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SILWOOD TECHNOLOGY LAUNCHES ORACLE E-BUSINESS SUITE AND MICROSOFT DYNAMICS STARTER PACKS FOR GDPR DATA DISCOVERY

– Starter Packs simplify personal data fields discovery in five leading application packages, ready for the upcoming GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and beyond

– Strong interest in existing packs as organisations still facing major challenge when locating personal data

Ascot, UK, 24 April 2018. Metadata discovery software vendor Silwood Technology Ltd  has expanded its series of GDPR Starter Packs for major application packages, including SAP, JD Edwards and Siebel. Today’s launch of Oracle E-Business Suite and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Starter Packs will enable more users to quickly and simply identify the precise location of Personal Data.

The GDPR Starter Packs 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.

Silwood Technology is urging application package users and its channel partners to ensure that they have, at minimum, instigated the discovery and documentation of personal data before 25 May 2018.

Nick Porter, founder and technical director at Silwood Technology, has confirmed that interest in the existing Starter Packs is strong 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.

“Secondly, GDPR compliance is not a one-time event. When maintaining compliance, we believe that Safyr will be of value in keeping data catalogues, inventories and glossaries up-to-date with the locations of Personal Data across major packaged applications”.

Recent research conducted by Silwood Technology illustrated the scale of the challenge when locating personal data for GDPR compliance. For instance, within a typical Oracle E-Business Suite system, when searching for personal data, users will be faced with approximately 22,000 tables and 570,000 fields. Similarly, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 contains 7,000 tables and 100,000 fields.

As an example, consider that the attribute “birth” occurs in over 40 tables in an Oracle E-Business Suite system. With Safyr, users can find all occurrences of the Personal Data string ‘birth’ across all tables and fields in an Oracle E-Business Suite system in under five minutes. The resulting data can be delivered to metadata and data governance platforms for further exploitation.

The new Starter Packs join the SAP Starter Pack launched in November 2017, and JD Edwards and Siebel packs launched in March 2018.

Customers using Silwood’s Safyr application for these application packages can request their Starter Pack free of charge. The Starter Pack comprises a set of Safyr Subject Areas that describe and identify each type of personal information, including social security number, IP address and phone numbers.

One of the major benefits of these 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, please visit: please visit: https://www.silwoodtechnology.com/oracleebs-starter-pack-for-gdpr-compliance and https://www.silwoodtechnology.com/microsoftdynamicsax2012-starter-pack-for-gdpr-compliance.

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

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. 

Silwood markets Safyr both directly and via relationships with key Information and Data Management solution vendors such as erwin Inc., IBM, Datum, SNP Harlex, ASG Technologies, Adaptive Inc. Unicom, and AnalytixDS.

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 RELEASES JD EDWARDS AND SIEBEL STARTER PACKS FOR GDPR DATA DISCOVERY

– Starter Packs simplify finding personal data fields in JD Edwards ERP and Siebel CRM packages, ready for the upcoming GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

Ascot, UK, 20 March 2018. Metadata discovery software vendor Silwood Technology Ltd has announced the availability of GDPR Starter Packs for two major application packages – JD Edwards and Siebel – enabling users to quickly and simply identify the precise location of Personal Data.

The GDPR Starter Packs 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, including JD Edwards and Siebel.

Research conducted recently by Silwood Technology demonstrated the scale of the challenge encountered by users when locating personal data for GDPR compliance. 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, commented: “While we are less than 70 days from the GDPR deadline, we believe that there are many enterprises still at planning stage. Unfortunately, the location of personal information in a large application package is regarded as a significant and tedious task.  And it’s not a one-time job – companies will need to revisit the discovery task whenever the data structure of a package like JD Edwards or Siebel changes. That’s not an unusual occurrence – the manufacturers of these packages often introduce new tables and columns with new releases, and customers often customize their own systems to add fields needed to support features that are specific to their business.

“Any GDPR data discovery project, we recommend automating the identification of personal data. This is where Safyr can make a real difference. Companies using our Starter Packs can quickly map where GDPR data is likely to be stored. This saves hours of searching through data structures.”

As an example, consider that the attribute “birth” occurs in over 210 tables in a JD Edwards system. With Safyr, users can find all occurrences of the Personal Data string ‘birth’ across all tables and fields in a JD Edwards system in under five minutes. The resulting data can be delivered to metadata and data governance platforms for further exploitation.

The new Starter Packs are the second and third in a series, as an SAP Starter Pack was launched in November 2017.

