We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Ability to collect information, monitor user access and to plan storage capacity."
"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."
"Granularity could be reduced from an application level to the object level."
"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."
Monitor, analyze, and improve data integrity with SAP Information Steward software. Combine data profiling and metadata management tools for continuous insight into the quality of enterprise information to optimize processes, and enhance operational, analytical, and data governance initiatives.
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.
SAP Information Steward is ranked 8th in Metadata Management with 1 review while SAP PowerDesigner is ranked 1st in Metadata Management with 11 reviews. SAP Information Steward is rated 7.0, while SAP PowerDesigner is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of SAP Information Steward writes "Great for collecting, monitoring and planning storage capacity; functionality could 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". SAP Information Steward is most compared with SAP Data Quality Management, SAP Data Services, Informatica Data Quality and Collibra Catalog, whereas SAP PowerDesigner is most compared with erwin Data Modeler (DM), erwin Evolve, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer and IBM Rational System Architect.
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