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"It does the job.""Using this product has improved the way we maintain our models because they have a place where we can keep all of them, and they can be viewed using the web interface.""The interface is really simple to use and it allows me to pick and choose which tables I want to reverse engineer."

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"The most valuable feature is the way you can extend it and customize it. With most modeling tools, you fit your modeling process to fit the tool. In PowerDesigner, you can make the tool fit the way you want to work.""I like the property sheet capability and the user-defined attributes that you can set up.""It's a great tool for documentation.""It offers a lot of features in one solution. You would have to get multiple other products to bundle together all of the capabilities that you get in just this product.""The initial setup was very easy.""Very good repository features.""I do a data-centric design, so for me, the data analysis and design tools are the most valuable features.""SAP PowerDesigner is fairly stable."

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"The model diagram because very clumsy when you save it on the team server and the models are very big.""What needs the most improvement are semantic lineage and usability.""The visual presentation is a little too colorful and seems that it is dumbed down."

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"Checking-in models to the repository, especially when working remotely, is a slow process than can sometimes have problems with models being corrupted.""There are many areas of this solution that needs to be changed.""In the future, I would like to see data manipulation capability where you can actually write SQL queries and manipulate data from directly within the tool.""UI could be improved by enabling simpler navigation.""It would be helpful if there were glossary, catalog and governance tools. It would help make it a true end-to-end product.""Pricing for small consultancies needs improvement. They sustain prices to competing tools. The competing tools tend to do special offers. PowerDesigner SAP doesn't pay much attention to the pricing of it and there are no special offers.""In terms of improvement, the pricing is a bit high.""I have found the solution not easy to use. When publishing you have to download the HTML, make adjustments against the updated HTML, convert it to HTML, then finally paste the HTML. There is not an on-the-fly function available to bypass the step-by-step converting process that other solutions have."

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"The price of this product is okay.""I am currently using the trial version, but this solution is definitely worth considering for the price point."

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"I bought the software outright and do not pay a licensing fee.""The price of the solution is too expensive. When we asked for certain licenses in different countries it was unattainable.""SAP PowerDesigner is cheaper than eriwin."

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Top Answer: What needs the most improvement are semantic lineage and usability.
Top Answer: I like the connectivity or the lineage between the models and usability.
Top Answer: Technical support could be better and more human.
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IDERA ER Studio, ER/Studio, ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition
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IDERA ER/Studio is a powerful suite for business-driven data modeling that enables companies to create an enterprise architecture foundation for data governance. With round-trip support for multiple database platforms, data architects have the power to reverse-engineer, analyze, and optimize existing databases easily from diverse platforms. Data professionals can easily capture and share models, metadata, data sources, and glossaries across the organization for improved alignment between the organization and Information Technology. Organizational stakeholders can take part in the metadata definition workflow and access information on models and metadata at the right level for their needs.

Unlike its competition, it provides the broadest range of data platform support, industry-leading enterprise-level capabilities, visual data lineage and flow modeling, full dimensional modeling for data warehousing and business intelligence, and business data objects to bridge the gap between developers and data architects. It also provides a complete solution for enterprise architecture and data governance, extensive model change management, unique incorporation of true enterprise data dictionaries, unique linking of constructs across models, integrated visual data lineage import, and integrated data and business process modeling.

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
Newmont Mining, Entrust, Accolade, TalkTalk, Catalina, Protective Life, NTT Data, dir systèmes, Microsoft; American Express, Astellas Pharma, AstraZeneca, Coriant, Fedex, GlaxoSmithKline, PepsiCo, Prudential, Wells Fargo
Medtronic, Cirque du Soleil, Antarc, B&G Manufacturing, EarlySense, eBay, Ferrero, James Austin Company, Lenovo, Sagem, RAK Ceramics, Vodafone
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm15%
Healthcare Company10%
Computer Software Company10%
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company8%
Financial Services Firm25%
Healthcare Company13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm12%
Company Size
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise61%
Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise42%
Find out what your peers are saying about IDERA ER/Studio vs. SAP PowerDesigner and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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IDERA ER/Studio is ranked 12th in Architecture Management with 3 reviews while SAP PowerDesigner is ranked 4th in Architecture Management with 11 reviews. IDERA ER/Studio is rated 6.4, while SAP PowerDesigner is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IDERA ER/Studio writes "Scales easily and the support is good, but the performance for large models should be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP PowerDesigner writes "Ability to work on a single repository is great; web portal enables view from the browser perspective". IDERA ER/Studio is most compared with erwin Evolve, erwin Data Modeler (DM), Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Toad Data Modeler and Redgate SQL Toolbelt, whereas SAP PowerDesigner is most compared with erwin Data Modeler (DM), Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, erwin Evolve, SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer and Visio. See our IDERA ER/Studio vs. SAP PowerDesigner report.

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