Customers who use Silwood’s Safyr application for JD Edwards and Siebel can receive their Starter Pack free of charge. The Starter Pack comprises a set of Safyr Subject Areas that describe and identify each type of personal information, such as zip codes, dates of birth, license plates.

One of the major benefits of these 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 JD Edwards or Siebel systems.

For more information, please visit: www.silwoodtechnology.com/jdedwards-starter-pack-for-gdpr-compliance and www.silwoodtechnology.com/siebel-starter-pack-for-gdpr-compliance.

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

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. 

Silwood markets Safyr both directly and via relationships with key Information and Data Management solution vendors such as erwin Inc., IBM, Datum, SNP Harlex, ASG Technologies, Adaptive Inc. Unicom, and AnalytixDS.

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 LAUNCHES ADVANCED SAP DATA DISCOVERY CAPABILITIES

Ascot, UK, 6 March 2018. Silwood Technology Ltd, a supplier of enterprise application metadata intelligence software, has announced that Safyr® now provides users of SAP and SAP Business Warehouse (BW) greater visibility and intelligence about the data connections between the two products. The company has also enhanced product features for GDPR data discovery.

For data professionals, Safyr’s new capability to show the BW Extractor functions solves the long-standing challenge of tracing the origin of data represented in SAP BW. This is especially important as trust in the data provided by any BI environment is based on the reliability of the data’s provenance.

Safyr is the only dedicated metadata discovery software product for SAP and enables users to access, understand, share and utilise the underlying data structures of SAP applications. Customers can now use a new SAP Hierarchy within Safyr to find the tables in SAP ERP that are accessed by the SAP BW Extractor programs.

Nick Porter, Technical Director of Silwood Technology comments, “customers and prospects have been asking for this BW Extractor capability for a while, as it provides new insights into how data flows through the SAP landscape.

“We’ve also enhanced some of the features we introduced in Safyr last year to further ease the GDPR Personal Data discovery process. While the headline feature of this release is the new BW Extractor capability, every existing user will benefit from upgrading”.

In terms of GDPR, Safyr offers features such as marked field which enables users to easily isolate all instances of a particular term (e.g. “birth) across an entire system; and metadata reporting which enables faster and more effective collation and management of Personal Data. Silwood Technology also recently tested 5 major ERP and CRM packages for GDPR personal data.

Siebel and Salesforce users will also benefit from the new Safyr software, as Silwood Technology has released upgrades to ensure compatibility with the latest versions of these CRM packages.

Learn more about the new Safyr release.

About Silwood Technology Ltd

Silwood Technology Ltd is the leading supplier of enterprise Application Metadata Discovery optimisation software. The company has pioneered the use of metadata extraction and analysis for the purpose of accelerating the delivery of critical Information and Data Management projects.

Safyr is used by data analysts and architects to make the data discovery, preparation and source data analysis for these projects faster and easier. It works by building accurate, as implemented, data models of large, complex Enterprise Applications including SAP, SAP BW, SAP S/4HANA, Salesforce, Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle E-Business Suite and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

Silwood markets Safyr both directly and via relationships with key Information and Data Management solution vendors such as erwin Inc., IBM, Datum, SNP Harlex, ASG Technologies, Adaptive Inc. Unicom, and AnalytixDS.

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.

A free trial of Safyr is available here: https://www.silwoodtechnology.com/contact/free-trial-of-safyr/

Please contact info@silwoodtechnology.com for further information on Safyr.

NOTES FOR EDITORS

  • Silwood Technology is a UK based specialist software company developing products to accelerate delivery of data related projects by automating metadata discovery for ERP and CRM packages.
  • Safyr is a metadata discovery software product for SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and Microsoft ERP and CRM application packages.
  • Safyr’s unique capabilities include the ability to extract hard to find rich metadata in these systems, (including customisations to the data model) and then allow data analysts, architects and scientists to navigate, search, locate the tables they need and use them in the context of their information management project.
  • Safyr is used for Data Migration, Data Warehouse (BI/Analytics), Data Governance, Data Catalogue, Master and Metadata management projects.
  • Customers include BP, Boeing, P&G, RS Components, The World Bank, Hydro Tasmania, Circle K and Shell.
  • Partners include erwin Inc., IBM, Datum, SNP, ASG Technologies, Adaptive Inc. Unicom, and AnalytixDS.
  • Source applications supported:
    • SAP ERP, S/4HANA, SAP BW
    • Salesforce
    • Oracle eBusiness Suite, Siebel, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft
    • Microsoft Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM

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 LAUNCHES NEW SAP STARTER PACK FOR GDPR COMPLIANCE

Starter Pack takes the hard work out of finding personal data fields in an SAP ERP system for the upcoming GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

Ascot, UK, 1 November 2017. Silwood Technology Ltd, a supplier of enterprise application metadata intelligence software, has announced the availability of its GDPR Starter Pack for SAP, giving users of this widely implemented ERP a valuable kick-start in identifying the precise location of Personal Data fields in any SAP system.

