WALLDORF, Germany, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools," i based on the ability to execute and completeness of vision of SAP® Sybase® PowerDesigner® software. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/AQ34470LOGO) According to the Gartner report, "Leaders provide mature offerings that meet market demand, and demonstrate the vision necessary to sustain their market position as requirements evolve. The hallmark of Leaders is that they focus on and invest in their offerings to the point that they lead the market and can affect its overall direction. As a result, Leaders can become the vendors to watch as you try to understand how new offerings might evolve. Leaders typically possess a large, satisfied customer base (relative to the size of the market) and enjoy high visibility within the market. Their size and financial strength enable them to remain viable in a challenging economy. Leaders typically respond to a wide market audience by supporting broad market requirements. However, they may fail to meet the specific needs of vertical markets or other more specialized segments." "SAP is committed to innovation with SAP Sybase PowerDesigner, which enables customers to manage the flow of information and helps minimize the time, risk and impact of changes to their enterprise architectures," said Franz Faerber, executive vice president, SAP HANA Platform, SAP. "We believe this recognition from Gartner provides further proof that the advanced enterprise architecture features of SAP Sybase PowerDesigner are empowering organizations to meet the demands of today's complex business environment." More than 50,000 organizations worldwide use the robust modeling and architecture functionality of SAP Sybase PowerDesigner to help their business and IT departments to speak the same language, enabling better communication and alignment between the two. The software enables organizations to capture the current state and plan for business transformation with an integrated architecture tool that provides dependency traceability matrixes, configurable model transformations and support for cloud and virtualization architectures. When organizations use visual depictions of their environment, planned changes can be understood, agreed upon and implemented correctly the first time.