SAP PowerDesigner Pros and Cons

SAP PowerDesigner Pros

Fraven Ang
Manager, Data Architecture at DFS Singapore Pte Ltd
Very good repository features.
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MichaelRaz
DA with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a great tool for documentation.
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Moorthy Natarajan
Chief Architect at Imagic Consultancy Limited
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.
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George McGeachie
PowerDesigner and ER/Studio Consultancy and Training Specialist at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
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.
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reviewer1365882
Senior Principal IT Architect -- MDM Architecture at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I like the property sheet capability and the user-defined attributes that you can set up.
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Carel Van Der Merwe
CEO at Abellard
I do a data-centric design, so for me, the data analysis and design tools are the most valuable features.
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Peter Vlekkekn
Team leader and Data / Information Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The solution is a very pragmatic tool. It's quite easy to use.
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Ondrej Divis
Senior Consultant at Mibcon DIMA
It can automate many routine tasks and save human resources to focus on real problems.
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reviewer1318779
Data Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is that it is a very fast reverse engineering process. It does a very expansive comparison.
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MahdiJalali
Founder at Rozhmaan
This solution has good tools for big data, where you can manage large and complex databases.
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SAP PowerDesigner Cons

Fraven Ang
Manager, Data Architecture at DFS Singapore Pte Ltd
UI could be improved by enabling simpler navigation.
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MichaelRaz
DA with 1,001-5,000 employees
Connectivity can be improved because it's not very good.
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Moorthy Natarajan
Chief Architect at Imagic Consultancy Limited
The solution is very, very expensive. It would be ideal if it was a more affordable product.
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George McGeachie
PowerDesigner and ER/Studio Consultancy and Training Specialist at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
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.
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reviewer1365882
Senior Principal IT Architect -- MDM Architecture at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Checking-in models to the repository, especially when working remotely, is a slow process than can sometimes have problems with models being corrupted.
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Carel Van Der Merwe
CEO at Abellard
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.
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Peter Vlekkekn
Team leader and Data / Information Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It would be helpful if there were glossary, catalog and governance tools. It would help make it a true end-to-end product.
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Ondrej Divis
Senior Consultant at Mibcon DIMA
There should be a better usage of current hardware including multicore CPUs, higher resolutions, and multiple displays.
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reviewer1318779
Data Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of improvement, the pricing is a bit high.
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MahdiJalali
Founder at Rozhmaan
This product does not have a good BPMN Modeler.
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Learn what your peers think about SAP PowerDesigner. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2020.
455,536 professionals have used our research since 2012.