SAP renames Visual Intelligence to Lumira and adds cloud capabilities

sapIn a move SAP is touting as the next step in its “self-service business intelligence vision”, the company has announced the availability of SAP Lumira.

Formerly known as SAP Visual Intelligence software, Lumira and Lumira Cloud are SAP’s latest offerings for enterprise self-service BI.

“In today’s big data environment, companies need to capture the massive amounts of data and be able to quickly make sense of it all,” said Dan Vesset, program vice president, IDC.

“This means going beyond basic reports and spreadsheets to a truly self-service approach designed for ease of use and that delivers a combination of speed and engaging visualisations.”

Lumira Cloud is built in HTML5 and allows for out-of-the-box integration on-premise data, as well as providing native support for SAP HANA.

According to SAP, users can create, share and interact with data visualisations in the cloud; upload, download and share documents from SAP Lumira; publish datasets from Lumira to Lumira Cloud; access data sets and analytics via web browsers and mobile devices; and upload and share other types of documents, such as documents from SAP Crystal Reports software, files from SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.