SAP NEWSBYTE — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced new innovations for SAP® PowerDesigner® software, the industry-leading information modeling and enterprise architecture tool. Recognized as a Leader in the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools, SAP PowerDesigner now integrates into an organization’s operational process intelligence. Through a new intelligent business operations offering, users can create a blueprint for processes systems, and technologies needed to execute their business. The announcement was made at the Gartner Business Process Management Summit, being held March 19-20 in London.
“The advanced features of SAP PowerDesigner empower organizations to meet the demands of today’s complex business environment,” said Darren Crowder, vice president and general manager, Middleware, SAP. “SAP has made significant investments in this critical component of the middleware portfolio to help ensure that it continues to meet the changing needs and challenges of businesses seeking to improve their information and enterprise architectures.”
While many enterprise architecture tools focus primarily on business process management (BPM), SAP PowerDesigner offers full support for all components of an organization’s enterprise architecture, business process management documentation and data architecture using a single, integrated tool. SAP is planning to create an offering for existing SAP customers using ARIS to migrate to SAP PowerDesigner.
The new release of SAP PowerDesigner includes integration with the SAP® Solution Manager application management solution, full business process model and notation (BPMN) standard support for improved visibility upstream and downstream across teams using SAP NetWeaver® Process Orchestration and additional support for SAP HANA®.
More than 50,000 organizations worldwide use the robust modeling and architecture functionality of SAP PowerDesigner to help their business and IT departments speak the same language, enabling better communication and alignment. With the software, organizations can:
- Visualize the impact of change from any perspective with Link and Sync technology
- Define all aspects of their enterprise architecture in one collaborative framework
- Understand the links between business processes, information, applications and technology
- Improve collaboration between business and IT with intuitive visualization and reporting
- Leverage data as a strategic company asset to drive greater value and efficiency
The new version of SAP PowerDesigner is now included in the SAP® University Alliances program, which supports nearly 1,500 universities in more than 80 countries, offering participants access to an expanding range of exciting opportunities to engage with SAP. Membership provides access to solutions like SAP PowerDesigner, as well as many others.
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