SAP Lumira

SAP Lumira

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Analyze data quickly and share insights easily with data visualization for your desktop. SAP BusinessObjects Lumira is the fastest, most engaging way to get answers from your data

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SAP Lumira review by Rupert Roy A.
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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 business 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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SAP Lumira review by Moy D.
Moy D.
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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 business 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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SAP Lumira review by Avishek K.
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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 business 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.

What Data Visualization solution do you use?

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SAP Lumira review by David F.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Narasimha C.
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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 business 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

SAP Lumira review by Ron L.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Gagandeep S.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Ashok K.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Arpit A.
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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 business 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

SAP Lumira review by Jack H.
Jack H.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Dan M.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Zafar K.
Zafar K.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Vytautas T.
Vytautas T.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Julie D.
Julie D.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Pavol H.
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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 business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

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

SAP Lumira review by Damon N.
Damon N.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Adriaan F.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Bob T.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Jamie O.
Jamie O.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Akhil R.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by User in Renewables & Environment
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Santiago R.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Jabeer Y.
Jabeer Y.
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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 business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To produce and visualize decision making reports in organisation

SAP Lumira review by Jiao W.
Jiao W.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Tino M. T.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Executive Sponsor in Consumer Goods
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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 business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- BI self service

- prototyping of dashboards

SAP Lumira review by Andrey D.
Andrey D.
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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 business 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)

SAP Lumira review by Diego M.
Diego M.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Johnathan L.
Johnathan L.
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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 business 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.

SAP Lumira review by Prabuddha R.
Prabuddha R.
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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 business 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 and i was able to outperform other teams due to lumira reports generated by me.

SAP Lumira review by Somya J.
Somya J.
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"Visualization at its best !"

What do you like best?

Manage massive amount of data. As we use a good amount of data, it's nice to have a software that is able to manage it, use it and filter it.

What do you dislike?

It should offer more documentation about the software itself, how it works, some modeling of the software, its composition in term of structure.

Recommendations to others considering the product

keep up the good work !

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

It has become our main software to generate visualizations and BI documents for our meetings. We use this software to generate some good exercises for our students but also to use our student database for BI presentation and analysis.

SAP Lumira review by Consultant in Telecommunications
Consultant in Telecommunications
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"Best Features To Display Data"

What do you like best?

In Lumira , to display data of country wise hierarchy is very good I l ike the concept of showing the data in drill down by creating hierarchy like country-state-city and selection of data even if I choose whole data from database I can easily choose in the prieview section which column you want with lots of filter option at different level and input controls.

What do you dislike?

I would love to share my .lums report in cloud , even I did it in past now the feature is unabled don't know why,

Sahring your data in BI Workspace is bit messy it can't connect properly by entering the desired credentials .

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would Consider sap Lumira to my friends because its features are very good ease of use with setup to creation of reports.

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

Some of the financial data I am able to solve or show using lumira , along with some pharmaceutical data with different features.

SAP Lumira review by Internal Consultant in Hospital & Health Care
Internal Consultant in Hospital & Health Care
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"SAP Lumira Can Complement our BI Self-Reporting and Analytics Strategy"

What do you like best?

SAP Lumira manages to strike a balance between overwhelming functionality for the typical super user/analyst likely to use it as a self-reporting tool, while still providing the data manipulation, merging, metric defining, and strong visuals expected by the same set of users. Most importantly, it integrates with SAP universes allowing centralized governance of organization wide metric standards. The end user can still manipulate measures and dimensions as needed, especially when integrating third party information, but in addition to, not instead of, the work already invested in designing and centralizing organization-wide universes.

What do you dislike?

The flexibility in sharing Lumira output lags behind its competitors such as Tableau. Although one can technically leverage online presentations via BI Launchpad, the options to consume the data with minimal resources are somewhat limited beyond generating a pdf, from the end user's perspective.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As is the case with other SAP business intelligence products, there's a right place for it in the enterprise's reporting platform. It cannot replace a well thought out and implemented data governance process nor can it take the place of a well-designed data warehouse and universes, but it will encourage super users to build unto the organization's framework and liberate them from technical constraints in consuming their data and designing their own highly-visual presentations.

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

We are looking to close the gap for those high analytics needs end users for whom there wasn't a tool which could both leverage all the information available in the organizational data warehouse, via the SAP platform, and also meet the ad-hoc reporting needs with sophisticated visual presentations commonly accomplished with tools like Tableau. A big benefit for us is that instead of introducing yet another vendor and additional expenses and maintenance for tools from other parties, we could meet the user's needs while continuing to leverage our investment in a centralized platform, the SAP BI 4 platform, and maintain the integrity of our data governance process.

SAP Lumira review by Administrator
Administrator
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"SAP Lumira - Very Useful and Easy to Use "

What do you like best?

I love how you can easily view multiple charts and graphs that make data analytics easier. We were able to see real-time data and be able to make business decisions based on our progress.

What do you dislike?

Some of the graphs and charts require a lot of steps, and a manual or guide is required. Some of the graphs require a lot of steps to process. Maybe making the process to create data graphs easier would make the product better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This product is very useful for visualization of the company's progress and its fairly easy to use! My group and I used SAP Lumira to keep track of our company's sales and our inventory supplies.

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

I was trying to analyze my progress on the ERP simulation game. My group and I were running an ERP Simulation and were a Muesli Manufacturing Company. We had to predict demand, order raw materials, produce finished goods, control marketing expense, and be able to make a profit for the company all at the same time. This product was extremely useful for keeping track of our sales and inventory. It allowed us to make managerial decisions for our company using the graphing features. SAP Lumira is pretty easy to use and that allowed us to get a better understanding of our simulation and how to use to the product as well. I would definitely like to use this product in the future for other business needs.

