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How Lumira Stacks up Against the Competition Ask SAP Call Notes– Part 1

These are the notes as I heard them – feel free to comment below if you heard different.   I won’t repeat any of the slides that are already covered Roadmap Discussion: What is next for SAP BusinessObjects BI – Notes

Part 2 is here: Lumira – Today, Tomorrow, Part 2 of askSAP Call Notes

SAP’s Jayne Landry said that only 10% users have access to the analytics they need.


Figure 1: Source: SAP

Over 37% on the call said they were currently using Lumira 1.20


Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 shows attendee response as to whether Lumira meets their visualization needs.  Most said it meets “some of them”.

How is SAP Lumira Different


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 was the agenda for Lumira


Figure 4: Source: SAP

Data wrangling is the “process of converting raw data into more convenient format for analysis/consumption” per SAP

Combine sources, transform the data as the data may not be in view you need it


Figure 5: Source: SAP

Visualizations “our brains are wired for visualizations”


Figure 6: Source: SAP

For visual discoveries you can use the “lightbulb” to show related visualizations


Figure 7: Source: SAP

On Figure 7 the Forrester agile visualization report was referenced – see it here


Figure 8: Source: SAP

Cindi Howson said it was “interesting but not surprising that integration w BI platform most important” as shown in the Figure 8 poll of the audience

Meeting with Customers


Figure 9: Source: SAP

Independent dealers don’t have IT people on staff

“Best tool used in last 10 years”

See this Daimler Truck video:


Figure 10: Source: SAP

Swisscom chose SAPLumira for Infographics, ESRI map integration and multiple data sets


Q: Predictive and Lumira – SAP has Lumira, Predictive, InfiniteInsight

A: Predictive & InfiniteInsight will be merging

Q: What if you don’t want to run desktop version?

A: Can run Lumira Server or Cloud

Q: Trusted Data Discovery, Predictive  – HANA has, with ETL – does Lumira plan to mesh into that?

A: 2 platforms – in HANA app – run natively on HANA

Also on BI Platform with auditing, trusted data discovery

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