1. Rodolfo Reyes
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Tuesday, 10 October 2017

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

Olan Knight Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
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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

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Chris Pollach Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
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Hi Rodolfo;

   FWIW: I have personally been using Enterprise Architect for the past 5 years. AFAIK: Not only is it an amazing product ... its also way cheaper!

Regards ... Chris

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Rodolfo Reyes Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
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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.

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Benjamin Kemner Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
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I like my visual paradigm for UML and BPMN.

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

best regards

Benjamin

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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?



 

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Rodolfo Reyes Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
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Benjamin Kemner thanks for the info.

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