The GDPR Starter Pack is underpinned by Safyr, a dedicated metadata discovery software product, which enables users to access, understand, share and utilise the underlying data structures for SAP applications.

Research conducted by the UK & Ireland SAP User Group shows 86% of SAP users do not fully understand how GDPR will affect their SAP landscapes and how to reach compliance.    

A critical starting point for any GDPR strategy is the location of personal information. Where some or all of that data lies in a large application package like SAP, this becomes a significant and tedious task.

As an example, consider how many times the attribute “birth” might occur in an SAP system which contains over 90,000 tables. Using Safyr in a recent client engagement, a customer was able to find all occurrences of the Personal Data string ‘birth’ across all tables and fields in an SAP system in under five minutes. That information could then be delivered to metadata and data governance platforms for further exploitation.

To simplify the ‘discovery’ process, Silwood Technology is announcing the first in a series of ‘Starter Packs’ for ERP/CRM packages that take the hard work out of identifying these fields.

The first starter pack is for SAP, the largest system in terms of the sheer volume of metadata that defines the package data. The scope and range of potential personal information in SAP is very broad. Silwood has made the process of finding these ‘Personal Data’ fields significantly easier by developing processes to seek them out, record them and make them available in a useful form.

Customers who use Silwood’s Safyr application for SAP can receive the Starter Pack free of charge. The Starter Pack comprises a set of Safyr Subject Areas that describe and identify each type of personal information, such as zip codes, dates of birth, license plates.

A Safyr Subject Area is a grouping of tables and fields that a customer can overlay on the metadata extracted from their own customised SAP system so they can easily see which tables and fields are important to GDPR.

What constitutes personal data will vary by industry – the Safyr user can combine these Subject Areas into other groups that form the consolidated set of fields for their company and requirements. And they can add in their own fields too – especially where their SAP system has been customised.

One of the major benefits of these starter packs is that they will work with the customer’s own system. Silwood will be releasing similar starter packs for the other packages in the near future.

Join Silwood on 29 November at 4 pm GMT for the following webinar: Find Personal Data for GDPR in your ERP/CRM system

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

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. 

Silwood markets Safyr both directly and via relationships with key Information and Data Management solution vendors such as erwin Inc., IBM, Datum, SNP Harlex, ASG Technologies, Adaptive Inc. Unicom, and AnalytixDS.

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.

SAFYR ACCELERATES PERSONAL DATA DISCOVERY IN ERP & CRM SYSTEMS FOR GDPR COMPLIANCE

– Fast, accurate and cost-effective software for locating Personal Data in SAP, Salesforce, Oracle, Microsoft and other major packaged applications.

– Providing accessible metadata intelligence for the most complex, customised ERP and CRM packages.

Ascot, UK, 10 October 2017. Silwood Technology Ltd, a supplier of enterprise application metadata intelligence software, has announced the availability of Safyr® Version 7, a software product that enables users to identify sources of Personal Data in major ERP and CRM packages for GDPR compliance in minutes.

Analysts, architects and other data professionals can now use Safyr to access, understand, share and utilise the underlying data structures for major packages from SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, Microsoft and other packages.

Finding the precise location of data defined as ‘Personal’ under GDPR from amongst the thousands of tables and columns (or fields) in customised systems, represents a significant challenge. Traditional tools and methods, such as searching for documentation, using templates and reference models or employing external consultants, do not address the challenge in an effective and timely fashion.

As an example, consider how many times the Personal Data attribute “birth” might occur in an SAP system which contains over 90,000 tables. Using Safyr in a recent client engagement, a customer was able to find all occurrences of the Personal Data string ‘birth’ across all tables and fields in an SAP system in under five minutes. That information could then be delivered to metadata and data governance platforms for further exploitation, for example for data lineage, metadata glossary or enterprise data dictionary applications.

Safyr now offers two new features in response to the need to identify all Personal Data held on an individual for GDPR compliance programs.

