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Category: Data Governance

29th May 2018

Data Catalogues might be the new Black, but metadata discovery to provision them can be tricky

Categories: Data Catalogue, Data Governance, Enterprise Metadata Management

Data Catalogues Data catalogues have become a fast growing solution to a critical requirement of an enterprise information management strategy. This is the need to document and understand the types and uses of data across the enterprise application landscape. The importance of data catalogues to a data management strategy is emphasised in Gartner’s 2017 Report: […]

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28th June 2017

A smarter way to find Personal Data in your ERP or CRM systems for GDPR

Categories: Data, Data Discovery, Data Governance, Enterprise Metadata Management, GDPR

Data management, GDPR and the status quo We have just released the latest version of Safyr® which contains new features which have been largely driven by the need to deliver ERP or CRM metadata for GDPR. Whilst Safyr has been available for many years and has been used by hundreds of organisations, there are those who […]

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10th March 2017

GDPR, Personal Data, ERP and CRM – How I learned to stop worrying and love metadata

Categories: Data Governance, Enterprise Information Management

GDPR – what’s all the fuss about? If you are involved with data management or data governance, I am guessing you have read, or at least heard about the new European Union General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). GDPR comes into force in May, 2018. It’s aim is to protect EU citizens by giving them more […]

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How to find where Personal Data is stored in JD Edwards for GDPR

Categories: Data Governance, Enterprise Metadata Management

Introduction to the GDPR personal data challenge Working out where computer systems store Personal Data (PD) data that needs to be reviewed in the context of compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a challenge in any environment. However, it presents even more of a problem where the PII data is in one […]

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Finding Personal Data in an SAP system for GDPR compliance

Categories: Data Governance, Enterprise Information Management

Introduction to the gdpr challenge Working out which Tables store personal data that needs to be reviewed for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a challenge in any environment, but particularly so where the system is one or more of the big Application Packages. Typically these are systems from SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and Microsoft. […]

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26th January 2017

The Business Value of Metadata for Data Governance

Categories: Data Governance

Guest blog post by Donna Burbank, Managing Director of Global Data Strategy, Ltd.   Data Governance has seen a rise in popularity in recent years, as more and more organizations see the value of data in driving business success. Data drives today’s modern business and increasingly, profitable companies are gaining a better understanding of its […]

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8th April 2016

Transformation to a data driven business needs metadata

Categories: Data, Data Discovery, Data Governance, Data Management, Data Model Enterprise Information Management, Data Warehouse, Enterprise Information Management, Enterprise Metadata Management, Metadata, Metadata discovery

Introduction The theme at Enterprise Data World 2016 is “transforming to a data driven business” and Silwood Technology are delighted to be sponsoring the event again this year. This is a broad subject that covers a multitude of disciplines, for example, data governance, enterprise information management, master data, business intelligence and analytics as well as data […]

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11th May 2015

Why do Salesforce applications need Safyr to help the understanding of their metadata?

Categories: Data, Data and Application integration, Data Discovery, Data Governance, Data Management, Data Model, Enterprise Information Management, JD Edwards, Metadata, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Safyr, Salesforce, SAP

We’ve been surprised (pleasantly I might add) at the response we have received to the introduction of Safyr’s capability to reverse engineer metadata from Salesforce systems. It is rapidly becoming our second most popular ‘package’, SAP of course being number one. Why should this be?   All the other environments we support (SAP, JD Edwards, Oracle […]

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10th December 2014

The role of application metadata in a Master Data implementation

Categories: Data Governance, Data Model Enterprise Information Management, Enterprise Application, JD Edwards, Master Data Management, Metadata discovery, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Salesforce, SAP

We would like to congratulate IBM, Informatica, SAP and Oracle on their continued strong showing in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management (MDM) of Customer Data Solutions. I am not going to spend time restating the benefits that organisations can reap from a properly implemented Master Data strategy in terms of increased revenues […]

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