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MEGA HOPEX vs. SAP PowerDesigner
May 2022
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Pros
"The support experience in Latin America is great.""Its availability is very good.""This is a complete package with all of the functionality that we need.""What I find the most valuable is the process workflow. It is really good.""We have many use cases for this solution but the feature I have found most valuable is the IT Portfolio Management module.""Every module sets up the same information in a unique repository.""HOPEX has a panel that offers various views. I think that is very good. MEGA has an app for integrating with a lot of apps. We help our clients integrate HOPEX with a different product like Apple Gateway, for example. I've been with the company for 15 years, and we connect with everything. Our clientele includes almost all of the banks in Mexico.""The most valuable parts of this solution are the richness of its features and its easy interface."

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"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.""It's a great tool for documentation.""Very good repository features.""I like the connectivity or the lineage between the models and usability.""The initial setup was very easy.""SAP PowerDesigner is fairly stable.""The most valuable feature is that it is a very fast reverse engineering process. It does a very expansive comparison.""The most valuable feature of SAP PowerDesigner is the testing of the models, it has the best function. Reverse engineering is very helpful too."

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"The initial setup can be quite complex at first.""The solution is quite expensive.""It would be great if this solution could integrate with other tools such as ITSM (ServiceNow) or CMDB.""Lacking more out of the box integrations.""MEGA HOPEX's problem is that it is expensive, but it's a fantastic tool.""We have a very close relationship with MEGA representatives in Mexico, and we ask them why they don't offer impact analysis. For example, we have a server in the center and provide the client a view of what's in the peripheral area, like one cluster, application, process area, and services. We want to offer our clients that level of visibility with HOPEX.""This product is expensive and would be improved by lowering its price.""Better documentation and training would be helpful."

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"Technical support could be better and more human.""In terms of improvement, the pricing is a bit high.""Connectivity can be improved because it's not very good.""I have found the solution not easy to use. When publishing you have to download the HTML, make adjustments against the updated HTML, convert it to HTML, then finally paste the HTML. There is not an on-the-fly function available to bypass the step-by-step converting process that other solutions have.""There are many areas of this solution that needs to be changed.""The solution is very, very expensive. It would be ideal if it was a more affordable product.""UI could be improved by enabling simpler navigation.""The solution itself does not need to be improved. However, they could add support for different languages."

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  • "The price of the solution is too expensive. When we asked for certain licenses in different countries it was unattainable."
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    Top Answer:The most valuable parts of this solution are the richness of its features and its easy interface.
    Top Answer:The price of MEGA HOPEX is too high. MEGA HOPEX's problem is that it is expensive, but it's a fantastic tool.
    Top Answer:This product is expensive and would be improved by lowering its price.
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of SAP PowerDesigner is the testing of the models, it has the best function. Reverse engineering is very helpful too.
    Top Answer:I would like SAP to prove free licenses to professionals that are using the solution. The free version is limited.
    Top Answer:The solution itself does not need to be improved. However, they could add support for different languages.
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    Overview

    MEGA HOPEX is a single software platform that combines integrated software solutions including privacy and data management, business process analysis, and risk management. By connecting business, IT, data, and risk perspectives, MEGA HOPEX helps your organization get the visibility you need and also helps improve decision-making by using connected EA to eliminate silos and foster collaboration. As a SaaS solution, MEGA HOPEX is scalable, flexible, and secure. It relies on Microsoft Azure infrastructure and is designed to seamlessly and easily integrate into your digital ecosystem. The MEGA HOPEX platform enables you to develop an integrated approach to risk management, business optimization, and data governance, as well as to build a clear IT roadmap.

    MEGA HOPEX Features

    MEGA HOPEX has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Flexible metamodel configurability: MEGA HOPEX can be adapted to your operating model with easy-to-use customization options. In addition, it gives you the option to expand functionalities and import ready-to-use content through the HOPEX store.
    • Intuitive workflows: The MEGA HOPEX platform includes intuitive workflows that help accelerate business value delivery and also helps to foster collaboration among all stakeholders.
    • Ready-to-use enterprise portal: With MEGA HOPEX’s ready-to-use enterprise portal, it is easy to share insights across your entire organization.
    • Contextual search: MEGA HOPEX has a contextual search functionality that enables you to find accurate and trusted data easily with the option to also use filters to narrow your search results.
    • Reporting and dashboarding: MEGA HOPEX offers out-of-the-box templates for reports and also allows you to build your own reports to monitor and govern your projects with actionable insights and recommendations.

    MEGA HOPEX Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing MEGA HOPEX. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Data-driven algorithms: MEGA HOPEX provides smart recommendations based on data-driven algorithms, giving you the ability to share actionable insights using a collaborative enterprise portal and mobile apps.
    • Intuitive modeling engine: The MEGA HOPEX platform enables you to visually communicate how your operations work and see how business, IT, and data are connected through building different diagrams. 
    • Improved collaboration and alignment: MEGA HOPEX has a data discovery tool that extracts data from various sources to build your data catalogs. The platform’s automated discovery of applications, data, and processes, along with its automated diagram generation and intelligent workflows, improve productivity, collaboration, and alignment.
    • Accelerates project delivery: By using MEGA HOPEX, you can develop synergies and avoid duplicative efforts by connecting strategy, business, IT, data, and risk perspectives on the same platform.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the MEGA HOPEX solution.

