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Lumira and the SAP BusinessObjects Edge Edition

SAP Lumira is a  scalable solution. It is a good fit for all SAP BI deployments, regardless of  size, and uses an architecture that is familiar to and trusted by IT  departments currently administering SAP BI.

SAP Lumira can also be  deployed without IT involvement by individuals (Lumira Desktop) and teams  (Lumira Team Server). However, what makes it truly scalable is that there is a technology adoption path between these  multiple options.

There are numerous  scenarios in SAP BusinessObjects Edge edition to illustrate this path. Earlier  this year, during our SAPinsider Q & A event (“Will Your Web Intelligence Journey Lead You into Lumira?”),  SAP’s Ty Miller provided a real-time answer to the following question:

Is Lumira  included with Edge BI Licenses?
Ty Miller: Lumira requires an add-on license for Edge BI. You have two options:
Option 1: You can purchase Lumira  Server for Teams which is a very low-maintenance server solution that can  literally be deployed on a laptop or desktop… [Y]ou can connect it to the  Universes you have running on your Edge BI deployment.
Option 2: [There is] an add-on that  you can deploy to your existing Edge BI server which will give IT the ability  to govern a Lumira deployment while giving business users the rich  interactivity, data access (again optionally governed by IT), visualization,  and story creation capabilities that they want in a trusted data discovery  tool.

In a follow-up call with Ty, he spoke of  the path from Lumira Server for Teams to Lumira Server for the BI Platform:

[The Lumira Server  for Teams] deployment option is suited to groups who need a very quickly  deployable solution that does not require IT intervention. Such groups  frequently evolve to need the governance and IT assistance of a trusted data  discovery solution. They can do this by moving their content to Lumira Server  for the BI platform, either under their Edge license, or they can move to the  Lumira Server for the BI platform. The Edge license covers both scenarios.

Ty emphasized that moving from the  non-trusted to the trusted database scenario is quite simple: they simply have  to republish their documents from the Lumira Server for Teams to the Lumira  Server for the BI platform. With the release of Lumira 1.28, this technology  adoption path gets even smoother. The addition of promotion management not only  makes it easier to develop Lumira stories in a separate environment, but also  makes this technology adoption path even easier.

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