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Architecture Management
June 2022
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Gil Sabado - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Data Architect at ManuLife Financial
Real User
Difficult to operate, long process to publish, but scalable
Pros and Cons
  • "The initial setup was very easy."
  • "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."

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for architecture management.

What needs improvement?

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 versioning system could be improved. We have to identify the connections and there are lots of limits in certain areas, such as the JDBC driver. I do not have a computer able to do the versioning system because we do not have a database to use. We do not have the budget for that. They should use something, such as GitHub, it would be helpful.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Sometimes the server goes down and I am not able to use the tools. The solution could be more stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution scalability is good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very easy.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have evaluated erwin, it has some enhanced features, such as easy publishing.

What other advice do I have?

We plan to migrate to erwin solution in the near future. I would not recommend it.

I rate SAP PowerDesigner a five out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Buyer's Guide
Architecture Management
June 2022
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