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Where is the Man of Steel most needed – Using Cloud Lumira with Mobile BI 5

Little known fact: Superman was a Jayhawk fan from the University of Kansas (my school), and this clip from the movie trailer Man of Steel proves it:



A top feature for Cloud BI, according to Howard Dresner in a tweet chat, is ad hoc query.  Could we do that in Cloud Lumira?  Could it tell us when and where is the Man of Steel needed most to fight crime?  This is a DataGenius IV entry.

To see the possibilities, I tried this out using crime statistics from

I also did this with Lumira on the iPad using Mobile BI (amateur video):

Also using Mobile BI 5.0 you can annoate and e-mail the visualization as shown below:


So why was crime so high in the 1990’s in Superman’s home state of Kansas?


Source: Wikipedia

Was Superman too busy working in Metropolis to help his fellow Kansans?  Was he too busy on a popular 1990’s TV show to help Kansas? Inquiring minds want to know.

You can check out Lumira Cloud by going to

Andrew Fox shows a nice Data Geek entry here too SAP Lumira (formerly SAP Visual Intelligence): … | SCN

For fun also see Jyoti Prakash  super hero quiz in his blog-it-forward entry Blog It Forward – Jyoti Prakash

Helpful links:

Official Product Tutorials – SAP BusinessObjects Lumira

DataGenius IV

Learn more about Lumira at SAP TechEd Las Vegas:

Join us at SAP TechEd – ASUG Pre-Conference Session

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 with SAP BW and ERP – Everything You Need in One Day (hands-on)

Full-Day Seminar

Monday, October 21, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

US$595 ASUG member; US$695 ASUG non-member

Abstract: In this workshop, you will learn how to use the new SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 suite products in combination with SAP NetWeaver® BW and SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA®. It will provide you with practical oriented guidance and best practices that you can leverage right away at your own company. You will learn about topics such as data connectivity for SAP ERP, SAP NetWeaver BW, and SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA; user management; data security; and portal integrations. You will get to experience the following products yourself:

• SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office v 1.4

• SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP Edition 4.1

• SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.1

• Web Intelligence 4.1

• SAP Lumira

•SAP BusinessObjects Explorer 4.1

• Crystal Reports® for Enterprise 4.1

• Mobile BI

All the products are based on the latest release of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 in combination with SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA.  Join SAP Mentor Ingo Hilgefort and ASUG Volunteers for this session.

Register today.

Also the ASUG BusinessObjects User Conference has Lumira content in the self-service BI track – see

Lastly, as an appendix, I finished a Codagogy class today and received this as a graduation present:


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      Author's profile photo Bernhard Escherich
      Bernhard Escherich

      Thanks for this interesting blog. After watching Man of Steel in the cinema this afternoon I was now able to close my weekend by reading this blog.

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Stephen Johannes
      Stephen Johannes

      Did you ever consider that Superman was too busy watching basketball to help his home state due to him being an avid Jayhawks fan?   😈

      Take care,