much thank to SAP LUMIRA, its easy to learn and i got real time experince in SAP LUMIRA."

What do you like best?

I like very much interested on Data visualization and how to show the raw data into visualization with easy analysis for the business users and they can Improve business direct/indirectly and this tool like as spoon feeding for who are learning dedication I this tool. this tool i have worked in my current project.

What do you dislike?

I was very much tried to build user prompts in the SAP Lumira but I cant. I have tried many ways to build user prompts and copy the paste & duplicate is not available in story board room.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I created many reports in Data visualization and I have show the forecasting where the business low/high.

I think in SAP LUMIRA tool we can improve UI and add some features easy to catch the developers to build the reports

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"Great product for simple, self-service analytics "

What do you like best?

Easy to pick up and use immediately with minimal training required whatsoever. Lumira is much simpler than Tableau, which is an advantage for quick value, and minimal training requirements.

What do you dislike?

If Lumira were available for Mac OS, it could attract a larger following, especially among designers, writers, consultants, developers etc who typically are using Macbooks.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

#1 choice for SAP & SAP BusinessObjects customers. If you already have invested in Universes, Data Warehouse, BW, etc. then save yourself time and headache, and potential data governance nightmare from choosing any other DV vendor.

For net new customers, be sure to evaluate the full breadth of your requirements, not just DV, but also Data Governance, Metadata management, data quality & integration.

80% of a typical analytics project is spent on Data Integration, and that is where SAP is continuing to invest, and already has market leading ETL, Data Quality & Management.

In addition, as part of the SAP BI Edge bundle, Lumira is extremley price competitive and better bang for the buck than other DV vendors, especially if you require Data Integration, management, reporting, etc. All of this is included in BI Edge.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Super easy to download and analyze excel data sets. Additional configuration is required in order to connect to an SAP Universe for example.

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"Simple yet powerful tool"

What do you like best?

1. Easy to use interface of SAP Lumira is a big plus.

2. Tools to alter data are appropriately positioned in toolbar.

3. Overview of data in PREPARE tab gives very good overview of the data.

4.Easy to create detailed overview and slides for presentation.

5. Dashboards can be easily created and are simple yet attractive.

What do you dislike?

1. Creating custom measure is a bit time consuming.

2. Sometimes automatically created measures by SAP Lumira are not sufficient( but very rare).

Recommendations to others considering the product:

SAP Lumira is easy to use tool, packed full of amazing and easy to use features. If you are looking for a tool to do the analysis of raw data for you in an easy way, I think Lumira is then the best product for you. Automatic selection of measures and dimensions by lumira does half of the work. You can also edit and refine your data easily.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solved the problem for overview of sales data which is not very easy to get from the raw excel data.

Benefits:

1. Easy comparisons and analysis from the graph.

2. Quicker decisions.

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Business Supplies and Equipment
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"It a great product and ease of use"

What do you like best?

The great features within the tool.

1. Data Preparation once you import into the tool l we can do some basic cleansing combine the data sets, like append merge the data sets

2. Creation of the dashboard is very easy and intuitive

3. Composing the a great clides also very easy we can start with predefined templates or we can make our own

4. 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

What do you dislike?

I do not see any dislikes, but the version of software i have installed on my PC some time stuck when I read the data from excel spreadsheets even its like 20 rows, but I believe that's something else causing it, not the problem with the product itself.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Better dashboard and virtualization reporting tool

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is very easy to train end user, who do not have IT background or SQL knowledge, this tool will take care of everything.

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"7 years of experience in the field of Analytics and 2 years real time experience on Lumira"

What do you like best?

- Predictive Analysis (best part of Lumira)

- Cost Effective

- Easy to use in terms of configuration, As add-on, good connectivity with various DS

- Implementation time is also very less as compared to SAP dashboard

- It is very easy to learn, you can learn lumira just by viewing lumira tutorial on youtube, you don't have to be technically very strong if your good at functional side than it is your cup of tea

- Visualization in the form of story ( To get complete insight of a KPI)

- Auto scheduling of story

- You get 30 days trial version, So before making the purchase you can get an idea whether it is suitable for your need or not

What do you dislike?

