NEWS RELEASES

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Safyr for Microsoft Dynamics 365 release announced

Silwood Technology bring support for metadata visualization and processing to Microsoft Dynamics 365 customers.

21st December 2020, Ascot, Berkshire, UK Silwood are delighted to announce that the Safyr for Microsoft Dynamics 365 release will be available from December 21st, 2020. This will support customers who need to be able to understand, visualize and process the metadata in Dynamics 365 for use with data warehouse, analytics, data catalog, data governance and other projects.

Safyr will support any Dynamics 365 or PowerApps module whose metadata is stored in the Microsoft Dataverse (previously known as Common Data Service, CDS).

Roland Bullivant, Silwood’s Sales and Marketing Director commented; “It’s been a while since we added a new data source type to the list of packaged applications whose metadata Safyr can work with.

We’ve had capabilities for Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM for some time. However, until now we’ve had to turn away customers who wanted to be able to analyze, visualize and share metadata from their Dynamics 365 applications with data catalog, data governance, data warehouse, data modeling and other technology platforms.Illustration of relative market penetration by ERP packages

The increasing number of enquiries for Dynamics 365 we have received reflects the growth of Microsoft as an enterprise packaged application vendor. The release of Safyr for Microsoft Dynamics 365 will help those customers who are investing in this modern application platform”.

Safyr for Microsoft Dynamics 365 uses a third party solution from Pascalcase to extract the application metadata in the Microsoft Dataverse.

Once the metadata is loaded into a Safyr repository the customer can use Safyr’s functions for visualization and analysis to create subsets of the metadata relevant for their project. Then it is easy to share those with other products and in industry standard formats for onward processing.

There is a new blog available with more information about the new release.

Customers can contact Silwood for a call or demonstration of the product or wish to discuss the company’s early adopter program.

About Silwood Technology Limited

Silwood Technology is the leading supplier of self-service metadata discovery and visualization software products for Enterprise Application Packages including SAP, SAP BW, SAP S/4HANA, Salesforce, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft Dynamics 365, AX and CRM.

Silwood Technology’s product, Safyr® supports customers and partners by accelerating the delivery of key data and information management transformation projects. It does this by giving data analysts and architects the ability to access and examine the metadata, including customisations in these packages during the critical data preparation and analysis phases of the project. Results can be shared with a variety of different solutions and technology platforms for onward processing.

Safyr is most commonly used in support of Data Governance, Catalogs and Glossaries, Data Warehouse and Analytics, Master Data Management, Data Integration as well as Data Lineage, Enterprise Architecture and Test Data Management.

Sample customers include: BP, BASF, ATB Financial, Hydro Tasmania, VW Financial Services, Proctor & Gamble, RS Components, AMD, Costco, Tempur Sealy and hundreds more.

Silwood Technology have technology or commercial relationships with partners such as: Collibra, Informatica, erwin, Idera, SAP, IBM, Solidatus, Infogix, ASG, Adaptive and others.

To learn more about Silwood Technology please visit http://www.silwoodtechnology.com

Note: SAP is the trademark or registered trademarks of SAP AG. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.

 

 

Master Data Management to resell Safyr® to drive improved metadata curation processes

Ascot, UK and Johannesburg, South Africa (PRWEB) April 27, 2020

Master Data Management (https://www.masterdata.co.za) has signed a partnership to promote and resell Silwood Technology Limited’s (https://www.silwoodtechnology.com) Safyr® metadata curation product to their growing list of enterprise customers.

They will implement Safyr to accelerate critical discovery phases of data catalog, enterprise metadata management and other information management projects designed to deliver trusted data to business users.

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Silwood Technology brings new capabilities for deeper insight and easier use of SAP BW metadata in Data Catalog and Analytics projects

24th April 2019, Ascot UK : Silwood Technology today announces the release and general availability of Safyr Version 7.2. This is the first in a series of Safyr releases that will provide significantly enhanced capabilities for extracting and exploring metadata from SAP BW systems. Ultimately this development process will culminate in the ability to identify the relationships between BW Infoproviders and BW Queries. Read more

Silwood Technology and Pacific Data Integrators Partner to Accelerate Data Catalog Project Delivery

February 2019, Ascot UK and Rocklin, CA USA. Silwood Technology Limited (https://www.silwoodtechnology.com) partners with information and data specialist Pacific Data Integrators to accelerate the delivery of comprehensive Data Catalog and other Data Management Platforms which feature metadata from ERP and CRM packages. Read more

Silwood Technology delivers ERP and CRM metadata into Informatica’s AI-powered Enterprise Data Catalog

Ascot, UK – 19 November 2018 – Silwood Technology Ltd today announced that Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog (EDC) customers can now use Silwood’s Safyr® metadata discovery software to provision SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and Microsoft ERP and CRM metadata directly into EDC. Read more

Silwood Technology expands Safyr’s SAP metadata analysis capabilities with support for SAP ABAP Core Data Services

This new release of Safyr demonstrates Silwood Technology’s commitment to keeping Safyr aligned with the direction SAP is taking for managing data in its core application software.