SAP Lumira review by Administrator
Administrator
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"One of the best products I've ever used "

What do you like best?

The SAP Lumira program is probably one of the best data analysis tools out there. I just recently started using the product so I'm still playing around with it. However, the amount of features that it contains are amazing and it provides multiple visual analysis tools to help with data. In addition, it is easy to navigate and control. I love that you can save your progress and return back to it. The dashboard feature is probably one of my favorites as well. Love that it allows to put several different visuals on one page to look at it as a whole.

What do you dislike?

One thing that I disliked about it is that it is often hard to use. If you do not go through training, you probably would have a really hard time using it. When I first started off using it, I was really frustrated with it and it took me a couple of hours to figure out how to exactly use it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend spending some time exploring all the features of it. It will take some time but it is worth it because there might be something that you are doing but it might take you a really long time to do it however chances are theres probably an easier way to do it.

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

One of the things that I used it for was forecasting and cost analysis. It also helped with seeing sales on a quarterly basis. One of the key benefits of it is how comprehensive the visuals are and how easy they are to read. In addition, being able to customize it to my needs.

SAP Lumira review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Easiest tool of SAP "

What do you like best?

Easy to use and connect to different data sources

Very easy to do Adhoc Analysis

Targeted to all kind of users

Visualizations are Great

You can a great stories with ease.

What do you dislike?

Will not fit to screen in most of the cases

Filters appear not so great

End users always have confusion between the terms Lumira Cloud, Lumira Server, Lumira Desktop, Lumira BIP, Lumira Server for Teams

End users face confusion how to share the Story Boards.

No Bullet Chart.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes it is a easy tool and can be used for Adhoc Analysis. When a end user wants to analyse the data quickly I refer this tool.

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

When I create any HANA view< I check with Lumira its functionality and also shows the customer how the KPI are looking.

Before developing Design Studio Dashboard I create mock up in Lumira and show it to Customer.

SAP Lumira review by Kunal S.
Kunal S.
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"Good storyboarding tool with easy interface"

What do you like best?

The SAP Lumira is easy to install and learn. When I downloaded it and installed it I got 30 days trial version.

The connection with SAP BW system which I tried was simple to use I installed a plugin and then I could access BE queries and infoareas.

Creating different charts and diagrams are easy and finally preparing story board and exporting it to pdf was good.

What do you dislike?

There should be more charts availabme. The overall tool should give more tool box visible on design area also there should be flooring tool box options available.

Connections to other system takes much time at least in my case. Charts are grouped with drop downs which creates confusion for user that where are the other charts? Make more free add-ins available for users it will add more value to end customer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use this product as stand alone using excel as database it's quick and can create story boards in minutes.

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

1. Slow connection speed with BW system

2. Lumira 1.30 takes lot of time to load very slow starting

3. GUI needs to be more user friendly.

SAP Lumira review by Internal Consultant in Higher Education
Internal Consultant in Higher Education
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"The best toll for ERP business objects in the market"

What do you like best?

The ease of use and quick charts and graph making functionality, look and feel and freshness of SAP BusinessObjects Lumira.

wide number of options available for naive users.

What do you dislike?

nothing to dislike.

excellent and handy tool

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ease of use and can solve business problems by looking at charts and truly converts raw data into use follow so that we can take the best decisions for our customers and drive profit margins to get ahead of competition.

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

I am try to find pout which of products in different market segments are doing well and which are not:

Eg:

I can see that, product type, Coffee yields the maximum profit of $ 53,130 in Major market size and Herbal Tea yields the maximum profit of $34,229 in Small market size.

SAP Lumira review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Simply, stronger, easy, multiply is SAP Business Objects Lumira"

What do you like best?

SAP BusinessObjects Lumira is simply the best tool I can work with because it has a visually pleasing, exciting interface, is simple to know and operate, and easy to multiply knowledge fully integrated into all the programmed functions and each module is easier to work with , Share reports really facilitating our decision making and the smoothly of all your tasks being that I trust and recommend SAP BusinessObjects Lumira.

What do you dislike?

Yes, there are disadvantages like:

- It is necessary to foresee the addition of fields to solve unexpected situations such as the regulatory modifiers that appear without warning and are of force majeure, tax as tax changes of government and I believe that already has these forecasts but not according to the most diverse scenarios Such as senators of crisis and recession mainly in emerging markets or even in the most diverse global markets.

Recommendations to others considering the product

SAP Business Objects Lumira has helped us do much better and I commend its acquisition to those who need tools that promote integration across the most diverse business segments.

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

Integration, ability to respond quickly to various types of demands that come from various departments ie everything has been resolved satisfactorily and in quick time.

SAP Lumira review by Ramez B.
Ramez B.
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"Flexible and Intuitive "

What do you like best?

Great for business users not wanting to rely on IT for report creation

Ad-hoc analysis that’s easily shared across users

Story boards can be published to HANA cloud platform and BI Platform.

What do you dislike?

Limited layout possibilities via storyboards

Limited dashboard interactivity

Limited cross-component interaction

Lacks input controls for what-if analysis

Recommendations to others considering the product

Play around with the tool first to really understand the capabilities and/or limitations of Lumira.

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

Benefits I've realized:

Visualized data with Interactive user experience.

Discovered trends, outliers and areas of interest in your business

Adapted to business scenarios by combining, manipulating, and enriching data.

Told stories with self-service visualizations and analytics.

SAP Lumira review by Executive Sponsor in Higher Education
Executive Sponsor in Higher Education
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"Excellent Tool for Teaching Reporting and Visualization to University Students"

What do you like best?