- More economical tools are available in the market such as Microsoft Power BI, Sisence which offer good and in-depth data visualization as good as Lumira

- Embedding your visualization on a website with real time data is not that easy

- Biggest dislike about Lumira is that we can download the complete story in the interactive PDF form that is available in SAP Dashboard

- You need Lumira rich client to view the interactive story if you are having Lumira enterprise

Recommendations to others considering the product:

- Easy to install

- Has good connective with all most all types of data source, if you are having SAP BW, SAP BO and it will be very easy to create visualization

- Less technical person can also use Lumira and make suitable changes if required

- Cost is also low with SAP brand

- You can create Meta data with in lumira and use the same for your visualization

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Presenting business data in more interactive way and easy to understand for a non technical person

- You can view data in different dimension which help you to identify your week strategies

- Ease to share on enterprise portal, in form of PDF, or as web URL

- Can be accessed on mobile devices with proper user authentication

- Defining relationships between various data within the organisation, which help is analyzing the data across various dimensions that was not possible in transaction system

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"SAP BusinessObjects Lumira "

What do you like best?

I really like that SAP Business Objects Lumira is a straight forward software that lets you create visualizations that are easy to interpret and yet can have a big impact. Prior to acquiring this software we had a much more difficult time making certain strategic decisions because it was difficult to convey some of the figures and impact that those decisions would have, but now this has greatly improved. The users are also happy that the program is fairly intuitive and easy to use.

What do you dislike?

SAP Business Objects Lumira does not have all the functionality that some of the other visualizations programs have, which allow you to make more edits, but for the needs of our company this software is perfect as is. In the future if we decide that we need a more complicated solution then we will evaluate other options at that time.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try to trial this software before purchasing to make sure that it meets your specific needs and that the users are comfortable with the software. If you have issues using it, or spend too much time trying to get it to do something that is difficult to do with this software, then you might be better off finding a different software to work with.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SAP Business Objects Lumira allows us to create impactful visualizations that we use in reports and presentations. Having SAP BusinessObjects Lumira has helped us make better decisions because it is now simpler to convey and understand data.

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"Indeed to our firstly experience, we had nice feeling about how useful is this software."

What do you like best?

Thumbs up for performance and features. Easily recognized from the moment we installed the tool. Installation process is very easy, and also the access for trial, even the support from SAP. After we did download, we started to receive tips about how to improve our fist experience with the tool. Another important thing to recognize is the advanced analytics models.

What do you dislike?

For while, that is no concerns about the software. Our complains is about how user friendly is this software considering those persons how never had a chance to use a Business Intelligence Tools. The main importance to clarify details as how to connect to data warehouse or to data mining, is very important for the whole process of implementation. Our team, as usual, have a very nice first contact with the tool, but sometime, we realized some difficulties about the potencial of the tool when considered big datas.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider how important is to build new dashboards aligned with the most important key performance indicators. It is highly recommend to use the main principles of Business Intelligence as a science to better extract all the potencial.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our company realized how competitive we can be with the analytical tool as we recognized at SAP Lumira. It foments the way we starts to se informations, not data. Improve is the main word, that better defines our delightful business analytics moment. Identify main indicators and make it clear for the board to he company was a nice achievement for our IT members.

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Financial Services
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"Lumira - Visualize with ease"

What do you like best?

I did a POC on SAP Lumira and its capabilities. 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.

What do you dislike?

I faced some problems while using geographic dimensions brought in from Hadoop platform. Also, I miss some built-in functions which could help me better prepare my data.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

One of the major advantages of SAP BO Lumira is that the server edition integrates perfectly with SAP BO Business Intelligence Platform.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am discovering Lumira's capabilities by doing a case study to visualize the data about employee satisfaction obtained from Hadoop platform. It integrates easily with Hadoop and performs well on large volume of data. It is a powerful tool.

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"SAP Lumira is an intuitive data analytics tool that requires minimal time and effort from a user."

What do you like best?

I can really say that SAP Lumira gives us analytics to convey and share insights with minimal time and effort. SAP Lumira is intuitive, learning how to use them takes a few whiles only. Using the vizualization in SAP Lumira, even the most complex strategy might become easily-understandable if only it's presented in a transparent way. And most importantly with SAP Lumira, business users can create predefined or custom queries and reports using a self-service approach, so there is no need for IT to do that.

What do you dislike?

Lack of data and vizualization editing functionality comparing it with SAP Dashboard or Design Studio. Different formula syntax comparing it with WebI.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have realized that SAP Lumira can help to maximize business knowledge with big-picture insights and granular details. Access and acquire data without any scripting. Visualize any amount of data.

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"CIO"

What do you like best?

The ease of use of SAP Lumira and flexibility of Lumira make it easy for my managers to use. I also love that I can merge data from many different sources to get a full understanding of my data.

What do you dislike?

refreshing data with a direct sql connection takes way too long, however exporting it to a csv file is extremely fast

Recommendations to others considering the product:

download and play with it to see what it can do

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can easily see our Product data and trend lines associated with sales increases/decreases and return trends. We also see our marketing trends and sales trends associated with the data. I can look at the data at a very detailed level (individual product lines) or at a higher level (order level) to look at sales and marketing trends.

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Food Production
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"Lumira - still some work ahead"

What do you like best?

i appreciate the nice self-service capabilities, thanks to really easy handling of the tool

also the possibility to limit the access to prepare tab - f.e. some end users should be able to change just visualizations and stories, not the data set

What do you dislike?

apart of many smaller disadvantages and the standard slow start of the desktop client

i dont like that Lumira doesnt have the calculation capabilities which f.e. webi had

another limiting thing is that Lumira desktop client 1.31 takes SAP connection details from saplogon. ini and not from the SAP XML files...

Recommendations to others considering the product:

wait for more advanced version...

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

i would say that the main advantage is the self-service capability

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"Lumira for Data Analysis"

What do you like best?

Simple interface. Easy to build stories.

What do you dislike?

Runs slower than molasses!!! Crashes my system! Doesn't work well in our environment. As compared to Tableau, Lumira is lacking. It's a shame that we are set up for Lumira but can't use it. It is so slow and buggy that I can't get it to work. I assume it is due to laptop resources. Can't justify a Lumira dedicated server if I can't get it to work locally.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am responsible for big data analysis of all QA metric. We have millions of records in warranty, sales, and service that need to be married and analyzed.

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"First time user"

What do you like best?

With SAP Lumira it is easy to download and install the application.

You can build your first dashboard in minutes.

It even took minutes to connect to the HANA system as a data source.

What do you dislike?

The information and setup needed to connect to Lumira server versions does require work from technical teams. Lumira configuration, SSL, HTTPS setting to be completed before you have the Desktop version work with the server versions. but even this is quickly.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our customers are using the Lumira tool set for data exploration by business users. The intent is to explore the data and then formalize requirements for the more "enterprise reporting tools" at a lower cost.

We are also using it create dashboards on the fly from the data in SAP HANA.

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"SAP Lumira is good for easy querying of a simple warehouse I used"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, speed, visuals' trasnformations

What do you dislike?

Sort on date attributes is out of order. For example, a sort on month would go as: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 8, 9). This

is a bog problem that has been around since the beginning, and nobody seems to be taking a note.

Some basic calculations missing like the average, while some I have no use for are supported like moving average.

P.S. About this survey: I think it's too limiting, so I can't choose my real profession (professor) and relationship with vendor (using it

as for deming in teaching).

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I just used SAP Lumira on a Global Bike case for teaching (the input is an Excel file with a dozen of cilumns and over 36000 rows.

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Hospital & Health Care
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"SAP Lumira, visualization for the enterprise"

What do you like best?

Lumira is a great fit for my organization because we really need governance and integration with our enterprise business intelligence platform. I can make the same content my users have access to in other reporting tools in a sexy new tool.

What do you dislike?

The only real issue with Lumira is that if someone is already used to another visualization tool they don't want to switch (which is really less about Lumira coming up short than it is about people avoiding change).

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You should definitely try it if your'e looking for a viz tool, especially if you've already got BusinessObjects. You can't bet the price.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We do a lot with the tool currently in our clinical performance improvement area, so it really maps directly to patient care.

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"Done POC for a project in SAP Business Objects Lumira"

What do you like best?

The tool is very easy to use and it has very good visualisations.

What do you dislike?

I have been working in SAP Business Objects from quite some time now and I felt their can be some improvements in the tool like we could use some sql functions also in the tool so that it can be used by the developers, as I felt the tools is more likely for end users and not for developers. Also while using filters I felt their should be a button where we can remove the filters because sometimes its very hard to think how to remove the applied filter condition.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Creation of Infographics is very easy and clients just like them.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have just done POC on Lumira and I felt the visualisations are really good.

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"Interesante propuesta."

What do you like best?

Me agradó bastante la posibilidad de cargar datos directamente desde planillas de cálculo que mantengo en mi computador. Esto me ha permitido poder actualizar los datos en Lumira con tan solo un click, pues tras actualizar las planillas independientes, la pestaña de carga de datos permite actualizar los datos rescatados, sin volver a linkear la dirección del archivo.

What do you dislike?

