Perhaps first we need to talk about what the SAP Idea Place actually is. In a nutshell the Idea Place is a forum for anyone to share their ideas on how to enhance and improve almost any SAP product. And since we are in the SAP Lumira SCN Space, this is the link to the Lumira Idea Place:
If you are interested in the process of how the ideas are evaluated, visit the How This Works page.
But, does it really work? In this blog, I want to specifically look at SAP Lumira and the ideas that have been delivered in 2015. I decided to do this in a matrix where I present the Idea Title (hyperlinked to the actual idea) and a very short description of the idea. In 2015, there were 27 ideas delivered, or implemented in Lumira. Additionally, there is a umber of ideas in the “Accepted” and “Under Review” state, meaning that there is a good chance these will see the light of day soon. The gears grind slowly, but grind they do.
Your ideas do count, they do get implemented and we thank everyone that has submitted an idea ((and voted for an idea) for taking the time to help us improve Lumira!
Here is the matrix of “delivered” ideas in 2015:
|IDEA TITLE||BRIEF IDEA SUMMARY|
|SSO Connection to BW from Lumira||Ability to use to use SSO to “download data from SAP Business Warehouse” connection.|
|Crosstab column width setting||Ability to adjust each column width|
|Lumira Charts Development for Lumira over HANA Implementation||
stacked column/ stacked bar chart in combination with a line chart for specific targets.
|Creating Lumira story from multiple HANA Views||Access multiple views, thus one page has data from 1st HANA view, 2nd page has info from 2nd HANA view|
|Combine visualizations from different documents||Ability to combine Visualizations in different documents using the same dataset in a single story|
|Create data set / view / export data from chart||ability to drill down into a chat’s raw data, visualize it, export it to excel file and or share it by email.|
|Ability to change source file path||Ability to change the original uploaded file path/name.|
|Custom Colors for Bars in Charts and Legend Location||Ability to select custom colors for charts.|
|More Options for Input Controls||
slider or some other interface similar to WebI’s query filtering options
|Story page sequencechange||Add the ability while composing a story to change their sequence|
|Visualization as Filter||option to use a visualization to filter rest of the visualization on the storyboard.|
|Single Storyboard form multiple data sets||needed across the board not to just for infographics|
|Combined Input Control for Story||a single input control to be applied for the whole of the story.|
|Show Correct Number of Decimal Digits on Axis||show the correct number of decimal digits on the axis.|
|Add Extension via Lumira Interface – i.e. like Design Studio and Xcelsius||easy installation of Extensions (no copy / paste)|
|Ability to ungroup a custom group||specific option to un-group values back to original state|
|Color Palettes for Visualization Extensions||The colors used to render custom charts in Lumira Desktop are fixed at run time.|
|Difficulty of selecting/modifying a filter in visualization||
No need to go through the long list of all values to locate the one that needs to be deselected.
|A better UI for filtering numbers||Ability to set a specific range of values, ie between 800 and 900|
|<Lumira, server for teams>User Management Enhancements||Change Users from NUL to CSBL, Change Email ID, be able to use non-email ID as usernames|
|Entire table data is displayed in page type report which makes the report lengthier and nonuniform||scroll bars for table in page type report|
|Input Control Filter applies to multiple pages to a story board||option where input filter can be selected and specify the value to apply to other pages also|
|Visualization Height and Width in Report Story Board Template||improved template so that it adjusts the height and width automatically|
|Visualizations (i.e. charts/graphs,etc.) as Input Controls||
charts as input controls.
|Dynamic visibility for visualizations in the story board||show different visualization based on user actions.|
|Input controls for Infographic Story Boards||Ability to filter the data with any dimensions after is opened.|
|Custom interaction between charts||custom interactivity between charts on the same dataset.|