SAP PowerDesigner Competitors and Alternatives

The top SAP PowerDesigner competitors are
  • erwin Enterprise Architecture
  • Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
  • IDERA ER/Studio
  • ARIS BPM
Read reviews of SAP PowerDesigner competitors and alternatives
Larry Wilson
Real User
Data Architect at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 25 2018

What is most valuable?

* Modeling with Data Architect: We can quickly reverse-engineer a database from an existing database or create a model from scratch. * Data lineage tracking: It allows us to identify upstream and downstream systems using data. This allows us... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have been able to quickly create models for our enterprise-wide databases, even when some of them are third-party databases. We have been able to then modify those models, breaking them down to make them more understandable. Loading these... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better documentation/help for the Data Architect tool. Creation of tutorials would be nice. There are some features which are not as clearly defined as they should be.
Allan Gary Kowalski
Consultant
Consultant with self employed
Jun 30 2017

What is most valuable?

Automated document generation is a real time saver , no more cut and paste, no more keeping track of which diagrams are... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In one organization, it allowed teams and team members all over the world to collaborate and sync up on specific... more»

What needs improvement?

Sparx EA has always had one strong negative that has kept it from dominating the market ( not counting the fact that... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Use floating licenses strategically.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I actually used a tool called TCC, Together Control Centre many years back which was very similar. It was created by... more»

What other advice do I have?

Take the time to learn the features well - it will pay off. I have been using it for six years and I am still learning... more»
Kevin Schofield
Real User
President & CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 13 2016

What is most valuable?

- Excellent graphical support for very large data models, enabling our team to plot detailed and colorful data models containing hundreds of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

- Erwin has enabled us to build and manage a portfolio of over 1,000 large data models across more than 60 lines of business, many of which are... more»

What needs improvement?

- Erwin could use better support for some NoSQL databases, JSON and other non-relational data structures. Based on a discussion I had with a... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We previously used a data modeling product called Silverrun. We switched because most of our customers were using Erwin and because Erwin did a... more»

What other advice do I have?

This review reflects my experience with and opinion regarding the Erwin product after many years of using it and several other popular data... more»

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