We are delighted to announce that Safyr for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (CE) will be available in December.
It’s been a while since we added a new data source type to the list of systems Safyr can work with, and that’s about to change.
We’ve had capability for Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM for some time, but we’ve had to turn away customers who wanted metadata from their Dynamics 365 applications to be loaded into Safyr and then used for data catalog and other projects. That will change now that Safyr for Microsoft Dynamics 365 is available. The increasing number of enquiries for Dynamics 365 we have received reflects the growth of Microsoft as an enterprise packaged application vendor.
ERP and CRM metadata for your enterprise data catalog?
Can your enterprise data catalog or metadata management system truly be called ‘enterprise’ if it cannot readily accommodate metadata from your enterprise application systems?
Have you ever wondered how to go about provisioning your enterprise data catalog or metadata management solution with information from your enterprise applications such as those from SAP, Oracle, Salesforce or Microsoft?
It may seem that this should be a simple and straightforward process as it is with many other data sources. Your vendors may even suggest that their software solution can achieve this easily. Or, that it will be a task their consultants and your technical specialists can accomplish quickly and without difficulty.
We have technical and / or commercial partnerships with many of the leading enterprise data catalog and metadata management vendors. This means that their customers can use Safyr to provision their solutions with ERP and CRM metadata from their systems, as implemented, quickly and accurately.
If your vendor does not have a solution for this task then you are risking the delivery of your project.
Trying to get a comprehensive and accurate picture of your JD Edwards data is a bit like attempting to complete a jigsaw puzzle without being able to turn over the pieces to see their individual colours and how they relate to each other. It takes ages and the results are probably wrong!
This blog covers the 3 challenges you face when trying to get to know and utilise your JD Edwards data. It will also show you how you can use Safyr to overcome those challenges and get more from your JD Edwards data.
- Where can you find out where the JD Edwards data you need is located?
- How do you find the data that really matters for your project?
- How do you use that information in other tools to support your project?
How do you find relevant SAP tables for your data management projects?
We talk to a good number of SAP customers, many of whom are struggling to find the right SAP tables, programs or other components for their enterprise data warehouse, data catalog, data governance, data migration and other initiatives. The same problem reoccurs with each new project and often causes budget overrun, delays and more worryingly a lack of trust in the data by the business.
Introduction and why finding metadata for personal data in ERP and CRM systems for CCPA and GDPR is hard.
The State of California’s California Consumer Privacy Act and EU General Data Protection Regulation, usually referred to as CCPA and GDPR, together with regulations imposed by other governments and states, have placed more responsibility on organisations for managing and releasing the personal data and information they hold about individuals. (This is an edited and updated version of a blog first posted in 2018).
Depending on the regulation these data items can refer to customers, employees, citizens, business partners etc. As time goes on more and more countries or individual states will implement similar regulations on companies operating under their jurisdiction.
One of the prerequisites for being able to identify and manage personal data is to know where it resides across your organisation’s IT systems. In order to do this it is critical to be able understand the metadata in these systems. In many cases they will give up the metadata relevant to personal data relatively easily.
What corporate assets do you have?
In the context of this article I am not referring to those on the balance sheet such as equipment, stock, debtors and perhaps buildings but more about those which are commonly referred to as critical assets in enabling you to achieve your targets and goals. In addition to your people, customers, brand value there is one further resource that many organisations are increasingly focussed on – your data assets.
When I was reading the most recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions, I noticed that Silwood Technology have a relationship, either commercial or technical or both, with 9 out of the 12 vendors in the Leader’s quadrant. We also work with vendors in other quadrants.
As you may know, Safyr® extracts metadata from a range of application packages including PeopleSoft which has many related modules including PeopleSoft Pension Processing.
Artificial intelligence data challenges
In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal Arvind Krishna, IBM’s senior vice president of cloud and cognitive software, said “data-related challenges are a top reason IBM clients have halted or cancelled artificial-intelligence (AI) projects.”