Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for SAP PowerDesigner?


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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SaadatTaghi - PeerSpot reviewer
Emerging Cloud Solution Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Top 10
Feb 8, 2022

I would like SAP to prove free licenses to professionals that are using the solution. The free version is limited.

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Principal Data Management Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
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Top 20
Aug 30, 2021

The price of the solution is too expensive. When we asked for certain licenses in different countries it was unattainable. We have had some issues with being able to procure licenses for specific countries. We were not able to receive licenses for every location we wanted.

DA with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Top 10
Dec 20, 2020

SAP PowerDesigner is cheaper than eriwin.

Chief Architect at Imagic Consultancy Limited
Real User
Sep 22, 2020

The solution requires a license for each user. If you want to add another user, you just buy another license. It's pretty straightforward. It's an expensive product.

Carel Van Der Merwe - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Abellard
Real User
Top 20
May 27, 2020

I bought the software outright and do not pay a licensing fee.

it_user1344669 - PeerSpot reviewer
PowerDesigner and ER/Studio Consultancy and Training Specialist at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
May 25, 2020

The list price for PowerDesigner is competitive for the base Data Architecture features when compared with the major competitors, especially when you consider the features that SAP don't charge for such as the Repository, Web Portal and 'Viewer' software. However, the pricing for small consultancies needs to be improved. The competing vendors often have special offers that make the tool more affordable, which is vital for data management consultancies that have to buy the tools that their clients use.

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it_user1124850 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant at Mibcon DIMA
Real User
Jun 18, 2019

PowerDesigner is not the cheapest solution on the market, so make sure that you are using it up to its full potential.

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Nov 30, 2021
Hey community,Which of these products (SAP PowerDesigner or erwin Data Modeler (DM)) is better and why?Thanks.
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 29, 2021
Hi @George McGeachie, @Carel Van Der Merwe, @Peter Vlekkekn, @Tracy Hautenen Kriel , @Sharon Allen, @Jose Luis Leon ​and @Pam Rivera, Can you please share your professional opinion/experience with our community?
Tracy Hautenen Kriel - PeerSpot reviewer
Architecture Sr. Manager, Data Design & Metadata Mgmt at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 30, 2021
15 years ago was the one time I chose to use PowerDesigner over Erwin Data Modeler was for a project where we have hundreds of pl/sql ETL scripts that needed to be run in a specific order for specific tables. PowerDesigner had the ability to store the pl/sql within  the data model and prioritize/order the script run sequence. This meant that we could count on PowerDesigner to automatically generate the ddl and pl/sql code in the correct run order, rather than manually maintaining a spreadsheet with the script order and running each script manually, a VERY labor intensive process. I don't know if PowerDesigner still has that capability.  With all of the ways we have to program and perform ETL, Erwin Data Modeler has been my tool of choice for any other project throughout the years. Protecting intellectual property and transparently sharing data model information with other modelers by saving the the models in a centralized location (i.e. Model Mart) is important for any company. Making the data model diagrams transparently accessible via Web Portal is another important step in ensuring both technical and business users understand the structure and relationships of the data contains within a data store. Lastly, making the data model metadata available via the Erwin Data Intelligence Suite enables both technical and business users to completely understand everything about the data and data store: Business Glossary, Reference Data, Governance, Data Quality, Data Mapping, and especially automating data lineage and impact analysis.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 11, 2022
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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it_user1124850 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Consultant at Mibcon DIMA
Jun 18, 2019
I am working for the partner of the vendor of PD. My jobs include implementing, training, customizing, and extending PowerDesigner. One of my tasks is to develop automation that makes end users more efficient in their work.
Peter Vlekkekn - PeerSpot reviewer
Team leader and Data / Information Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Feb 18, 2020
Often, a customer will want to migrate from another solution onto PowerDesigner. That's how I primarily use the solution: migrating things over to this solution. We use it to set up the conceptual model. From there, we will take the physical model, where we can start the different DDLs. We will use it to generate the DDLs for the database teams to implement it.
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