Skip to Content
Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas

BI 2014 Self-Service Data Discovery for Business Users and Analysts Using SAP Lumira

This is a another summary of a BI 2014 session I attended last week.


Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows dissatisfied users, with users not using data

If you know question BI will have the answer

Today with visual Discovery people are seeing themselves as more self-service so need less of IT


Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 shows that we want to avoid the traditional timeline


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 indicates our brains are wired for visuals

Retention rate without visual is 10% after 72 hours


Figure 4: Source: SAP

At a glance, can you answer the question shown in Figure 4?

This is why visuals are needed.


Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows when to blog on SCN.

Data Geek Challenge:  Analysing the @SCNblogs twitter timeline


Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows the data sources including support for universes 3.x and 4x

It is “one click” to import


Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 shows two workflows, with one on the desktop and online

If it is on the desktop 30M cell limit


Figure 8: Source: SAP

Business Analysts know domain, but want to automate repetitive tasks but restrict coding (which is usually passed to IT)


Figure 9: Source: SAP

On this slide, the speaker was asked: “can you use What If’s with Lumira? Yes with Logical IF”


Figure 10: Source: SAP

Lumira was rewritten in HTML5 to allow publishing to various platforms including mobile, tablet, etc

The following Figures 11 & 12 are from SAP but from another session; they were not covered in the session but I thought relevant to this presentation:


Source: SAP


Source: SAP


Upcoming SAP Lumira webcasts:

If you missed BI 2014 in Orlando I hope you will join ASUG at ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando:


ASUG Preconference Seminars

Jump Start ASUG Annual Conference SAPPHIRE with a Pre-Conference Session – Back and Better than Ever

Assigned Tags

      Be the first to leave a comment
      You must be Logged on to comment or reply to a post.