Siento que pese a tener interesantes gráficas, Excel lo supera en la personalización de ellas. Además no he logrado generar tablas con indicadores, cómo si puedo hacerlo en Excel. Por esto, creo que deberían mejorar detalles, permitiendo que los clientes pudieramos editar más las visualizaciones.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Gran cantidad de gráficas y posibilidad de edición de las planillas que cargan la información.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

En mi cargo de Control de Gestión, parte importante de las tareas corresponden a Control presupuestario. Por esto preparo mensualmente una amplia gama de informes para los Gerentes y aportar así en la toma de decisiones.

Por ejemplo, un informe que preparo y reporto mensualmente es el de Control de gastos fijos (gastos de administración y ventas, gastos de operación y mantenimiento, primas de seguros entre otros), mostrando en él gráficas de gastos reales y comparándolos con el presupuesto asignado. Esto permite analizar el comportamiento de los gastos a lo largo del año y permite tomar medidas correctivas en caso de desviaciones. Con SAP Lumira he podido generar gráficos interesantes con estos datos y agregarlos en el informe, aunque me falta poder diseñar una tabla comparativa.

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"SAP Lumira the best Experience"

What do you like best?

Sap Lumira is one of the bes programs that i used to manage data. It bring a lot of posibilities of views that can be interpretated in different ways. Also is easy to use, has a free demo and has a friendly UI. All the graphics tht u can made are very awesome and it works in real time so you cant have to wait a lot of time to see the results.

What do you dislike?

One of the things that people dislike of programs is the pay to use, i think if the program was free it could be have more like reviews and put content that you need pay o use, not all the program. This program is very complete, so there are a few thinks that u can be better for us.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

please guys you can bring free this software and put some content pay to use, is more benefical to the users and for you.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The principal Business problems that i solved was problems for my carrer. I'm computer engineer and i think this program help me a lot for passs my subjets. The benefits that i realized was a lot that i cant write. In BI, Data mining, etc. this programs helps a lot to solve the problems.

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"Best Report and analytics tool ever used for data from multiple sources"

What do you like best?

Th excellent data analytic and reporting Tool boxed with all data visualization features when our data is coming from SAP BI, Hana and when data coming from various other applications where sources like SQL e.t.c. It gave all in one solution to analyze and produce decision making reports.

With SAP Lumira We extracted the reports coming form various in house solutions where data is from SQL,SAP HANA and Even excel modified data.

Certain features of Lumira was so impressing beacuse of its speed in processing the data and dynamic data visualization when data is altered.

What do you dislike?

Certail restriction when connected to direct HANA Dataset

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Best reporting tool for DATA source from Various platform Especially from SAP

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To produce and visualize decision making reports in organisation

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"Great Visualization"

What do you like best?

The first time I was exposed to Lumira was during a data analysis workshop. I was very impressed by the powerful visualization. Basically, it is easy to use and you can create your own story. Then I used it in my class, after playing ERPsim game, I demo how to use it with some basic features, then ask students to analyze their ERPsim performance and create illustrative dashboard by themselves. They all feel positive toward this software in terms of ease of use and power.

What do you dislike?

Overall, I am pretty satisfied with it. However, it seems a little inconvenient when you want to modify a dashboard, even just change a little bit, you need to connect the server from very begging.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it for teaching. And my students use it for analyzing their own ERPsim data. It help both of us for teaching and learning. My students start to show interests on data analysis and motivated to explore data.

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"Easy and Intuitive"

What do you like best?

Very easy to learn. I used the training videos on saplumira.com to get started and within 2 hours I was able to create a basic report (story).

I like that it is simple and the end users love the visualizations because they are beautiful.

What do you dislike?

We have previously invested in a Microsoft OLAP solution. It would be nice to be able to leverage this from Lumira. At the moment connections to a Microsoft cube are not supported.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it out. It is very easy to use.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The need for advanced users to perform adhoc analysis (and data discovery).

The biggest benefit is they can use the same universe that is used for the enterprise reports so the data is trusted.

Also, giving advanced end users such a tool frees up the IT department / technical resources as users have the power to source their own data and create their own user stories.

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"Lumira for BI Self Service"

What do you like best?

- Continuous updates with significant improvements to the tool

- Storyboarding is more intuitive compared to Tableau

What do you dislike?

- Slow start up times.

- other visualization tools have more capabilities to fine tune dashboard designs, but SAP is catching up quickly

- We had a ticket open with SAP for more than 3 months with no clear indication why Lumira crashed all the time or took about 5 minutes boot up time - finally we determined that the problem was on our side with our McAfee antivirus setup but more early guidance would have been great since this had a big impact on our go live timeline where we ultimately descoped it from the first BI release. I assume this is an issue many customers are facing, but it felt like we were uncovering this issue for the first time when we worked with SAP support (they did put a lot of effort in to help). This could have been fast tracked...

