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.
The challenge of SAP metadata
Like most companies who have been required to incorporate SAP data into Information or Data Management projects, I am sure you have also experienced the delays, high costs and even data inaccuracies which often occur when trying to work with the intricacies of SAP metadata.
We have often been asked by customers who use SAP and SAP BW whether we could enhance our product Safyr® to show the SAP BW Extractors and the Tables they access.
Less than 1% of data could cost enterprises 4% of annual turnover in May 2018
Here at Silwood Technology, we’ve conducted research into five of the largest and most widely used application packages to understand the scale of the challenge encountered by our customers when locating personal data for GDPR compliance.
What comes before data extraction? In any data intensive project be it a data warehouse, data migration, master data there is a data discovery phase which has to be completed before any movement of data can be performed.
Of all the blogs we’ve written here at Silwood, by far the most popular are the ones that are about specific Data Models for SAP, Salesforce and Oracle packages (JD Edwards, E-Business Suite, Siebel and PeopleSoft).
Often when I’m at conferences, parties and networking events I get asked “so what do you do?”
If it’s someone that I think has a real interest in our market, I will normally give them the benefit of my ‘elevator pitch’.