“#PowerDesigner Fundamentals for Data Architects” at Data Modelling Zone EU 2018 #DMZone

Are you thinking of attending Data Modelling Zone in Düsseldorf in September 2018?

  • Are you an experienced data architect, new to SAP PowerDesigner?
  • Have you used SAP PowerDesigner in the past, and need bringing up to date?
  • Are you currently using SAP PowerDesigner, but never had any training?
  • Are you evaluating SAP PowerDesigner?

– then –

This session is for you!

Join the author of Data Modelling Made Simple with PowerDesigner, and learn the Fundamental techniques you need to get the best out of SAP PowerDesigner.

The program hasn’t been announced yet, so watch the conference web site for announcements.




#PowerDesigner and #ERStudio pages – all completely refressshhhed on my blog – details of all training courses now available, and more on the way

I’ve finally updated my blog with more information about the services provided for both SAP PowerDesigner and Idera ER/Studio – click here for more

Any #PowerDesigner newbies (in UK?) want some help for free?

If you or your friends / colleagues are new to PowerDesigner, no matter what you’re using it for, there is bound to be something that you’re not sure of the best way of doing, like including existing relationships on a diagram, or preventing the creation of graphical synonyms. Most data modelling tools don’t support graphical synonyms, so you may say “What the Heck?” to yourself when you first see them (they’re the symbols with numbers after the names – there are three symbols here for the SalesOrders table, all linking to the same definition):

Graphical Synonyms - PDM

Anyway, I’d love to know what knowledge is the most useful to PowerDesigner newbies, so here’s my offer:

  • one day of my time FOR FREE to help your newbies with their questions, as long as you don’t mind me documenting those questions

I’m based in Southern England, so there’s an obvious caveat here – I need to be able to travel to your site and back in a day.

If you’re interested, send me a message.

By the way, I’ve just updated my blog post on the topic of including existing relationships on a diagram.


April 28th Sandhill webinar – What’s new with SAP #PowerDesigner Latest Edition V16.6

Join us for a webinar on Apr 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM EDT.

Register now!


Strategic decisions are based on data. The quality of your data will greatly effect the quality of your decisions. A well informed decision, requires a 360º view of an organisation’s information assets.

Sandhill Consultants in conjunction with SAP will be hosting a webcast on the latest features and functionality within SAP PowerDesigner R16.x, including the most recent Edition R16.6.

Sandhill Consultants will also review the different Editions (Data Architect and Enterprise Architect) and the process of upgrading to the latest editions.

Key topics discussed in this Webinar

1. Understanding the differences between Data and Enterprise Architect Editions
2. Visualize the different model types, features and functionality
3. Review of the SAP PowerDesigner Repository

Don’t miss this opportunity to see SAP PowerDesigner in action and learn how SAP PowerDesigner can help your organization achieve a 360° view of its information assets

For more information on SAP PowerDesigner click on the link below:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

PowerDesigner training now available via IRM UK

So you’ve bought Sybase PowerDesigner, and your experienced data modellers are flummoxed. Why did we buy this tool, they exclaim? It doesn’t work the way I think it should! They’re bound to be familiar with other data modelling tools, and they soon realise that PowerDesigner operates differently – it has its quirks, and they need to know how to make use of them. They’ll also need to know how to take advantage of the features that they may not have seen in other tools, such as the Dependency Matrix.

IRM UK can now provide a 2 or 3 day in-house PowerDesigner training course, which I’m very pleased to provide for them.

The course commences with a discussion of the different types of data model supported by PowerDesigner, followed by a detailed explanation of the PowerDesigner working environment.  Once you’ve got to grips with the environment and facilities, you’ll work through a detailed case study, creating a chain of data models from Conceptual to Logical to Physical, applying normalisation and de-normalisation techniques where appropriate. In the case study. you’ll see how PowerDesigner Projects enable you to visualise and manage your chain of models.

In addition, you’ll see features added in version 16 and 16.1 – the Glossary and Reference models, and the improved Web Portal.

Visit the IRM UK web site to find out more.