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This was a Visual BI Webcast today.  Below are my rough notes.  I learned much more about 2.1 features below as well.

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Above is the packed agenda

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Lumira caters to dashboarding and agile data visualization as shown above

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SAP’s convergence strategy is shown above

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New and improved user experience with Lumira 2.0

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New strength of interoperability – going from story in Lumira Discovery to Designer

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20% are analysts

80% are consumers of Designer

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Now Lumira 2.1 replaces BEx Web

Linked Analysis, extend across multiple pages, making it more interactive.

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Filter on measures is available in Discovery

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Forecasting is back in Lumira 2.1

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Publish with better security – save without data

Lumira Designer 2.1

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Commentary is back, a long awaited feature

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Scheduling is available at BI platform

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Dynamic component creation allows you to create components on the fly, especially for ad hoc analysis

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Trendlines are available

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Fit to page feature is available in export to PDF.

 

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New features for Conditional formatting are shown above

Performance Improvements in Lumira Designer 2.1

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Unload data source feature, use with parallel processing, to release backend sessions

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Interesting release and suspend feature is covered above

Upgrading

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Upgrade to versions above to see .lumx files on BI Platform

 

Migrating to Lumira

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Moving from XCelsius to Lumira Designer

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Moving from BEx Web Application Designer to Lumira Designer

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This is the first I’ve seen a mapping of BusinessObjects Explorer to 2.1 Lumira Designer

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Mobile and offline capabilities are shown above

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Mobile Lumira and Web Intelligence comparison; speaker said this was a benchmarking comparison

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More benchmarking comparisons to Web Intelligence – not a valid comparison he said, due to Web Intelligence having a reporting use case

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Lumira can “templatize” application

Web Intelligence is best at complex calculations

Comparisons with other BI Tools

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Tableau is good at visualization and public and deployment

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SAP Lumira 2.1 connects best with SAP data sources, especially BW

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Some items in bold at the bottom of Power BI and Tableau

Is SAP Lumira 2.1 Ready for Prime Time?

 

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Visual BI’s conclusion is shown above

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Known issues are shown above; patch 1 for 2.1 is planned for March (subject to change)

Question & Answer

Q: Can you schedule export to PDF?

A: Send as a PDF report to user

Other

You can learn more here:

BI2018

BI+Analytics Conference

Upcoming ASUG BI Webcasts

January Webcast Calendar

January 31 webcast – register What’s New in Lumira Designer 2.1? 

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