Lumira's strengths lie in its simplicity and ease of use. It is a terrific tool to teach core BI concepts - dimensional modelling (facts and dimensions) and visualization techniques. My experience is that students react very favourably to the tool. I have used the product now for 5 projects where senior Information Systems students use Lumira (connected to a relational DB) to construct functioning BI prototypes for clients. Clients also react very favourably to Lumira.

What do you dislike?

The product is evolving quickly, and some features that I had been relying on (e.g., Lumira Cloud) have been phased out after having been available for only a short time. The available visualizations have been somewhat limited, but are getting better (e.g., cross tab reports introduced within the last year).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Needs to be employed for right 'use cases' - rapid prototyping, end user self service, etc.

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

As I mentioned, I use Lumira in the classroom to demonstrate key concepts. On projects, we have addressed problems, for example, in Healthcare (resource utilization) and Education (recruiting, advancement and retention analysis)

SAP Lumira review by User in Management Consulting
User in Management Consulting
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"A good start but could use some work"

What do you like best?

Lumira is very intuitive and easy to use and the Lumira server makes it very easy to share my Lumira creations with my work colleagues

What do you dislike?

Some of the capabilities of Lumira are limited, especially vs. competitor products such as Tableau. For example, simple things like taking the medians of an aggregated data set, are not possible in Lumira whereas they are a piece of cake in Tableau.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think Lumira is a good start and I am sure it will get better. Given it's integration with the rest of SAP's portfolio, I think it will ultimately be a very powerful tool.

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

Lumira has allowed us to easily visualize and explore an extremely large data set. Whereas before there was not way to easily explore the data set to examine different business scenarios, now it is a piece of cake. This has allowed us to focus on which areas of our business process to define as we can now track the variability easier.

SAP Lumira review by Alex L.
Alex L.
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"Many good features but not easy to use"

What do you like best?

I like price, visualizations for charts and graphs, extensions. Compose and Share tabs show great potential. There also some neat visualization types like tag cloud and numeric point that make the visualizations more interesting that just a data crunching tool.

What do you dislike?

Formatting data is not intuitive in terms of switching between count, average, sum, and other basic manipulations after doing it in another popular BI tool. While there are presentation and sharing features, they are very limited.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Not as intuitive as Tableau but has better extension capabilities.

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

I needed to quickly visualize several data sets for presentation. I was able to visualize them and take screen shots to share them for presentation.

SAP Lumira review by Matic M.
Matic M.
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"Great tool for visualisation and monitoring of work activities we do."

What do you like best?

I like the range of visualisations available and the principle, where you build a dashboard and then simply reuse it. One of the major advantages is also importing multiple different datasets and connecting them later using relations. Also, I love the possibility to make and use multiple dashboards and simple export for the executives.

What do you dislike?

I dislike quite large learning curve for advanced features. Also, I lack plugins, as they mostly require some programming and SQL knowlede.

Recommendations to others considering the product

SAP Lumira is a great solution for monitoring the same objectives over time, however I don't find it very useful for one-time analysis.

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

We are monitoring our internal working hours, in relation to weather, season and number of customers. We can monitor and predict workload in advance and take measures toward improving our business processes.

SAP Lumira review by Julian T.
Julian T.
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"A good quick insight tool"

What do you like best?

Quick to set up, and self organising for data that only moderately needs preparation. Structured analysis is easy and quick, the tool is well names because it really can illuminate the data to deliver solid insight.

What do you dislike?

Perhaps more capabilities to select specific subset of data would help - if the data is very badly formatted it is totally useless.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Strongly aligned to the visualisation space, standard reporting is not this tools forte, but quick insight certainly is where its strengths lie.

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

We are an analytics company working with a range of similar tools including Tableau, Microsoft PowerBI and Qlik, so we are always looking at new options to delight our customers. Lumira certainly has the potential to do that, and can compete on a level playing field with these technologies.

SAP Lumira review by Carla S.
Carla S.
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"Lumira is improving daily"

What do you like best?

The interface is very pleasing to the eye. Most of the GUI is intuitive and easy to use.

What do you dislike?

I'm not happy with the integration to BI LaunchPad through Lumira Server. It is very limited yet and doesn't allow for refreshing of the data in LaunchPad or scheduling of FHSQL data. I would like to see more functions available in Lumira Server.

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

Showing state of the art graphics and analytics of our data to our customers. We are hoping to be able to export to LaunchPad and schedule and deliver customized Lumira dashboards to our business segments.

SAP Lumira review by User in Information Services
User in Information Services
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"Awesome Layout"

What do you like best?

The segregation of different kinds of reports and categories is the best to use like to get the sales revenue we directly can jump into the sales reports and deduce the visuals based on the dimensions that are readily available.

What do you dislike?

we need to have options to customize the visuals and reports a bit more if possible like applying reports from different categories.

Recommendations to others considering the product

get all the beneficial visualization without any integration of database or excels. inbuilt categories helps them to review the graphs and create more accurate reports to make enhanced decisions.

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

currently i am enrolled in a masters program and using it for our simulation games and project purposes. we are trying to visualize our revenue and sales graphically and prepare a report based on the output.

SAP Lumira review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"A very streight forward self service tool providing most of the features expected."

What do you like best?

Ready made functionalities that are commonly used by analysts.

Lumira is built in a very methidolic maner forcing the analyst to focus on the important elements in every stage (data acquisition, preparation, creating the right charts, and tayloring the storyboard).

What do you dislike?

Data acquisition limitations in terms of volumes and performance when working with the BW.

Inability to maintain or change certain trasformation made in the preparation steps, such as enhancing the merge (join) key definition after it done.

Changes on charts are not reflected on story boards.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure that need is for a self service tool and not another dashboarding tool and set your mind accordingly for better implementation.

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

Adhoc reporting done fast and easy.

