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Good Morning.

In my work as a modeling tool we are using PowerDesigner 15 (but it is getting old). We are undecided whether to buy the upgrade to SAP for PowerDesigner 16 or switch to another tool.

What modeling tool are you currently using?

Thanks in advance for your answers.

Rodolfo Reyes

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Olan Knight answered Modeling Tool

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Are you currently getting real value from using the tool, or is it just something your people are doing because it's required?

 - If you ARE getting real value, then I'd recommend that you upgrade.

 - If you are not getting genuine value from PowerDesigner for the effort you invest, then drop it.

 

I used to use PowerDesigner (way back at version 9), and recall that it was fairly easy to use and was a decent way to capture knowledge. I'm a developer so I cannot speak to any of the DBA-specific functions, like generating a complete database from the model.

We dropped the use of PowerDesigner years ago, because our shop is small and it was not providing us with any real value.

 

Olan

Rodolfo Reyes answered Modeling Tool

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Olan Knight and Chris Pollach, thank you for your comments.

I think PowerDesigner is a good tool (a little expensive). The main issue for which we are not sure about buying the upgrade is the possibility that SAP in the future no longer gives continuity to the tool.

Benjamin Kemner answered Modeling Tool

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I like my visual paradigm for UML and BPMN.

https://www.visual-paradigm.com/

best regards

Benjamin

Mike S's picture

I looked at visual paradigm.  it is supposed to be able to import powerdesigner models, but i wasn't able to get it to work with the trial.  Did you ever try to use it to import powerdesigner?