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SAP Lumira 2.0 – Road Ahead Webcast Notes

This was a Visual BI webcast last week, covering where Design Studio and Lumira are headed

How these are combined into next major release

Figure 1: Source: Visual BI

Things might change in the future

Figure 2: Source: Visual BI/SAP

Core of what happens in Lumira 2.x

Still 2 products – customer can use 2 product

1 product in terms of technology, branding

You decide Lumira Discovery (Desktop) or Lumira Designer (Design Studio)

Still 2 clients

Figure 3: Source: Visual BI/SAP

Figure 3 shows the consolidation of BI tools

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Why is SAP doing this?

Sharing technology

Lumira gains access to BW/HANA

Design Studio gains offline data access

Retain scenarios already familiar with

Interop between the products

Figure 5: Source: Visual BI/SAP

Three main categories

Design Studio is for the power user, IT professional

SAP Lumira is the tool for your business user

Top – Analysis Office – Excel, PowerPoint, quickly analyze data

Figure 6: Source: Visual BI/SAP

Figure 6 shows what happens in 2017

Still have 2 installable products

Figure 7: Source: Visual BI/SAP

Today 2 add-ons

Future – one add-on

Lumira was using Velocity engine for offline access

Lumira will gain strong BW/HANA integration

Both tools will have ability to talk to online/offline data sources

Figure 8: Source: Visual BI/SAP

2.x features interoperability

Figure 9: Source: Visual BI/SAP

Licenses today honored and move on to the next release

Figure 10: Source: Visual BI/SAP

Facet navigation won’t be there in 2.x


Figure 11: Source: Visual BI/SAP

Lumira Discovery (new name for Lumira Desktop) – see on the right side will have home screen feeling, latest items, last connections used, server connections

Global search is part of the home screen too

Figure 12: Source: Visual BI/SAP

Lumira Discovery will move away from the 3 room concept; it will be single-screen/canvas workflow

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Reduce chart types but not losing functionality

Example: today Lumira has a column chart, column with dual axis, combination chart – reduce chart types and make elements visible/configured

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Filter for only for chart, or multiple charts, or page, or complete story

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Input control so user can interactively filter

Drag and drop filter onto canvas

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Major enhancement is connectivity

Design Studio has a strong integration with BW and HANA

Now it will be shared in 2.x with both clients

HTTP connection means you don’t have to configure ODBC connection

Figure 17: Source: Visual BI/SAP

Going into both clients

Enhancements – PDF export

Figure 18: Source: Visual BI/SAP

If you use bookmarks in DS before and earlier versions

There are limitations today; not select specific items overall dashboards/application; SAP plans to address 2.x

Decide which elements of overall dashboards become part of the bookmark

Personal vs. global bookmarks

Figure 19: Source: Visual BI/SAP

Create new component without code

Creating own “constellation of elements”  – checkboxes, grid box, panel, logo to reuse in multiple dashboards

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Not many details on this often-discussed feature

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Chart becomes contextually aware

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ESRI maps will be part of the product, similar to what happened to Lumira Desktop (ESRI maps are part of the product)

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Conditional formatting – plan general conditional formatting – data source independent

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Prompting dialog improves as shown in Figure 24.

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Ability to define list of values – define once

How many members you want to have

Reuse definitions across components

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Single cell selection and related screen

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Key advantage is shown in Figure 27

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Scheduling – based on a discover dataset

2.x focuses on BusinessObjects platform

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Update add-on and client tool

Conversion is shown in Figure 29

Figure 30: Source: Visual BI/SAP

Option 1 – keep in 1.6 (like BW3.5 to 7.0, still use 3.5 queries) – same idea

Upgrade at a different point in time

Figure 31: Source: Visual BI/SAP

Figure 31 shows the platform going forward is the BI platform

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Share material between discovery & designer unlike before

Also see some upcoming workshops here.

Question & Answer

Q: offline mean?

A: means offline data – connecting to BW system

Q: Do we need additional licenses for Lumira if we have BusinessObjects licenses?

A: Check your license – today have Lumira Desktop & add-on

Q: Can Lumira 1.31 and 2.0 coexist?

A: No official statement

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