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
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Things might change in the future
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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
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Figure 3 shows the consolidation of BI tools
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Why is SAP doing this?
Lumira gains access to BW/HANA
Design Studio gains offline data access
Retain scenarios already familiar with
Interop between the products
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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
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Figure 6 shows what happens in 2017
Still have 2 installable products
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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
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2.x features interoperability
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Licenses today honored and move on to the next release
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Facet navigation won’t be there in 2.x
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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
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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
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Going into both clients
Enhancements – PDF export
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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
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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
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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
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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
Great Post.. Lets wait and see the Product.
* Main Feature like auto drilldown , When adds the dimension objects to the report layer.
* Time dimension hierarchy navigation.
* Drill Down features as in AO / Excel version
* Good Looking charts and Graphs.
* Prompt support of SAP BW as in Bex Workbook or AO. For Example if random list of material added as clipboard to the Prompt.
Will that compete with the features available in Power BI.
Thank you for comments.
Not sure about competing with PowerBI though
Tammy, thanks for the write up.
Do you know which BI Platform version will be required for Lumira 2.0? BI Platform 4.2 required?
Hi Adam - thank you for reading and replying - please see Blair Wheadon's blog for your answers: https://blogs.sap.com/2016/05/20/sap-lumira-and-design-studio-convergence/
Do we have any end of life date for Analysis edition for OLAP? what happens for the existing Analysis edition for OLAP reports?
Ven - I don't think SAP has announced any EOL for A-OLAP, so they should continue to work in the latest BI4.2 versions
Good to meet you last Month @ SAP Insider Conference, Nice Blog ! waiting to hear the official release of 2.0.
Can you please confirm if the cell editor functionality is supported in Lumira 2.0
Today we have an issue with time characteristic not refreshing when using two structures with cell editor.
Please let us know.
Hi Sini - the product is not available yet so I can't confirm anything
Perhaps you want to create a new discussion at answers.sap.com to describe the problem you are experiencing?
Hi Tammy - what is BW version requirement for Lumira 2.0 online connectivity to BW?
Hi - please review the SAP Product Availability Matrix (PAM) for this - S-user may be required to access: https://support.sap.com/content/dam/library/ssp/infopages/pam-essentials/TIP/SAP%20Lumira/SAP%20Lumira%202.0/SAPLUMIRA_PAM.pdf
The PAM says Lumira Server for BI Platform will be available for Redhat and SUSE Linux in GA Version. Do you know if the Linux version of BI Platform Add-In is already available?
HI - I do not work for SAP - but the product is not yet GA
On BO server can we keep both server components like design studio and new lumira 2.0 ?
I heard that we will just have Lumira 2.0 server component, If so what happens to exsiting design studio 1.6 dashboard on platform, Do it need a conversion to lumira ?
There is a 1.6 compatibility mode; you can run 1.6 apps in 2.0
Good day! It sounds like Lumira 2.0 will be released before Q3 (or is GA already). Can you please confirm. I am running Lumira 1.31 and am ready to move to 2.0
Please see my latest post here: https://blogs.sap.com/2017/05/23/sap-lumira-2.0-overview-roadmap-asug-webcast-question-answer/