Marked Field – this feature addresses the problem of having large numbers of unwanted or irrelevant attributes in some tables. It enables users to easily isolate all instances of a particular term (e.g. “birth) across an entire system, and decide exactly which items of the metadata set are relevant and need to be retained. 

The feature also enables the combination of several sets of Personal Data attributes into a single manageable grouping.

Metadata Reporting – has been introduced to support organisations that may not yet have embarked on the implementation of a Data Governance or Enterprise Metadata Management platform for GDPR. It provides them with the ability to export Safyr content directly to Excel to enable faster and more effective collation and management of Personal Data.

Commenting on Safyr 7, Founder and Technical Director of Silwood Technology, Nick Porter said, “We recognised the unique challenge associated with documenting where Personal Data fields or attributes exist in large complex packages, and have enhanced Safyr to make that process faster and easier. Safyr 7 will make a major contribution to our customers and partners GDPR compliance efforts.”

Rob Perry, Vice President of Product Marketing at ASG Technologies, a Silwood Technology partner, commented on how Safyr is a key tool in data discovery for the GDPR and complements data intelligence tools: “Complying with the GDPR requires that organizations  know what Personal Data is managed, where it came from and how it has been used.

“Silwood Technology’s Safyr software has a unique ability to identify Personal Data used by the ERP and CRM systems on which many businesses depend.  ASG’s Data Intelligence complements this by tracing Personal Data lineage, which is the key foundation to the Data Governance needed for GDPR compliance. Together the two solutions can reduce the risk of the large penalties that can result from non-compliance”.

More details are available here: https://www.silwoodtechnology.com/safyr/safyr-7-supporting-gdpr/

Please contact support(at)silwoodtechnology(dot)com for full information on functionality, support for specific Enterprise Applications and upgrade procedures.

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. 

Silwood markets Safyr both directly and via relationships with key Information and Data Management solution vendors such as erwin Inc., IBM, Datum, SNP Harlex, ASG Technologies, Adaptive Inc. Unicom, and AnalytixDS.

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 Extends Application Metadata Intelligence Capabilities With Launch of Safyr® for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Silwood Technology Ltd today announces the release of Safyr® 6.4, the latest version of the world’s most advanced Application Metadata Intelligence solution. Safyr 6.4 includes a number of major enhancements including the ability to allow users to extract and analyse metadata from Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

Microsoft’s presence in the ERP and CRM packaged application space is growing quickly and Silwood have moved to address the challenge many organisations face when trying to access, understand and exploit the underlying data model of Dynamics AX.

As with virtually all large complex enterprise systems, there is no built in easy intuitive way of finding and comprehending the metadata underpinning Microsoft Dynamics AX. For organisations who are trying to incorporate Dynamics AX data in Data Warehouse, Big Data, Master Data Management, Data Integration, Enteprise Metadata Management and Data Governance projects the problems associated with locating the right data tables often results in delays, overspend and poor quality.

With the release of Safyr 6.4, Silwood has advanced the capabilities of the product by introducing an additional module which provides support for extracting metadata from Microsoft Dynamics AX. This reflects that application’s growing importance as a critical system of record for many organisations. More information is available here: https://www.silwoodtechnology.com/products/ms-dynamics-ax-metadata-discovery/

Amongst other general enhancements to Safyr, Silwood have made significant improvements to the ‘Compare’ functions to make it easier to locate differences between the metadata in two instances of the same package.

Roland Bullivant, Sales and Marketing Director of Silwood Technology commented: “We are delighted to be announcing this new version of Safyr, the world’s leading software product for Application Metadata Intelligence. We have been seeing a steady increase in the number of customers who are seeking to access and understand the metadata in their Microsoft Dynamics AX systems in order to support information and data led projects. Safyr 6.4 is a response to that demand and another major step in our vision to deliver a centre of excellence for metadata discovery, scoping and delivery across enterprise packages.”

Safyr gives control of how and when to access and use application metadata to those who need it most – the data architects and analysts who are charged with delivering information and data management projects of all kinds. It reduces the cost and time required for source data analysis, data preparation and scoping thereby enabling organisations to be more agile, deliver digital transformation projects faster and with more confidence in the accuracy of the data.

Note to customers & partners:

Safyr v6.4 is available for immediate release.

Please contact support(at)silwoodtechnology(dot)com for full information on functionality, support for specific Enterprise Applications and upgrade procedures.

About Silwood Technology Ltd

Silwood Technology Ltd is the leading supplier of enterprise Application Metadata Intelligence tools. 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.

