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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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