SAP PowerDesigner Review

PowerDesigner is more powerful than Erwin, including data modeling which is non-existent with Erwin.


What is most valuable?

The customized Data Model validation because, in short, PowerDesigner offers the capability to check if the the model was done following the best practices of data modeling . This capability can be customized to review other internal validation processes.

How has it helped my organization?

Less time spent with Data Administrators and therefore more agile approvals Data Model. This is because the Data Administrator spend less time in Logical Model validation, as PowerDesigner does the majority of the checks.

For how long have I used the solution?

Approximately one year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

I have not used them.

Technical Support:

I have not used them.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I previously used Erwin and I switched because PowerDesigner is a more powerful tool. PowerDesigner is more powerful than Erwin in many ways, but to highlight one, the capability mentioned about the Data Modeling is non-existent on Erwin and in my opinion, it is very important.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarEnterprise Data Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
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The heading of this review is rather misleading, because it implies that Erwin does not support data modeling ... which is obviously not true.