SAP Lumira, desktop edition

Improved session handling with Lumira Discovery 2.x

Lumira Discovery comes with improved session handling with respect to BI platform. Each time you launch Lumira Discovery, it would require you to establish a fresh connection with BI platform. Discovery connects to BI platform for multiple workflows like a listing of documents, saving to BI platform, listing and connecting to managed connection and universes etc. Any interaction would require you to provide in your BI credentials, and on successful …

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Lumira Discovery Helping Analyze #ASUG Webcasts

In addition to using Lumira Discovery, I finally joined Stephanie Evergreen’s Data Visualization Academy.  I was on a waiting list – not for sure how long, and then the other week I received the email that I could join.   I am at “Ninja level 1” in the academy. So I thought I would put what I learned using Lumira Discovery and our ASUG BI webcast statistics as of September 30th.  …

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SAP BusinessObjects Lumira 2.0 Discovery – A first look

SAP BusinessObjects Lumira 2.0 is now in early adopter care (formerly known as ramp-up).  As many of you have already seen, with Lumira Discovery 2.0 it is a single screen, instead of the 3-4 rooms: BW as a Data Source Live BW data connection is new You have the option of logging on locally or through the BI Platform.  For ease of use, I recommend logging on to the BI Platform; …

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State of the Union – #ASUG BI Community – #ASUG2017 #SAPTechEd & more

As of yesterday we have had 24 webcasts in 2017 with an average registration of 134 (this is down from previous years). The good news is over half of the webcasts have come from customers sharing their stories, from Web Intelligence, RoamBI, BW, HANA and more. Many more webcasts are scheduled, and we hope you will join us. Webcast registration is shown above.  With the new webcast platform, we can track …

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Connecting to a custom Salesforce URL with Lumira Desktop

Background: Lumira Desktop supports connecting to https://salesforce.com to acquire data via the Free-Hand SQL option. By default Lumira connects to https://salesforce.com via the salesforce drivers available in Lumira desktop. However if the customer wants to connect to a custom salesforce URL (Eg., http://MyTestURL.salesforce.com), following steps needs to be performed:   Steps to connect to a custom SalesForce URL using Lumira Desktop: 1. Update the End point in the salesforce.sbo file: salesforce.sbo …

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SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Roadmap Webcast Recap

SAP Lumira Roadmap Call was held a few weeks ago. You can watch the recording here. Legal disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change: Source: SAP Figure 2: Source: SAP Delivering enhancements on all areas of Lumira products You can see in the demo with a “revamped user experience” When you acquire the data, it loads to the velocity engine Multiple rooms are gone Pie charts: …

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BI Platform SSL is now supported by Lumira 1.31.4

SSL protocol is widely used to support securing the all the communication between Business Objects platform servers and clients. Lumira being the choice for self-service for most of BI customers, there is an increasing need from the customers to support the secured communication between Lumira desktop/LS4BIP and an already SSL deployed BI Platform system. Business Objects servers can be configured with SSL for various client interactions, but Lumira communicates to …

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MS Access DB with SAP Lumira

A lot of enterprises have business units that store data in MS Access Databases. I have been looking for a way to leverage SAP Lumira to analyze the data stores in these Access DBs. Unfortunately, I was unable to find an eay way to connect from Lumira to MS Access until I ran into a video by Jason White- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1-ykgDYCBc. The video is pretty good, however, I still had a few challenges …

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Boosting self-service geoanalytics

Edit 01/26/2017: New version of Galigeo For Lumira is now out! It was at SAPPHIRE 2016 we introduced the last big release of Galigeo For Lumira. Since, the solution has been providing an advanced geomapping experience to any Lumira user, abstracting all the complexity too often related to geospatial. The upcoming January 24 release, will boost self-service geomapping, by fully empowering the business users with stronger geocapabilities: native hierarchies, time-series, …

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SAP Inside Track Walldorf Social Media Story #sitwdf

Using the Narrative Science extension with SAP BusinessObjects Lumira, I let “Lumira” tell the story of yesterday’s SAP Inside Track Walldorf: Figure 1: The analysis compares Counts by Created At (UTC+1h). Average Counts was 124.8 across all ten periods. Counts increased by 1617% over the course of the series from 6 to 103 but unfortunately ended on a disappointing note, decreasing by 772 in 1/15/2017. The largest net growth was …

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