Silwood markets Safyr both directly and via relationships with key tools vendors such as ERwin Inc., IBM, Unicom, ASG Technologies, Adaptive and Semanta Corporation.

For further information contact:
Sue Edwards (sedwards(at)silwoodtechnology(dot)com)
Silwood Technology Ltd,
SBC, Silwood Park, Ascot,
Berkshire, SL5 7PW, UK

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 Partners with SAP specialist Harlex Consulting

October 2016, Ascot UK. Silwood Technology Partners with SAP specialist Harlex Consulting to Deliver the Power of Safyr® the Industry’s Only Dedicated Metadata Discovery Software for Packaged Applications.

Harlex Consulting, a SAP® Gold Services Partner and Data Migration and Data Management specialist, and Silwood Technology Limited today announced their strategic partnership. This will see Harlex Consulting harnessing the power of the Silwood Technology’s Safyr® metadata discovery software across the data services they provide with the aim of achieving maximum value for their clients.

Harlex Consulting are industry leaders in helping clients to define and drive clear business advantage through data migration and data management. Harlex Consulting work with clients to plan, manage and deliver complex and often international data transformation programmes, managing and controlling risk through leveraging proven best-practice methodologies.

Harlex will incorporate Silwood Technology’s unique metadata discovery tool Safyr® with their service offerings. One of these is a proprietary Data Migration Methodology which includes a Data Preparation Phase, developed as a result of experience and lessons learnt from extensive data engagements and which now incorporates the usage of Safyr® to speed up delivery and reduce risk.

“The data preparation phase set our projects up for success by allowing clarity of scope and an understanding of key risk areas and priorities right from the start of our engagement. The early quantification of the challenge ahead enables informed planning benefiting both the data work stream and overall solution design.” says Steve Harding, Harlex’s Head of Delivery.

“As soon as I saw the tool in action I understood the benefits and value this could bring to our clients,” says Alex Smith Harlex’s Head of Data Strategy & Engagement, “Harnessing Safyr’s power to rapidly comprehend, visualise and quantify often hidden and complex data models of ERP systems will reduce delivery risk and avoid a lot of common pitfalls faced with data transformation projects. We are excited to offer this product as part of our services.”

Roland Bullivant, Silwood Technology’s Sales and Marketing Director commented: “We are delighted to be working with Harlex who are recognised as leaders in the SAP market due to their extensive knowledge and their deep expertise in successfully delivering information led SAP projects. The combination of our industry leading tool, Safyr and their skillset will result in even more value being provided to customers who are seeking to extend the return on their investment in SAP products.”

Silwood Technology’s Safyr® product accelerates the delivery of the benefits from any change or transformation projects which require an understanding of the metadata which underpins SAP and other major packages from Salesforce and Oracle. Safyr achieves this by giving data professionals control over their ability to understand and exploit the application data model as implemented ensuring that they are working with accurate information and reducing the risks associated with an incomplete understanding of the data.

To learn more about the partnership please contact info(at)halexconsulting(dot)com or info(at)silwoodtechnology(dot)com.

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Safyr® is the industry’s only dedicated metadata discovery software for packaged applications from SAP, Oracle and Salesforce. Safyr® gives analysts, architects and other data professionals the ability to access, understand, share and utilise the underlying data structures for these applications, whenever they need to.

Safyr® achieves this by extracting metadata from the applications as implemented and storing it so it can be easily navigated, searched, filtered, analysed, visualised using business terminology rather than needing to know physical table names.

More information on Safyr® from Silwood Technologies can be found at https://www.silwoodtechnology.com

Harlex Consulting are a consulting firm and SAP Gold Partner based in London specialising in data migration and data management, with an extensive track record in managing and delivering more than 60 successful data projects across 25 clients.

Harlex Consulting has a specific focus on data migration, data quality and master data management, with specific expertise in the movement of business critical data between SAP and other ERP solutions.

More information of Harlex Consulting can be found at http://www.harlexconsulting.com

Safyr delivers on demand data models for large software application packages

July 2016, Ascot, UK

Silwood Technology Limited today announced the availability of a new, free service which delivers on demand data models representing specific business concepts from the metadata in some of the world’s largest packaged applications from SAP, Salesforce and Oracle. Safyr® metadata discovery software is used to surface and deliver these models in a variety of formats.

The company are making available a number of on demand data models which represent commonly requested business concepts from the packaged applications supported by their market leading metadata discovery and scoping tool, Safyr®. The packaged applications include SAP Business Suite, Salesforce, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Siebel and Oracle EBusiness Suite.

