PowerDesigner 15 is the only modeling tool that supports Enterprise Architecture from business goals through implementation using unique Link and Sync technology. This allows you to remove silos, increase alignment and improve business agility to respond to changes in economics, technology, competition and regulations.
PowerDesigner 15 automatically and intuitively captures the intersections between all architectural layers and perspectives of the enterprise, allowing users from all groups to clearly visualize and effectively implement fast, reliable and predictable change. This helps you achieve:
Business and IT alignment
PowerDesigner 15 includes the following new features available in multiple models:
User profiles help you standardize the look and feel of your modelsand support standards across your organization.
Dependency Matrices (available in all modules) help you visualize andedit links between any kinds of objects, even if they are in different kinds ofmodels.
Customizable Display Preferences allow you to customize the display preferences for extended objects and the objects of the new Enterprise Architecture Model (EAM). You can display any of their attributes or collections in any order you require.
Business Modeling - Business Process Modeling with links to simulation with BPMN support
Data Modeling - Multi-level Conceptual, Logical,Physical and Warehouse DataModeling with support for moderntechniques like Java, XML and Webservices in the database, with IEand IDEF1/x notation
XML Modeling - A unique physical paradigm supportsXML DTD and Schema artifacts
ETL, EII and Replication Modeling - Document all stages ofdata movement for anyimplementation strategy
Enterprise Modeling - Comprehensive Link and Synchtechnology for ultimate metadatamanagement and complete project-and enterprise-wide impact analysis
Team Solution - Enable multiple modelers towork on the same model atthe same time
Metadata Management - Store, manage and versionPowerDesigner models andall other documents in asingle location
Cross-model Impact Analysis - Store and maintain cross-modeldependencies for complete impactanalysis across the enterprise
Software Asset Management - Find and reuse objects across allmodels and projects
Secure - Role-based security with loggingcapabilities and comprehensivepermissions that limit access andvisibility to models and sub-models
Open – RDBMS-hosted tables fullydocumented for SQL-basedreporting
PROJECTS AND FRAMEWORK MATRICES
Projects provide a convenientenvironment for working with multiple interconnected models and other files.
Project templates can contain pre-defined models, content, rules andformatting for reuse. Project templates are used to support enterprisearchitecture and other frameworks that require a certain combination ofmodels. Starting from an appropriate template helps you get startedquickly with standards-based development.
Framework matrices help you direct your modeling process by providing agrid in which each cell must be completed according to a set of predefinedactions. PowerDesigner provides a pre-defined framework matrix for theFEAF framework, and the easy-to-use framework editing environmentallows you to create and customize your own.
Process Execution - BPMN, ebXML, BPEL4WS, Service OrientedArchitecture support
RDBMS - Full roundtrip engineering for nearly 60RDBMS, including the latest Oracle, IBMDB/2, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, MySQL,NCR Teradata and many more
Object Languages - Full roundtrip engineering for Java J2EE, C#, VB.NET, PowerBuilder, XML, C++, Web Services and more
Integration with Development – Eclipse, PowerBuilder and Visual Studio plug-ins with model-to-code synchronization
KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS
Unique Link & Synch technology creates stronger alignment between business and IT
Achieve greater business agility through IT systems with impact analysis and change management
Easily and accurately visualize, document and report on impact before changes are made to production
Visually depict an Enterprise Architecture with the new Enterprise Architect model
Easily visualize impact and lineage dependencies using Impact Analysis Diagram
Highly customizable support for homemade or industry standard (DoDaf, Zachman) EA frameworks
Share EA metadata with all stakeholders independent of technical abilities with Repository Web Viewer
Service Oriented Architecture – Service orchestration at business and technical levels
Requirements management provides detailed analysis linking all models for traceability. Import and synchronization with MS Word places the business users directly into the analysis and design lifecycle