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Planview Enterprise One vs. SAP PowerDesigner
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Planview Enterprise One vs. SAP PowerDesigner and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"The resource capacity planning is the most valuable feature because you can evaluate your team's capacity by team and what projects they're working on and you can forecast easily by team.""I would say it works really well for forecasting remaining effort, especially in terms of forecasting the dollar amounts. We've gotten pretty good at adjusting rates because we have a lot of contract workers.""We can view a project both at the top level and dig into the particularities. It's given us greater visibility into the work itself.""We're still in an early stage. Things will change as we use it more. I did program reports that are important and that will provide us with value.""The most valuable features are scheduling, resource management, and, from a project perspective, the functions like issues that change orders. They are valuable because, from a project management perspective, we use the workflows that we build for project management and do active risk management and issue management for the projects that we want for our agencies.""Its view into resource capacity and availability helps us to manage work. In reporting, we use this facility to help with resource capacity and availability. It also helps to see how much we are using. We derive that information from the work and resource management screen. That is very helpful.""We use expenditures quite a bit. We put in forecast expenditures and then we actualize them below the line in the little box in the bottom tray. Being able to track the project with relevant milestones is also valuable. Milestones are valuable because it helps us to keep the project on track. The expenditures are valuable because we need to be able to understand expenses that are beyond the regular resources in the projects.""The financial planning capabilities are very useful. We have integration for an SAP system, and so we load financial data from SAP into Planview for prior months. And then we use the forecasting capabilities to get a complete picture of the cost of a specific project. The financial management is very useful."

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"Very good repository features.""The initial setup was very easy.""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.""I like the property sheet capability and the user-defined attributes that you can set up.""The most valuable feature is that it is a very fast reverse engineering process. It does a very expansive comparison.""It's a great tool for documentation.""I like the connectivity or the lineage between the models and usability.""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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Cons
"Its reporting needs to be improved. My main complaint when it comes to Planview is that it is good to maintain all the data but to actually use the information that is in it, you actually have to use a different tool. We use Power BI. So, we pull all the information, and then we use a Power BI dashboard to stage or look at the information.""The biggest room for improvement are the scripted dialogues. The scripted dialogues are a logic that you set up to force a certain workflow or process to happen. It's very old in respect that there are no clauses that you can apply to that logic. That definitely can use a lot of room for improvement.""I think some of the administrative aspects of it could be a little easier, especially when it comes to designing reports. The reporting coming out of it could be a little bit better.""We've been using it for a while, so it's about maturity. It's about being able to build out things in Agile groups and teams and some of that. Then really trying to drive into the direction of Lean Portfolio Management and more Agile program management, I think is where we're heading.""Configuring the UI in the content management system is too elaborate and too time-consuming.""I think that the user interface needs some getting used to. It's not immediately intuitive. That's potentially room for improvement. I think also that an organization needs to have good support from some senior management to get something like Planview established.""Even though Enterprise One is easy and user-friendly, it could provide better training like a demo. Providing more tutorials or sessions would really help.""The resource area needs improvement. The improvements that have been made recently in the later versions have been good improvements, but I think there are some more improvements needed there."

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"In terms of improvement, the pricing is a bit high.""Checking-in models to the repository, especially when working remotely, is a slow process than can sometimes have problems with models being corrupted.""There are many areas of this solution that needs to be changed.""Technical support could be better and more human.""The solution itself does not need to be improved. However, they could add support for different languages.""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.""The solution is very, very expensive. It would be ideal if it was a more affordable product."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Our licensing fees are approximately $50,000 USD annually."
  • "Planview is a little pricey. From a licensing perspective, for just a simple timesheet user who does nothing in the system but reports time, the licensing is a little pricey, but you have to look at it from what it is that you get. We have 6,000 users, and I don't manage the system at all. I just have to do add them to the system. The servers, maintenance, OS levels, security patching for the OS, and all other things are not something that we maintain. So, you have to look at it from an operational perspective. It is not just the product itself. A holistic view has to be taken when you look at the product and how you're going to support it. I would have to hire an entire operation staff to bring it in-house, and at the end of the day, that might cost me more."
  • "I don't know about the actual pricing. I have not come across any costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
  • "When we went through that process, I believe it is competitive with others on the market. However, there are less expensive options available. It's a more premium offering at a higher price."
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  • "SAP PowerDesigner is cheaper than eriwin."
  • "The price of the solution is too expensive. When we asked for certain licenses in different countries it was unattainable."
  • "I would like SAP to prove free licenses to professionals that are using the solution. The free version is limited."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:We provided whatever feedback we had to the Planview team, and they went in and built those additional features that we requested. For example, they created a great way for our users to search for a… more »
    Top Answer:I do not have information about the pricing. I know that we have on the order of 600 people on the license, however, I don't know the costs around it.
    Top Answer:We've been encouraging our users to manage their schedules directly in the Work and Assignments module. So far, it has been good, but we've been in conversation with the vendor product team to improve… more »
    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
    Planview Enterprise, Planview's performance management platform, combines project and portfolio management software with adaptive best practices. By integrating the business process management of strategies, services, and projects within a single, Web-based solution, Planview empowers organizations to achieve greater levels of control over their ever-changing environment by dynamically managing money, resources, and capacities.

    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
    Zurich Insurance Group, Zumbotel Group, Carphone Warehouse
    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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    Insurance Company25%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Pharma/Biotech Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government8%
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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%
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    Small Business5%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise92%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Planview Enterprise One vs. SAP PowerDesigner
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Planview Enterprise One vs. SAP PowerDesigner and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,045 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Planview Enterprise One is ranked 3rd in Architecture Management with 27 reviews while SAP PowerDesigner is ranked 4th in Architecture Management with 9 reviews. Planview Enterprise One is rated 7.8, while SAP PowerDesigner is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Planview Enterprise One writes "Helps prioritize projects, share the big picture with management, and has a great planning capacity". 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". Planview Enterprise One is most compared with Planview PPM Pro, Broadcom Clarity PPM, JIRA Portfolio, Microsoft Project Server and Planisware, whereas SAP PowerDesigner is most compared with erwin Data Modeler (DM), Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, IDERA ER/Studio and erwin Evolve. See our Planview Enterprise One vs. SAP PowerDesigner report.

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