Compare SAP PowerDesigner vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

SAP PowerDesigner is ranked 5th in Architecture Management with 3 reviews while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is ranked 1st in Architecture Management with 15 reviews. SAP PowerDesigner is rated 9.4, while Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of SAP PowerDesigner writes "A User-friendly and extensible solution that facilitates automation of routine tasks". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect writes "An extensible solution with helpful webinars and good tutorials to learn from". SAP PowerDesigner is most compared with erwin Enterprise Architecture, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer, whereas Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is most compared with Visual Paradigm, No Magic MagicDraw and Visio. See our SAP PowerDesigner vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect report.
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Find out what your peers are saying about SAP PowerDesigner vs. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
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Pros
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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Some of the business processes are very easy to compare when you have the diagrams.I like that there is support for software patterns.Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect supports multiple modeling languages like ArchiMate for database design, software lifecycle visualization, and team management.I have found the Meta Model tuning feature useful as it provides me with an overview of all my work needs.Its most valuable feature is the Zachman Framework.We can easily use it with our new customers.Provides a single repository for all architecture work.Customizable and tailored to the environment. Several template frameworks are provided.

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Cons
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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I think that collaboration can be better.It would be nice to have it supported on the Linux operating system.There used to be that feature in ArchiMate Modeling of Enterprise Architect called inherited relationships. Now it's gone.It should be made Windows compatible.The reporting needs improvement.Weak in regards to data modelling. No logical or physical modelling or migration from conceptual to physical.Insufficient control of metadata and standards.No way to implement data integrity and referential integrity constraints.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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Pricing and licensing are suitable even for small companies.Pricing and licensing is very attractive, simple, and straightforward.

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Sybase PowerDesigner
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Overview

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.

Sparx Enterprise Architect is a platform that accelerates and integrates software, business and systems development. Twice winner of Jolt and multiple SD Times Awards with an installed base of 580,000 + licenses, supported by 230 partners in 160 countries. From requirements to implementation and beyond, Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect is a fully featured tool suite that lets you model, design, simulate, prototype, build, test, manage and trace from vision to solution.

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Sample Customers
Medtronic, Cirque du Soleil, Antarc, B&G Manufacturing, EarlySense, eBay, Ferrero, James Austin Company, Lenovo, Sagem, RAK Ceramics, VodafoneOmniLink
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm20%
Software R&D Company13%
Media Company11%
Retailer10%
REVIEWERS
Government16%
Financial Services Firm16%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
Transportation Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company13%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government10%
Insurance Company9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise25%
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise49%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise40%
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