NEWS RELEASES

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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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SILWOOD TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH VALUE GROUP IN RUSSIA

Value Group’s mission is to bring new and innovative software solutions to customers in Russia & CIS states, particularly in the business intelligence, data management, and performance management market sectors.

Value Group will help their customers deliver key Information Management projects more rapidly, efficiently and cost effectively by using Silwood Technology’s Safyr metadata discovery solution for large application packages from SAP, Salesforce and Oracle.

Ascot, UK, September, 2015 – Value Group will use Silwood Technology’s Safyr product to help customers optimise their processes for delivering Data Warehouse, Data Integration, Migration and Governance projects as well as Master Data and Application rationalisation and consolidation projects which involve packages from SAP, Salesforce, Oracle and others.

Silwood’s product, Safyr® enables customers to rapidly gain insight and understanding of the metadata in these large, complex and usually customised SAP, Salesforce and Oracle systems.

The result is faster, more economic delivery of trusted and well understood data.

Roland Bullivant, Silwood Technology’s Sales and Marketing Director said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Value Group in Russia and CIS. We are looking forward to working with them to open up a new market and to bringing the value and benefits of Safyr to a wider audience.”

Irina Gushchina, Managing Director at Value Group said: “We’re excited to add Safyr to our solution portfolio. We’ve been working with large SAP and Oracle ERP customers in Russia for years, but it is maybe for the first time that we see a product delivering such strong value for its money, and in almost no time. Safyr is a must have tool for any company willing to take their enterprise application analytics to next level.”

To learn more about the partnership please contact info@silwoodtechnology.com or info@valuegroup.ru

About Value Group:

Value Group is a team of enterprise sales experts bringing new and innovative software solutions to customers in Russia & CIS states. Our strategic focus is business intelligence, data management, and performance management.

We make it possible for software vendors to connect to enterprise customers in Russia and CIS much faster and cheaper than they would do it on their own, and at almost no risk. We offer services to meet the most demanding requirements, from new sales development and partner recruitment to full representation in the territory and regional distribution.

Further information at: http://www.valuegroup.ru

About Silwood Technology

Silwood Technology is the leading supplier of tools & services that enable enterprise architects and data modelers 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, 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 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: www.silwoodtechnology.com

Email: sedwards@silwoodtechnology.com

SAFYR 6.3

Safyr now give users additional analysis capabilities to accelerate data projects using Salesforce and Force based applications by adding row count function.

Safyr enables improved communication and collaboration in Data projects through vastly improved Entity Relationship Diagrammer.

ASCOT, Berkshire UK, June 22nd, 2015 – Silwood Technology Ltd today announces the release of Safyr 6.3, the latest version of the world’s most advanced solution for accelerating data intensive projects through user-enabled source data analysis of the largest and most complex Enterprise applications from SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and others.

Not understanding how the underlying data model for a large packaged and often customised system from SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and others is structured puts at risk the delivery of Data Warehouse, Big Data, Master Data Management, Data Integration and Data Governance projects.

Safyr is unique in its ability to rapidly reverse engineer meaningful metadata from these applications in a few hours or minutes and then make it immediately available for data and enterprise professionals to search, navigate and find exactly what they need in the context of the project.

Safyr 6.3 brings further enhancements to its already impressive capabilities. There is a new interface which makes the product even faster and more intuitive to use.

In addition Silwood have brought to market a completely reworked version of their Enterprise Relationship (ER) Diagrammer tool which makes the task of communicating complex models containing the relevant tables and relationships with business and IT colleagues easier and more effective.

One of the most popular features of Safyr has been the recently introduced capability to provide a row count for each table in a system. This helps to filter tables with no data for example, which often reduces the time it takes to find the required tables. Silwood have now extended this facility to Salesforce and Force based applications.

Finally, Silwood have incorporated an additional Subject Area data model sharing capability by adding a generic XML export option. This will make it easier for Safyr content to be consumed by a broader range of 3rd party tools and solutions.

Roland Bullivant, Sales and Marketing Director of Silwood Technology commented:

“We are delighted to be bringing this new version of Safyr to market. It is a further step in our mission to enable our customers and partners to be able to find and understand the data models of their large and complex packages which are a fundamental requirement for the delivery of any data related project. Being able to quickly and accurately answer the question, ‘where’s the data?’ is a fundamental challenge which is often omitted or forgotten until it becomes critical.”

