How to trust the data Knowing who and what to trust, it seems, has increasingly been on all our minds lately. One outcome of an ever more complex world is that the need to trust and search for evidence has become an essential activity in our daily lives. And, knowing if you can trust the […]
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SAP and data catalogs With much of your key data assets stored in core SAP applications, they are critical to the success of a data catalog, governance or lineage project. However, a data catalog and SAP can be difficult bedfellows. SAP ECC, S/4HANA, BW and BW/4HANA are large complex and often highly customized applications and […]
Enterprise metadata challenges Spare a thought for your data engineers, analysts and architects. They are often, it seems to me in that difficult place where an irresistible force meets an immovable object. They are at the point where the expectations of the business for ever faster access to quality data come face to face with […]
Who is this blog for? If your organisation is considering, or already implementing a data catalog, data governance or enterprise metadata management platform and you are an SAP customer, you may think that SAP and data catalogs don’t mix. And, if you have ERP or CRM packages from vendors other than SAP – maybe from […]
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 […]
Getting to know your JD Edwards data 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 colors and how they relate to each other. It takes ages and the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.