NEWS RELEASES

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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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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.

SILWOOD ANNOUNCE IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY OF SAFYR® VERSION 6.2

ASCOT, Berkshire U.K., 21st July 2014 – Silwood Technology Ltd today announces the release of Safyr 6.2, the latest version of the world’s most advanced solution for liberating metadata from the largest and most complex Enterprise applications from SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and others. (Download the Press Release as PDF here)

Salesforce3As organisations seek to succeed in leveraging 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.

With Safyr 6.2, Silwood has advanced the capabilities of the product by introducing an additional module which provides support for extracting metadata from Salesforce which reflects that application’s growing importance as a critical system of record for many organisations. Click here for more details

In addition Silwood have developed what is described as an ‘ETL for metadata’ approach to allow metadata from virtually any other packaged application to be loaded, as implemented by the customer, into Safyr for scoping and analysis. Click here for more details. Both this and the Salesforce capability are cost options.

In a further development, Silwood have now made available a number of pre-configured Safyr Subject Areas for SAP and JD Edwards which run against the application as implemented. These are available to existing supported customers on request and further reduce 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 are delighted to be announcing this new version of Safyr. It is a major evolutionary step in our vision to deliver a centre of excellence for metadata discovery, scoping and delivery across an ever broader set of applications.  There is significant demand amongst our partners and customers for us to support Salesforce and other packaged enterprise systems as they seek to incorporate their data in their information ecosystem.

Safyr enables organisations to be more agile, either to react to change more quickly or to try to gain competitive advantage by leveraging their IT assets and embracing innovation. It does this by providing transparency for the often opaque data models which underpin their enterprise systems, whether they are on premise or cloud based.”

Note to customers & partners:

Safyr v6.2 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.

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 WEBINAR: FIND THE SAP AND ORACLE DATA MODELS YOU NEED FOR YOUR PROJECTS

Finding this information manually is a tedious and challenging task which often requires access to scarce technical resource and the tools which are available are not a practical solution to the problem of quickly and confidently finding the few tables you need from the thousands in often customised applications.  More importantly not having a clear understanding of metadata can delay a project, or increase the risk of inaccuracies and under delivery.

Silwood Technology are specialists in Enterprise Application metadata and our product Safyr is used by global customers and partners to accelerate delivery of data related projects such as Data warehouse including SAP HANA®, Data Integration, Master Data Management, Data Governance and Enterprise Architecture.

Safyr makes it quick and simple for non application specialists to find and use this information in the context of their tasks and also in combination with leading ETL, integration, metadata management, modelling and architecture tools from vendors such as SAP, IBM, CA, ASG and Embarcadero.

This 60 minute webinar will discuss the problems of accurately and quickly finding and understanding metadata in Enterprise Applications and the limitations of some of the traditional approaches.

We introduce Safyr 6.0, the latest version of our product which helps you to overcome those challenges, provide illustrative case studies about how it is used effectively and demonstrate the product to show just how quickly and easily you or your teams can get to grips with the metadata in your applications and start to use it as an asset across projects and initiatives.

Register here: http://safyrjuly18.eventbrite.co.uk

SUPPORTING SALESFORCE IN COMPLEX BUSINESS/IT INITIATIVES

More and more businesses are adopting a hybrid Cloud and On-Premise approach for the hosting of the applications which form the bedrock of their critical systems of record.  As a result it is becoming more important that these applications are able to share data through integration. In addition businesses are demanding ever quicker delivery from IT for integration, reporting and ensuring that the data is of the highest quality. One of the often overlooked challenges when confronted by this type of development is the need to quickly and accurately understand the data models which are the foundations of these systems. Register for this webinar to see how the tried and tested combination of CA ERwin Safyr Option for ERP and CA ERwin Data Modeler can help to solve this challenge and provide a 90%+ gain in speed and productivity when compared to manual methods of  source data discovery and modeling. http://erwin.com/resources/events/supporting-salesforce-in-complex-business-it-initiatives

