What’s New in SAP Lumira 1.3x?

  • by Ingo Hilgefort, Vice President of Product Management, Visual BI Solutions
  • February 7, 2017
Learn about the latest updates to SAP Lumira that are included in releases 1.30 and 1.31. SAP included several new capabilities and new functionality to help you deliver data-discovery workflows to your business user audience.
Learning Objectives

By reading this article, you will:

  • Gain an overview on the new capabilities that have been delivered with SAP Lumira 1.30 and 1.31
  • Receive detailed, step-by-step instructions on some of the new capabilities
  • Learn about updates to the SAP Lumira roadmap
Key Concept
SAP Lumira is SAP’s product offering for the data discovery area in the overall SAP BusinessObjects BI offering. With the SAP Lumira 1.30 and 1.31 releases, SAP has added some new and interesting capabilities to SAP Lumira and SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio.

With the release of SAP Lumira 1.30 and 1.31 (in June 2016), SAP added some major new functionality to SAP Lumira. The range of enhancements starts with new data connectivity options and continues with new features, such as the option to use custom color schemes and new visualizations (such as scatter-plot and bubble charts specifically for data-series-based data).

In the following sections, I provide details about each of these new features, as well as a brief overview of some of the other new functionality, followed by step-by-step instructions about how to use them.

Data Acquisition and Data Manipulation

When it comes to the new features and capabilities in SAP Lumira in the area of data acquisition, there are several enhancements in release 1.30 and 1.31. I have separated them into three main areas: SAP HANA, SAP Suite for SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), and SAP BW.

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.

Ingo will be presenting at the upcoming Reporting & Analytics 2017 INTERACTIVE conference, November 29-December 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. For information on the event, click here. Ingo will also be presenting at the upcoming SAPinsider BI & HANA 2018 conference February 26-March 1, 2018, in Las Vegas. For information on the event, click here.

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