High an impressive viz.

After data acquisition, in memory processing of the data performs very good.

SAP Lumira review by José Pedro L.
José Pedro L.
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"Great Data Insight"

What do you like best?

Intuitive and ease tools, that you can use since the first moment. With time ando some extra formation, you can get more and more each time you use it.

You can easely find onlive information and videos about hoiw the get the most od SAP Lumira.

What do you dislike?

Less intuitive create calculated Dimensions. I think is a topic that could be improved.

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

I'm a SAP System Adminstrators Team Manager. We have a large SAP systems, and large amount of data regarding performance, space managment, etc.

With SAP Lumira I was able to gain better insight about some relations, and improve system managment.

SAP Lumira review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Very simple visualisation tool for business users"

What do you like best?

i haved liked the simple steps to connect almost any data source, enrich the data as required and prepare advance visualisations using vector graphics or maps etc., and simple steps to share it it across.

What do you dislike?

most of the people compare Lumira with tableau. Both have adv & disadvantages, having a SAP self service tool for SAP landscape will be better integration. if you build some custom visualization using d3 etc., this visulizations are not supported by lumira cloud. Lack of documentaiton for new connectivity options like connecting lumira with hadoop.

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you are into SAP landscape, it's always better to have a SAP visulization tool

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

Self service needs of customers creating the infographoics using vectorgraphics & the most satisfied feature is manupulating the data as required in the data prepration tab

SAP Lumira review by Tarun M.
Tarun M.
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"Easy to setup and powerful way to share your data story"

What do you like best?

- I liked the ease to setup and quickly get started

- ability to connect to multiple data sources

- Good graphics

What do you dislike?

- Limited Graph options (as compared to other tools like Tableau)

- Geo coding using city and country did not work for me - prominent cities like Dunedin, NZ were not looked up

Recommendations to others considering the product

Makes sense if someone is already invested in SAP suite

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

We have been able to share benchmarking information to different stakeholders. Since people can filter data themselves they are more accepting of the numbers than sharing a powerpoint report

SAP Lumira review by User in Biotechnology
User in Biotechnology
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"Next Generation data visualization using SAP Lumira"

What do you like best?

That a business user can design dashboards and visualize data without the need for a designer/developer. It can work with any data source ranging from CSV file to live APIs.

The dashboards can be easily shared with others with just a click.

What do you dislike?

So far, I've nothing to highlight other than limited support for custom charts.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Start with SAP Lumira 2.0 which is the latest offering in this space.

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

Low cost of development to create reports and dashboards. Easy access to data using the share feature. Reporting on the fly with many different data sources provided great level of agility in responding to various reporting requirements that arise in a day to day scenario

SAP Lumira review by User in Human Resources
User in Human Resources
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"SAP Lumira - Effective Tool For Students"

What do you like best?

SAP Lumira provides an absolutely stunning visual representation of data. Not only does it allow for stunning colourful graphics, it provides possible questions as a starting point in analyzing your data.

What do you dislike?

At times it can be difficult to open up additional windows when creating new visualizations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

SAP Lumira is an excellent tool for visualizing and analyzing big data. Lumira is great for students as well, the ability to import and analyze fictional company data is helpful for simulations and assignments.

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

I have used SAP Lumira to analyze data for a fictional company used during a simulation at my University. We have been able to look at our company's products and how they are selling in various regions, and compare our results to that of our competitor's company.

SAP Lumira review by Ezequiel Sebastian C.
Ezequiel Sebastian C.
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"Bussines exellence"

What do you like best?

SAP lumira gives me a form to upgrade my jobs in SAP, and integrate others data bases to do muy work most easely. The interface is friendly and hace good desing.

What do you dislike?

Other software have more options for data analysis, and SAP lumira must be more intuitive for non specialist, but general View its good option.

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

Data analysis comparation its more effective than others programs. I realize a controlling board Of personal effectivity.

SAP Lumira review by Asim M.
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"A very Educational and Illuminating experience"

What do you like best?

What I most liked about SAP Lumira is the ease of use and how easy it is to get started. Having little experience in the area of Dashboards and data transformation, I was amazed at how quickly I was able to create visual analytics and reports.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it is not easy to figure out an issue or why a particular functionality is not working.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Inexpensive and easy to use. An excellent way to get started.

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

My company would like to do away with lengthy traditional reports and move on to easy-to-analyze reports, graphics, scorecards, visualizations, etc.

SAP Lumira review by Consultant in Consumer Electronics
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"Easy Self Service BI experiences with Lumira"

What do you like best?

The learning curve in implementing Lumira Stories is pretty smooth. The tool is intuitive and business end users with little training can start creating visualizations for their storyboards and analysis

What do you dislike?

The tool does not provide easy drill down or linkages to details based on drill down from the summary to the data sets. The Input controls are primitive and need much improvement

Recommendations to others considering the product

To embed features from Xcelcius such as Live connections, enhanced input controls and Component Linkages and Drill Down from WebI and Drill down to details in Datasets

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

Proof of Concepts for Sales Demos, Client Analysis Dashboards utilizing connections to SAP HANA

SAP Lumira review by User in Machinery
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"Lumira is everything you wish Excel could be"

What do you like best?

It is extremely easy to graph almost anything from a complex set of data. There are also screens for 'cleaning' the data. Remove capitals, merge, etc. The online training is excellent.

What do you dislike?

Took me a while to understand how to use cloud. Wasn't clear when files were stored in cloud versus locally.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is so easy to analyze complex data with many different columns. Don't need to run to a data analyst because it is so easy to become a data analyst yourself.

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

Analysis of muli year sales records to understand product performance by market and by region.

