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Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas

Day 0 #ASUG2017 #SAPPHIRENOW Learning SAP Lumira 2.0 and SAP Analytics Cloud – It’s a Wrap

On Monday ASUG held several ASUG pre-conference sessions.  This is a nice “jump-start” to the conference.  I attended the hands-on session with SAP Lumira 2.0 and SAP Analytics Cloud (formerly known as BusinessObjects Cloud).


Before the conference even started, we saw on twitter some of the name changes.  At the end of the show, the SAP Analytics twitter handle shared this:

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So you can see above that it is now “SAP Lumira” and SAP Analytics Cloud – no “BusinessObjects”.  See the SAP press release.


First, everything in the room was set up nicely with hard-wired connections,  We connected to SAP Lumira on a BW backend using Amazon Web Services. Our instructor was SAP Mentor/ASUG Volunteer Ingo Hilgefort.  I can’t reasonably share 70+ slides and over 130 pages of exercises, so below are some highlights:



SAP Lumira Discovery

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One item I didn’t realize was that conversion to Lumira 2.x is one-way.

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Ingo said “Be cautious for sizing” SAP Lumira 2.0.  You will want to resize before switch to production as now you have one server for both applications (Designer, Discovery)

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Above shows BW online functionality is new to Lumira Discovery

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Ingo covered some limitations with BW and Lumira Discovery.  He highlighted currency and scaling factor in the discussion.


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Lumira Designer

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Lumira Designer will have the capability to export to Analysis Office.

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Lumira Designer will have the “Document” concept.  This is a new concept that everyone must understand when using Designer for the first time.  Ingo explained that the document feature allows teams to work on Lumira 2.0 applications.

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Ingo said single cell selection in SAP Lumira 2.0 is helpful for planning scenarios.



SAP Analytics Cloud

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Some key considerations for SAP Analytics Cloud are covered above

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Above covers connectivity for SAP Analytics Cloud


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Above are some things to be aware of with SAP Analytics Cloud


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Above shows some limitations with BW Connectivity (acquisition) with SAP Analytics Cloud


Lumira Discovery Exercises

Here is a work in progress on Lumira Discovery (Excel is the data source):

In this exercise we blended some data, used the grid format, and the KPI tiles

On another part of the exercise we used the input controls and the maps functionality


SAP Analytics Cloud Exercises

Here is the first exercise I did on SAP Analytics Cloud – my colors are not matching the exercise result…oh well

The next exercise (above) we used the linked analysis feature

The last exercise we used the maps feature


We saw a demo of Alexa and Design Studio; use case is voice commands and talking to dashboard for 508 compliance


In case you were not at the conference last week you can register for Tuesday’s ASUG webcast on SAP Lumira 2.x Overview and Roadmap – register here.

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      Author's profile photo Dorothy Eiserman
      Dorothy Eiserman

      Nice overview of the slides Tammy. The shorter product names are better and I think what people call those products in any case. 🙂

      Author's profile photo paras mali
      paras mali


      if the nomination is closed for the BETA and initial trial period to use lumira 2.0 is over.

      Whats the process to get keys or to nominate lumira 2.0 offline.

      We are also doing some testing.

      Please help.





      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Hi Paras -  I recommend opening a discussion at - hopefully someone from SAP will reply.

      Author's profile photo Jayesh Khanolkar
      Jayesh Khanolkar

      Nice informative sharing Tammy Powlas,,, thanks for sharing

      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      Thanks for sharing, Tammy! Oh, SAP and their renaming addiction, this never grows old. 🙂

      "Today I'm announcing new naming of our products..."
      (a year later)
      "Great news! Today I'm announcing simplified new naming of our products [back to where they were a year ago]"


      Keeps someone busy, I guess. Although I don't envy the person who will now have to go and rename the respective SCN tags...