SAP PowerDesigner Review

The publicly accessible meta-model is the foundation for utility scripts, report and general model-to-model or model-to-text generation


What is most valuable?

  • Meta-model
  • Template generation
  • Library Models

The publicly accessible meta-model is the foundation for utility scripts, report, and general model-to-model or model-to-text generation.

Library models are referenced across projects.

How has it helped my organization?

  • Impact Analysis
  • Traceability

Set of models with a rich set of intramodal and intermodal dependencies, which caters for modelling of upstream and downstream dependencies, allowing for Impact Analysis and Traceability.

What needs improvement?

Reverse-engineering of late JDK and .NET.

Use third party parsers and enhance Object-Oriented metamodel to cater for newer language features.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.

How is customer service and technical support?

I did not use the paid support.

Which solutions did we use previously?

No.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

What other advice do I have?

Use source reference models for your industry and implement as library models.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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