SAP Lumira review by Shahryar S.
Shahryar S.
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"SAP LUMIRA"

What do you like best?

The graphics are great. The software is very user-friendly. Slicing and Dicing happens very smooth.

What do you dislike?

Some video tutorials are needed for some more complicated features e.g. the GEO map ( how to prepare the data and how to create a hierarchy) or how to create an animated bubble chart which is a very interesting and useful data visualization.

The speed of animated bubble chart is not adjustable (at least I couldn't find the settings)

The cloud version can have some limited data preparation capability.

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

I am using it for educational use.

SAP Lumira review by Executive Sponsor
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"CTO"

What do you like best?

It empowers business users to explore and visualize complex data without requiring help from IT. It has native connectivity to SAP BW and offers several data source connections. The strength of Lumira and Lumira server for BIP is to deal with trusted data unlike the competition. Security and infrastructure available with Lumira tools such as desktop, server for teams, lumira for cloud and server for BIP gives the enterprise ready tools.

What do you dislike?

It does not have neither razzle and dazzle of Tableau nor rich ETL functionality of Qlik.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Strong support for SAP BW. bigdata, IoT and predictive analytics.

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

Ability to create rich storyboards with interactive dashboards and visualizations. It helped our management immensely to make right business decisions on time.

SAP Lumira review by Internal Consultant in Marketing and Advertising
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"Lumira and extensions "

What do you like best?

I am quite impress with the visual extensions allowing to bring my own custom D3 and connecting to several sources. Lumira is simple and easier to use even for business users without technical skills. The learning curve is low

What do you dislike?

The SQL Editor when connecting to Databases is not friendly. No custom templates, adding a company logo in every page and replicating pages adding all elements again and again is time consuming

Recommendations to others considering the product

OK for basic and fast reporting. This is a basic tool even business users without technical skill will be able to use. It is expensive in memory consumption and it also crashed on me a few times but it recovers the data as it flatens it into a file for processing . Needs to have templates

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

Beautiful and telling presentations, Interactive reporting.

SAP Lumira review by Consultant in Computer Software
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"SAP Lumira - Self Service and Data visualization for Business users at finger Tips"

What do you like best?

The fact that it is a self-service tool for the business users, gives them great power where their dependency on IT reduces.It comes in different versions , Standard Version for individual use , the edge edition with secure sharing and mobile support for teams who deal with business analysis on a daily basis , Server edition for an organization and cloud version.It gives plenty of features for users to explore , design and publish their charts , visualizations etc.It gives quite a number of options in terms of connections (especially SAP Data Sources and HANA connectivity) via which base data is fetched.Latest version has new improved features in terms of compatibility with BEx functionalalities.

What do you dislike?

If a company is using SAP and they don't want to divert to any other product , Lumira is a very good option for them but for companies who want to explore other tools as well , there is a stiff competition to Lumira from products like Tableau , TIBCO , Qulkview etc.There are few features which are not yet added in Lumira like Whatif Analysis.

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

It augments already existing BOBJ tools. It gives flexibility to the super users and power users to design their own visualization boards for quick consolidation and organization of data without single line of code or additional modelling layer.

SAP Lumira review by User in Sports
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"Lumira is a great tool to add to your reporting toolset"

What do you like best?

The tool is very intuitive and simple to learn. It does not take long to learn how to load data, and begin building visualizations.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice to have some style templates to apply to story boards when building them. The tool allows style templates to be applied to the visualizations, but a lot of time can be spent trying to stylize the story board itself.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I found it most beneficial to see SAP demo the tool. Combined with my experiences from the free trial, we got a good taste for what the tool can do. Find a strong partner to show you how it works!

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

Tool allows us to build quick adhoc visualizations for executives.

SAP Lumira review by User
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"Large Raw Data-processing - SAP Lumira"

What do you like best?

SAP Lumira has the ability to read large uncleaned data directly from CSV into the charts, without prior cleaning via e.g. Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio or SSDT Tools

What do you dislike?

Takes long time to load and prone to hanging on refreshing data

Recommendations to others considering the product

Although SAP Lumira's strength is that it is able to process large raw data directly from CSV, it is not advisable. I'd recommend spending time to clean up the raw data into smaller data sets before visualising it. As we realise the time we spent loading and refreshing the data is not worth it in the end.

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

Visualising large raw unprocessed data stored in CSV. Being able to visualise the general trends without first cleaning the data and loading into a database.

SAP Lumira review by Administrator in Leisure, Travel & Tourism
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"Easy to use, but difficult to export"

What do you like best?

It is really easy to easy and produce world class reports. No need of tech knowledge is needed.

Really usefull its capability to connect several databases including excels.

It is really fast to perform calculations in big databases

What do you dislike?

Limitations in ways to export the product. There is not mac version and a cloud version would be very useful .

When the report is done it was very dificul to show it (espcially when all board members is Mac as main PC.

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

We are tracking revenue across regions, and simplified the way businees is tracked in our compaby

The main idea is to have a weekly report of the company performance to make decision taking more inteligent.

SAP Lumira review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"Good very useful tool to show your managers how the data looks"

What do you like best?

Simplicity in describing massive amounts of data. Different options available to show the different charts. Love the bubble chart

What do you dislike?

A better training and explanation for the tools would be helpful

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

Had to perform a market research on the best available brake systems for the automotive field. Had to have the cheapest option with the best quality. Using lumira , it was easy to visualize the trends of which companies are using what standard of brake systems. This helped us to conclude in going towards a specific direction for the new design.

SAP Lumira review by Gabriel B.
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"Una solución práctica y funcional, de interfaz amigable y que permite al usuario elaborar su reporte"

What do you like best?

