SAP PowerDesigner Previous Solutions

Fraven Ang
Manager, Data Architecture at DFS Singapore Pte Ltd
I used to use ER/Studio and Techwin for modeling. In my previous job, the focus was more on the modeling and data modeling as a stand-alone kit. We selected PowerDesigner here because of the repository setup it caters to. SAP has the function to be able to establish the repositories, work in teams and then consolidate and present to a larger audience through a web browser. That was the main consideration for switching. The usability of how to model is pretty similar and there's no big difference in terms of the functionalities. But from a whole enterprise setup; the repositories, the check in, check out of those things into a central repository, are the key reasons we switched. One key difference is the connectivity. Besides the modeling we also do reverse engineering. We will try to connect to different data sources to extract information rather than building a model from scratch. That is one advantage because this is actually the SAP program so it has a good connection with the SAP product. We use quite a lot of SAP modules in our organization, so it's a good fit in a way that we can actually link it to some of our SAP servers and database and just reverse engineer the models. This is a main benefit over the other solutions which are more neutral and more stand-alone products. View full review »
Moorthy Natarajan
Chief Architect at Imagic Consultancy Limited
If our suppliers want us to use other tools, we of course will, however, we've been using this solution since 1994. I do not recall if we used anything before that, or what it might have been. View full review »
George McGeachie
PowerDesigner Consultancy and Training Specialist at Metadata Matters Limited
I have used many modelling tools (possibly more than 10) over the years; when I set up my own consultancy I had a choice of tools to focus on, choosing PowerDesigner. I do also provide some consultancy and customisation for Idera ER/Studio Data Architect. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about SAP PowerDesigner. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2020.
438,944 professionals have used our research since 2012.
reviewer1365882
Senior Principal IT Architect -- MDM Architecture at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I have used other tools like erwin Data Modeler and they have versioning repositories also, but it seems like their check-in and check-out processes are much simpler and much cleaner. The central repository seems to be a little more stable. The other advantage to erwin is that you can model right in the diagram, which means less clicking. In PowerDesigner, sometimes there are so many property sheets that we are constantly clicking. View full review »
Carel Van Der Merwe
CEO at Abellard
The two other products that I have used are erwin Data Modeler and Enterprise Architect. I switched because of the scope and the user-friendliness of the tool. PowerDesigner used in conjunction with SQL Server is quite amazing. They work well together. View full review »
Peter Vlekkekn
Team leader and Data / Information Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We occasionally do migrations from MEGA HOPEX to PowerDesigner. View full review »
Ondrej Divis
Senior Consultant at Mibcon DIMA
I started with IBM Rational Rose and then switched to PowerDesigner. I have some experience with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, too. View full review »
reviewer1318779
Data Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Before PowerDesigner we were using IDERA and erwin. PowerDesigner was better than IDERA, but it's obviously a lot more expensive, so IDERA could be a better value. With PowerDesigner, I had the whole studio. I had the business process solution. With IDERA there are separate downloads and everything so I only used the data modeling studio. View full review »
Cuauhtemoc Guillermo DueƱasGomez
Enterprise Architect at a consumer goods company with 201-500 employees
Switched because SAP PowerDesigner is easy to use. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about SAP PowerDesigner. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2020.
438,944 professionals have used our research since 2012.