    PeerSpot user Kayode A., Enterprise Architecture Consultant at ZealHosts Consulting, says, “What I find the most valuable is the process workflow. It is really good. The fact that you can decompose is also valuable, as is the file D structure. Also, the fact that you can have your own logical repository structure and you can drag and drop is very valuable. This is largely because of its intuitiveness. Once you understand the logic behind the tool, MEGA HOPEX is quite intuitive. I also like the ability to create custom reports. I like the fact that you can share repository content via web to other end users who are not architects.”

    A Software Architect at a transportation company mentions, “The main feature that we like the most is the ability to have a unique repository where all the architects can interact and play together with the shapes of different architecture solutions. They have a unified repository where users can share the developments they're working on. Its availability is very good.” 

    An IT Consulting Manager at a tech services company comments, "We have many use cases for this solution but the feature I have found most valuable is the IT Portfolio Management module."

    SAP PowerDesigner is a valuable solution for developing several different types of data models according to business process needs. Data models can be logical, conceptual, and physical, and can also include dimensional and relational models. PowerDesiger has the ability to integrate a designed business process model with the actual database design to ensure that all the data process steps are included in the logical model. PowerDesigner is able to use the physical model to create the actual database, and from there, design various physical iterations from a single logical model.

    PowerDesigner can perform excellent reverse-engineering of existing databases to create a model diagram. The solution integrates well with many of today's most recognized database management systems (DBMS). Some of the solution’s featured outputs include custom or standard reports of every object in the design (relationships, field, and tables), design impact analysis, and entity-relationship (ER) designs.

    PowerDesigner offers intuitive capabilities such as metadata management, link and sync, and data modeling. Users can instantly view architecture layers and essentials, access the robust metadata repository, and share findings with the user’s entire team.

    SAP PowerDesigner Features

    • Document Creation: Easily share documents to cultivate an environment of communication and collaboration with all stakeholders in a project. Users can even include non-modelers. Users can provide private, secure access to metadata using hyperlinked Web reporting and multi-model documents, and even use wizard-created lists.

    • Result Analysis: The solution helps merge all model types with an intuitive automated link-and-sync process. Users can easily streamline communication and creative streams to improve the organization’s ability to experience transformation.

    • Intelligence Mapping: Users can develop thorough mapping protocols for data dictionary input. Users can record dependencies correctly with a simple drag-and-drop mapping editor and drag information from any supported source to target model pairs.

    SAP PowerDesigner Benefits

    • Improve Overall Productivity: The solution enables enterprise architects and developers to share information through a trusted metadata repository that can handle all modeling types.

    • Simplify Workflows: PowerDesigner offers an easy-to-use wizard-driven protocol to streamline web-based reporting and documentation, making workloads easier for IT staff and other users.

    • Improve Communication: PowerDesigner’s intuitive link-and-sync technology will facilitate secure trusted networks between an organization's specific protocols, data models, and language.

    Reviews from Real Users

    “The most valuable feature of SAP PowerDesigner is the testing of the models, it has the best function. Reverse engineering is very helpful too. I use SAP PowerDesigner for data modeling and documentation. It interacts well with the other tools. Additionally, we use it for all of the business requirements, such as CDM and PDM.” - Saadat T., Emerging Cloud Solution Architect at a tech services company

    “It's a great tool for documentation. A new data scientist can easily understand the data just by looking at it. Once you are managing your physical data with a logical data model, by looking at this data model, you can understand what it means, the business meaning of the elements which are maintained by the relational database.” - Michael R., DA


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    Sample Customers
    Aetna, Fannie Mae, M&T Bank, Glatfelter Insurance Group, Zions Management Services Company, The College Board, Baxter Credit Union, AXA Financial, Missouri Department of Conservation, New York State OTDA, MEG Energy Corp, Walgreens, Procter & Gamble, Biogen Idec, Gilead Sciences, Organic Valley, Trinity Health, Nissan and Ford
    Medtronic, Cirque du Soleil, Antarc, B&G Manufacturing, EarlySense, eBay, Ferrero, James Austin Company, Lenovo, Sagem, RAK Ceramics, Vodafone
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm36%
    Insurance Company14%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm7%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government9%
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    Financial Services Firm25%
    Consumer Goods Company13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Pharma/Biotech Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government10%
    Company Size
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    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise46%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    MEGA HOPEX vs. SAP PowerDesigner
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about MEGA HOPEX vs. SAP PowerDesigner and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    608,010 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    MEGA HOPEX is ranked 8th in Architecture Management with 8 reviews while SAP PowerDesigner is ranked 4th in Architecture Management with 9 reviews. MEGA HOPEX is rated 7.8, while SAP PowerDesigner is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of MEGA HOPEX writes "Excellent support experience that is local to South America and is easy to expand". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP PowerDesigner writes "Ability to work on a single repository is great; web portal enables view from the browser perspective". MEGA HOPEX is most compared with ARIS BPA, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, LeanIX, iServer and Avolution ABACUS, whereas SAP PowerDesigner is most compared with erwin Data Modeler (DM), Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, IDERA ER/Studio and BiZZdesign HoriZZon. See our MEGA HOPEX vs. SAP PowerDesigner report.

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