La facilidad de uso, lo aimgable de la interfaz y el potencial graficador que genera un resultado final que permite visualizar desde tablets, laptop y dispositivos móviles, los ejemplos colocados permiten comprender la herramienta a perfección y realizar pruebas para determinar su alcance.

What do you dislike?

La herramienta para utilización de ubicaciones es un poco más complicada de utilizar ya que requiere software adicional sobre el cual no presentan mucha información, se enfocan mucho en manuales sobre Lumira solamente y no tanto en el software adicional.

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

Pensamos incluir la herramienta en nuestro paquete de soluciones, por lo que estuvimos realizando diversas pruebas y demos para mostrar la funcionalidad a los clientes.

SAP Lumira review by Oussama Naceur Z.
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"Evolution de sap lumira"

What do you like best?

J'aime bien les statistiques et les informations que offre sap lumira sous formes de courbes ou d'histogrammes.

What do you dislike?

La compléxité existante dans sap lumira la rend un peu incompréhensible pour certains utilisateurs

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

Avec sap lumira on bénéficie de plus de transparence et de centralisation des donnée dans une entreprise et c'est à partir de là que j'ai contribué à faciliter dans l'entreprise.

SAP Lumira review by Frédérick S.
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"A good choice, a good price"

What do you like best?

Very intuitive and easy to learn. Quick start videos are really helpful.

What do you dislike?

Connecting to Microsoft SQL Server requires extra download and configuration.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Evaluate first

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

I work in a Business Intelligence consulting firm. We help our customers attain their business objectives with the tools of their choices.

SAP Lumira review by Denil P.
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"A simple choice greater results "

What do you like best?

The creative visuals that it cretes including graphs and other data representables is quit commendable. They help visualize the information behind the data.

What do you dislike?

It was a little difficult to understand the axis. If a little help tips or pop ups for that are embedded to suggest us what would be better than that could help us create more intense data tables and representations.

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

There is a lot of data that every business develops and the underlying market field research. The main problem was how to incorporate everything into one visual entity. This became possible by Lumira.

SAP Lumira review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Easy-to-use tool which produces beautiful visualizations"

What do you like best?

Integrated with SAP predictive analytics and BOBJ

Strong Admin and mobile capability

Supports centralized use case

Used extensively in large deployments

Geospatial mapping capabilities

Once you get over the initial learning curve, it's easy to use

What do you dislike?

Analytic database capability not strong

Not the best for data discovery -- best used as a traditional BI use case

Somewhat higher learning curve if you're used to other BI tools

Recommendations to others considering the product

Affordable product and easy to use. Excellent tool for mid-market to large organizations.

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

Data discovery, visualization of geospatial data

I have been able to easily identify outliers in the data and drill up and down on a map of the U.S., where problem areas are highlighted in darker colors.

SAP Lumira review by Chris W.
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"Great and Helpful product"

What do you like best?

I like it that SAP Lumira is able to create different types of charts just by a click of the button and also able to to be able to combine different data together as one chart

What do you dislike?

At times it gets a bit slow, and maybe the layout can be slightly improved

Recommendations to others considering the product

I strongly recommend others to try this new product as it relly helps to orgarnise company data well into charts

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

None

SAP Lumira review by Tejaswi R.
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"I was able to quickly do a demonstration"

What do you like best?

I liked being able to look into different visualisations and see which one is more appropriate. I also like drag and drop features of dimensions and measures.

What do you dislike?

I would love to see some descriptions and Confidence Interval being showed. after a graph is generated. I also wasn't able to delete a page in the story creation. The only way was to click on UNDO repeatedly.

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

I am on Health Informatics. The scope is quite massive.

SAP Lumira review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Good but there is a lot to cover "

What do you like best?

The processing speed was amazing and visualization part is good too

Installation and configuration (Trail version) - simple and straightforward.

What do you dislike?

Unable to understand the requirement for some of the graphs. I didnt like the steps where it couldnt process anything because of many data points. Atleast an avg or approx would have been useful. Also,

No option to retrieve data directly from a website using OData service (URL).

It's skipping semantic enrichment when dealing with huge data.

Filtering data is required in scenarios consisting of too many data points.

Recommendations to others considering the product

capability to do deeper analysis.

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

Analysis of data to pick out trends and patterns. Its simple and easy to use.

SAP Lumira review by Antoniu C.
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"Straight forward functionality combined with an easy to use interface."

What do you like best?

Easy to use interface with intuitive design. It facilitates setting up a new visualization in a few minutes.

What do you dislike?

While the interface is intuitive, the white background can be rather blend.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend evaluating this product to users evaluating the available BI products. I

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

The evaluation of this product was a requirement for a MIS course. However, I found this product to be very easy to use.

SAP Lumira review by User
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"Dashboards for future"

What do you like best?

Creation of the dashboard is very easy and intuitive. Sharing features like publishing to team.

Performance and features are phenomenal. Easily recognized from the moment I installed the tool. Installation process is very easy, and also the access for trial, even the support from SAP. After I did download, I started to receive tips about how to improve my first experience with the tool. Another important thing to recognize is the advanced analytics models. Easy to use interface of SAP Lumira is a big plus. It is a fantastic tool to teach core BI concepts - dimensional modeling (facts and dimensions) and visualization techniques. Clients also react very satisfied to Lumira.

What do you dislike?

For a while, that is no concerns about the software. As time passing by, I noticed some disadvantages. Some of the capabilities of Lumira are limited, especially vs. competitor products such as Tableau. For example, simple things like taking the medians of an aggregated data set, are not possible in Lumira whereas they are a piece of cake in Tableau. In addition, I have a complaint 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 and it is very important for the whole process of implementation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a tool easy for use, packed full huge features this solution is the best for you. If you need to do the analysis of raw data I think Lumira is then the best product for you. It is highly recommend for use the main principles of Business Intelligence as a science to better extract all the potential. Consider how important is to build new dashboards aligned with the most important key performance indicators. Automatic selection of measures and dimensions by Lumira does half of the work. You can also edit and refine your data easily. I think it will ultimately be a very powerful tool.

