Compare SAP PowerDesigner vs. erwin Enterprise Architecture

erwin Enterprise Architecture is ranked 7th in Architecture Management with 5 reviews while SAP PowerDesigner is ranked 5th in Architecture Management with 4 reviews. erwin Enterprise Architecture is rated 7.6, while SAP PowerDesigner is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of erwin Enterprise Architecture writes "We can model and diagram-out system interfaces as a geographically distributed team, but integration with other solutions is not easy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP PowerDesigner writes "A pragmatic tool that's easy to use and offers good data modeling". erwin Enterprise Architecture is most compared with SAP PowerDesigner, IDERA ER/Studio and Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, whereas SAP PowerDesigner is most compared with erwin Enterprise Architecture, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer. See our SAP PowerDesigner vs. erwin Enterprise Architecture report.
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Pros
The feature that stands out for me is the ease of configuring objects and the screens to show them. It's really easy to add a new type of object in this reference. Creating a new type of object, using it, and evolving it a little bit in terms of what we can document about it are the main features that made us decide to use this provider.I can send images in the PDF form, along with the relationships and the associations that are a very important part of what we do. It can show what is affected and what is impacted by a certain change in one area of the system architecture or enterprise architecture. I can very quickly draw those issues and topics to the fore.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.

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The solution is a very pragmatic tool. It's quite easy to use.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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Cons
They have improved the search engine a little bit but it can always be improved more. The more data you put inside it, the more you want to use it.The solution's integration capabilities with other tools in our system has not been all that well done. We have people who use ARIS, who use System Architect and, of course, Visio. erwin has very limited ways to import and export from those kinds of tools. It's not a very easy thing to do.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.

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It would be helpful if there were glossary, catalog and governance tools. It would help make it a true end-to-end product.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
Yearly, our cost is €100,000.The cost is something like $15,000, per license. But I haven't looked at those numbers in three years. It was over $100,000 to initially set everything up and get it all configured.

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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

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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Software R&D Company30%
Insurance Company10%
Financial Services Firm8%
Comms Service Provider7%
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Software R&D Company16%
Financial Services Firm13%
Media Company10%
Manufacturing Company8%
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