Recommendations to others considering the product:

- Lumira is tied into SAPs roadmap

- Security setup for business object applies to Lumira also - no dual maintenance required

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What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- BI self service

- prototyping of dashboards

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Hospital & Health Care
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"Tetsing trial Lumira 1.23 desktop version for BI and data visualization"

What do you like best?

Data acquisition - quick and painless:

- Importing data source - pipe-delimited file 531MB, 1.3M rows, 80 columns wide took approx 8 mins.

- Acquired second dataset (comparable size) ~ 5min.

- Allows select Excel, delimited, HANA, SQL, Oracle, column Date, number format, etc.

- Automatically determines measures, dimensions in imported data

- Can append or merge two or more datasets. Can work with data sets separately. Merging two large datasets (mentined above) took about 5 mins

Other functionaity:

- Charts can be edited in Compose room

- Can create continuous scrolling infographics if presentation is too wide

- After deleting multiple columns from data source not used in visualizations I didn't have to recreate visualizations

- After filtering out records in feeding dataset all visualizations remained intact, however compositions needed to be changed

- Can apply different filters to diff visualizations, however compositions needed to be changed

- Can create hierarchies for drilling down data in visualizations.

What do you dislike?

- Poor formula selection in create custom measure window, eg Concatenate allows two values only. To Concat multiple I had to do nested Concat

- Hierarchies do not allow custom Measures

- Data Labels on Charts are not Editable - can create labels clutter in chart body - this is done in Compose room

- No option to zoom in Visualization room

- Exporting to Excel does not create extra tabs if data set is larger than 1M rows

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Download a free trial, test it functionality and compare whether it meets your expectations. Compare it to other BI and data visualization tool competition has to offer.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data visualizatin and BI analytics for finance in Healthcare industry. Lumira stories can be created easily and visually are very appealing, with some limitations (see dislike section)

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"Getting there..."

What do you like best?

Now Lumira supports Key Figure hierarchies.

What do you dislike?

I wasted so much time loading Latitude/Longitude values for our facilities. Lumira does not load negative longitudes. they load as ZERO. Bex, WEBI and RSRT reports the negative longitude. But Lumira loads zeros. Only when I change them to positive, the values loaded and within Lumira I make them negative.

The charts are better, but I will look for better plug ins that allow me to edit (put a rule) to the legends. I am using a Profit center hierarchy and the legend accumulates the level values: Level 0 / Level 1 / Level 2 ... so by the time that I am in level 3, I can not read the text in thee graphic.

I am okay with the Maps objects, but I will try other plug ins.

Also, a little disappointed with the "testing" phase. During "Visualize" I can play with the amps and they refresh well... In the Compose, all objects are integrated... but then clicking on the maps or graphics, they do not allow me to drill down. Maybe because it si the "Compose" mode. So, where can I fully test the final product? Is it my only option to "share" the dashboard? I am using the PC version. I do not have a server yet.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I think Microsoft Query viewer is much powerful than Lumira, the final product looks nicer (That is the strong of Microsoft). MS has problems with hierarchies, but I am willing to flat the hierarchies and use MS instead of Lumira.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dashboard with mapping functionality. there is so much potential. We want to catch the top management level instead of the analysis level.

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"Data is not so intimidating any longer"

What do you like best?

I like that I can finally get all of the spreadsheets and data sources and visualize the data. In the past this was impossible for me to do. I would get the spreadsheets and my stomach would instantly fall. Going through the data manually was a headache. But wit Lumina I am able to see the data visually. After the first time of seeing the charts I actually keyed in on an issue which had gone hidden in numbers for months.

What do you dislike?

There sis a bit of a learning curve to using it. But once I dedicated a few days over a long weekend to delve into the product it became a lot easier to work with.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a try the trial is easy to install and use.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving issues with productivity. I know that my department is effective but I cannot tell for sure. The spreadsheets had the data in them I just needed a tool to help me make sense of it all. And then tell the story.

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"refreshing"

What do you like best?

I think the UI looks really cool. Connection to different servers is quite easy.Drag and drop features are really awesome. the analyical tools provided are really useful and all the charts give us some different information and so the experience of using lumira was quite good.

What do you dislike?

I think some seamaless movement should be provided to the user when he is trying to load data from different servers. I found that feature to be little cumbersome as well as confusing for the user. You have to work on the speed of the analytical tools and it takes a lot of time to process requests

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I think it is a good tool for data visualization and business intelligence purpose

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was trying to simulate an ERP game and i found Lumira reports to be very useful an