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clarissa.dold of SAP's Customer Solution Adoption team provided this webcast yesterday. 


  • Overview of Data Discovery Market
  • What is SAP Lumira?
  • Demo

As usual, the legal disclaimer applies regarding future functionality and things are subject to change.

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Clarissa reviewed the corporate reporting versus data discovery.  Data discovery is driven by business users.

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Figure 2 shows that Lumira is part of the self-service data discovery BI suite.

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Figure 3 is a new slide to me; I didn’t take too many notes.  Clarissa did mention the new acronym “HBA” or “HANA-based Analytics”.

What is Lumira?

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Figure 4 explains what Lumira is.  Clarissa says it is not part of the BusinessObjects implementation project.

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Data loaded to Sybase IQ database and is loaded locally.  It is different if access HANA online which has  limited transformations

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Figure 6 shows Explorer and Lumira and how they fit. 

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Clarissa said the release cycles are 4 to 8 weeks, offering improved SAP HANA support

It offers Tier 1 plus more language support, with additional chart types available

Personal edition is available in SP10 using CSV and Excel as data sources and a feedback feature.

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Clarissa reviewed the Lumira Cloud , where you can publish out of Lumira Desktop to Cloud and use on iPad and iPhone & share

Lumira Agent is a scheduler – as of SP11 to schedule updates on dataset and cloud

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Figure 9 shows the enhancements in SP11.  Variables not support against ECC infosets

You can use calculated measures with HANA online data

Lumira Agent is new in SP11.

You can change legend color on certain charts – Java rendering only, not HTML5

The Connections list shows a list of all documents using so far in Lumira and where documents reside

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Figure 10 shows a new SP11 feature, with Union of data

Subset of Demo of SP11

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Figure 11 shows the custom grouping feature.

With SP11 the new cloud URL is and Clarissa explained it works like drop box functionality.

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Figure 12 shows the Lumira Agent – what kind of data scheduled, frequency


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Clarissa explained that no scripting is required for SAP Lumira.

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Figure 14 is a summary; note that Lumira is part of the BI Suite license.



SAP Lumira 1.0 SP11 – New features at a glance part 1

SAP Lumira 1.0 SP11 – New features at a glance part 2


Thank you Clarissa for this webcast.

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