Customer testimonials for Safyr
Testimonials for Safyr from customers, partners and analysts are always welcome. Here are a selection:
Using Safyr with Collibra Data Catalog
Reflecting on being able to use Safyr to provision their Collibra data catalog product with metadata from SAP, Wellington Holbrook, ATB Chief Transformation Officer commented:
“We took what would have been months of work (and possibly a barrier to progress) and completed the activity within hours and nominal resource investment. We’re pleased to have been able to achieve a high degree of efficiency with this collaborative effort.”
Using Safyr with SAP on Business Intelligence project
“Having been told by our ERP implementation partner that they couldn’t deliver a data model for SAP and even by some folks at SAP that no such thing existed we were on the look out for anything that would help with our understanding of SAP’s data structures.
“Once we found you making a case for purchase was pretty straightforward. At Safyr’s price point the payback in our case is only a few months when offset against the Google & trial and error approach we were having to employ to get information out of SAP to answer the questions our business colleagues were asking.”
Using Safyr for accurate enterprise data modeling projects
“RS are succeeding in achieving a level of understanding of data in SAP that we previously thought impossible.
We have quickly assembled a set of detailed subject area data models which we can now use to guide project activities. The Safyr models deliver a level of detail that we would not otherwise be able to achieve without extensive user research (and a large helping of guesswork)
We have high confidence in the detail in each model as it is coming directly from SAP itself.”
Using Safyr with complex JD Edwards metadata modeling
“I must say that it (Safyr) has been a godsend to us for mapping out our JDE (JD Edwards) joins and business views.
The product is brilliant to say the least. I would have no issue with recommending it to anyone in a similar position.”
Using Safyr with the PeopleSoft Pension Application module.
Data teams at a US state use Safyr to provide them with rapid and accurate insight into the complex metadata in their PeopleSoft Pension Administration application
“The customizations required in the Pension Administration module of PeopleSoft are extensive. With proper scrutiny and discipline around modifications to the module (and system as a whole) and discipline around the Metadata of the objects, Safyr can positively impact downstream use of the data in the system”
Delighted Safyr customer
“Please pass this on to everyone at SAFYR. Each person I had contact with at SAFYR was professional, polite, patient … first class.”
“Also, I enjoyed using SAFYR because it accomplished complex tasks and yet, and most importantly, it is easy to use … a rare and valuable quality in today’s world.”
Using Safyr with SAP metadata
“Safyr is a brilliant tool; a “must have” for SAP analysis, maintenance and integration.
If an organization is considering sharing data between SAP instances internally or externally and doesn’t use this tool to understand both ends of the interface, they are just burning money with a flamethrower.”
Safyr delivering rapid insights into complex SAP metadata
“After doing a quick prototype metadata extract from SAP, the response to the insights SAFYR provides has been very positive! I’m really grieving for the lost years without access to this tool. It has met and exceeded my fairly lofty expectations.”
“If you are running SAP and don’t have this tool in-house…mistake”
Why do SAP customers continue to use manual methods to decipher SAP metadata
“I am still puzzled why so many developers spend countless hours trying to decipher the 90,000 tables in SAP, instead of using Safyr”
Using Safyr to integrate metadata from different ERP applications
“It’s difficult to imagine how we could have integrated complex SAP, Siebel and J.D. Edwards metadata structures into our corporate information architecture without Safyr.
The cost was low compared to other methods and a fraction of the overall project budget.”
Using Safyr for SAP to SAP migration
“Safyr was a clear enabler for our SAP to SAP DFPS migration and related Data Warehouse redevelopment project.
We could not imagine how we could have solved all the issues in time without it!”
Using Safyr to save time connecting SAP with legacy applications
“Safyr allowed us to quickly analyse intricate SAP tables, relations, and data like a knife cutting through butter.
It has saved us a considerable amount of time in developing a cross-application program that links R/3 and our legacy application.”
Examples of Safyr in use
Global energy company (BP)
Safyr played a vital part in delivering a global data architecture for a Master Data Management project, as well as data migration, project scoping and requirements gathering etc.
Chris Bradley (then of IPL) and Ken Dunn from BP included Safyr (then known as Saphir) in their talk at Enterprise Data World in 2009. Click here to see the full presentation
Multinational energy company (Statoil Fuel and Retail – SFR)
As part of their migration from SAP to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, SFR needed to replace their Operational Datawarehouse, reporting and analytics solutions.
Safyr was the critical piece of technology that ensured that the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne metadata and data flows were identified and understood in the context of the project. This was particularly vital due to the level of customisations.
The project to deliver BI, Analytics and Reporting to 7 countries with 1000’s of users and terabytes of data was delivered on time.
Global semi-conductor company
This organisation used Safyr to reverse engineer multiple SAP systems for rationalisation and global data-warehouse projects.
They reported that previous to Safyr it would typically take 4 or 5 modellers about a month to work out a set of tables associated with a specific SAP transaction and its relationships, however using Safyr and its ability to associated the tables used by a transaction they could now achieved the same thing with 1 person in a week.
