Just recently we installed the new SAP Lumira Edge Server at Decision First. I’ve done quite a bit of testing and implementations within client engagements on SAP Lumira Server on HANA, but was particularly excited about the release of SAP Lumira Edge. Ad hoc visualizations, dashboards and reporting are requirements of the vast majority of my engagements. However, the issue has always been one of end-user training. SAP Lumira provides the ability to quickly get up and running with little to no training to create compelling visualizations and reports without the need for IT intervention. You have the ability to create polished ad hoc dashboards, reports (!), infographics and storyboards.
I placed the exclamation beside “reports” because you typically see ad hoc reports in systems like Web Intelligence. But if you look at the requirements of these reports, the requirements can sometimes be met by a tool like SAP Lumira. Things such as simple charts, vertical tables, labels and logos can be built inside of SAP Lumira and assembled into a layout that resembles an ad hoc report.
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About Chris Hickaman
Chris is a certified SAP BusinessObjects consultant. His specific areas of expertise include reporting, analysis, dashboard development and visualization techniques. Chris’ software development background has enabled him to achieve proven effectiveness in architecting, developing, testing and supporting both desktop and web-based applications for many customer engagements representing various industries. Chris also speaks globally at SAP and ASUG events.