We’re going to be adding Safyr® for Salesforce capability to our product in the next release (due June 2014) so I wanted to give a taste of what this will deliver.
“Garbage out, garbage in”
I know, I know I have got that the wrong way round. Well, actually I did it on purpose to illustrate a problem with BI/Data Warehousing projects and incidentally many other Information Management initiatives. That problem is the challenge of source data analysis – particularly with SAP, Oracle and Salesforce packages.
A few months ago I was at a meeting with a customer who was involved with a BI project that was pulling data from an SAP system into a Data Mart.
We are in the process of providing content which will give some insight into those common business areas in SAP and ORACLE applications, for which data models are often required for Information Management projects.
I’m always looking for new ways to explain what I do for a living. It’s made hard by the fact that it centres on a product that doesn’t do anything quite like any other tool in the ‘data’ space – which is to make it fast and easy to navigate the data models of big and complex systems early in a project to ensure accuracy and reduce risk of overrun or under-delivery.