We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The way that the solution scans is very useful."
"The solution is a very pragmatic tool. It's quite easy to use."
"I do a data-centric design, so for me, the data analysis and design tools are the most valuable features."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is that it is a very fast reverse engineering process. It does a very expansive comparison."
"Very good repository features."
"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."
"It's a great tool for documentation."
"They have to improve their relationship discovery tool. They say that they have AI inside, but this AI did not automatically find relationships or suggested relationships between entities."
"It would be helpful if there were glossary, catalog and governance tools. It would help make it a true end-to-end product."
"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."
"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."
"Checking-in models to the repository, especially when working remotely, is a slow process than can sometimes have problems with models being corrupted."
"In terms of improvement, the pricing is a bit high."
"UI could be improved by enabling simpler navigation."
"The solution is very, very expensive. It would be ideal if it was a more affordable product."
"Connectivity can be improved because it's not very good."
"I bought the software outright and do not pay a licensing fee."
"SAP PowerDesigner is cheaper than eriwin."
"The price of the solution is too expensive. When we asked for certain licenses in different countries it was unattainable."
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Informatica Enterprise Information Catalog provides a machine-learning-based discovery engine to collect data assets across the enterprise while increasing the understanding of those data assets through a graph-based enterprise information catalog. Powered by Informatica’s unique metadata services engine, Enterprise Information Catalog enables business analysts and data stewards to find all types of data across the enterprise; discover relationships among them; enrich data with business glossary terms and crowdsourced annotations; and understand the provenance, quality, and usage of their data.
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.
Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog is ranked 2nd in Metadata Management with 1 review while SAP PowerDesigner is ranked 1st in Metadata Management with 11 reviews. Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog is rated 5.0, while SAP PowerDesigner is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog writes "Difficult initial setup and needs better support for data discovery but has an excellent data profiler". 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". Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog is most compared with Collibra Catalog, AWS Glue, Azure Data Factory, Denodo and Alation Data Catalog, whereas SAP PowerDesigner is most compared with erwin Data Modeler (DM), erwin Evolve, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer and SAP Information Steward.
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