For an overview of what is new see Sharon Om’s What’s New in SAP Lumira 1.22 (summary)


SAP’s Christina Obry gave this webcast last week.  I will try to not repeat what Sharon provided in her blog.

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Figure 1: Source: SAP

Lumira Edge is “Agile BI for small medium businesses”

It takes 10 to 15 min to install

It does not require HANA

Use 1.22 Lumira Desktop into new team server

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Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 covers group management; available to those who have a paid Lumira Cloud enterprise license

You use the admin user to create groups

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Figure 3: Source: SAP

Exporting to PDF was a popular idea on Idea place

It allows you to share story outside Lumira

You can print them via PDF

PDF is supported on Desktop, Server and Cloud

Filter information is in the appendix of the PDF

There are some limitations on tables and reports on exporting

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Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 shows how to delete a document, to help organize desktop.  You could do this before but the process was very cumbersome.

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Figure 5: Source: SAP

Infographics now have more templates and work like a wireframe

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Figure 6: Source: SAP

With BI4.1 SP5 and above you can save the Lumira document to the BI platform

You don’t need add-on, server, or HANA

However to view in Launchpad you need the add-on

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Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 provides more platform support information, including HANA support, a common question here on SCN.

Question & Answer

Q: Are there plans to export to PowerPoint?

A: A known enhancement request through Idea Place – prioritized PDF over PPT as it fulfills more requirements

Q: When doing dynamic text, can you sum/count/etc. on a subset of the data? ie add a WHERE clause?

A: Can have an IF statement but don’t have access to dimensions – no

Q: Where do I find Idea Place?

A: https://ideas.sap.com/SAPLumira

Q: is there any roadmap to support mobile Applications on W8 smartphones/tablets ?

A: Refer to roadmap on SMP; not timelines

Q: Format painter button in the roadmap?

A: Ability to copy over charts in InfoGraphic today

BI –addon is in GA Care

Q: Possible to connect to BW data source directly?

A: Wait for webinar coming up

Q: Is there any plan to add ranges selection where user can type the ranges to filter? Today it can be done by holding Cntrl key but in some cases the number of items to select are too many so wondering if user can have range field (from/ to) feature

A: Improvements planned as well as filters in visualization

Other:

I hope to learn more at BI 2015

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