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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.

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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.

SAFYR® VERSION 6.1 – DATA MODEL DISCOVERY TOOL FOR ENTERPRISE APPLICATION PACKAGES NOW AVAILABLE

Ascot, Berkshire, UK (PRWEB) November 11th, 2013

Silwood Technology announces the immediate availability of Safyr® v6.1 to customers with current support contracts.

There are a number of important improvements to Safyr which enhance its ability to help project staff accelerate delivery and improve access to trusted data through quicker and more comprehensive metadata search and analysis.

Safyr now incorporates tile based navigation to make it easier for new and occasional users to be productive even more rapidly.  From the tile screen users can access all areas of Safyr including the Table and Hierarchy search menus or initiate an extraction from a source system.

Safyr Tiles

The tile screen also contains a link to the new multi-object search features. This enhances the search capabilities of Safyr by allowing the user to include results in the form of Tables, Views, Domains, Data Elements, and Application Hierarchies from a single search term.  By returning all the results in a series of nodes categorised by object type, Safyr makes it quicker to find exactly what is needed for the project task.

In a further development Safyr’s comparison functions have been reworked to make it possible to compare the data structures of complete applications as well as Subject areas and to export the results for further analysis.  The speed with which this can be achieved has been improved to such a degree that comparing complete SAP systems, for example is now possible within an hour.

There are a number of use cases where this facility would be of value, for example identifying the differences between individual instances of a system (e.g. SAP Paris and SAP Chicago installations) as part of an application rationalisation or consolidation project.

In a further development Safyr Version 6.1 has been certified by SAP to support metadata extraction and analysis from SAP systems running on SAP HANA®. This means that Safyr can help customers who are considering or implementing SAP HANA either as their DataWarehouse platform or for their transactional application.

Graham Simpson Managing Director of Silwood Technology commented:

“The goals for Safyr 6.1 were to accelerate time to value for customers and further improve its value in Enterprise scale data management projects such as data warehouse, big data, application rationalisation and migration, master data management and enterprise architecture. We have achieved this by making the product easier and quicker to use, adding new comparison features and incorporating support for SAP systems running on the SAP HANA platform.

We will continue to develop Safyr to provide organisations with a trusted source of knowledge about the data models which are the foundations of their Enterprise software packages. Having ready and understandable access to this information is becoming increasingly important as companies seek to gain further value from their investment in SAP and ORACLE applications”.

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, 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.

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.

SAFYR SOLUTION ACHIEVES CERTIFIED INTEGRATION WITH SAP HANA

Ascot, Berkshire UK, November 1st, 2013

Silwood Technology Limited today announced its SAFYR® version 6.0 solution for rapid discovery and scoping of metadata has achieved SAP-certified integration with the SAP® ERP application running on the SAP HANA® platform. SAFYR is a metadata discovery tool that enables organizations to extract and analyze the metadata found within their SAP software. The tool helps organizations speed their information management projects, with trust in the resulting data.

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The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) has certified that SAFYR 6.0 integrates with SAP ERP 6.0 powered by SAP HANA. SAFYR provides customers with a means to browse and understand SAP data tables in SAP ERP running on SAP HANA. Tables and relationships can be located easily and placed into subject areas. The subject areas can then be used by range of enterprise architecture, modeling and metadata tools including SAP Sybase® PowerDesigner® software, with which it helps to deliver a complete collaborative, model-driven approach to managing data architectures. Only metadata is read and then transferred to SAFYR by using ABAP® -based functionality provided by the SAFYR connector.

“We are delighted to announce SAFYR 6.0 has certified integration with SAP ERP running on SAP HANA,” said Graham Simpson, managing director, Silwood Technology Limited. “SAP HANA represents a huge leap forward in enabling companies to further realise the business potential of their solutions and in enterprise information management projects. We are pleased that SAFYR will be able to assist customers to leverage the most value from their investment in SAP ERP running on SAP HANA.”

With SAFYR 6.0, customers and partners have a solution designed and engineered for metadata discovery and scoping. The solution can deliver 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 can cut the time required for discovery and scoping of tables to hours or days, which helps reduce 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 HANA, ABAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. Sybase and PowerDesigner are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sybase, Inc. ® indicates registration in the United States. Sybase is an SAP company.

