Who Uses This Software?

Business analysts and decision makers from small businesses all the way to the world's most renowned companies.


Average Ratings

21 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $185.00/one-time/user
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • SAP
  • www.sap.com
  • Founded 1972
  • United States

About SAP Lumira

SAP Lumira enables you to take full advantage of the massive amounts of data available to your business using data visualization. You can bring together and quickly make sense of all data in diverse forms and on multiple platforms. Go beyond spreadsheets and basic data presentations all without predefined scripts, complicated queries, or complex reports.


SAP Lumira Features

  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Query
  • Ad Hoc Reports
  • Benchmarking
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • OLAP
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trend / Problem Indicators
  • Analytics
  • Content Management
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Filtered Views
  • OLAP
  • Relational Display
  • Simulation Models
  • Visual Discovery

SAP Lumira Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Visualization tool from SAP leavening HANA and Business Objects

Apr 01, 2019
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: SAP Lumira is very good visualization tool, allowing to connect to SAP HANA, SAP BW, Universe and other sources. It have lot of automation build into, to connect with sources, prepare the data and quickly prepare the different types of visuals. It has lot of built in functions which makes calculation very easy but at the same time, representation of the information into the charts, graphs and maps makes it more intuitive. SAP Lumira is a tool which can mastered easily and start using it day one. It is like plug and play. It has dashboard to put the visuals.

Cons: Marking has to be increased to compete with Tableau. The look & feel is not as good as Tableau so there is a room for improvement. Tableau to can connect to literally everything but Lumira has limitation. Also, compatibility between BO other reporting tools and Lumira has to be increased further.

Overall: I have been working on Business Objects since many years and past 2 years we started using Lumira as an additional visualization tool for our clients. Even though we have business Objects Web Intelligence tool, we need one such visualization tool, to quickly analyze the data and find the insights in the data, unlike Enterprise reporting. Also, if the client is already using BO from years, it easy to fit this visualization tool rather than others like Tableau.

SAP experience

Dec 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is well organized, it has many great options depending on what are your interests.

Cons: It has many subdivisions or that sometimes is difficult to find an information.

Overall: I have worked with the software for 3 years, it has been a great experience to learn all the functions.

Nice and Easy Visuals

Nov 22, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Seemless "Prepare", "Visualize" and "Compose" functionality. Including linking files, filtering and multiple charting options. Like the hierarchy features for geographic and date drilling. Also, support for numerous data sources

Cons: formatting, sizing and scheduling refreshes

Overall: I was the 1st member of my team to install Lumira 1.30 desktop and connect to HANA, MS SQL and Oracle databases. We are currently installing Lumira 1.31 on Linux Server for Enterprise sharing.

Recommendations to other buyers: incorporate more true dashboard functionality instead of user story strategy like the Design Studio product.

SAP Lumira is a fantastic software that is easy to use as well.

Dec 05, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We used SAP for accounting and reporting, but the reports were hard to interpret. Even with very little background with these types of software, I was able to turn reports into easy-to-read dashboard and other graphics.

Cons: There is a bit of a learning curve for this powerful tool. Without a background or training you will be left to your own devices on how to properly present the information you want.

SAP BO Lumira Reporting tool

Dec 13, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: SAP Lumira can either be used in conjunction with the SAP HANA in-memory platform or without.

Cons: Educations is from SAP needed

Overall: SAP Lumira came out of SAP Business Explorer, the company's previous, but more basic, self-service data visualization tool for functional business users. My Analysts using SAP Lumira can alter data structures and correlations in whatever way they want, without the help of their IT department, then push the data back into the system so it can then be consumed by more casual users in tools like Business Explorer. One of the perfect tool to be used along with SAP HANA.

Lot user-friendly for expanding the age reports involved in monthly reviews

Recommendations to other buyers: Integration with MS excel needs to enhance for importing data from no CVS format.

Capterra loader

Good for Job site

Sep 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have used these from the third party and found it accurate to use and flexible. For them they used it as Job application site.

Cons: All that I found for this software were great indeed the speed to open the site

Overall: It help in even people using mobile to can access this site and its matterial

Business analysis

Dec 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use ,seamless integration with SAP S4HANA and SAP ECC,can be integrated with other databases easily

Cons: Designing fancy dashboard limited to the built in tools,functionality compared to other similar product limited

Adds life to messy and confusing large set of numbers

Apr 21, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The ability to interpret, display and organize large data sets into neatly and precise charts/graphs/tables which help me make a better analysis of data and hence enable me to make much more well thought out prudent business decisions.

