What are the new features? What can users do with Lumira 2.0? We will answer these questions today.
SAP Lumira 1.x
SAP Lumira is a tool dedicated to self-service BI. The strategy behind this SAP Product is focused on users’ autonomy in dashboard creation and analysis with a simple mouse click as well as drag and drop. But this simplicity is also a limitation when it comes to flexibility and functionality, especially compared to what Web Intelligence or SAP Design Studio can offer.
SAP Design Studio 1.x
Now, what is SAP Lumira 2.0?
SAP Lumira 2.0 is a merging of two tools, SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.x and SAP Lumira 1.x into one powerful tool for visualization and self-services analytics with two user interfaces (Lumira Discovery and Lumira Designer). It combines all benefits and compatibilities of both tools. Business and IT needs are met in order to become a leader in analytics. The workflow between data discovery, data consumption and the creation of dashboards and analytics applications is simplified. SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and SAP Lumira share the same server component and also have the same file format.
Deep in SAP Lumira 2.0
The principle of SAP Lumira 2.0 is very simple:
- Import the data from any source
- Build your visualizations with your data
- Make a short summary into dashboards
- Distribute the dashboards to the consumers
There is a separation of “simple” business users for Self-Service-BI and developers who can develop complex applications, shown in the graph below:
Furthermore, Lumira 2.0 offers the following features:
- The users will have the possibility to open Lumira Desktop dashboards in Lumira Studio and vice versa.
- The mobile users of Lumira Studio who want to work on their dashboards will benefit from offline mode even without having access to their company’s network.
- The users will have the ability to use data from a source like SAP BW in Lumira Desktop.
The integration and consolidation of this two tools is one step forward regarding the gap between IT and Business. It will allow more flexibility and a fast integration for IT and Business working on the same platform. We think that it is just the start and SAP will adjust the tool functionalities based on end customer’s reactions and suggestions after the first testing phase.
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Sources: https://blogs.sap.com/2016/11/14/sap-lumira-2.0-road-ahead-webcast-notes/, https://support.sap.com/content/dam/library/ssp/infopages/pam-essentials/TIP/SAP%20Lumira/SAP%20Lumira%202.0/SAPLUMIRA_PAM.pdf