Silwood Technology Ltd. the leading supplier of self-service metadata discovery and analysis software for complex ERP and CRM packages, has expanded its metadata discovery capabilities for SAP customers, who can now use Safyr® to analyse the metadata behind SAP ABAP Core Data Services (CDS). Read more

Silwood Technology Partners with Collibra® for Enhanced Data Governance to help organisations Trust and Gain Value from their Data

Ascot UK and New York USA, AUGUST 13, 2018: Silwood Technology Ltd and Collibra, Inc. have today announced a partnership in which Collibra® will resell Silwood’s Safyr® self-service metadata discovery software.

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Silwood Technology Limited strikes reseller agreement with IDERA for Safyr self-service metadata software

Ascot – 30 July, 2018 – Silwood Technology Ltd. which provides self-service metadata discovery software to simplify and speed up the exploitation of data in large, complex enterprise application packages, today announced a global reseller agreement with IDERA, a provider of powerful database productivity tools.

Through this agreement, IDERA will market and resell Safyr® to complement its ER/Studio data modeling and architecture product suite. The combined offering allows customers to bring metadata from SAP, Salesforce, Oracle and Microsoft ERP and CRM systems into ER/Studio more rapidly and effectively than using traditional discovery approaches.

As enterprises invest in data transformation, analytics and governance initiatives, it is increasingly critical that they are able to exploit the information they have in their ERP and CRM packages. One of the hurdles to delivering these programs is the unique nature of the metadata landscapes underpinning these systems. Their large, complex, opaque and customised data models often hamper development unless software driven self-service metadata discovery tools are employed.

Safyr is a unique software product designed to allow data modelers, architects and analysts to access and make use of the metadata in these systems without needing deep technical knowledge. Content from Safyr can be used directly with ER/Studio to accelerate development and delivery of a variety of data and information management projects.

“IDERA is thrilled to offer the Safyr solution directly to our ER/Studio customers who are working with these key CRM and ERP platforms. Having access to this complex package metadata gives data professionals improved visibility into data lineage across the entire data landscape. This extends the powerful capabilities of ER/Studio even further, to serve as the focal point to manage all of their data architecture and governance initiatives,” said Mark Berglund, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at IDERA.

“Organisations across all industries must identify new ways to innovate to compete and meet regulatory requirements. Data is increasingly recognised as a key asset in meeting these objectives and delivering compliance. Metadata is a key foundational component to this and Safyr’s ability to provision ER/Studio with relevant data models helps to accelerate the delivery of these initiatives,” said Roland Bullivant, Sales and Marketing Director of Silwood Technology. “We already have a number of mutual customers who are leveraging the strengths of Safyr and ER/Studio and are excited to be working more closely with IDERA on promoting the combined value of our solutions.”

As a result of this agreement, IDERA will boost its ability to support customers who have invested in ERP and CRM systems, enabling them to unlock even greater business value from their SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and Microsoft packages.

For more information please contact IDERA at info@idera.com  or Silwood Technology at info@silwoodtechnology.com

Or please sign up for our next joint webinar:  Integrate ERP and CRM metadata into ER/Studio

About IDERA

IDERA designs powerful database tools that solve end-user productivity problems with elegant solutions. The company’s broad portfolio of award-winning products addresses nearly every aspect of database modeling, development, and management across dozens of platforms. A community of more than 100,000 data professionals who evangelize and use IDERA’s tools. IDERA ensures that your organization never slows down. IDERA is a division of Idera, Inc. To learn more, visit https://www.idera.com/.

 

About Silwood Technology Limited

Silwood Technology is the leading supplier of self-service metadata discovery software products for Enterprise Application Packages including SAP, SAP BW, SAP S/4HANA, Salesforce, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM.

Silwood Technology’s unique product, Safyr® helps customers and partner to accelerate delivery of a variety of key data and information management transformation projects. It does this by giving data analysts and architects the ability to access and examine the metadata, including customisations in these packages during the critical data preparation and analysis phases of the project. Results can be shared with a variety of different solutions and technology platforms.

Safyr is most commonly used in support of Data Governance, Catalogues and Glossaries, Data Warehouse and Analytics, Master Data Management, Data Integration as well as Data Lineage, Enterprise Architecture and Test Data Management.

Sample customers include: BP, Boeing, Hydro Tasmania, VW Financial Services, Proctor & Gamble, RS Components, AMD, Costco, Commscope.