Sap lumira allows me to physically visualize information and notice business trends.

Cons: Requires supervised training to adapt to and learn which takes up effort

Still needs more user friendly User Interface.

Overall: The pricing and economic feasibility makes it a useful tool

Great tool for visualizing data

Sep 14, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to load the data and clean up the data within the tool. Produces nice advanced visuals for reports that can be refreshed by any user. Good tool to work with SAP data directly.

Cons: The tool Does require training. It is rather pricey and offers limited visual capabilities compared to other analytical tools.

Overall: Visualizing and creating reports using SAP data.

Simple out of the box BI

Nov 23, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to understand

Easy to get started with

Easy to scale

Fairly priced

Cons: Some of the output formats are bit rigid

Limited functionality to manipulate data before reporting (ie the 'transform layer')

Overall: Lumira is a good addition to the BI landscape. I found it very easy to work with and understand, and fairly priced.

You can hook up some data sources and be up and running in very little time (as long as your source data is good of course!). It is mostly a front end tool. Don't expect to do too much complicated crunching of multiple data sets...for that other tools such as MS PowerPivots & Power BI are probably better - but for a very good, usable, BI solution to sit on top of some ready made data sets, Lumira is an excellent choice.

SAP Lumira Consulting Project

Mar 02, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: I have implemented this tool across different organizations and trained users in using Lumira's visualization capabilities.

Best Data Visualization Software

Mar 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This software takes large amounts of messy data, organizes it, and shows them into charts and graphs thus visually mapping out the data in ways that make it easier to analyze data and make informed decisions.

Cons: Great App, only if it was available on Mac software.

Overall: Allows me to take a large amount of data, organize it and display it in a visually appealing way where the data is much easier to comprehend, analyze and make decisions based of such as how much of the advertising budget to allocate towards a specific advertising medium, and see where more our potential market is clustered geographically.

Great for Organizing data

Mar 31, 2019
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: SAP Lumira allows me to take large data sets that are messy and organizes the data. That data gets put into charts and graphs, which allows me to analyze the data, recognize trends and lows and make strategic decisions. The reports are simple and easy to interpret.

Cons: The use of the software can be quite confusing at first, it definitely requires some training.

A robust BI tool

Nov 22, 2016
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Lumira's functionality is very straightforward, allowing you to quickly run up the learning curve. After evaluating many alternatives, Lumira was the best value for the money!

Is is a great product

Oct 04, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to create stories and create new data models. It is possible to create hierarchies and it has a great look and feel.

Cons: In the last version, you were able to publish into the cloud. Now it is not available anymore.

Overall: Connectivity and look and feel.

great but there are qually great alternative

Jan 22, 2019
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: it is very useful tool in terms of data visualisation

Cons: since it is a proprietary software it is expensive and needs training for users

Great Product

Nov 22, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: easy to use.

save time

Overall: Very easy to use. Can create presentations with great data within few minute. You can save lot of time and hassle to figure out how to make presentations.

Limited feature available to effectively use for Production deployment

Nov 22, 2016
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: when working with Lumira, we noticed not that many charts available to do any statical analysis. for example No Control charts, Histogram, Gantt chart, Highlight Table. Hope Lumira can incorporate some of these feature in later versions.

Limited Drill Down Feature of Lumira

Apr 06, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Lumira is a powerful visualization tool. It could be even more powerful if it had excel-like pivot table drill down features. Currently it requires some preparation work.

Good and bad

Nov 23, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to install and get started. Ability to use different kinds of data sources easily.

Cons: The absence of broadcasting functionality.

Overall: The most positive aspect is that it's easy to install and get started, as well as easy use various data sources. However I do miss ver much the functionality of scheduling/broadcasting reports, resulting in that I have to to that manually, resulting in that in many cases I do not use Lumira for that reason.

Small POC Project

Nov 22, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ease of use

Cons: licence complexity

Overall: We have got lumira for a small poc. The product itself is very good up to par with many of its rivals. The only issue we have is with the licencing complexity.