Energy services company
Used Safyr for JD Edwards rationalisation (8 instances to 2); identifying tables for integration via Enterprise Service Bus and delivering data models to meet data governance needs.
Global personal care, household and drugs company
Safyr for project governance assurance and enterprise architecture in very large SAP implementations.
“Collibra approaches metadata management from a holistic data governance perspective, which captures both business and technical metadata. This enables users to understand the complete enterprise context and lineage of their data to gain business value.
This is especially critical today as organizations are looking to derive value from their many big data initiatives, as well as comply with data protection and security regulations, and drive new technology trends like AI.
We’re pleased to be working with Silwood Technology on these critical integrations.”
“Customers need to be confident that they can realize the value of data from their entire landscape and they require a comprehensive approach to supporting metadata from the widest set of source applications.
The Safyr integration with Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog, developed by Silwood Technology, enables us to ensure that metadata from the world’s largest and most complex business applications can be quickly and effectively incorporated.
This technical partnership with Silwood Technology enables our customers to rapidly provision Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog with metadata from SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and Salesforce applications.”
“IDERA is thrilled to offer the Safyr solution directly to our ER/Studio customers who are working with these key CRM and ERP platforms.
Having access to this complex package metadata gives data professionals improved visibility into data lineage across the entire data landscape.
This extends the powerful capabilities of ER/Studio even further, to serve as the focal point to manage all of their data architecture and governance initiatives.”
“As soon as I saw the tool in action I understood the benefits and value this could bring to our clients.
Harnessing Safyr’s power to rapidly comprehend, visualise and quantify often hidden and complex data models of ERP systems will reduce delivery risk and avoid a lot of common pitfalls faced with data transformation projects.
We are excited to offer this product as part of our services.”
Global Data Strategy
”Metadata and data models are critical to the success of enterprise data solutions, and more and more of our customers are looking for innovative ways to gather both business and technical metadata, particularly for packaged solutions.
Silwood Technology offers a valuable solution to help discover business-critical metadata from solutions that had previously been difficult to integrate with the wider enterprise landscape”
“Safyr software has supported a number of data governance projects we have undertaken, and we are delighted to take the relationship to a new level by becoming a Silwood reseller.
Given the current compliance regulations, we find our clients need to strive towards an Enterprise Information Model (EIM) which can provide Data Lineage and Semantic Lineage (Entity and Attribute) across ERP and non-ERP data structures. Safyr plays a highly fundamental role in this ability.”
Pacific Data Integrators
“Our company is constantly on the lookout for the best technologies for our clients; the most innovative, with the greatest value, that solve industry problems.
This is why we are glad to be partnering with Silwood Technology to bring Safyr to our clients.”
“Safyr is the only recognised product for harvesting metadata from SAP and Oracle packaged applications.
This partnership will allow the customers of those systems to find and use their metadata models in smartfacts. Safyr complements the capabilities of smartfacts.
It has never been easier to find and access metadata and diagrams for critical enterprise systems and share and collaborate on them in the cloud.”
“The Safyr Metadata Discovery Blocks represent excellent examples of the tools and utilities available on the Informatica Marketplace that help customers execute their data integration initiatives more quickly and easily.
By achieving the Seal of Approval, prospects gain confidence in knowing that the Safyr tools have been validated by Informatica engineers and that they meet our quality standards.”
“ASG is the market-leading provider of integrated metadata management solutions and the relationship with Silwood Technology delivers unprecedented transparency for business and technical users to understand and leverage the integrated value of packaged applications.
By providing integrated views and enabling impact analysis across the scope of packaged and custom developed applications, the solution gives our customers greater control and manageability for their IT assets.”
CA (Computer Associates)
“Through our relationship with Silwood and ca smart approved Safyr, we now have the ideal data modeling solution for SAP, J D Edwards, Siebel and PeopleSoft enterprise application (EA) environments.
The combined solution enables our customers to rapidly leverage the value-rich data stores they’ve spent so much time and effort creating.”
“The combination of Silwood Technology’s Saphir and visualmetrics software and consulting services offers unrivalled business value and technical insight into how to best manage, maintain and exploit the optimal value from the investments made into SAP ERP, SAP BW and Oracle (e business suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards & Siebel) applications.”
“While Safyr has always represented pretty cool technology it has, to a certain extent, been a slow burner.
The advent of data catalogues makes it a must have capability for the environments it supports. It’s an idea whose time has come.”
“Data discovery and profiling (DDP) is the most important data management task that enterprises are still not doing.
DDP is a crucial for data-intensive initiatives such as data warehousing, business intelligence, master data management, and data integration.”
“In our opinion, every major user of an Oracle or SAP application should be a Safyr customer, and SAP and Oracle should seriously consider partnering with Silwood Technology to offer Safyr to their customer base”.
“If you are a large enterprise and you use any of the relevant SAP or Oracle applications then you will almost certainly have data marts and warehouses, integration issues, master data management, archival or data migration projects to take just a few examples that would benefit from the use of Safyr.”