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Sybase PowerDesigner 15 for Enterprise Architecture Increases Business Agility with Modeling and Metadata Management


Latest Version of Market-Leading Sybase PowerDesigner Delivers Comprehensive Toolset for Implementing Enterprise Architecture

DUBLIN, CALIF. — Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, today announced the planned availability date of Sybase® PowerDesigner® 15, an all-in-one modeling and design solution for enterprises that need to build and streamline business processes quickly and consistently. This new version of Sybase PowerDesigner provides enterprise architects, IT professionals and business managers with the ability to improve business and IT alignment through its unique Link and Synch technology. Sybase PowerDesigner 15 also increases the capability for impact analysis and provides greater visibility for all stakeholders independent of technical experience.

“Business strategists, planners and analysts can derive considerable benefit from an EA tool, because it helps them to better understand the complex system of IT resources and its support of the business,” writes Greta James, research vice president of Gartner.*

In today’s complex IT environments, enterprises are regularly challenged to closely align various IT elements—systems, data, applications and network—with business goals, processes and requirements. However, the knowledge of each of these elements is siloed. PowerDesigner 15 removes those silos, streamlining the enterprise’s ability to respond to change. As a result, the enterprise becomes more agile, reflects the goals of multiple business units, and meets regulatory and compliance standards.

“We’ve been using PowerDesigner for the past three years to improve our business and IT alignment. The features have helped us dynamically react to change in our business processes and better serve our customers and partners,” said Dave Winkler, Emerging Technologies Data Architect, Stanley, Inc. “We’re excited about the focus on enterprise modeling with the newest version and look forward to implementing it.”

“The rise of Enterprise Architecture is proof that organizations need to manage the impact of changes in competition, technology and regulations across their enterprise. PowerDesigner 15’s unique Link and Synch technology provides organizations the ability to implement an enterprise architecture solution from start to finish, removing business and metadata silos and increasing business agility,” said Dan Lahl, director of Intelligent Enterprise for Sybase. “Agility is critical when dealing with business change, and as more businesses move to an Unwired Enterprise strategy by pushing information further out to the end user, technology that provides greater control over the underlying IT infrastructure becomes increasingly important.”

Reducing overall costs and system redundancies, PowerDesigner 15 provides a powerful modeling and metadata management tool used to align IT and business goals for meeting regulatory compliance and migrating to modern architectures such as service-oriented architectures (SOA). PowerDesigner allows for easy analysis and impact measurement between the business “as-is” state and the “to-be” state allowing for accurate, predictable and reliable IT resource planning in line with business goals.

Key Features and Benefits:

* Unique Link and Synch technology – PowerDesigner 15 automatically and intuitively captures the intersections between all architectural layers and perspectives of the enterprise, allowing users from all groups to clearly visualize and effectively implement fast, reliable and predictable change.
* New Enterprise Architecture Model – Customers can formally capture all metadata relevant to traditional Enterprise Architecture analysis.
* New Impact Analysis Diagram – Easy visualization of the cascading impact of change and management of time and costs associated with such a change.
* Enterprise Architecture Editor – PowerDesigner 15 provides highly customizable support for homemade or industry standard frameworks.
* New Repository Web Viewer – Businesses can now share Enterprise Architecture metadata with all stakeholders independent of technical abilities.
* New Import Visio – Provides ability to capture business level metadata for incorporation with the complete Enterprise Architecture.

Product Availability
PowerDesigner 15 is currently scheduled to be available on October 31 and ranges in price from $7,495 to $11,495 per developer seat. For more information, please visit:

About Sybase
Sybase is the largest enterprise software and services company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information. With our global solutions, enterprises can extend their information securely and make it useful for people anywhere using any device. The world’s most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, and government runs on Sybase. For more information, visit

* Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2008, Greta James et al, Gartner, July 2008


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