SAP Lumira, Discovery Edition: The Comprehensive Guide by Xavier Hacking and Martijn van Foeken (ISBN 978-1-4932-1613-0) is an exceptionally upgraded book for a substantially upgraded product. SAP Lumira, Discovery Edition received a major UI redesign and tighter integration with SAP Lumira, Designer Edition (formerly known as SAP Design Studio). Whether you’re new to SAP Lumira, Discovery Edition or have experience with its predecessor SAP Lumira 1.x, this book is a helpful companion. The authors have provided multiple sample data sets in Microsoft Excel that can be downloaded from SAP Press, making it easy to follow along with its examples.
Because SAP Lumira, Discovery Edition was created for business users, not technical users, authors Xavier Hacking and Martijn van Foeken have written in a clear and easily understood style. It works equally well as both an inductive tutorial or a reference guide.
The book also addresses integration with SAP Lumira, Designer Edition, which will have its own SAP Press book in a few more weeks. Whether you’re upgrading from prior versions of SAP Lumira 1.x or taking a first look at SAP Lumira, Discovery Edition, there’s lots of material to like (nearly 500 pages) and lots of hours to save creating data stories by following a useful companion to the product.
SAP Press provided me with a digital copy to review and I must say how impressive the color illustrations look on my iPad as compared to the black-and-white illustrations of the hardcover edition. The digital copy can only be obtained by ordering directly from SAP Press, either with or without the hardcover edition. It comes in three editions (Adobe PDF, epub, and mobi) so you’ll be able to read regardless of whether your favorite reading device is a PC, an iPad with iBooks, or a Kindle device. Having the PDF copy on your workstation is indispensable, as you can make Adobe Reader do all the work looking up a desired keyword.
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- Purchase SAP Lumira, Discovery Edition: The Comprehensive Guide from SAP Press (Hardcover, ebook, or Hardcover + ebook bundle)
- Read SAP Mentor Tammy Powlas’ review on the SAP Community site, Book Report – SAP Lumira, Discovery Edition
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2 thoughts on “SAP Lumira, Discovery Edition: The Comprehensive Guide”
I read some part of this book, it is indeed well written for End users and can help them, if they decide to use Lumira. On the other hand , i hardly imagine who wants to use Lumira these days, keeping in mind the fact that SAP has announced it dead after 2 releases. Where SAP is going with such attitude , i do not get this.
Nobody likes to see software get a truncated roadmap, but I think it’s obvious at this point that there isn’t a feature that could be added to Lumira that would stop the Tableau/Qlik/PowerBI freight train. We’ll have to wait to see how customers react to the current roadmap – is SAC + Crystal Reports + Web Intelligence in a hybrid scenario a compelling solution?
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