Here is the Question & Answer from today’s ASUG SAP Lumira Roadmap Webcast with SAP’s Ty Miller

For slides see The SAP Lumira Roadmap – ASUG BusinessObjects Conference

Q: How easy is it to add notes/comments to Lumira slides? Can you give an example?

A: You can add text boxes; on Mobile BI with Lumira you can add annotations‑

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Q: Is there any Lumira “tips and tricks” video/document available?

A: Yes, there are videos at saplumira.com and sap.com/LearnBI‑

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Q: Can Lumira be integrated into Single Sign On solution?

A: Yes, there are blogs on SCN that cover this.  As an example, see SSO to SAP BW from Lumira Desktop 1.17 / 1.17.1 64-bit version

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Q: Are there plans to support publishing to document management systems like webdav, Portal KM, or Sharepoint?

A: From SAP’s Idea Place re: SharePoint – Within Lumira Cloud there is a way to use the SDK to retrieve and view a specific Lumira object: http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/lumC1/en/lumC_1406_developer_en.pdf%1f%1e

A: With Lumira Server you can use an embeddable URL to share a story: http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/vi01/en/lumS117_user_en.pdf Using these methods to can dispaly a Lumira story as a Sharepoint web part.‑

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Q: Since 1.17, it’s supposed to be possible to have animated charts (eg. animation in time). How is it done?

A: See Learn About Animation in SAP Lumira as an example‑

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Q: if i’m missing drivers for data sources, sych as BW, where should i look for them

A: Are you using Desktop?  Do you have the standard edition?  Free edition doesn’t cover BW as a data source‑

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Q: it is the desktop standard edition

A: You don’t see BW as a data source with the standard edition?  Are you using 1.19?‑

Q: yes it is 1.19 and I don’t see BW but I see HANA

A: I recommend contacting Lumira Support at support.lumira@sap.com

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Q: To run Lumira files on BO 4.1 server, do we need to install any software on BO 4.1 server?

A: Please see this SCN blog for details: How to install SAP BusinessObjects BI add-on for SAP Lumira (Part 2) – Ramp-Up!

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Q: Is HANA required for Lumira Server

A: Right now yes‑ also see Why Do I Need Lumira Server (on HANA) To View Storyboards in SAP BI 4?

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Q: On prior silde it said SSO with Lumira cloud, what about SSO to Limira Server?

A: Have SSO with Lumira Server – Kerberos‑

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Q: Can Lumira stories be published to BI 4.0 SP10?

A: I recommend checking the SAP PAM for prerequisites – service.sap.com/PAM‑

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Q: Can Lumira connext to a local ESRI server (instead of ArcGIS online)^

A: Right now it is just ArcGIS online‑

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Q: If you publish your report to the BI Launch pad, are you able to use authorizations to control user security to data?

A: Covered on slide 25‑

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Q: For 4.1 BI Launch Pad sharing, does that require Lumira Server?

A: Take a look at this blog re: BI4.1 with Lumira How to install SAP BusinessObjects BI add-on for SAP Lumira (Part 2) – Ramp-Up!

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Q: Can Lumira connect to SQL Server Analysis Service Cubes

A: Not yet‑

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Q: can you please clarify your statement ” HANA is required for Lumira Server”. What if we have BI 4.1 and are interested in Lumira?

A: I recommend reading this SCN blog How SAP Lumira Server Runs on SAP HANA for details and Why Do I Need Lumira Server (on HANA) To View Storyboards in SAP BI 4?

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Q: Is the Lumira and Predective Analysis use the same code.? And is Lumira part of the SAP PA too?

A: PA does use same code. Will see predict room with PA. ‑

A: Licensing it is different‑

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Q: Will Lumira replace explorer over time.. Or in other sense when we start using Lumira there wont be necessity for Explorer with Lumira now able to connect to BW queries ?

A: It is the latter half of that – convergence strategy is not to end of life BI tools. ‑

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Q: Do we need a Lumira server in place to be able to publish storyboards to a existing BI platform?

A: Yes today this is needed for on-premise provisioning – need Lumira Server ‑

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Q: Is there a plan to add bursting capabilities similar to WebI or Crystal reports to Lumira?

A: Not on immediate roadmap; Lumira is not a replacement for Crystal or Web Intelligence‑

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Q: do we need to have any specific services running on the BI server to run lumira visuals or documents?

A: No

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