SAP Recognized as a Market Leader in Gartner, Inc.’s Enterprise Architecture Tools Magic Quadrant


WALLDORF — SAP SE today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. for the second year in a row in the Leaders Quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools,”* based on the ability to execute and completeness of vision of SAP PowerDesigner software. Additionally, SAP has made significant investments to SAP PowerDesigner, a critical component of the SAP Data Management portfolio, to help ensure that it continues to meet the changing needs and challenges of businesses seeking to improve their information and enterprise architectures.

“With SAP PowerDesigner, IT quickly created a “single source of truth” repository containing all the critical elements of the enterprise architecture as well as a metamodel that it could update on a regular basis,” said Niklas Jönsson, IT Architect, Telenor Sverige AB. “SAP PowerDesigner meets our current and future needs. We have a better ability to see and understand our enterprise architecture and to handle requirement changes effectively according to our needs.”

Enhancements to SAP PowerDesigner include a new web user interface with a web portal that delivers a more user-friendly way to access models and model content via a web browser. This business-friendly new portal allows for better sharing of models and modeling content with technical and non-technical stakeholders.  Improved enterprise asset dashboards include moving charting and graphing capabilities to the web, which allows for a dashboard experience that helps enterprise architects with all their planning needs. This new dashboard will enable real-time insight from architecture models.

New modeling techniques in a web user interface delivers a new business process modeling and notation (BPMN) editor, which allows anyone anywhere to create business processes in SAP PowerDesigner. Using the “descriptive” BPMN, users can document business processes using a simplified palette, while the executable BPMNels can work directly with the users choice of process orchestration engine and it has been specifically tested with SAP Business Process Management software for use with Intelligent Business Operations and operational intelligence solutions.

Additionally, new support for Big Data and data warehousing starting with Hadoop Hive support, SAP PowerDesigner now includes support for data systems focused on Big Data.  The inclusion of Greenplum further supports accurate analytics with SAP PowerDesigner’s modeling of this popular warehouse store.

“SAP is committed to innovation with SAP PowerDesigner, which enables customers to manage the flow of information and helps minimize the time, risk and impact of changes to their enterprise architectures,” said Darren Crowder, vice president, general manager, Middleware, Platform Solutions Group. “PowerDesigner is SAP’s strategic modeling and architecture tool of choice and we feel our position in the Leaders Quadrant is a direct result of our ability to offer customers and partners an agile enterprise-wide solution that fits the needs of enterprise architects, business process analysts and data architects globally in one unique technology.”

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*Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools” by Saul Brand, September 30, 2014.
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