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erwin Data Modeler

erwin Data Modeler Solution Brief (PDF)

erwin Data Modeler Data Sheet (PDF)

The gold standard in data modeling, erwin Data Modeler discovers, designs, visualises, standardises and deploys high-quality data assets through an intuitive, graphical interface. With a data model as a roadmap for your data infrastructure, you'll have a centralised view of all your data and its sources, based on a common repository. Start using your data as a strategic asset with erwin DM.

Any2 Approach:
Any Data, Stored Anywhere

Manage any type of structured or unstructured data regardless of where it's stored – from relational databases to data warehouses or in the cloud.


By giving stakeholders an integrated view of conceptual, logical and physical models, both business and technical users can collaborate across your enterprise.

Using Standards
to Drive Data Quality

By using data models to define and deploy your enterprise data standards, you'll realise more consistency and higher quality in data management.


erwin Video Overview


  • Master hybrid data architectures and infrastructure to accelerate data centric innovation
  • Increase data quality and consistency to reduce analysis, development and maintenance costs
  • Enable enterprise "data fluency" to optimise stakeholder collaboration and accountability in the data management process


  • Any 2 modeling and visualisation support for enterprise data – Any Data, Stored Anywhere
  • Automated model and schema generation
  • Rigorous standards definition and deployment
  • Model and database compare and synchronisation
  • Model publication and metadata reporting
  • Model integration and metadata exchange with adjacent data management tools and infrastructure
  • Centralised model management and modeler collaboration services



erwin DM Standard Edition

erwin DM is available in three different editions to meet specific customer needs. erwin DM Standard Edition is our flagship data modeling solution for creating and deploying visual data models for hybrid data infrastructures. Users automatically generate data models with a simple, graphical display to visualise a wide range of enterprise data sources. Increase quality and efficiency with reusable standards, including model templates, domains, automation macros, naming standards and datatype standards.

erwin DM Workgroup Edition

erwin DM Workgroup Edition offers the same functionality as erwin DM Standard Edition, plus a centralised model management repository, collaborative modeling with conflict resolution, and change management with audit capabilities. It is ideal for teams with multiple members who are working on models simultaneously and/or that need change management functionality.

erwin Data Modeler Workgroup Edition Data Sheet (PDF)
erwin Data Modeler Standard vs. Workgroup Edition (PDF)
erwin Data Modeler Navigator Edition Data Sheet (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

How is erwin DM Workgroup Edition different from erwin DM Standard Edition?
erwin DM Workgroup Edition has the same functionality as erwin DM Standard Edition, plus collaborative modeling support and change management and audit capabilities. If you're not sure which edition is right for you, ask yourself:
- Do you need support for multiple data modelers to simultaneously access your data models? If yes, then erwin DM Workgroup Edition is the best fit.
- Do you need change management and audit capabilities? If yes, then choose erwin DM Workgroup Edition.

Do I need to buy an erwin license for each database platform that I support?
No, you don't need to buy a new erwin license for each database environment that you support. erwin DM supports all database environments, which makes it very cost-effective. You can also use erwin DM to change a database target for an existing database, and it will swap the underlying metadata into a new environment – again, no additional erwin DM license is required to do this.

Does erwin DM only support traditional relational databases?
No, erwin DM supports any type of database including relational, cloud, big data and NoSQL. This is part of our Any2 approach, meaning we support any data, whether it's structured or unstructured, anywhere it's stored. And you only need one erwin DM license to support all these environments and to create conceptual, logical, physical or dimensional models – so it's cost-effective.

I need to give a wide range of stakeholders access to our data models. How can I do that easily?
erwin Web Portal is a Web-based collaboration platform for sharing your data models and metadata with technical and business users. It works with the erwin DM products to support collaboration across your organisation.

I'm concerned about data governance and making sure our data is trustworthy. How can I ensure our data assets are consistent and of the highest quality?
erwin Data Governance helps you build better data governance through enterprise standards, including naming standards, data type standards, model templates and more. It works with the erwin DM products to support your enterprise data governance program.

Which ERP, CRM and other enterprise applications does erwin Safyr Option for ERP support?
erwin Safyr Option for ERP supports data model creation and metadata management for these applications out of the box:

  • SAP
  • SAP Business Warehouse (BW)*
  • Microsoft Dynamics AZ 2012
  • Salesforce
  • Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise applications
  • Oracle J.D. Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Oracle Siebel

erwin Data Modeler Comparison Matrix

erwin Data Modeler is an industry-leading data modeling solution that provides a simple, visual interface to manage your complex data environment.
erwin Data Modeler Standard Edition is an industry-leading data modeling solution that allows you to manage enterprise data through an intuitive, graphical interface.
erwin Data Modeler Workgroup Edition is designed for collaborative modeling for teams of data modelers. It provides conflict resolution, versioning, security and standardisation for multi-user modeling. Through a central model repository, model assets can be inventoried and re-used across the organisation. The matrix below highlights the key features of both product editions.


erwin Data Modeler Standard Edition

erwin Data Modeler Workgroup Edition

Visualisation of complex data structures
Reverse engineering of existing databases/DDL scripts
Schema generation to database/DDL script
Support for a wide range of database platforms
Complete Compare of models and/or databases
Save in a variety of file formats
Metadata import/export to/from a wide range of tools (BI, MDM, modeling, Apache Hadoop, NoSQL, etc.)
Report Designer – our new reporting feature that simplifies the creation of custom reports with an easy point-and-click interface, a built in report navigation interface, and export to HTML, PDF and TEXT
Compatible with either 64-bit or 32-bit MS Windows operating systems
Complete Naming and Data-type standards support/definition
Repository-based model storage and metadata sharing capability
Multi-user collaboration and conflict resolution
Change management and version control
User permission and security management controls
Modern web-based repository administration
Node-locked (workstation) or concurrent licensing


erwin DM Navigator Edition

erwin DM Navigator Edition provides read-only access to erwin data models and metadata. It provides discovery, visualisation and analysis capabilities for various roles within the organisation who need to view specific information but don't need to create or change data models.



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