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Lumira – Today, Tomorrow, Part 2 of askSAP Call Notes

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

SAP’s Ty Miller lead this part of the webcast, with questions from John Appleby.


Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows the 1.20 Lumira features, including localized languages

One click toolbar options

Numbers are treated differently

Conditional formatting – analysis by exception

Hyperlinks on boards

Refresh infographics is a hit

“There a few #DataViz extensions already in SAP Lumira GitHub community” per SAP – see

Ty’s favorite is the extension to Google spreadsheets


Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 shows the next release of Lumira 1.21, which SAP expects to be released tomorrow

Cloud, on-premise, server, desktop

John asked “The agile market is fast; how is SAP keeping up?”  Ty’s answer:

  • – Design councils, CEI, workshops, strategic advisory councils, influence councils, democratic platform is Idea Place
  • – We’ll see Lumira on Idea Place soon per SAP


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 shows the “first server release of Lumira on commodity hardware”

Lumira Edge edition beta launches tomorrow – install in 15 minutes on commodity hardware for small teams SAP Lumira, Edge will have in-memory engine but doesn’t require HANA

Details are here: SAP Lumira, Edge edition: What Is It?

Runs on Windows Server or Windows 8

Only 4-8 GB of RAM


Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 shows what SAP is working on for 2015 – Lumira Edge

A velocity engine was mentioned

Renew integration of Lumira Server of BI Platform or Lumira Server with HANA


Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows Lumira today.


Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows 2015 plans for Lumira by “persona”.


Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 shows more 2015 Lumira plans

Finally another poll shows that over 78% plan to use Lumira in the next 3 months:


Source: SAP


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      Author's profile photo Wolfgang Mayer
      Wolfgang Mayer

      Hi Tammy,

      any information on what datasources will be available for Lumira Edge (Team Server)? Only using XLS data is not sufficient, even for SMEs. Connection to a SAP system (using JavaConnector, JSON, Odata) possible?

      Thanks & Regards


      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Hi Wolfgang - I recommend reading this blog by one of the SAP product managers Ashish Morzaria SAP Lumira, Edge edition: What Is It?

      It might be better to ask questions about that in that thread, as I don't have any details myself.