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New Sybase PowerDesigner Customer Wins Highlight Momentum for Enterprise Architecture Tool


PowerDesigner Enables Companies to Respond to Business and Competitive Changes in a More Agile Way with “Link and Sync” Technology

DUBLIN, CALIF. - Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), the largest enterprise software and services company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information, today announced continued momentum for the latest version of its PowerDesigner® Enterprise Architecture modeling tool with the addition of new customers from many industries across the globe. Educational Testing Services (ETS), La Poste mail service of Belgium and Osthus consulting in Germany have selected the PowerDesigner enterprise modeling tool to implement an enterprise architecture that supplies their organizations powerful analysis, design and metadata management techniques. The new PowerDesigner solution, introduced in September 2008, supports enterprise architecture implementation with its Link and Sync technology, allowing users to align IT systems with business requirements, respond to competitive changes in a more agile way and achieve regulatory compliance and standards.

Today’s enterprises are looking for a tool that simplifies communication between business and IT. PowerDesigner 15 supports Enterprise Architecture implementation from business goals through implementation, thus removing the silos, increasing the alignment and improving business agility in order to respond to changes in economics, technology, competition and regulations.

“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.

“Our customers are demonstrating the benefits of using PowerDesigner for implementing Enterprise Architectures because they can quickly document all their data, systems and applications and effectively manage change,” said David Dichmann, Sr. Product Manager at Sybase. “Through our unique Link and Sync technology, silos are removed, communication is streamlined and business and IT alignment is a natural, holistic effort. Never underestimate the value of effective tooling for implementing an Enterprise Architecture.”

ETS advances quality and equity in education for individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English-language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. ETS uses Sybase PowerDesigner and business process management (BPM) models to define the high-level features that the TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Test Registration platform supports. Building an accurate and complete model of the business processes is a key step in creating a system that makes the TOEFL® test accessible to a wider population. For more information please visit

“PowerDesigner gave ETS the toolset to align business and IT goals. Modeling and building this test management system and its online enrollment component—initially for TOEFL, later for other educational tests—improves access to the test for foreign students, thereby opening doors to higher education in the U.S. that benefits individuals, communities and countries,” said David Kobb, senior data architect, ETS.

De Post - La Poste
De Post – La Poste is the Belgian organization responsible for the delivery of national and international mail, providing a range of postal, courier, direct marketing, banking, insurance and electronic services in the European market. Using PowerDesigner, De Post – La Poste has developed an application for its human resources department which improves the quality and professionalism of certified reports. The system also establishes a link between each column of final reports and the definitions of the respective data sources. PowerDesigner provides the required level of content certainty and allows accurate interpretation of the information contained in the reports. For more information please visit

“De Post – La Poste has a rich capital of knowledge, but a lack of effective management could cause it to be scattered and underutilized. By incorporating PowerDesigner, we have established a central Enterprise Architecture repository where deliverables can systematically imported and stored using PowerDesigner’s extended model definition and scripting environment,” said Marcello Cesaro, enterprise architect, De Post - La Poste. “PowerDesigner helps define and implement a ’best practice’ structure which allows us to analyze complex structures, and reduce the costs of IT development, support and maintenance while aligning development to the strategy, business processes and IT systems of our company.”

German consulting firm Osthus specializes in industrial research and development workflow applications and design methodologies. Working with a large chemical firm, Osthus uses PowerDesigner to manage the organization’s methodology requirements, architectures, processes and object models. For more information please visit

“Using PowerDesigner 15, we are now able to drive process from requirements gathering all the way to implementation,” said Torsten Osthus. “And PowerDesigner provides us with a powerful impact analysis tool. We can clearly see how changes will affect the overall workflow and delivery.”

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About Sybase, Inc.
Sybase is the largest global enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Sybase provides open, cross-platform solutions that securely deliver information anytime, anywhere, enabling customers to create an information edge. The world’s most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, government and healthcare runs on Sybase. For more information, visit the Sybase Web site:


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