Compare SAP PowerDesigner vs. erwin Enterprise Architecture

erwin Enterprise Architecture is ranked 3rd in Architecture Management with 5 reviews while SAP PowerDesigner is ranked 5th in Architecture Management with 3 reviews. erwin Enterprise Architecture is rated 7.6, while SAP PowerDesigner is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of erwin Enterprise Architecture writes "A cross platform database designer, data inventory control and metadata library". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP PowerDesigner writes "A User-friendly and extensible solution that facilitates automation of routine tasks". erwin Enterprise Architecture is most compared with IDERA ER/Studio, SAP PowerDesigner and Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, whereas SAP PowerDesigner is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, erwin Enterprise Architecture and IDERA ER/Studio. See our SAP PowerDesigner vs. erwin Enterprise Architecture report.
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The ability to share and collaborate on the solution is its most valuable feature.The initial setup was really straightforward and the deployment was done within one day.Forward and reverse engineering were valuable features.Support for a broad range of data sources from relational to big data to the Cloud.Workgroup Repository collection of data models allows research across models without worry about platform incompatibilities and provides easy KPIs about corporate data assets.

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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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The solution needs to focus on allowing for more integrations.I would like to see an improvement in the output of the solution.Business process modelling could be improved.There might be improvement required to better support some of the MPP databases for non-relational data structures and NoSQL databases.Add some ability to do conditional Visualization on the models and in reports (some ideas) – maybe as a specialized Theme or Diagram or Display.

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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
Unless you are a one person shop – always go with the Workgroup edition and Concurrent licensing.

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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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erwin EASybase PowerDesigner

erwin is used by more than 50,000 professionals in 60+ countries to get big results from their enterprise data initiatives. erwin is the #1 choice in virtually every industry, from government and healthcare to retail and finance.

erwin Modeling provides a collaborative environment to manage enterprise data through an intuitive, graphical interface. With a centralized view of key data definitions, you can leverage information as a strategic asset and more efficiently manage your data resources to save time and money.

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
AT&T, Bank of America, Chevron, Duke University, ESPN, Fidelity, GE, JP Morgan Chase, KPMG, McGraw Hill, NASA, Pfizer, Royal Bank of Scotland, Teradata, Union Pacific, Vodafone, Wells Fargo.Medtronic, Cirque du Soleil, Antarc, B&G Manufacturing, EarlySense, eBay, Ferrero, James Austin Company, Lenovo, Sagem, RAK Ceramics, Vodafone
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Financial Services Firm26%
Software R&D Company12%
Logistics Company11%
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