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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."
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    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

    Syniti Information Management unlocks the obscurity in data with DeepGuidance and automatically discovers the critical relationships, dependencies and lineage that every business needs to run their business with the confidence of trusted data.

    Delivering the trusted data that the business demands with absolute completeness and with completeness and accuracy has proven challenging to even the most savvy organizations. Increasingly it seems every business or application initiative requires a comprehensive knowledge of where the data exists, who owns it, and how it is defined. This type of data insight and understanding always seemed elusive. Now, with the cloud and the power of Syniti Information Management, aligning data, policies and business rules with your business strategy is now within reach.

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    Medtronic, Cirque du Soleil, Antarc, B&G Manufacturing, EarlySense, eBay, Ferrero, James Austin Company, Lenovo, Sagem, RAK Ceramics, Vodafone
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    Financial Services Firm25%
    Consumer Goods Company13%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Pharma/Biotech Company13%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm14%
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Buyer's Guide
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    SAP PowerDesigner is ranked 1st in Metadata Management with 6 reviews while Syniti Information Management is ranked 21st in Metadata Management. SAP PowerDesigner is rated 8.0, while Syniti Information Management is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of SAP PowerDesigner writes "A highly user-friendly tool that's great for documentation". On the other hand, SAP PowerDesigner is most compared with erwin Data Modeler by Quest, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio, IDERA ER/Studio and erwin Evolve by Quest, whereas Syniti Information Management is most compared with .

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