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SAP Lumira SP12 – Quick peek at some new features

Late today (2/10/2013) SP12 of SAP Lumira became available for download.  I have been expectantly awaiting this release to look closer at the new “Compose” feature to build interactive storyboards as the area of Data Visualisation and in particular Dashboard Design interests me greatly and I often speak publicly on this topic and example is “What is a dashboard really” http://thinkingbi.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/what-is-a-dashboard-really/

I’ll start with my observations and then walk through what I did….

Conclusion ..  

I think storyboards are a great enhancement to Lumira the same way the Exploration Views enhance the use of Explorer.  There is still work to be done on sharing the storyboards to other people as both static and interactive applications but what a great step forward for Lumira.  The public facing roadmap suggests you will be able to house, secure and access SAP Lumira visualisation from within the SAP Business Objects Platform (BI Launchpad), think of the possibilities this offers and how end users can engage, interact and gain insight from information assets.

One more thing …   The new HTML5 UI is a bold move in my opinion, not that it’s the wrong choice of technology, but it really changes the UI experience for a user from the earlier versions.  The workflow has changed on many of the everyday activities, not un-intuitively, but it certainly made me stop and think a few times. An example is the semantic enrichment of data is not as obvious, and creating geographic hierarchies feels different but get’s the same results in the end.

I defiantely need to play more with SP12 as with only an hour so far it honestly feels very new in the UI and Workflow but the future possibilities are encouraging.

How to:

Data Acquired

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Visualisations built

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Remember to click on + to get a blank before you save, otherwise you’ll overwrite the previously saved image.

Compose

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The end result

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      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      its interesting !!!

      Rgrds,

      Jitendra

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      Former Member

      Great post, thanks for the insight.  I played with it today myself and it is significantly different from a UI perspective, but I do like that they are closing the gaps between the core product and Lumira cloud.

      The storyboards hold so much potential, but still this doesn't do me much good until they can be shared directly through the BO launchpad.

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      It's on the public roadmap and we all wait with anticipation.

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      Former Member

      Hi Andrew

      Nice blog,

      Regards,

      Hari Suseelan

      Author's profile photo Nic Smith
      Nic Smith

      Well done! Looking forward to a new DataGeek entry with Lumira SP12 www.sap.com/datageek

      Author's profile photo Henry Banks
      Henry Banks

      Spot on observations as always! 

      Not wanting to highjack your excellent thread, but I posted some complimentary info over here that you might be interested in:  http://scn.sap.com/community/lumira/blog/2013/10/07/a-forray-into-lumira-sp12--new-features-and-findings

      Regards,

      H

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      Hi Henry,

      Thanks for the kind words.  No problem about adding a link to your post, it has great content that defiantly adds value to the community. 

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      Former Member

      Hi Andrew,

      Has  1.0.12 been released yet? When I try to run updates from Lumira, it says no new updates. I have 1.0.11. Please let me know. 

      Thanks in advance,

      Regards,

      Lakshmi

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas

      Yes, 1.0.12 has been out  - go to sap.com/trylumira or saplumira.com to install the latest.

      Henry Banks Clarissa Dold - any ideas why the check update within Lumira is not working?

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      Tammy,

      I don't believe the 'auto-update' function works yet.

      Been hearing some good things about it working in SP13 though!

      Stay tuned for a video!

      Bijan

      Author's profile photo Clarissa Dold
      Clarissa Dold

      Hi Lakshmi,

      SP12 is available since 02OCT13 as Andrew states above.

      Best Regards,

      Clarissa

      Author's profile photo Antoine CHABERT
      Antoine CHABERT

      Hi Lakshmi,

      Which method are you using to auto-update? estore or SMP?

      For SMP at least there is a workaround documented here: http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/vi01/en/lum1_12_0_install_en.pdf

      (check page 11)

      Best

      Antoine

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      SP13 will also be out within days and SP14 released by Christmas.

      Author's profile photo Antoine CHABERT
      Antoine CHABERT

      Hi Andrew,

      SP13 has been released yesterday. It is available to download.

      Another way is to use the auto-update feature, with a valid SMP account.

      Best regards

      Antoine

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      Former Member

      Where is SP13 available to download?!

      -Bijan

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas

      Andrew says it is on SMP and I just downloaded at sap.com/trylumira

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      Tammy Powlas

      Antoine CHABERT

      Looks like the sap.com/trylumira site only has SP13 for 32 bit software and not 64 bit.  Any ideas for when it will be there for those who purchased through the eStore and not through SMP?

      Any idea for when the auto-update for the software will work as well, especially for those who purchased through the eStore/SAP Store?  I just tried the auto update and it does not work.

      Author's profile photo Antoine CHABERT
      Antoine CHABERT

      Hi Tammy,

      I'll get back to you on these two points.

      Best regards,

      Antoine

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      Thanks Antoine, I wouldn't have checked SMP without your comment.  Much appreciated.

      Author's profile photo Eduardo Rezende
      Eduardo Rezende

      I liked the compose! 🙂
      Included in my blog: Analysing the 2012 Summer Olympics medals with SAP Lumira