Lumira 2.0 has already been released by SAP since summer 2017. It consists of SAP Lumira Designer (formerly known as Design Studio) and SAP Lumira Discovery (formerly known as Lumira).
Now that already several of our customers productively switched to the new version, it is overdue to have a detailed look at Lumira Desinger and the compatability with our biExport solution.
Good news first: Of course, biExport also runs without problems also in Lumira Designer and Lumira Discovery!
Despite the name change and technically joining of both frontends on one platform, from a feature point of view the new release is more an evolution than a revolution. Nevertheless an evolution that brings several advantages for the creator of reporting applications.
If you look at Lumira Designer / Design Studio, there have been three central new features, the possibilities to:
Also, SAP enhanced the PDF export and brought some new features in, which you already knew from our biExport 4 Design Studio extension for several years… 😊
The answer is quite simple: YES!
And it can be explained with the following three scenarios:
And the coolest thing: Our biExport extension 4 Lumira Designer & Design Studio supports all these scenarios and so much more!
The extension does not only support the export formats PDF, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
It also allows you to use a Word document or PowerPoint presentation as a template for PDF export. You simply create a document with title pages, table of contents and all these layout elements that you know from Microsoft Office. Then you add placeholders and specify it in the “Template” parameter for PDF export. As a consequence, the biExport extension executes a Word export but saves the document in PDF format. The user receives a beautiful document, which was implemented in practically no time!
The following video shows this feature for Lumira Discovery. As biExport is a generic platform, the export works exactly the same way for Lumira Designer:
Also, biExport offers a generic framework for exporting multi views at the same time. You can freely configure this feature to iterate over a tab strip, a page book, values of a filter dropdown box, values of a dimension, or multiple applications. A lot of our customers even combine these iterations to create really complex briefing books and monthly management presentations!
See examples of this feature in the following videos:
You can also check another post for a simple example of how to configure the feature:
Complex briefing books, booklets, management presentations easily created from sap design studio
Download and try it out yourself now! Simply register on this page!