Roland Bullivant, Silwood Technology Sales and Marketing Director commented “This is a great way for our customers and partners to be able to gain insight into important areas of their application data models quickly and easily and at no cost. It also gives people an opportunity to assess the potential value that Safyr offers before downloading and installing our free trial system and undertaking a full evaluation.”

To select and request these models, a visitor to the Silwood website (www.silwoodtechnology.com) merely needs to navigate to the Data Model area on the home page, choose the software application of interest and then pick the model required. There is also an option to ask for the model to be delivered in one of a variety of formats. These include those for data modeling tools such as ERwin, ER/Studio, SAP PowerDesigner and more generic formats such as XML, PDF and CSV.

The models will comprise ‘logical’ and ‘physical’ tables and field names plus primary and foreign key relationships between the tables. This type of information is of huge value to anyone who needs it for ‘data’ related projects. Due to the complexity of these applications and the lack of easily available metadata, it is normally invisible to users unless they happen to be technical specialists and have the time to find it.

The models are based on Silwood Technology’s own development implementations of these packages and so will not necessarily reflect what would be contained in a customer’s own system, especially any customisations.

Silwood Technology’s Safyr® Application Metadata Intelligence software product accelerates the delivery of the benefits from any data or information management projects which require an understanding of the metadata which underpins SAP and other major packages from Salesforce and Oracle.

Safyr achieves this by extracting the application metadata from the target system as implemented and giving data professionals control over their ability to understand and exploit the application data model and ensuring that they are working with accurate information and reducing the risks associated with an incomplete understanding of the data.

To learn more about Silwood Technology please contact info(at)silwoodtechnology(dot)com

About Silwood Technology
Silwood Technology is the leading supplier of tools & services that enable enterprise architects and data professionals to explore, discover and visualize the data structures and relationships of large Enterprise Application Packages such as SAP, SAP BW, Salesforce, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel and Oracle E-Business Suite.

Silwood Technology’s unique toolset, Safyr® allows users to build up their own domain knowledge of these complex application packages in support of key projects such as Data Modelling, BI/Data Warehousing, Master Data Management, Data Integration and Enterprise Application Integration as well as Data Lineage, SOA, Enterprise Architecture and Test Data Management.

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

To learn more about Silwood Technology please visit https://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 Contacts
Sue Edwards
Silwood Technology Ltd,
Technology Transfer Centre,
Silwood Park, Ascot,
Berkshire, SL5 7PW, UK

Telephone: +44 (0)1344 876 553
Fax: +44 (0)1344 876 554
Web: https://www.silwoodtechnology.com
Email: sedwards(at)silwoodtechnology(dot)com

Silwood Technology Partners With Global Data Strategy, a Leading Global Information Management Consulting Company

Global Data Strategy have deep technical knowledge of data management as well as business expertise and key skills in identifying new business opportunities using data and information and applying the right technology to realise them. They also manage and coordinate the people, processes and culture necessary for successful implementation of new data led initiatives.

Global Data Strategy will bring the value of Silwood’s Safyr® software product to customers who have invested in SAP, Salesforce, Oracle, and other Enterprise application packages and who are seeking to align business drivers with data-centric technology to uncover new opportunities for increased profitability & growth.

Safyr will provision the programs delivered by Global Data Strategy with hard to find data models and metadata from SAP, Salesforce and Oracle systems. This will allow them to more easily and quickly develop and deliver solutions for major projects involving those packages.  

”Metadata and data models are critical to the success of enterprise data solutions, and more and more of our customers are looking for innovative ways to gather both business and technical metadata, particularly for packaged solutions. Silwood Technology offers a valuable solution to help discover business-critical metadata from solutions that had previously been difficult to integrate with the wider enterprise landscape” said Donna Burbank, Managing Director of Global Data Strategy, Ltd.

Read the full release here 

Silwood Technology Announces Technology Partnership with DATUM LLC

Silwood Technology Limited have partnered with DATUM LLC to extend the metadata management capabilities of DATUM’s Information Value Management® solution through integration with Silwood Technology’s Safyr® software.

Roland Bullivant, Sales and Marketing Director for Silwood Technology commented: “We are delighted to be working with DATUM LLC and are confident that our combined solution will deliver significant value to enterprise customers who have invested significant money and resources into their application packages from SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and others. Information governance and data integrity are becoming increasingly critical in the drive towards digital transformation and it is vital that these systems are incorporated quickly and efficiently into these programs.”

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