What’s New with SAP Lumira 2.3 #ASUG Webcast Recap (Includes some Analytics Designer)
This was an ASUG webcast this week. Replay can be found here.
Two solutions on the market
Following cloud first strategy; new features will be delivered in SAP Analytics Cloud/Designer
With Lumira Designer, deliver smaller improvements
Recommendation: if start today with dashboard project, look at App Design (now known as Analytics Designer). Look at road map for app design.
If you have Lumira Designer project using, you can continue to use it; still deliver minor continuous improvement.
SAP Lumira Designer
Delivered in April
Deliver support patches – still delivered
Also have enhancements – prompt screen, with variables, open prompt screen, have capability copy/ paste selections
Compact mode – more user friendly
Texts displayed for excluding selections
Default display for texts for measures
Support prompt window with value help settings
Planning enhancements are shown above
Chart enhancements – COMPONENTS.copyProperties – technical component – able to, in the application, consistent look and feel.
Create custom color palettes in Designer and run time
In chart area, have improved hierarchy support; can suppress hierarchy parents
Scripting enhancements – copy component properties, get component type, user
Enhanced initial editor view
Export – export hierarchies to PDF
Recent innovations – covers 2.3, covers support packages and patches
Next year – restricted BW key figures
Lumira Discovery is in support & maintenance mode
Understand key capabilities with 2.3
2020 – deliver selected minor improvements, as direction is to go to SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP Analytics Cloud, Analytics Designer
Available in ACN – Analytics Content Network
First version available in QRC
This was covered last week at the conference.
|What about Lumira Discovery? Is that being “de-emphasized”?||She has a road map coming that shows Lumira Discovery|
|What is the scrolling improvement in the Crosstab component in handling huge rows of records. – Michael||in 2.2|
|Plans for SAC theme to better support hybrid content||I’m not following this question; would you please clarify? Lumira or SAC?|
|Is/Will there be an option to migrate objects from Lumira Designer to SAC Designer?||no; these applications are built on two different platforms|
|After 2023, There will be no innovations with Designer?||That is the plan; strategic direction is Analytics Designer|
|When will the Analytics planning be delivered?||SAC planning is available now; would you please clarify your question?|
|AS per PAM, it says RTC – 04/02/2019 and End of Mainstream Maintenance: 08/31/2020 , life span of 17 Months.. looks very short.. also I did not see any new Version in pipe line.. whats are recommendations.. except SAC||Lumira Designer supported as long as BI Platform – mainstream maintenenace – 2023 -will recheck|
|is there a migration helper if business wants to migrate Lumira Designer document to SAC Designer ?||no as these are different platforms|
|Can you clarify what is the direction for Lumira Discovery?||it is in support and maintenance per the road map slide|
With upcoming 4.3 release - Lumira Designer support is extended all the way to 2026 and beyond and not 2023. So, existing Lumira Designer and on-premise Business objects customers do have much longer time window (7+ years) to plan their cloud transition to SAC. I hope SAP clarifies this ASAP as it is misleading to Business Objects customers with the 4.3 messaging that is coming in parallel.
Agree with your comments.