SAP PowerDesigner is a powerful and flexible modelling tool; the scope and flexibility of the tool enables organisations to tailor the tool to fit their modelling methodology, instead of limiting their methodology to what the tool can handle.
To take full advantage of the capabilities of PowerDesigner, an organisation needs capable people, and it takes time to develop that capability in-house. In the meantime, the organisation will need to plug their PowerDesigner Capability Gap – this is where Metadata Matters can help.
There are essentially two services offered
Working on behalf of the Client
There’s never enough time to do everything you need to do. Let Metadata Matters help you to take the strain, to reduce the workload on your own over-pressed staff.
The capabilities of PowerDesigner can be configured using several different types of resource files and templates, and by external programs. Metadata Matters has the knowledge and experience required to create and manage these resources and programs effectively.
For example, common tasks can be automated to improve consistency and productivity – see the existing model extension “CDM LDM Productivity” for an example.
Metadata Matters has previously created model extensions to:
- ensure tables have the required audit columns
- collapse a hierarchy of relationships to simplify a model before generating a new model from it
- export model information in JSON format
- import Data Lineage from Excel
- build custom model validation checks
- and more
Configuring Database Support
Importing Model Content
Models do not have to be manually created from scratch by the user. There are several different ways to create a model from existing information (such as Excel spreadsheets). Let Metadata Matters take the strain out of the model import process for you.
Supporting modellers by creating, reviewing, or improving models and/or the PowerDesigner Glossary.
Helping the Client to do the right thing themselves
To some new users PowerDesigner may seem complicated, especially if they have become used to the way that another tool works.
This is where the ad-hoc mentoring and knowledge-sharing service can really help, allowing individuals or groups of users to discuss their concerns with an expert.
In addition, advice and assistance can be given on administering PowerDesigner.
The Capability Support service can be provided remotely or on-site.
A more detailed list of services is available on request. Go to the Contact page to get in touch.