Will Your Web Intelligence Journey Lead You into Lumira?


This SAPinsider Q&A Event took place on April 22, 2015.


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Many important Web Intelligence and Lumira product questions were covered in this session, so we are making a transcript of the session available for you to view at your leisure and share with colleagues.
Panelists included:

  • Ty Miller - Vice President, Lumira Product Management, SAP
  • Frank Prabel - Senior Director of Product Management, SAP
  • Gregory Botticchio - BI Product Manager, SAP
  • Sylvain Riboud - SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence and Semantic Layer Area Delivery Manager, SAP
  • Ian Booth - Director Product Management, SAP

The panelists answered many questions from attendees, including:

  • What do you see as the future direction for WebI? What are some key changes that are planned now?
  • Could you share a few highlights of what's new with Lumira - and what customers can expect down the road for data discovery/visualization?
  • There is a notion with some of our clients that Lumira will replace WebI in future? How true is that?
  • What are the key benefits of the new UNX universe? Is it difficult to adopt?
  • What is the SAP dashboard tool that we can use to deliver the larger data set that SAP Dashboards does not perform well with?
  • Could I connect directly to relational data sources from Design Studio? Should we stop using Xcelsius and switch to Design Studio?
  • Hi, I have a WebI report already developed. Like Xcelsius, can I import WebI to Lumira as a data source and can I moderate it?
  • Will it become possible in Lumira to use multiple HANA Information Views within one storyboard?
  • When can we expect WebI to have direct HANA connectivity?
  • Are there plans for 'what if' functionality in Lumira?
  • What is the difference between Lumira and Design Studio when delivering data from universes?
  • Client is asking, Should I go with SAP Design Studio or SAP Lumira? What are the decision points regarding SAP Design Studio vs. Lumira?
  • How do you position and compare Lumira with other BI visual intelligence tools such as Tableau, Qlikview, etc.?
  • Can you provide a list of data sources that can be utilized by Lumira today?
  • Is it possible to merge data from two universes in Lumira?
  • Hello everyone: please recommend documentation or online training for Lumira.  We are upgrading to BI 4.1 SP3. Heavily using WebI, but no Lumira expertise.

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