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

It is very easy to train end user, with no previous background knowledge. This tool will take care of everything. I solved the problem for overview of sales data which is not very easy to get from the raw Excel data. The benefits are easy comparisons and analysis from the graph, quicker decisions etc. For example, in health care it is solved resource utilization and in education recruiting, advancement and retention analysis are solved.

SAP Lumira review by Gaurav M.
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"Developer"

What do you like best?

Easy use and intuitive design. Good way to build basic graphs from database variables.

What do you dislike?

There are lot of restrictions with variables and calculation. Tableaue has several features to manipulate variables.I think also the color paler is insufficient for graph.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Wait till the product is more robust. It is getting there with each update

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

We were testing it as a replacement for tableau . built few strategic reports and geo maps

SAP Lumira review by Tom V.
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"Lumina for my datacenter infrastructure visualization"

What do you like best?

Simple to install, use and to import the data.

The navigation is intuitive.

Many plugged-in ready modules to generate various graphs and data points

Nice template for executive reports

What do you dislike?

A bit slow when using the trial version on my MAC laptop. Perhaps using the production version would yield a different experience.

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

Ability to visualize and generate a nice executive report from my datacenter infrastructure data.

SAP Lumira review by Xavier A.
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"easy to use"

What do you like best?

I used SAP Business Objects Lumira for a university project. It was easy to use and very user friendly. This is a powerful tool to analize any kind of data.

What do you dislike?

A little bit confuse when I tried to connect more than one data source, but very good at all.

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

I tried to get real time data from our inventory, and analyze the market behavior.

SAP Lumira review by Ravi K.
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"Good Self service dash board tool"

What do you like best?

The best is the simplicity and user friendly interface compare to Design studio dashboard .

What do you dislike?

It should be enhanced to handle huge volume of data.

Recommendations to others considering the product

need to have this in IT portfolio as the best data visualization tool.

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

easy to describe KPIs and show the performance of individual bossiness segments . To give high level KPIs presentation is very useful for leadership team with in short time .

SAP Lumira review by User
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"Lumira Impressions"

What do you like best?

What I liked best is how many different things you can do with the program. There is a great variety of analysis that can be done.

What do you dislike?

After connecting to the SAP HANA Data Acquisition, it was a little redundant to retype the same client number and company code when trying to add another dataset.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great tool once you become familiar with it. The more time you spend with it, the more you can get out of it.

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

Although it was for school purposes with a hypothetical business, we were able to pinpoint exactly what periods caused our business to lose profit and the reasoning behind it.

SAP Lumira review by Jon B.
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"Lumira matches best-in-class data discovery tool functionality and provides better connectivity"

What do you like best?

The ability to connect to BusinessObjects' semantic layer (universes) means business analysts can be more productive by not needing to decipher database table and columns names.

What do you dislike?

Lumira's geospatial visualization capabilities are fairly limited.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd agree with other reviews I've read: Lumira is good as a stand-alone data discovery tool, and great if used in conjunction with the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform.

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

We are trying to better understand the factors that affect membership - demographic, financial, etc.

We have not formally implemented Lumira yet - I evaluated a trial copy.

SAP Lumira review by User in Utilities
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"Very easy to use and provides powerful and persuasive insights "

What do you like best?

Ease of use.

Good connectivity to various data sources; Excel, BW queries, BI4.

Many visuals to suit various scenarios

Integration with Esri GIS for location based analytics

Very affordable

What do you dislike?

Need more extensions development.

Need easier Lumira server installation for IT support.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very easy to use.

Many visuals to choose to suit various scenarios.

Provides compelling visuals to convince your audience.

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

Optimisation of various outsourcing services costs

Minimising energy consumption for various installations.

Equipment failures

Optimisation of travel time for maintenance of treatment plants

SAP Lumira review by Jitender K.
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"The Best thing about SAP Lumira ease of data analyze data and the flexiblity of collaborat"

What do you like best?

The Best thing about SAP Lumira is ease of analyze data and the flexibility of collaboration with your team.

What do you dislike?

I feel the system become slow sometime. We used ipad to show case our PoC but the performance on iPad was slow as compared to desktop.

Recommendations to others considering the product

yes , will surely tell other to give it a try.

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

We used SAP Lumira dashboard for our PoC on predictive maintenance with cognitive.

SAP Lumira review by Catalin V.
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"Lumira , new light on the data analysis "

What do you like best?

easy to use product. Can connect to different type of data. I used for with SAP Hana. Very easy to get the data and create your own reports

What do you dislike?

the limitation of 100.000.

The output for large data is limited. This is more a dashboard tool. IF you need to go deeper is not so handy

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

Connecting to HANA live and get the real time data.

SAP Lumira review by Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"SAP LUMIRA"

What do you like best?

SAP Lumira is a self-service, data visualization application for business users. SAP Lumira grew out of SAP Business Explorer, the company's previous, but more basic, self-service data visualization tool.

What do you dislike?

Tool is Not much flexible ans some times it will give unknown errors

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

We have delivered reports to users which they used to do with excell

SAP Lumira review by User in Financial Services
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"Intuitive for the Basics"

What do you like best?

This tool is fairly easy to figure out just by playing around in the tool, at least for the basic types of charts. It's nice that it integrates with the BO platform.

What do you dislike?

There is not a lot of training resources available yet. I bought the only book currently sold and it didn't help much.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider waiting for more training resources to become available.