PRESS INFORMATION

Safyr helps our customers to answer that question by putting metadata into the hands of those who need it. This reduces the risk of delay, overspend and under-delivery which are regularly associated with large data focused projects.

Safyr supports the drive for agility and greater utilisation of data within large organisations by providing transparency into opaque data models which underpin their enterprise systems, whether they are on premise or cloud based.

Note to customers & partners:

Safyr v6.3 is available for immediate release.

Please contact support@silwoodtechnology.com for full information on functionality, support for specific Enterprise Applications and upgrade procedures.

About Silwood Technology Ltd
Silwood Technology Ltd is a leading supplier of enterprise modeling & metadata management 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, Salesforce, Siebel, PeopleSoft Enterprise, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle E-business Suite.

Silwood markets Safyr both directly and via relationships with key tools vendors such as CA, IBM, and ASG. Customers include organisations such as Boeing, Hydro Tasmania, AMD, BP, VW Financial Services and P&G.

For further information contact:
Sue Edwards (sedwards@silwoodtechnology.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 MID GMBH

Silwood will enhance the capabilities of MID’s smartfacts solution by enabling data models from large, complex SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and other Enterprise applications to be incorporated quickly and easily into the platform which delivers a single source for enterprise data models regardless of their origin.

Ascot, UK, June, 2015 – MID GMBH smartfacts solution provides a repository where models which can originate in multiple tools are integrated to produce a comprehensive image of an enterprise’s business architecture. Users can launch process, data and architecture models regardless of the tool format on the smartfacts web-based platform.

smartfacts ensures that models are easy to find and reuse. It also provides comprehensive collaboration and communication capabilities in the cloud which means that models from sources including ARIS, Enterprise Architect, Microsoft Visio, MID Innovator and many other tools can be shared and leveraged across different users and departments.

Silwood will enhance the capabilities of MID’s smartfacts solution by enabling data models from large, complex SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and other Enterprise applications to be incorporated quickly and easily into the platform which delivers a single source for enterprise data models regardless of their origin.

Silwood’s product, Safyr® will provision Smartfacts with models from SAP, Salesforce and Oracle systems. The combined solution will take advantage of Safyr’s Pre-configured Subject Areas which, due to Safyr’s unique discovery architecture, are based on the system as implemented including customisations to the application’s data structures.

Users also have the ability to create their own Subject Areas which reflect their own specific business need and which can be stored in the smartfacts platform.

Graham Simpson, Silwood Technology Managing Director said: “We are delighted to be working with MID and to be providing a significant component to their exciting and innovative solution. We believe that smartfacts will finally enable companies to make more use of the investment they have made in modelling and process solutions to accelerate project delivery and enhance performance.”

Christoph Bergner, Managing Director of MID commented: “Safyr is the only recognised product for harvesting metadata from SAP and Oracle packaged applications. This partnership will allow the customers of those systems to find and use their metadata models in smartfacts. Safyr complements the capabilities of smartfacts. It has never been easier to find and access metadata and diagrams for critical enterprise systems and share and collaborate on them in the cloud.”

To learn more about the partnership please contact info@silwoodtechnology.com or info@mid.de

MID is a leading provider of modeling tools within Europe with over 30 years of experience, internationally renowned innovative products and first-class references. MID is both competent and qualified when it comes to modeling business processes, software, databases and enterprise architecture.

Top German companies and government agencies trust in smartfacts, Innovator, Process Note and the knowledge and expertise of the MID Academy and consultants.

MID products and services are used both by the public sector and companies in various industries, such as banks, insurance companies, industry, automobile, telecommunication, commerce, the textile sector, IT providers and system integrators.

Extract from list of references:

AXA, Barmer GEK, Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Continental, Daimler, Diehl, dwp Bank, EADS, MAN, Siemens, Tchibo.

Further information at: www.mid.de

SILWOOD TECHNOLOGY’S SAFYR SOLUTION CERTIFIED AS POWERED BY SAP NETWEAVER®

Ascot, Berkshire UK, June 7, 2013; Silwood Technology Limited today announced its SAFYR version 6.0 solution for rapid discovery and scoping of metadata in SAP® applications has achieved SAP certification as powered by the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform. The solution has been proven to integrate with SAP solutions and provides speed and clarity of insight into metadata within SAP solutions, which can help to accelerate the delivery of information management projects and increase trust in the resulting data.

