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Likelihood to Recommend

SAS DataFlux

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SAP PowerDesigner

SAP PowerDesigner allows our team of data modelers to work and collaborate from a single repository and single data dictionary. This helps enforce consistency as data elements are referenced in other objects. Prior to our use of PD, we might have an element named "ppt" in one table, "participant" in another table and "part" in a third table. By forcing everything to be used from the data dictionary, we avoid these situations because everyone has to go to the dictionary. And we are able to easily do peer reviews on models before they are released because we are collaborating through the use of the repository.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

SAS DataFlux

  • dfPower Studio connects to virtually any data source, and any dfPower Studio user in any department can use dfPower Studio to profile, cleanse, integrate, enrich, monitor, and otherwise improve data quality throughout the enterprise. dfPower Architect, an innovative job flow builder, enables users to build complex management workflows quickly and logically.
  • DataFlux Integration Server supports the ability to run batch dfPower Studio jobs in a client/server environment.
  • DataFlux Integration Server for SAS additionally enables allows SAS programs to invoke DataFlux batch jobs from a SAS program and allows SAS programs to call a business service that was designed in the dfPower Studio client environment.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP PowerDesigner

  • Impact Analysis
  • The domain structure helps you to handle different data types to unify.
  • Moving between from conceptual model to logical model and from logical model to physical model is so easy.
  • It also excels at implementation of database vendor-specific physical options.
  • The repository structure helps you to use in multi developer and architect based organizations by the check in and check out mechanism.
  • It also has a fully configurable naming convention implementation.
  • Coloring is simple with format copying and pasting option.
Gurcan Orhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAS DataFlux

  • DataFlux handled all of our data integration needs. It could be considered pricey when compared to Microsoft's bundled SSIS product.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP PowerDesigner

  • It took some time to figure out how to leverage the power of the repository. Some better examples in the documentation would have been helpful.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SAS DataFlux

SAS DataFlux 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are happy with the software and its functionality. As a SAS-shop, DataFlux is a logical choice for complex data integration.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP PowerDesigner

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Support Rating

SAS DataFlux

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SAP PowerDesigner

SAP PowerDesigner 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We did have to reach out to support to learn how to properly utilize the repository feature and share the data model across many developers. Support was able to help us get this set up correctly. The downside was it took us several weeks before we gave up and contacted support. We should have done that earlier. I would say, however, the documentation wasn't clear on how to do this. So support was a great big help!
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SAS DataFlux

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SAP PowerDesigner

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler : Unfortunately this tool only supports Oracle Databases as a target database, but has many features similar to SAP Sybase PowerDesigner.erwin Data Modeler: Has some issues when switching from Conceptual Model to Physical Model, Impact Analysis, and formatting copy and pasting.Vertabelo: Only supports online models and from a governance perspective, it is impossible for me to connect my target database with an online application because of company policy and regulation requirements.
Gurcan Orhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SAS DataFlux

  • Complex data integration.
  • SAS integration.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP PowerDesigner

  • Standardization of models
  • Impact Analysis
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Ease of deployment
Gurcan Orhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SAS DataFlux

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SAP PowerDesigner

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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