To learn more about Silwood Technology please visit www.silwoodtechnology.com

Note: SAP is the trademark or registered trademarks of SAP AG. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.

Silwood Technology and IT solutions specialist Milestone Technologies announce partnership

Ascot, UK and Cape Town, South Africa, 25 June, 2018 – Milestone Technologies (MileTech) has signed a partnership agreement adding Silwood Technology Ltd.’s Safyr® to the roster of Information and Data Management software solutions offered to customers seeking to overcome the challenges associated with greater compliance and regulatory requirements.

The IT solutions specialist will now become one of Silwood Technology’s key  partners in the African region.

Johannesburg and Cape Town based MileTech assists its customers to deliver digital transformation, data governance, integration and reporting programs by combining “best of breed” tools that provide solutions for application requirements gathering, analysis, design and development with specialist consulting skills.

Miletech has developed skills and competencies in utilising Safyr® to discover metadata from their customers’ ERP and CRM solutions for exploitation in these projects.

Silwood Technology has developed Safyr, a self-service metadata discovery software which empowers data analysts and architects to discover and navigate the metadata in large packages without the need for technical specialists, external consultants or resorting to guesswork.  This is especially useful in complex data landscapes which underpin application packages from SAP, Salesforce, Oracle and Microsoft.

The use of Safyr accelerates data preparation and analysis phases in key projects such as Data Governance and Catalogues, Data Warehouse and Analytics, Master Data Management, Data Integration and Transformation. Safyr also provisions a variety of other technology platforms with metadata from these packages.

Safyr assists Milestone consultants in accelerating the delivery of source data analysis for programs which involve large, complex and customised enterprise applications. This often overlooked project phase can contribute to delays and overspend if not completed effectively especially when packaged systems are part of the IT ecosystem involved.

Derek Meiring, Milestone Technologies’ Founder and Managing Director commented: “Safyr software has supported a number of data governance projects we have undertaken, and we are delighted to take the relationship to a new level by becoming a Silwood reseller. Given the current compliance regulations, we find our clients need to strive towards an Enterprise Information Model (EIM) which can provide Data Lineage and Semantic Lineage (Entity and Attribute) across ERP and non-ERP data structures. Safyr plays a highly fundamental role in this ability.”

Roland Bullivant, Silwood Technology’s Sales and Marketing Director said: “We are very pleased to be able to welcome the team at Milestone Technologies to our growing partner network and are looking forward to working with them more closely. They bring a highly creative and real-world approach to solving their customers’ data and application management challenges and we look forward to making a contribution to their success with our unique self-service metadata discovery product.”

To learn more about the partnership please contact info@silwoodtechnology.com or Milestone Technologies at http://www.miletech.co.za/contact.asp

About Silwood Technology Limited

Silwood Technology is the leading supplier of self-service metadata discovery software products for Enterprise Application Packages including SAP, SAP BW, SAP S/4HANA, Salesforce, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM.

Silwood Technology’s unique product, Safyr® helps customers and partners to accelerate delivery of key data and information management transformation projects. It does this by giving data analysts and architects the ability to access and examine the metadata, including customisations in these packages during the critical data preparation and analysis phases of the project. Results can be shared with a variety of different solutions and technology platforms.

Safyr is most commonly used in support of Data Governance, Catalogues and Glossaries, Data Warehouse and Analytics, Master Data Management, Data Integration as well as Data Lineage, Enterprise Architecture and Test Data Management.

Sample customers include: BP, Boeing, Hydro Tasmania, VW Financial Services, Proctor & Gamble, RS Components, AMD, Costco, Commscope.

Partners include erwin Inc, SNP, IBM, ASG, Adaptive, AnalytixDS, Itelligence and Datum.

To learn more about Silwood Technology please visit www.silwoodtechnology.com

Note: SAP is the trademark or registered trademarks of SAP AG. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.

About Milestone Technologies (PTY) Ltd. (MileTech)

MileTech offer leading technologies through strong brands in flexible partnerships to assignments within the Information Management arena, we have built a team of Senior Business Consultants throughout Africa with our headquarters in Johannesburg South Africa. Our primary focus is optimizing the Analysis and Design phase within the Development Lifecycle for Bespoke or Packaged systems, like SAP or PeopleSoft.

Maintaining a competitive edge in today’s fast moving eBusiness market requires faster, better decisions based on accurate data.

Companies must manage and maintain their data while facing increasingly complex challenges such as mergers and acquisitions, lack of qualified people, and constantly changing technology. In order to build high performance eBusiness applications, data marts, and data warehouses, organisations need to build a solid database foundation.