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

PRE-CONFIGURED SAFYR SUBJECT AREA DATA MODELS AVAILABLE FOR ORACLE EBUSINESS SUITE AND SIEBEL

Users enjoy Safyr’s unique ability to unlock the details of the data models which represent the foundations of their complex Enterprise applications from SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and others. Using Safyr’s pre-configured content gives customers and partners a head start when engaged in source data discovery, scoping and analysis for projects involving these systems.

Silwood’s pre-configured Subject Area data models work with the SAP, eBusiness Suite, Siebel or JD Edwards’ applications as implemented and enhance the user experience. Ensuring that the Subject Areas reflect the system as implemented means that any customisations and extensions that have been applied to tables will automatically be reflected in the data models produced.

Preconfigured Oracle eBusiness Suite and Siebel content includes models for popular business areas such as Bill of Materials, Inventory, Customer, Projects, Account, Invoiceable Charges, Marketing Events and Revenue.

As organisations strive to leverage their investment in systems from SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and others in Data Warehouse, Big Data, Master Data Management, Data Integration and Data Governance projects it becomes ever more important that they have easy and intuitive access to the data structures and models which are the foundations of those applications.

This valuable pre-configured content is available to existing supported customers on request and further reduces the time taken by analysts and architects to locate tables and relationships pertinent to their needs.

Graham Simpson, Managing Director of Silwood Technology commented:

“We already know that Safyr delivers a huge productivity gain to customers and partners, sometimes as much as 90% when compared with the traditional mostly manual methods of metadata discovery and scoping which are still common.  Providing this new content demonstrates our continued commitment to make it even easier for users to use Safyr to help them deliver strategically important Information Management projects.”

Note to customers & partners: Safyr’s pre-configured data driven Subject Areas for Oracle eBusiness Suite and Siebel are available to supported customers immediately.

Please contact Support 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.

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.

SAFYR ETL FOR METADATA ENABLES RAPID SOURCE METADATA DISCOVERY FOR BROAD RANGE OF APPLICATIONS

Ascot, UK., 19th October 2014

Originally announced with Safyr 6.2, the ETL for Metadata solution allows customers and partners to make use of Safyr’s unique metadata discovery and scoping capabilities with more of their packaged applications beyond those from SAP, Oracle and Salesforce (Supported packages) and to implement a single source of trusted application metadata.

As organizations increasingly need to incorporate data from their systems of record in Big Data, Data Lakes, Data Warehouse, Master Data Management, Data Governance and other initiatives to meet the demands of the business, so being able to quickly and accurately understand how their data is structured becomes more and more critical.

The ‘ETL for Metadata’ solution (Other Packages) comprises two phases. Firstly there is a process of evaluating the target application. This is required in order to understand the location and structure of the application metadata and to evaluate the potential for it to be of value when brought into Safyr. One of the key aspects to this will be the existence of set data dictionary tables which contain sufficient detail to be useful.

Dynamics2The second stage includes the scripting of the SQL required to extract the metadata into a set of files and the mapping of that content into Safyr’s own metamodel. Once this is completed the metadata is transformed and loaded as required, tested and made ready for use.

Experience has shown that this whole process takes less than a week. For example, using the ‘ETL for Metadata’ process for Microsoft Dynamics was completed in less than 7 days.

From this point on the user has access to the Safyr functionality to locate exactly the part of the data model which is relevant for the project at hand.

The information held within Safyr can be shared and reused, enabling the metadata to form a key part of the enterprise data ecosystem.

Graham Simpson, Managing Director of Silwood Technology commented: “With organizations needing to gain as much return on their investment in packaged applications as possible by ensuring that they can be used in the context of information and data management projects, it is crucial that they can get to grips with their data structures and models as fast as possible.

This recent release of Safyr has finally brought the huge productivity gains that our customers and partners have been experiencing for SAP and Oracle to almost all other packaged applications. Finally it is possible for project staff to be able to go to one product for the scoping and discovery of the metadata in their enterprise systems.”

Note to customers & partners:, Safyr’s ‘ETL for Metadata’ functionality is an additional module to the standard product.

Please contact Support 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 discovery and 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.

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.