SAP Lumira


SAP Lumira-Powered Self-Service Analytics

What is Self-Service Analytics?

Self-service analytics puts the power of business intelligence (BI) and analytics into the hands of non-technical business users. Self-service analytics tools are generally intuitive and easy to use with simple and interactive interfaces that allow business users to gain insights about their processes without any deep technical know-how.

What is SAP Lumira?

SAP Lumira is a visual intelligence-driven self-service analytics tool. Through an easy-to-use interface, the tool allows non-technical users to create and visualize stories, interactive maps, charts, infographics, and dashboards on datasets. Lumira can help business users extract real-time insights and generate optimized solutions if appropriately integrated with data sources in your SAP technology ecosystem. Key features of SAP Lumira are:

  • Available in both on-premise and cloud deployment options
  • Rich self-service capability in a single, simple canvas that allows users to design dashboards in an intuitive way
  • Collaboration between the business and IT
  • Self-service analytics across every line of business
  • Real-time performance and insight with an optimized solution

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders

SAP Lumira-Powered Self-Service Analytics

What is Self-Service Analytics?

Self-service analytics puts the power of business intelligence (BI) and analytics into the hands of non-technical business users. Self-service analytics tools are generally intuitive and easy to use with simple and interactive interfaces that allow business users to gain insights about their processes without any deep technical know-how.

What is SAP Lumira?

SAP Lumira is a visual intelligence-driven self-service analytics tool. Through an easy-to-use interface, the tool allows non-technical users to create and visualize stories, interactive maps, charts, infographics, and dashboards on datasets. Lumira can help business users extract real-time insights and generate optimized solutions if appropriately integrated with data sources in your SAP technology ecosystem. Key features of SAP Lumira are:

  • Available in both on-premise and cloud deployment options
  • Rich self-service capability in a single, simple canvas that allows users to design dashboards in an intuitive way
  • Collaboration between the business and IT
  • Self-service analytics across every line of business
  • Real-time performance and insight with an optimized solution

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders

Plan how SAP Lumira fits within your portfolio: SAP Lumira provides various tools and deployment units. While Lumira, discovery edition, is the client for business users who need the “self-service” tool to connect to data and work offline, SAP Lumira, designer edition, is the rich client for professional analysis application designers to create corporate analysis applications and reports.

  • Understand the interface with SAP BusinessObjects: SAP Lumira server is installed on the SAP BusinessObjects platform and enables the execution of outputs created by discovery and designer. This allows you to integrate SAP Lumira with SAP BusinessObjects and leverage aspects of SAP Lumira. For example, business users can explore SAP Lumira documents from the BI launchpad in their browsers. You can learn more here.
  • Understand tool limitations and build workarounds: Understand aspects like the lack of ability to view data offline and interact with visualizations offline or not being able to publish on-premise-generated information in the cloud. Understanding limitations like these allows you to find the most optimal way to leverage these tools. SAP blogs have several examples of discussions about these limitations.
  • Pay attention to input data quality: Some SAP Lumira users highlight issues with control over data import formatting. For example, if you are importing data about currency, you may not have enough control over transforming the format, sometimes leading to truncating values due to punctuations. As a result, underlying data becomes critical.

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  1. Reporting & Analytics: Case study: SAP Lumira 2.0 Discovery and Designer — An inside look from Fairfax Water’s beta experience

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    Learn about Fairfax Water’s experience performing beta testing for SAP Lumira 2.0 Discovery and SAP Lumira 2.0 Designer. Get firsthand feedback on the product’s capabilities. RA2017PowlasCasestudysaplumira20discovery Tammy Powlas If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium...…
  2. Migrating to the Newest Version of SAP Lumira

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  3. Build Engaging Stories on Big Data with SAP Lumira 2.0, Discovery Component

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    Explore the connectivity to data stored in the Hadoop distributions (Cloudera and Hortonworks) through the discovery component of SAP Lumira 2.0. Key Concept A Big Data wave has prompted analytics tools to provide native connectivity to the better known Big Data distributions such as Hortonworks and Cloudera. Both Hortonworks and Cloudera provide Hadoop distributions to…...…
  4. Advanced Self-Service Analytics with the SAP Lumira 2.0 Discovery Component

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    SAP Lumira 2.0 recently became generally available. It brings under one umbrella both the design and the discovery of data. SAP Lumira 2.0 marks the marriage of SAP Design Studio (design) and the original SAP Lumira (discovery). Both applications have been significantly enhanced and complement each other. Key Concept The discovery component in SAP Lumira…...…
  5. A Quick Guide to Connecting SAP Lumira to SAP HANA

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    Learn about the connectivity options between SAP Lumira and SAP HANA. See how direct connectivity to SAP HANA models enables efficient data exploration and how connectivity through a semantic layer enables users to easily navigate through complex data to build storyboards and present data effectively. Key Concept Direct connections enable SAP Lumira to connect directly…...…
  6. What’s New in SAP Lumira 1.3x?

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    Learn about the latest updates to SAP Lumira that are included in releases 1.30 and 1.31. SAP included several new capabilities and new functionality to help you deliver data-discovery workflows to your business user audience. Key Concept SAP Lumira is SAP’s product offering for the data discovery area in the overall SAP BusinessObjects BI offering…....…
  7. Leveraging SAP BusinessObjects Lumira with SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2

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    If you missed the chat or need a refresher, we welcome you to view the online chat replay or read the full, edited transcript below. This Q&A was part of the four-part Q&A series Innovating the Core: SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise BI. Live Blog Q&A on Leveraging SAP BusinessObjects Lumira with SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2  …...…
  8. Integrate Multiple ERP Systems to Build Interactive Geographical Dashboards in SAP Lumira

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    Rakesh Kalahasthi explains how to overcome a limitation in developing geographical charts in SAP Lumira by pulling data from SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) powered by SAP HANA. Key Concept All InfoCubes and DataStore objects (DSOs) can be accessed in SAP HANA as native SAP HANA models by importing them into the SAP HANA database…...…