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Yes, Lumira is GA #ASUG Webcast Recap

Figure 1: Source: SAP

This is the first in a series of webcasts

SAP went through a lot of testing – beta, Early Adopter Care, and passed the gates.

You can download starting now

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Lumira is a key part of your strategy

Ina suggested taking the value calculator at this link.

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Figure 3 shows the 3 BI on premise products with the most investment going forward

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SAP Lumira 2.0 worked on the above 3 core principles

Lumira 2.0 simplifies user experience, to get the 80% adoption

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Lumira Discovery – start with idea, and then share idea with designer, customize and share

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No longer separate rooms for prepare, visualize, compose and share; this is now a single canvas with right clicks

Needed better functionality for input controls


Improving visualizations for defaults

Single canvas is the best change from customer feedback

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Live BW access is there for Lumira Discovery

.UNV access will not be in Lumira 2

Using new INA connector with SAP HANA

Streamlined access to enterprise sources so you don’t have to copy data sources

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Figure 8 covers main strengths

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Browser based access is available using the BI Launchpad

One single server add-on that uses the in-memory engine

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There will be a SAP Lumira 2.1, figure 10 covers the themes (subject to change)

Focusing on improved access and tell stories well

Work on replacing BEx Web

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Figure 11 shows direction for 2018/2019; includes data preparation in the browser and exporting to PowerPoint

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Adaptive layout is only in Designer

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SAP Lumira 2 is supported by Mobile BI 6.6

Mobile offline is a “great experience” with Lumira Discovery

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See SAP Note

More from SAP:

  1. “You want to upgrade both to Lumira 2 SP02 and to BI 4.2 SP04:
    1. First upgrade to BI 4.2 SP04 and then install BI 4.2 SP04 Patch 1
    2. Then upgrade to Lumira 2 SP02
  2. You want to upgrade to Lumira 2 first… and then upgrade to BI 4.2 SP04 at a later date:
    1. Upgrade to Lumira 2 SP02 now
    2. When you want to upgrade to BI 4.2 SP04 you MUST use the combined installer option. This installs SP04 and Patch 1 simultaneously.
      1. To get the combined installer, open and search for “sbop bi platform 4.2 sp04 combined”

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Flag to set for Lumira 2

You need to upgrade your Lumira 1.31 Desktop to Patch 8

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Set the flag

Migration scenarios are here:

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Check Service Marketplace


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Check the Product Availability Matrix

Info tab contains information about obtaining new license key

Links from Ina:

Register for more upcoming related webcasts:


More links from Ina:

SAP Lumira 2.0 Blog Series
On-going blog series from contributing authors and industry experts


SAP Lumira 2.0 Preview Webinar
Recorded presentation from the Product Management team


Register for SAP Lumira 2.0 Newsletter



Question & Answers

Q: How about the integration with analytics for cloud?

A: Right now Analysis Office can consume SAP Analytic Cloud models

Q: When is the release date for SAP Lumira 2.0?

A: It is GA now – generally available

Q: When will admin and end user tutorials be available for 2.0

A: The SAP Analytics team has YouTube videos for Lumira 2.0

Q: can Lumia 2.0 rk on BO 4.2 SP03 Patch05

A: Please check the SAP Product Availability Matrix for details Lumira/SAP Lumira 2.0/SAPLUMIRA_PAM.pdf

Q: Could you please share SAP Lumira 2.0 PAM

A: PAM – go to and search for Lumira Lumira/SAP Lumira 2.0/SAPLUMIRA_PAM.pdf

Q: Are you saying Lumira and Analytics on cloud will be merged together?

A: not merged from a technical perspective, will create integration points; looking to combine products in single subscription license

Q: Can the Lumira BI Add-On be installed on the same physical server as our BI Platform? Are there any memory limitations with this?

A: that is possible, Lumira Server does include an in-memory engine – probably not recommend; best to install on a separate node/host

Q: Is there a link to how a landscape with Lumira Server add-on on BI Platform would look like?

A: Check the Pattern books and the slide pattern books Business Intelligence Platform Pattern Books

Q: are there Lumira 2.0 extensions (like how there were quite a few) on prior release?


Q: i’m particularly looking for polygon charts and current date marking in trending charts

A: See

Q: is there a possibility to submit a request to SAP for chart extension?

A: You can ask partners on or idea place

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