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Giuseppe Platania
Real User
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with self employed
May 22 2017

What do you think of SAP PowerDesigner?

Valuable Features: Data modelling • Improvements to My Organization: Collaborative modelling • Room for Improvement: The meta-model (a.k.a. how objects are supposed to be connected to each other) seems to be proprietary. • Use of Solution: I have used it for six months. • Deployment Issues: We have not encountered any deployment issues. • Stability Issues: No issues with stability. • Scalability Issues: No issues with scalability. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Customer Service: Customer service is good... for a price. Technical Support: Technical support is good... for a price. • Previous Solutions: I have used Sparx Enterprise Architect that provides more functions for a fraction of the costs. • Initial Setup: It was easy to...
Karel Van Der Walt
Real User
Data Architect/Data Scientist with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Meta-model * Template generation * Library Models The publicly accessible meta-model is the foundation for utility scripts, report, and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Impact Analysis * Traceability Set of models with a rich set of intramodal and intermodal dependencies, which caters for modelling of upstream... more»

What needs improvement?

Reverse-engineering of late JDK and .NET. Use third party parsers and enhance Object-Oriented metamodel to cater for newer language features.

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What other advice do I have?

Use source reference models for your industry and implement as library models.
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Cuauhtemoc Guillermo DueñasGomez
Enterprise Architect at a Consumer Goods with 201-500 employees
Oct 15 2018

What do you think of SAP PowerDesigner?

Primary Use Case: Improving retail company operations on ERP migration The report wizard is extensive and useful. You can import BPMN from Bizagi. • Benefits: It has helped me to develop the as-is state, design its to-be state, and track the capital investment according to gap analysis. • Valuable Features: The wizard report links directly to MS Word and is very useful. The matrix processes and capabilities are good tools. It is easy and fast to use. • Room for Improvement: The UML simulation should be improved to avoid designing other tools out of the application.  The data governance should be improved, like ER/Studio. • Use of Solution: More than five years. • Previous Solutions: Switched because SAP PowerDesigner is easy to use. • ROI: The ROI has been 43%....


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What is SAP PowerDesigner?

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.

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SAP PowerDesigner customers

Medtronic, Cirque du Soleil, Antarc, B&G Manufacturing, EarlySense, eBay, Ferrero, James Austin Company, Lenovo, Sagem, RAK Ceramics, Vodafone

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