The release of Lumira Server for the BI Platform has proven to be a welcome platform integration piece. To paraphrase a winning political slogan, “It’s the platform, stupid.” In our follow-up to our earlier Q & A, Ty Miller told us that the platform is one of the more important components of trusted data:
One of the things that makes a data discovery solution a trusted data discovery solution is the ability of the organization supporting it to manage it, and the BI platform is world renowned for its Life Cycle Management capabilities, and we’re looking to bring more of those kinds of capabilities to Lumira.
By bringing Lumira to the BI platform, SAP has made it easier to support, and also easier to use in concert with other BI platform components. By using the available tools and open document capabilities, SAP can now make user-driven and professionally authored content work together. As Ty continued:
There is also the concept of designer-driven content and business user-driven content. Design Studio applications are created by people whose job it is to create business intelligence, which is referred to as professionally authored BI. We want to create the ability to integrate user-driven BI and professionally authored BI, and one of the ways to do that is through the concept of open document capabilities.
So the addition of Lumira to the BI platform allows BI users and information consumers to benefit from the best of two worlds. AsTy continued:
Because Lumira is now on the BI platform, we can look at ways to use open document technology to allow professionally authored content from Design Studio and user-authored content from Lumira to connect with each other and enable moving from one view of the data to another.
Ty was specifically referring to SAP Design Studio, but Adrian Westmoreland added:
I would extend that to say that Lumira can be connected not just with Design Studio, but also with Web Intelligence, or anything else on the BI platform. You can drill down via Lumira to a detailed report or anything else on the platform, using this interconnectivity to produce workflows.
The quest for clarity continues early in the New Year, when APOS Systems hosts the Web Intelligence Update with SAP’s Frank Prabel & Gregory Botticchio webinar on January 28, 2016. This free webinar will address new features in Web Intelligence, and the solution’s place within the SAP BI Convergence Strategy.
Posts in This Series
- Web Intelligence, Lumira and the SAP BI Convergence Strategy
- The Future of Web Intelligence and Lumira Interoperability
- Lumira Server for the BI Platform – Trusted Data Solution
- Lumira Server for the BI Platform & BW Connectivity
- Lumira and the SAP BusinessObjects Edge Edition
- Design Studio or Lumira?