Getting Started with SAP Lumira

Join this free online course to help you get started with SAP Lumira, one product consisting of 2 clients, SAP Lumira Discovery and SAP Lumira Designer, and a combined server add-on.

This course was retired in October 2023.

Self-paced since April 19, 2018
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information


This course was retired in October 2023.

SAP Lumira Strategy Update:

To simplify and accelerate the delivery of innovations, we are focusing on SAP Analytics Cloud as the primary solution for data discovery. This means that, going forward,
new data discovery functionality will be delivered on SAP Analytics Cloud. SAP Lumira, discovery edition will focus on quality, performance, and parity features with 1.X in its future releases.
SAP Lumira, designer edition remains the primary solution for application design with continued innovation and investment.
In parallel, we are adding the application design use case to the SAP Analytics Cloud roadmap in H1 2018.

Please refer to the following links for detailed information:

SAP 2018 Strategy and Roadmap for Business Intelligence
Lumira Roadmap Update - FAQ
Lumira Roadmap on SMP

Here is what some participants are saying about the course:

  • "A Great course and very brilliant lectures. Hope there will be courses on SAP Lumira Installation and Lumira Support. I really enjoyed the course." Read the original post

  • "The best structured course with the most content I've ever seen on a MOOC platform. Thank you very much." Read the original post

  • "Hello Anja and Jie, this is a very good course for us to get started on Lumira. Your explanation was very informative. Thank you for your time and help in this process." Read the original post

  • "The course was very informative, and I really enjoyed it. Especially the exercises were very helpful. Please keep up the good work and provide more openSAP courses or even some sort of preparation course for certification in the direction of lumira designer." Read the original post

  • "This was a well-structured course with exactly the content necessary to get a good understanding of the product to either continue digging deeper as developer or know what you need to know as business user or decision maker. It was sufficiently hands on to get to know Discovery, to get the essence of Designer and to get an understanding of the platform.
    In my interest area this was the best OpenSAP training I saw so far. I'd like to see more practical courses exactly going to this level of depth, for example on the other BI applications or (maybe non-core) SAP features." Read the original post

  • "It was really an amazing course and it covers pretty much all what you need to know about SAP LUMIRA Special thanks to the team and to Jie Deng and Anja Rusch" Read the original post

Course Summary

You’ll learn how to quickly create simple visualizations using SAP Lumira Discovery, as well as how to use SAP Lumira Designer to create enterprise dashboards and analytical applications. In addition, the powerful SAP BusinessObjects BI platform enables you to share those documents with other users. Take advantage of 2 clients based on one technology to cover your business scenarios. The course is divided into 4 sections:

  • Overview and architecture
  • How to create agile visualizations using Lumira Discovery
  • How to build enterprise applications using Lumira Designer
  • Integration capabilities of SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform

Hands-on exercises will be used from week 2 onwards.

Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: March 7, 2018, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 6 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Course assignment: 4 weekly assignments and 1 final exam
  • Course closure: April 19, 2018, 09:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Week 1: Overview & Architecture
Week 2: Agile Visualization
Week 3: Build BI Applications
Week 4: BI Platform Integration
Week 5: Final Exam

Target Audience

  • Customers
  • SAP partners
  • SAP consultants & Presales
  • Anyone who’d like to learn about SAP Lumira

Course Requirements

  • Basic understanding of business intelligence concepts
  • Basic understanding of data formats

Development Systems

The course is a hands-on course, so users will be asked to download SAP Lumira Discovery, which includes a 30-day free trial. Because the trial account is only valid for 30 days, please do not do this until the beginning of week 2, so that the account is active throughout the duration of the course.

For those who have access to SAP Designer client, can make use of the exercises provided for week 3. There is no trial version for SAP Lumira Designer.

Course contents

  • Course content no longer available

  • Week 1:

    Overview & Architecture
  • Week 2:

    Agile Visualization
  • Week 3:

    Build BI Applications
  • Week 4:

    BI Platform Integration
  • I Like, I Wish:

    We Love Your Feedback … And Want More
  • Final Exam:

    Good Luck!

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Course End
Apr 19, 2018
Course Start
Mar 07, 2018


This course was rated with 4.24 stars in average from 1192 votes.

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Jie Deng

Jie Deng is a product manager and expert in product management for analytics, currently focusing on SAP Analytics Cloud, analytics designer.

She joined SAP in 2000 and started her career as a developer in the SAP BW team. After that, she moved to the Product Management team for SAP BW and BPM.

In 2011, Jie joined the Product Management team for SAP Analytics and is responsible for roadmap and customer-facing activities like workshops, events, and trainings.

Anja Rusch

Anja Rusch is a product expert in the Analytics Product Management currently focusing on SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Lumira.

In 20 years of SAP she worked in many different areas: Interface Programming, application consulting in the beverage industry, CRM content development, Visual Composer, Strategy Management and Design Studio.

Anja has designed and delivered several training courses.