At MileTech, we understand the complex and complicated needs of business. We are committed to offering simple, meaningful solutions in an uncomplicated way. We work hard to achieve the highest quality in our solutions to help our customers meet their changing business needs.

Silwood Technology reveals how to find personal data for GDPR compliance in JD Edwards and SAP systems

Metadata discovery software vendor Silwood Technology Ltd has produced two guides revealing how to find personal data using its GDPR Starter Packs for SAP and JD Edwards.

The GDPR Starter Packs are available for major application packages – SAP, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, JD Edwards and Siebel – enabling users to quickly and simply identify the precise location of Personal Data.

They are underpinned by Safyr®, a dedicated metadata discovery software, which enables users to access, understand, share and utilise the underlying data structures for all major application packages.

Research conducted recently by Silwood Technology Ltd demonstrated the scale of the challenge encountered by users of large ERP and CRM packages when locating personal data for GDPR compliance.

The research revealed that in SAP alone there are over 900,000 fields that may (or may not) contain personal information that require data discovery and risk assessment. The size and complexity of the large ERP and CRM databases mean that businesses that are not well-advanced in data discovery or are undertaking manual discovery processes are probably not fully ready on time for GDPR. For instance, within a typical Siebel system, when searching for personal data, users will be faced with approximately 5,000 tables and 170,000 fields. Similarly, JD Edwards contains 5,000 tables and 140,000 fields.

Nick Porter, founder and technical director at Silwood Technology explained: “While it is vital to perform this ‘discovery’ work for any GDPR project, without a clear understanding of where personal data is located in each of the systems in an enterprise, it will not be a straightforward task to carry out any of the steps to reach GDPR compliance.”

He also confirmed that interest in the Starter Packs is still strong, the day before the compliance deadline, and the reasons are twofold: “Firstly, it is highly unlikely that all organisations will have documented Personal Data in leading packages by the 25 May 2018. Therefore, those that are not fully compliant will need to undertake this work later as part of their data protection programme. As a result, there is an urgency now to find tools to find data quickly and accurately.”

Finding personal data in an ERP system for GDPR compliance

The ‘Data’ in the GDPR is what the guidance calls Personal Data. For example, if a living individual can be identified from any data being processed, it is covered by GDPR. This might be a single piece of information, like a Social Security Number, or several pieces of data that can be combined to identify someone (e.g. Name and Date of Birth).

Exactly what constitutes Personal Data will vary from customer to customer, depending on the industry type. For example, in the healthcare sector, Patient Number would be a means to identify a person, but this would be irrelevant in, say, manufacturing.

Working out which tables store personal data that needs to be reviewed for the GDPR is a challenge in any environment, but particularly so where the system is one or more of the large Application Packages, from the likes of Oracle, SAP, Salesforce and Microsoft.

The two guides describe how to use Safyr® to ‘scope’ the potential tables that store ‘relevant’ personal data in a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne (sometimes also known as OneWorld) and SAP systems. In this case, the Silwood research team was looking for tables which store ‘Birth’ information – Date of Birth, Year of Birth, etc. – all pieces of data that can help to uniquely identify an individual. However, the process would work for any data which comes under the general definition of Personal Data. (Article 4 – Definitions, Section 1 of the Regulations defines the scope of data covered).

Many JD Edwards and SAP systems have been customised so rather than providing a reference model, Safyr is more effective and useful because it extracts metadata from the application as implemented – including customisations.

Indeed, one of the major benefits of Silwood Technology’s Starter Packs is that they will work with the customer’s own system. Users can easily overlay the Safyr Subject Areas on the metadata extracted from customised application packages.

For more information on Silwood Technology’s Starter Packs, please visit: 

SAP: https://www.silwoodtechnology.com/sap-starter-pack-for-gdpr-compliance/

Oracle E-Business Suite: https://www.silwoodtechnology.com/oracleebs-starter-pack-for-gdpr-compliance 

Microsoft Dynamix AX 2012: https://www.silwoodtechnology.com/microsoftdynamicsax2012-starter-pack-for-gdpr-compliance

JD Edwards: www.silwoodtechnology.com/jdedwards-starter-pack-for-gdpr-compliance

Siebel: www.silwoodtechnology.com/siebel-starter-pack-for-gdpr-compliance

Please contact info@silwoodtechnology.com for full information on the GDPR Starter Packs.

To book a free Safyr trial, please visit https://www.silwoodtechnology.com/contact/free-trial-of-safyr/

About Silwood Technology Ltd

Silwood Technology Ltd is the leading supplier of enterprise Application Metadata Discovery software. The company has pioneered the use of metadata extraction and analysis for the purpose of building accurate data models of Enterprise Applications including SAP, SAP BW, SAP S/4HANA, Salesforce, Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle E-Business Suite and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.