Using SAP Lumira with Your SAP ERP Data

  • by Ingo Hilgefort, Vice President of Product Management, Visual BI Solutions
  • April 4, 2014
SAP Lumira allows you to connect to your SAP ERP system directly by connecting to classic InfoSets, and you can use the Universe (UNX)-based connectivity to connect to your SAP ERP system. Using the UNX-based connectivity allows you not only to connect to classic InfoSets, but also to connect to ABAP functions and queries. In this article I discuss the details of all three options.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article you will learn how to:

  • Use SAP Lumira with a direct connectivity to your SAP ERP InfoSets
  • Create a Universe based on data in your SAP ERP system
  • Leverage the SAP ERP-based Universe with SAP Lumira
Key Concept

SAP Lumira (formerly called SAP Visual Intelligence) and SAP Lumira Cloud are SAP’s offerings focused on your business analysts, enabling them to create their own reports and analytics. SAP Lumira and SAP Lumira Cloud can be used in combination with your operational data from SAP ERP.

SAP Lumira allows you to connect to your SAP ERP system directly by connecting to classic InfoSets, and you can use the relational Universe (UNX)-based connectivity to connect to your SAP ERP system. Using the relational UNX-based connectivity allows you not only to connect to classic InfoSets, but also to connect to ABAP functions and queries. In my previous article I discussed the data connectivity options in general. In this article I discuss the details of all three options when it comes to using SAP Lumira in combination with your SAP ERP system.

Ingo Hilgefort

Ingo Hilgefort started his career in 1999 with Seagate Software/Crystal Decisions as a trainer and consultant. He moved to Walldorf for Crystal Decisions at the end of 2000, and worked with the SAP NetWeaver BW development team integrating Crystal Reports with SAP NetWeaver BW. He then relocated to Vancouver in 2004, and worked as a product manager/program manager (in engineering) on the integration of BusinessObjects products with SAP products. Ingo's focus is now on the integration of the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite with  SAP landscapes, such as SAP BW and SAP BW on SAP HANA, focusing on end-to-end integration scenarios. In addition to his experience as a product manager and in his engineering roles, Ingo has been involved in architecting and delivering deployments of SAP BusinessObjects software in combination with SAP software for a number of global customers, and has been recognized by the SAP Community as an SAP Mentor for SAP BusinessObjects- and SAP integration-related topics. Currently, Ingo is the Vice President of Product Management and Product Strategy at Visual BI Solutions, working on extensions to SAP’s product offering such as SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and SAP Lumira. You may follow him on Twitter at @ihilgefort.

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