SILWOOD WEBINAR: FIND THE DATA MODELS IN YOUR JD EDWARDS ENTERPRISEONE SYSTEM. FREE SOFTWARE OFFER

Not having a clear understanding of your JD Edwards metadata can delay a project, or increase the risk of inaccuracies and under delivery. Yet finding those few tables you need from the thousands in these often highly customised applications is a manual, tedious and challenging task which often requires access to scarce technical resource. In addition the tools which are available are not a practical solution to the problem of quickly and confidently finding this information. We will introduce Safyr 6.0, the latest version of our product which helps you to overcome those challenges, provide illustrative case studies about how it is used effectively and demonstrate the product to show just how quickly and easily you or your teams can get to grips with the metadata in your applications and start to use it as an asset across projects and initiatives. Safyr has also recently been awarded OVI (Oracle Validated Integration) status for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Version 9.1. We will also explain how you can obtain your copy of Safyr, together with a complete set of metadata for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1. You can register here: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne webinar

SILWOOD TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCE SAFYR VERSION 6.0 UPDATE WEBINAR FOR JULY 13TH 2013

Silwood Technology released a new version of Safyr (formerly Saphir) in April and are keen for as many of our customers and partner community as possible to see it and learn about the latest features.  As a result we are inviting you to a free product update webinar at 4:00pm BST on the 13th June at which you will have an opportunity to see the most recent version of the product.

We also find that many of our customers appreciate a periodic update on the best practices for using Safyr and  to learn some of the tips and tricks to using the product in the most effective way and so we will include a section on these during the webinar.

You can register for the event here:

Silwood Safyr Version 6.0 update webinar

SAFYR ACHIEVES VALIDATED INTEGRATION STATUS FOR ORACLE’S JD EDWARDS ENTERPRISEONE 9.1

April 8th, 2013 – Silwood Technology Limited, a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of Safyr version 6.0 with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1.

Silwood Technology’s Safyr extracts all table, field and relationship information, including customizations, descriptions and table row counts from JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, enabling customers to gain valuable information from the available metadata.  This helps to reduce the cost of data discovery in a broad range of projects, including JD Edwards EnterpriseOne upgrades, rationalizations, migrations, data warehousing, analytics, integration and governance.

To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customers. Safyr has been proven to work with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne implementations, including those which have been highly customized, without causing disruption to the application.

Safyr users can search, analyze and filter the Oracle’s JD Edwards’ metadata using the intuitive, functionally rich interface and easily integrate the results with other third party technologies. Application metadata can be shared and reused across different teams and projects ensuring that the value from the customer’s investment in Safyr is maximized.

Graham Simpson, Managing Director of Silwood Technology Limited remarked: “Silwood Technology has been committed to working to support Oracle’s JD Edwards customers for many years and we are delighted that Safyr has been able to continue to meet the requirements for Oracle Validated Integration.  We are confident that this integration, together with the new features in Safyr 6.0, will help customers extend the value of their investment in Oracle’s JD Edwards.”

“Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process,” said Kevin O’Brien, senior director, ISV and SaaS Strategy, Oracle. “Achieving Oracle Validated Integration through Oracle PartnerNetwork gives our customers confidence that the integration between Safyr version 6.0 and Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 has been validated and that the products work together as designed. This helps reduce risk and improves the implementation cycles for our joint customers.”

About Silwood Technology Ltd

Silwood Technology is a leading supplier of tools & 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 such as SAP, SAP BW, Oracle’s PeopleSoft, Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle’s Siebel and the Oracle E-Business Suite.

Silwood Technology’s unique product, Safyr allows users to build up their own domain knowledge of these complex 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.

About Oracle Validated Integration

Oracle Validated Integration, available through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), gives customers confidence that the integration of complementary partner software products with Oracle Applications and specific Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions have been validated, and the products work together as designed. This can help customers reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review partner integrations. Partners who have successfully completed the program are authorized to use the “Oracle Validated Integration logo”. For more information, please visit Oracle.com athttp://www.oracle.com/us/partnerships/solutions/index.html.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visithttp://www.oracle.com/partners.

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For further information 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

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.