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We had a session last week from SAP and another session from SAP customer Eli Lilly.  We also saw preview demos of Lumira 1.17.  The usual legal disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change.

One new term we learned is trusted data discovery which means the users can still do data discovery but governed by IT.  See

The other item in this session was BusinessObjects Explorer was limited by Flash but Lumira is not.

Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows Lumira Desktop can publish / share to the Cloud or Lumira Server as of today

Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 shows the Lumira consumption from Cloud and Lumira Server.

Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 is a new slide I haven't seen before on Lumira Server, which is available now.  It is native to HANA; this slide should explain why Lumira Server needs HANA.

Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 is an updated slide of how Lumira is planned to work with BI4.  An add-on will come with BI4, allowing users to view Lumira on the BI Launchpad.

Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows what is coming next in the short term, BI4 support and BW online and offline support.

Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 is from another SAP/ASUG session showing upcoming Lumira support for a BEx query.

We also saw a demo of future functionality, showing "related visualizations" and "top influencers".

In another session, we saw how Lumira is being reviewed at a diverse company like Eli Lilly.

Figure 7: Source: Eli Lilly

Figure 7 shows how Eli Lilly is using self-service and what is on their roadmap.

Figure 8: Source: Eli Lilly

Figure 8 shows what Eli Lilly likes about Lumira.  They like the support of BI universes, exporting to Explorer and the UI.

Figure 9: Source: Eli Lilly

Figure 9 shows the wish list for Lumira from Eli Lilly.


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Lastly, one of the reasons I wrote this blog was to support Your mission, should you decide to accept it...marilyn.prattmission to blog about the event.  I hope others will share their experiences as well.

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