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Fraven Ang - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager, Data Architecture at DFS Singapore Pte Ltd

One of the key reasons for choosing this solution above others is because of the repository features which we're able to consolidate and work on a single repository where we store all our models in one location. In addition, the web portal feature allows us to present, or actually view these models from a browser's perspective. We have two groups of people: The first develops the models and the second views them. They can log in to a web portal and view the models. The product presented a strong case for us in deciding to establish this kind of creation and consumption model to make it really cost effective and increase the value of our organization. 

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MM
DA with 1,001-5,000 employees

SAP Powerdesigner helps build proper data models based on the methodology of relational databases, which are now 40 years old. I think the big advantage of Powerdesigner over erwin is its intuitive Microsoft like usability. 

It's much easier to use PowerDesigner than erwin. It's also a cheaper product, and it supports many different relational databases. I think PowerDeisgner is more practical, easier, quicker, and more intuitive. I prefer to use Powerdesigner over erwin for large enterprise applications. 

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.

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MN
Chief Architect at Imagic Consultancy Limited

I'm an IT architect. I make use of this particular tool end-to-end, especially when I design objects. I also can immediately create the frameworks in PowerBuilder.

In just one click, I can create everything that I want.

I can download the solution right onto my PC.

It's a fantastic tool. It offers lots of flexibility. It saves companies pain and it keeps everything consistent. Whatever the idea was that started at the business level can go down to the database level.

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.

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May 2022
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KB
Senior Principal IT Architect -- MDM Architecture at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

I like the property sheet capability and the user-defined attributes that you can set up.

The central repository is helpful because they have the ability to check-in models when working as part of a larger team. It supports versioning, as well.

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FD
Data Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is that it is a very fast reverse engineering process. It does a very expansive comparison. 

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FG
Principal Data Management Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The solution has the basic features for creating entities.

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SaadatTaghi - PeerSpot reviewer
Emerging Cloud Solution Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

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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DF
Data Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

I like the connectivity or the lineage between the models and usability.

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Buyer's Guide
SAP PowerDesigner
May 2022
Learn what your peers think about SAP PowerDesigner. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2022.
607,127 professionals have used our research since 2012.