SAPPHIRE NOW: SAP enables new data insights with Lumira, Predictive Analytics upgrades

SAP has announced a range of new features for SAP Lumira and SAP Predictive Analytics at SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando.

“SAP is focused on end-to-end analytics and data management capabilities, because that’s what companies need to execute and thereby innovate,” said Steve Lucas, president, platform solutions, SAP. “Analytics solutions from SAP work together to provide a comprehensive, yet simple and integrated, analytics technology platform that propels customers’ ability to succeed.”

Among the features either currently available or planned for later this year in the SAP portfolio of analytics solutions are:

  • In SAP Lumira:
    • The ability to deliver governed data discovery and agile visualization with business intelligence (BI) platform integration for enterprise and small and midsize enterprise (SME) customers with a new in-memory engine,

    • Smart insights with time series forecasting and outlier detection,

    • Extension manager for in-product SAP partner or personal visual extensions,

    • New cross-tab capabilities for multidimensional analysis to easily swap rows and columns, display hierarchies and data formatting,

    • Ability to easily share beautiful insights with capabilities for chart zooming, new chart types and enhanced infographics with support for ESRI maps,

    • Big data discovery and data wrangling with Hadoop, helping end users to access, prepare and mash with traditional data sources, and

    • High performance and data mash-ups with SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) application data,

  • SAP IT Operations Analytics software, a new solution for real-time data centre insights to predict critical events,
  • SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio, which delivers self-service dashboards, geo-mapping, offline capabilities and integration with SAP Lumira,
  • The SAP Agile Data Preparation application, which enables everyone with the self-service ability to quickly discover, improve and combine data from multiple sources to drive better analytics, and
  • SAP Predictive Analytics innovations, which bring together a single solution for data scientists and business analysts, making predictions simple, fast and accurate.

Digitally native in-application purchase capability will also be added to SAP Lumira around the middle of the year.

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