Metadata Matters Limited provides unrivalled expertise in data modelling tools in general, from evaluating modelling tools through to training users of a tool. This is especially the case with SAP PowerDesigner.
We enable organisations to move “from selection to effective”, providing a blend of consultancy, training, and pre-built solutions.
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. The service offered helps organisations to plug their PowerDesigner Capability Gap.
Training and Workshops
Metadata Matters has been offering instructor-led training courses for SAP PowerDesigner for many years, all presented by George McGeachie, author of “Data Modeling Made Simple with PowerDesigner”.
Having the instructor present in person makes a training course much more flexible and interactive, though it is not cost-effective for all PowerDesigner users, especially for individuals or small organisations.
Now there is an affordable approach – online computer-based training – which also allows us to present detailed technical courses for a small audience, without the cost of transporting a presenter to another city or country.
SAP PowerDesigner is a great data modelling tool with features that differentiate it from the rest of the market, increasing the productivity of data modellers. The ability to customise and extend the tool’s capabilities is a key feature – what really makes this unique is the ability to make your customisations blend in with the standard interface.
You can add new properties to objects, add new links between objects, provide new functionality on contextual menus, and automate common tasks. The majority of these customisations are created using ‘model extensions’, which can be deployed via the PowerDesigner Repository and automatically attached to new Models – updates to an extension will automatically be made available to every model that it’s attached to.
Over the years, Metadata Matters has created a number of model extensions for clients and for internal use. The first internal extension has been converted into a fully-documented product, and is now available.
Here’s a sample of feedback from previous customers
“exactly what was needed”
Investment House, London, England
“George is clearly an expert in PowerDesigner. I would recommend this course as very useful in giving an understanding of the capabilities of the tool and the different ways of implementing data modelling governance processes in PowerDesigner.”
Insurance Company, Edinburgh, Scotland
“George came to ENTSO-E for a few days in May 2012, and did an excellent job to present and explain the capabilities of PowerDesigner to us. He has developed his course material in a well organized way, and presents this material very clearly. We will refer back to his material very often, as we have plans to fully exploit PowerDesigner for our Data Architecture (Conceptual/Logical/Physical Data Models), and will also work with other diagrams as our projects evolve. We still have plenty of work to do in PowerDesigner, and if we need additional support, we would not hesitate to hire George in the future, we can highly recommend him”
Peter Campbell, ENTSO-E, Brussels, Belgium