My latest presentation is now available on BrightTalk. The talk is about how organisations can use SAP PowerDesigner to help them ensure that their Business Transformation is effective. I cover the following topics:
– 6 simple questions businesses need to provide the answers to form a framework for enterprise architecture
– How PowerDesigner supports Enterprise Knowledge and Enterprise Governance
– How SAP PowerDesigner provides the essential impact analysis
– Real-world examples of PowerDesigner use
SAP PowerDesigner allows users to build a blueprint of their current enterprise architecture and visualise the impact of change before it happens.
Here’s the link to the webinar – https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/18335/434347
Discover the history and key capabilities of SAP PowerDesigner (it’s more than just a data modelling tool), and how it can make life easier for you in Data Governance and Database Development.
This session will show you why you must not use Excel or Visio for data modelling, and find out just how easy it is to get started with PowerDesigner.
Also discover the hidden power of PowerDesigner’s unique customisation capabilities, such as automating the creation of audit tables.
Wednesday June 10th, from 13:00 to 15:00 British Summer Time
(12:00 to 14:00 GMT)
The Commercial version of the FIBO Data Model is now available, adding over 800 entities to the free version. That is 800+ more reasons why you need the “Ultimate Parents” PowerDesigner model extension.
If you want to improve your productivity even more (and who doesn’t want to do that?), a more comprehensive model extension will be available soon for the CDM and LDM. This will include the “Ultimate Parents” capabilities, plus features to help you with
- diagram content and page layout, including
- symbol visibility
- set page size and orientation
- add all possible objects
- add things linked to an entity
- add all inheritance links for an inheritance
- removing Packages cleanly
- showing and hiding foreign key or inherited attributes
- creating ‘Proximity’ diagrams
- applying naming standards
- custom model validation tests
To find out more, see the Contact page
The first online PowerDesigner training course was released recently, covering the Excel Import Wizard that is supplied with PowerDesigner. This allows you to import practically anything from Excel into any PowerDesigner model without writing a single line of code – if you want to import content into a type of model object or property that does not exist yet, it can even define them for you.
A Canadian customer was kind enough to say that the course easily justifies the cost:
“I found it extremely useful and became aware of a lot more functionality that I was not aware of around how Excel can be utilised within PowerDesigner. This will apply directly to the work that we are doing as it will allow us to get stakeholders to populate Excel templates that our data modeling team can then develop into actual PowerDesigner data models.“
To find out more about this training, see https://metadatajunkie.wordpress.com/online/
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m developing online training material for my SAP PowerDesigner courses. I’d like to avoid producing the wrong training material so I’ve put together a short survey to find out what people are actually interested in.
Please click on the link below to access the survey:
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