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

Data visualizations are the goal, as well as replacing Tableau which my company found to be too expensive.

SAP Lumira review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Promising product"

What do you like best?

I like how simple it is to create charts and graphs.

What do you dislike?

I wish there were more ways to output a normal crosstab chart. Kind of a blend of the crosstab chart in Lumira with what you can do in Analysis for Office.

Sometimes finding the right kind of connection I'm looking for is difficult. I no longer see BW as an option in version 1.30. It's not straightforward to find webservice source options such as odata.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is only a front end reporting tool. It does not currently have any type of preconfigured formulas, templates, or algorithms for evaluating your data. Anything built within the tool needs to be defined in requirements from the business need.

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

Really finding that business users enjoy seeing their data in a visually aesthetic way.

SAP Lumira review by Upasna M.
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"Efficient tool for reporting needs"

What do you like best?

I have been using SAP BOBJ at work for a long time. This reporting tool is easy to use and has been used extensively(at my previous and current job). Reportinf needs can be easily solved using SAP Business Objects!

What do you dislike?

The software sometimes slows down and is not responsive enough. This should be looked into and can be easily handled ,or maybe it is because of large data sets.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use this tool!

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

Reporting.

SAP Lumira review by Halit Ozay O.
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"IT project manager"

What do you like best?

Data import speed and filtering options.

What do you dislike?

Graphics design tool learning time longer than expected and sometimes complex to understand.

When this problems happens, I started to think work with Qlik sense.

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

I working on SAP and connected systems. So, I prefer to use SAP integrated tools but seems to wait a while longer to get what I want.

SAP Lumira review by User in Higher Education
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"Analytics software"

What do you like best?

The amount of options over sap business objects cloud. Great for creation if you know what you are doing already.

What do you dislike?

Not as easy to use or as intuitive as sap business objects cloud. It seems like you have to guess what some things do or where options are.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learningredients to use this and sap business objects cloud is really all you need.

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

We are just learning the software. Can be used to create great dashboards.

SAP Lumira review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"BO Developer"

What do you like best?

easy to manipulate the data, drag and drop, lists of charts that is very unique, I have used deferent tools for visualizing, but I find Lumira is very Friendly, and easy to train with non-IT folks

What do you dislike?

Merging, some time it seems hard to merge in for same ID but lumira refuses, in addition to that I had hard time using map chart for us if I only have zip-code data, Lumira will not populate the data.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes, I already recommend my Manager to use it

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

Revenue by customer in regional hierarchy

SAP Lumira review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"awesome product with Timeseries analysis now"

What do you like best?

Better optimization while quering the data from the datasources. Access to SAP VORA has been greatly improved.

What do you dislike?

Still waiting to have a online connection for SAP VORA. It would be great to have an online connection just like we have with SAP HANA.

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

Currently, we are using Lumira to download SAP VORA views. Now we can have easy access to Hadoop using Lumira. We just had a POC to access SAP VORA data into SAP Lumira and our client is very much impressed to implement both the technologies in its landscape.

SAP Lumira review by Luca D.
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"a great product, with an impressive potential with a big space to grow"

What do you like best?

the user interface and the simplest way to produce report and link source systems

What do you dislike?

certain instability in the release ( windows need to be set in English for a bug) end some missing functionality in the compose area .

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

I was looking for a product to capitalize my customers investment in SAP DWH (BW) in terms of users autonomy .

SAP Lumira review by User
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"One of the best self-service BI tool available that is business user-friendly yet powerful."

What do you like best?

Easy to get started, learn, use and master for the business user without too much technical know how.

What do you dislike?

Better Odata, xml or web services connectivity would be useful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommended. Try the free trial and test drive the ability to quickly find answers to those strategic questions that could actually help drive better business decisions.

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

One of the advantages is Lumira provides that quick ad hoc answer to lingering business impact questions like sales value, sales quantity, stocks - all at a glance in a dashboard-like management display.

SAP Lumira review by User
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"Excellent data visualization tool"

What do you like best?

The wide variety of visualizations made it possible to display data insights in any method desired.

What do you dislike?

It was difficult at times to know precisely how to manipulate the program to display the data and insights we were looking for in the manner we wanted. This was likely at least partially attributable to our lack of data analysis experience and expertise, however.

Recommendations to others considering the product

N/A

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

I used Lumira during the course of participating in the SAP Project Dream competition. My team and I leveraged Lumira to develop unique insight regarding diversity and minorities in the presidential election process. Lumira took all the effort out of making graphs look clear and understandable by making it easy via a few clicks to create a professional looking graph or chart.

SAP Lumira review by Consultant in Retail
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"A well intrgrated tool with nice visualization "

What do you like best?

It leverages the integration into SAP data and can do so at a speed that HANA allows,

while It has nice data visualization the functionality offered is largely comparable to other players in the same space.

What do you dislike?

In a wide enterprise deployment with SAP & Business Objects, it well placed, for smaller cost conscientious environments the cost factor would be a concern.

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

Speed if data compilation and visualization to accelerate decision making

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"Very easy and functional use for a student! "

What do you like best?

I like how easy it is to select different graphing criteria and place limits on the outputs.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how it is a bit unclear for which criteria can be used on the x or y axis. Sometimes it took some extra thinking to work around the setup.

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

I was analyzing sales data and making strategic observations of trends in different sales areas and of different products. I have realized the benefits of clear and easy-to-read data, and greater business insights that I can share with other leaders.

SAP Lumira review by Jeff S.
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"Good tool for data visualization."

What do you like best?

The ability to create visualizations with maps.

What do you dislike?

It's not very user-friendly. Not very intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Have patience with the application. It will make sense eventually.

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

We're looking at long term turnover for the 1st time. Benefits are still TBD