The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) has certified that SAFYR 6.0 integrates with SAP NetWeaver 7.01 as an add-on to the ABAP® programming language. SAFYR provides customers with a means to browse and understand SAP data tables. Tables and relationships can be located easily and placed into subject areas. The subject areas can then be used to populate a range of metadata tools. Only metadata is read and then transferred to SAFYR by using ABAP functionality provided by the SAFYR connector.

“We are delighted to announce the successful achievement of certification of SAFYR 6.0 as powered by SAP NetWeaver,” said Graham Simpson, Managing Director, Silwood Technology Limited. “The ability of SAFYR to realise the business potential of assets provided by solutions from SAP with other vendors’ solutions and in enterprise information management projects will prove highly beneficial to current and future customers.”

As a result of the certified integration with SAFYR 6.0, customers and partners can have added confidence that they are using a solution designed and engineered for metadata discovery and scoping. With this, the solution can deliver 100% accurate metadata, even with customised systems, and can allow the results to be used with other tools such as SAP Sybase® PowerDesigner® software as well as data-integration solutions.

In operation, SAFYR quickly reverse engineers metadata and stores it in its own database repository where it can be accessed by data analysts, architects, data warehouse designers and other users who need to be able find the tables and related tables to help them achieve their tasks rapidly and easily. The results are used to help assure that projects involving database solutions, master data management, data integration and enterprise architecture are using the correct tables and related tables in order to deliver their anticipated benefits. SAFYR cuts the time required for discovery and scoping of tables to hours or days which reduces the risk of a project going over time and budget or under-delivering.

About Silwood Technology Limited

Silwood Technology is a leading supplier of tools and services that enable data analysts, enterprise architects and data modelers to explore, document and visualize data structures of large and often customized enterprise application packages.

Silwood Technology’s unique product, SAFYR allows users to build up their own domain knowledge of these highly sophisticated application packages in support of almost every application and information lifecycle project including upgrade, rationalization, migration, data warehouse, analytics, master data management, governance and more.

Visit www.silwoodtechnology.com to find out how you can use SAFYR technology to accelerate the data discovery phase in your project, improve the chances of on time delivery and increase the trust the business has in the resulting data.

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Safyr is a trademark of Silwood Technology Limited

SAP, SAP NetWeaver, ABAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.

All other product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact:

Sue Edwards (sedwards@silwoodtechnology.com)
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

SAFYR: HOW TO USE METADATA HARVESTED FROM COMPLEX ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS

If you are a data architect, analyst, modeller or scientist and your role involves trying to make sense of the complex web of tables and relationships in your enterprise application from SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and others then this webinar will be a revelation.

In the past you may have been led to believe that it is not possible to find this information or that it is a task that must be left to application specialists or consultants.

We will demonstrate how Safyr solves the three critical problems associated with using enterprise application data models which means that you can perform this analysis yourself.

Harvesting application metadata: Safyr extracts metadata from your Enterprise Application, as implemented including customisations. in minutes or at most a couple of hours. Safyr brings the physical and logical table and column names, descriptions, views, table relationships and more into its own repository.

Locating what you need: Safyr intuitive interface allows you to navigate thousands of tables, columns and relationship to search, scope, filter, analyse and visualise the metadata you require to a hitherto undreamt of level of granularity.

Collaboration with colleagues and third party technology solutions: Safyr can help you to share valuable enterprise application metadata with business and technology colleagues and has been architected to enable use of its data by modelling, integration, metadata management and other Information Management tools.

Safyr helps to save time and money during the critical source data analysis project phases. It also reduces the risk of project delay or under-delivery. Equally as importantly, Safyr will assist in the drive towards better data quality and the reduction of inaccurate data being introduced into your downstream enterprise data ecosystem.

Click here to register today to learn how Safyr can transform your understanding of how your enterprise application data is structured.

MAPPING DEPENDENCIES BETWEEN ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS AND IT INFRASTRUCTURE – FREE WEBINAR

This webinar is vital for teams who have to manage change and transformation activities in complex environments with enterprise systems (SAP, JD Edwards, Siebel, Peoplesoft, Oracle eBusiness, etc).

It will feature a  case study in how enterprise application discovery (Safyr) can be combined with Visio automation and infrastructure documentation (AssetGen).

The results are reduced project risk, delays, cost overruns, individual overloads and at the same time, improved operational controls.

The event is at 1pm (GMT) on 4th February. You can register for free here at Brighttalk.