SAP Lumira - Overview

SAP Lumira is known as a visual intelligence tool to create and visualize stories on dataset. It was earlier known as Visual Intelligence tool where you could visualize data and create stories to provide graphical details of the data.

Data is entered in Lumira as data set and you can apply filters, hierarchies, calculated columns to build documents on Lumira. You can choose various charts like Bar charts, Pie charts, etc. to visualize the data effectively.


You can put multiple charts on a story page to create presentation and can add images and text fields in these pages.

These stories can be published to other platforms using the publish option in the application −

  • SAP Business Object BI Platform
  • SAP Business Object Explorer
  • SAP Lumira Server
  • SAP Community Network(SCN)

Features of Lumira

The key features of Lumira are as follows −

  • It allows you to predict future outcomes and forecast as per the changing market situations.

  • You can create data visualizations and stories from multiple data sources.

  • It helps you to adapt data to organizational needs to create stories with visualizations.

  • You can share the visualizations on different platforms like SAP HANA, BO Explorer, Business Objects BI Platform, etc.

Key Terms of SAP Lumira Data Set

Data is entered in Lumira as dataset and it contains Attributes/Dimensions and Measures.

  • Measure − Measures are defined as numerical data types. Example − Quantity sold, Revenue, Unit Price, Average cost, etc.

  • Attributes/Dimensions − Data containing details about the measures is called Attributes or Dimensions in dataset. This represents the object on which analysis is done. Example − Customer, Product, Order, Time, Region, etc.

  • Hierarchies − Hierarchies are used for drilling the data to sub levels and defines a parent-child relationship. Example − Time Hierarchy, Region hierarchy.

  • Custom Calculations − You can create custom calculations in Lumira data Visualization, which are not available in data set or at database level. Example − You have a "Salary" column in the data set, you can add a new calculated column with name "Bonus" and can apply a calculation on Salary to get the value of this column.

SAP Key Terms

SAP Lumira – User Interface

When you login to Lumira Data visualization tool, there are four tabs at the top −


Prepare is used to import data set in SAP Lumira. Data is cleansed and converted into appropriate measures or attributes for the reports. You can add new custom calculations here.


Visualize tab is used to add graphs and charts on the data that has been imported and organized in Prepare tab. You can add different attributes and measures to the Label axis.

User Interface


The Compose tab is used to create stories and presentations, including background colors, titles, pictures, and text.


The Share tab is used to publish your visualizations to different platforms or with different set of users in the BI Repository.