Compare Avolution ABACUS vs. SAP PowerDesigner

Avolution ABACUS is ranked 8th in Architecture Management with 3 reviews while SAP PowerDesigner is ranked 4th in Architecture Management with 3 reviews. Avolution ABACUS is rated 6.6, while SAP PowerDesigner is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Avolution ABACUS writes "Powerful and customizable, but the interface needs to be more user-friendly and it needs dashboards". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP PowerDesigner writes "A User-friendly and extensible solution that facilitates automation of routine tasks". Avolution ABACUS is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ARIS BPM and iServer, whereas SAP PowerDesigner is most compared with erwin Enterprise Architecture, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer. See our Avolution ABACUS vs. SAP PowerDesigner report.
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Pros
The most valuable feature is the traceability, you can trace any object to the other.If you face new challenges or issues then you can dynamically customize according to the business needs.

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It can automate many routine tasks and save human resources to focus on real problems.This solution has good tools for big data, where you can manage large and complex databases.It has helped me to develop the as-is state, design its to-be state, and track the capital investment according to gap analysis.

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While this is one of the most powerful tools on the market it does not integrate well with Microsoft Office or others.If they want to expand in the European market then they are going to have to improve their technical support.It is vastly scalable but you can't run it on a Mac or Linux so it has limitations.The most valuable features are the catalog and the diagram.

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There should be a better usage of current hardware including multicore CPUs, higher resolutions, and multiple displays.This product does not have a good BPMN Modeler.The data governance should be improved, like ER/Studio.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
This solution is expensive for some people's budgets and they need to offer a Lite version at a cheaper price

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PowerDesigner is not the cheapest solution on the market, so make sure that you are using it to its full potential.The ROI has been 43%.

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Overview
ABACUS is designed to provide the quickest time-to-value of any enterprise architecture tool. Build and maintain rich visual models from existing company data. ABACUS comes with standard industry frameworks as well as advanced analytic tools and best-in-class roadmapping and reporting functionality.

Plan and manage complex business transformation initiatives with SAP PowerDesigner. The software’s data modeling tools let you build a blueprint of your current enterprise architecture and visualize the impact of change before it happens. Automatically capture architecture layers and requirements, tap into a powerful metadata repository, and share discoveries with your team.

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Sample Customers
BarclaysMedtronic, Cirque du Soleil, Antarc, B&G Manufacturing, EarlySense, eBay, Ferrero, James Austin Company, Lenovo, Sagem, RAK Ceramics, Vodafone
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Financial Services Firm17%
Software R&D Company15%
Media Company10%
Retailer9%
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