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Will "SAP EA Designer, edition for SAP HANA" be a replacement for PowerDesigner?

MelCalucin
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S/4HANA is a replacement for R/3 -- there will be little or no more new features for R/3.
BW/4HANA is a replacement for BW -- there will be little or no more new features for BW.

Will "SAP Enterprise Architecture (EA) Designer, edition for SAP HANA" be a replacement for PowerDesigner?

I can see "SAP Enterprise Architecture (EA) Designer, edition for SAP HANA" becoming available on HCP (HANA Cloud Platform).

Thanks.

Regards,

Mel Calucin

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CBasis
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Hi Mel,

my attempt for an answer is coming late - and just because I was asking myself the same.

Today there was a webinar about the news of "SAP EA Designer" and I missed the differentiation of the two products, especially because the "SAP EA Designer" was described with a vision of this one single point of truth.

In the Q&A some statements regarding the differences between "SAP EA Designer" and the "SAP PowerDesigner" were made.

Two products - no full feature replacements by the new kid on the block "SAP EA Designer" .. therefore we keep on walking with both.

https://www.sap.com/documents/2017/09/8463ece8-d47c-0010-82c7-eda71af511fa.gate.html

I found a slidedeck from end of 2017 mentioning both roadmaps and maybe giving you an idea where the products are moving to.

Christian

GeorgeMcGeachie
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I've heard (from PD product management) that EA Designer is not a replacement for PowerDesigner, though in some use cases it will be equivalent. This is especially true for those organisations who rely on PowerDesigner's customisation features - customisation in EA Designer is more limited, and can only be applied to all models of a given type, it cannot vary from model to model (caveat - this is my memory I'm relying on here)