Modeling with SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer

SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer (SAP EA Designer) lets you capture, analyze, and present your organization's landscapes, strategies, requirements, processes, data, and other artifacts in a shared environment. Using industry-standard notations and techniques, organizations can leverage rich metadata and use models and diagrams to drive understanding and promote shared outcomes in creating innovative systems, information sets, and processes to support goals and capabilities.



SAP EA Designer supports consuming your content through:
SAP EA Designer supports the creation and editing of the following kinds of diagrams:
  • Business Process - Business process diagrams help you identify, describe, and decompose business processes. SAP EA Designer supports both BPMN 2.0 Descriptive (see BPMN 2.0 Descriptive), which provides a small subset of objects suitable for business process design and analysis, and BPMN 2.0 Executable (see BPMN 2.0 Executable), which includes all the standard BPMN 2.0 objects, and is aimed at technical modelers and those who are reverse-engineering from SAP BPM or Eclipse BPMN2 Modeler.
  • Database - Physical data models help you analyze and optimize the structure of your database. You can reverse-engineer any supported database to create a physical data model. Generation to SAP HANA, directly to the catalog, or to Web IDE via HDI is also supported. See Databases.
  • Enterprise Architecture Diagram - Enterprise architecture diagrams help you analyze and document your organization, its functions and processes, the applications and systems that support them, and the physical architecture on which they are implemented. See Enterprise Architecture.
  • Process Map - A process map provides a graphical view of your business architecture, and helps you identify your business functions and high-level processes, independent of the people and business units who fulfill them. See Process Maps.
  • Requirements List - Requirements documents display a hierarchical list of written requirements. See Requirements.
SAP EA Designer works with the following Web browsers:
  • Internet Explorer v10 and higher
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari for macOS
  • Mobile Safari for iOS