Advanced Self-Service Analytics with the SAP Lumira 2.0 Discovery Component

  • by Anurag Barua, Principal, TruQua Enterprises
  • October 23, 2017
SAP Lumira 2.0 recently became generally available. It brings under one umbrella both the design and the discovery of data. SAP Lumira 2.0 marks the marriage of SAP Design Studio (design) and the original SAP Lumira (discovery). Both applications have been significantly enhanced and complement each other.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you will:

  • Get a good understanding of data acquisition capabilities in the discovery component of SAP Lumira (in 2.0)
  • Receive hands-on guidance on data preparation for visualization and analysis
  • Explore new capabilities in visualization
Key Concept

The discovery component in SAP Lumira 2.0 takes self-service analytics to a high level by putting power into the hands of the business user in terms of capabilities, intuitiveness, connectivity options, user-friendliness, presentation, and sharing.

SAP Lumira 2.0 marks a step in SAP’s promised consolidation of its BI suite and its provision of a BI self-service application. Companies always prefer to use as few applications as possible, ideally one that can satisfy all their needs. With SAP BusinessObjects BI, there is a dizzying list to choose from (such as Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports, Explorer, Design Studio, SAP Lumira, Analysis for OLAP, Analysis for MS Office, SAP BusinessObjects Dashboard, and Predictive Analytics). When to use which application has been a source of confusion. With SAP Lumira 2.0, SAP provides one application for data design and discovery, thereby significantly simplifying the number of options available.


Anurag Barua

Anurag Barua is a principal at TruQua Enterprises. He has 23 years of experience in conceiving, designing, managing, and implementing complex software solutions, including nearly 18 years of experience with SAP applications. He has been associated with several SAP implementations in various capacities. His core SAP competencies include FI and Controlling (FI/CO), logistics, SAP HANA, SAP BW, SAP BusinessObjects, Enterprise Performance Management, SAP Solution Manager, Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), and project management. He is a frequent speaker at SAPinsider conferences and contributes to several publications. He holds a BS in computer science and an MBA in finance. He is a PMI-certified PMP, a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and is ITIL V3F certified.

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