This has been a common question for Lumira – can it connect to BW? In previous versions this was not supported unless you were using BW on HANA.
With SP12, SAP Lumira now supports connectivity against a BW Universe (BI4x .UNX). First you need to create a BW Universe in the IDT. You go to connections, log on to the BI4x platform, and select your BW Universe.
I am using BW data from SAP Solution Manager Incident Management.
In the above shows how I am filtering on date created
In the above you see I am connecting using a .UNX file and I created a time hierarchy to separate the date by Year, Quarter, Month
Then I create a storyboard of the various views of Incident Management – incidents by month, component, and message status. I am using the Message Component as an input control to select the various incidents.
I can “clone” the storyboard and change the input controls to check Message status.
I publish the dataset to Lumira Cloud, where I can start interacting with the data there or using SAP BusinessObjects Mobile
Above shows SolMan BW Universe data in the Lumira Cloud, and I can start exploring/analyzing visualizations there.
What are some of the downsides of connecting to the BW Universe? You lose the BW hierarchy data and you need to filter the data effectively before you start building the visualization.
There is a step-by-step video on how to connect to BW here provided by SAP Lumira University.
Ashish Morzaria – #SAPTechEd 2013 Speaker of the Week – Lumira will be covered at TechEd
Official Product Tutorials – SAP BusinessObjects Lumira – now updated for SP12
Also SAP released this video featuring Lumira SP12 features: