SAP PowerDesigner Room for Improvement

Peter Vlekkekn
Team leader and Data / Information Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I don't know of any features the solution is lacking. It would be helpful if there were glossary, catalog and governance tools. It would help make it a true end-to-end product. View full review »
Ondrej Divis
Senior Consultant at Mibcon DIMA
I would like to see better team collaboration in PD. Passing models (or objects in it) from one role to another. Today, we have to solve it by custom extensions and modelling rules just written on paper (and not enforced automatically). Support for ArchiMate would be an improvement. There should be a better usage of current hardware including multicore CPUs, higher resolutions (UHD, 4K), and multiple displays. I would also like to see better troubleshooting options for repository issues. In case of problems during check-in of the model to the repository, the error message just says "checkin was cancelled", but id doesn`t give you any details or hints where to look, what to repair. View full review »
MahdiJalali
Founder at Rozhmaan
This product does not have a good BPMN Modeler. Also, the simulations for BPMN modelers are not integrated well enough. If we want this functionality then we have to use another program. Compare this to Visual Paradigm, where we do have a good simulation for the BPMN modeler. View full review »
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Cuauhtemoc Guillermo DueƱasGomez
Enterprise Architect at a Consumer Goods with 201-500 employees
* The UML simulation should be improved to avoid designing other tools out of the application. * The data governance should be improved, like ER/Studio. View full review »
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