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ENHANCED TEST DATA MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS FOR COMPLEX ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS

Silwood Technology, the leading vendor in Enterprise application source data connectivity and relationship discovery announces a strategic partnership with Grid-Tools, the leading vendor of test data management and data masking software solutions globally.

Silwood Technology, the leading vendor in Enterprise application source data connectivity and relationship discovery announces a strategic partnership with Grid-Tools, the leading vendor of test data management and data masking software solutions globally.

Silwood Technology’s product, Saphir will provide a unique connectivity solution for Grid-Tools’ award winning test data management solution, Datamaker, which will enable customers to rapidly ensure that the correct data from their Enterprsie system is utilised within the product. This will further enhance the speed and accuracy with which Datamaker can address the test data management issues inherent in large, complex and customised Enterprsie Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications. The two organizations will be working together to promote best practice techniques and strategies for provisioning data in non-production environments, with respect to Enterprise applications.

With Grid-Tools introducing Silwood’s Saphir solution, which quickly and easily understands the complex data structures of SAP, SAP BW, JD Edwards, Oracle E-Business Suite, Siebel and PeopleSoft, it will ensure that the process of offering high quality data for non-production environments is easy and effective. The ability to understand these complicated applications and provision data which maintains the referential integrity of these environments is essential for successful testing, development, training and QA.

Huw Price, Grid-Tools’ Managing Director, commented on the partnership: “With testing procedures accounting for as much as 60% of the application lifecycle, test data management has never been more important. By using the term “test data management” were are suggesting that it is essential for companies to find methods to manage, edit and enhance test data, not just test scenarios. Robust test data management processes are essential in maintaining applications and databases, especially for sophisticated applications like SAP, Siebel and PeopleSoft, and Saphir will enable greater transparency of the data structures and relationships within those systems. We are looking forward to implementing the solution and welcome enquiries about this recent development.”

Graham Simpson, Silwood Technology Managing Director said: “We are delighted to be working with a market leader such as Grid-Tools and are looking forward to being able to enhance the value their pioneering solution offers for test data management to the customers of the major ERP applications. This partnership offers an exciting opportunity for customers to radically improve the return on investment in ERP’s by raising the quality of the system and its usage through the application of robust test data management solutions in QA and training.”

To learn more about the joint partnership and the Grid-Tools Datamaker solution, contact Grid-Tools atinfo@grid-tools.com.

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, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel and Oracle E-business Suite.

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

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.

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
About Grid-Tools

Grid-Tools are specialists in data creation, test data management and information lifecycle management. Their experienced personnel have been writing and developing solutions for large companies in both the private and public sectors for nearly 30 years.

The Grid-Tools Datamaker Suite includes a wide range of tools for test data management including such innovative products as Datamaker (a revolutionary tool that creates and publishes quality test data with the referential integrity of production environments), DataShrink (for subsetting and shrinking databases), Data Test Professional (for creating and managing the data feeding performance tools), soapUI Data Pro (offering end-to-end data management and SOA testing), DataERP (providing business intact data for customizing E-Business applications) and Data Archive (providing a different, more efficient approach to archiving).

Within a short span of time, Grid-Tools have picked up significant momentum and an impressive list of well known and respected customers and strategic partners world-wide.

The Grid-Tools methodology consists of using the “data-centric” approach to testing whereby, their focus is to ensure the quality of the test data you are using is of the right quality for successful testing.

For more information, please visit: www.grid-tools.com  or call +44 (0)1865 988542
or USA: 1-866-563-3120

ENTERPRISE DATA WORLD CONFERENCE

ASCOT, Berkshire U.K., January 30th 2010 – Silwood Technology Ltd today announced that it is sponsoring the Enterprise Data World 2010 conference which takes place in San Francisco from 14thto 18th March.

Graham Simpson Managing Director of Silwood Technology: “We have chosen to sponsor this conference for 2 reasons.

Firstly it is a great event which brings together so many of our customers, partners and general experts in the field of enterprise level data management.

Secondly our large and expanding base of US customers are driving us to be there to lead the dialogue around the key issues of enterprise application package integration with corporate data management initiatives.

To this end we are planning to bring forward the results of some market research currently underway on this critical area. Look out for announcements and invitations closer to the event where we will discuss the results of this work with experts & tools suppliers.

As a company we continue to remain focused on the strategic issue of Enterprise Application Package data transparency. We are committed to developing Saphir technology to meet our customer needs for ever more sophisticated ways to analyse, view & share the data architecture of their critical operational systems.”

Saphir remains the only tool that gives architects & modelers complete control over the data analysis process across all the leading ERP and CRM packages. Allowing technical and business users to build up critical Domain Knowledge expertise and providing the means to communicate the results as meaningful models.”

About Silwood Technology Ltd

Silwood Technology is the leading supplier of tools & services that enable enterprise architects and data modelers to explore, document and visualize data structures of large Enterprise Application Packages such as SAP, SAP BI, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel and Oracle E-business Suite.

Silwood Technology’s unique toolset, Saphir allows users to build up their own domain knowledge of these complex application packages in support of key projects such as BI, Data Lineage, SOA, Enterprise Architecture, MDM and EAI.

Visit www.silwoodtechnology.com to find out how you can use Saphir technology to ensure that your enterprise applications can be fully integrated with your corporate metadata management strategies and modeling toolsets such as CA ERwin, Sybase PowerDesigner, IBM Telelogic, Microsoft Visio, Embarcadero ER/Studio and leading repositories such as ASG Rochade.

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.

DATA MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

ASCOT, Berkshire U.K., October 3rd 2008 – Silwood Technology Ltd today announced that it is sponsoring the prestigious European DM&IQ conference which takes place in London, Victoria from 3rd to 6th November.

Graham Simpson Managing Director of Silwood Technology:
“We are delighted to be involved in this conference which brings together many of the leading vendors and experts in the fields of Enterprise Data Management, Information Quality and Metadata Management.

We now count many of these speakers, vendors and conference attendees as partners & customers as we extend our position as the leading vendor of Enterprise Application Package metadata intelligence toolsets.

The fact that so many major companies are attending this conference is testimony to the real data management issues that organisations face in the current economic climate. Issues that are no longer just technical, but instead go right to the heart of the business.

Key areas such as Business Intelligence, complex Application Integration, Data Quality and Governance are all critically dependent upon organisations having a sound understanding of its complex range of data assets.

Arguably there is no more complex or critical data asset in an organisation than that contained in key operational ERP & CRM packages. As such we see an ever growing demand for more sophisticated ways to view and understand the data architecture of these critical enterprise systems.

Enterprise Application data transparency & integration issues are our lifeblood and we are committed to developing Saphir technology to meet our customer needs for ever more sophisticated ways to analyse, view & share the data architecture of their critical operational systems.

Such real world metadata challenges require a sophisticated means of analysing these environments as implemented at an individual organisation. Simple data modeling is not the answer.

Saphir remains the only tool that gives architects & modelers complete control over this analysis process to build Domain Knowledge expertise and the ability to communicate the results as meaningful models.

About Silwood Technology Ltd

Silwood Technology is the leading supplier of tools & services that enable enterprise architects and data modelers to explore, document and visualize data structures of large Enterprise Application Packages such as SAP, SAP BI, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel and Oracle E-business Suite.

Silwood Technology�s unique toolset, Saphir allows users to build up their own domain knowledge of these complex application packages in support of key projects such as BI, Data Lineage, SOA, Enterprise Architecture, MDM and EAI.

Visit www.silwoodtechnology.com to find out how you can use Saphir technology to ensure that your enterprise applications can be fully integrated with your corporate metadata management strategies and modeling toolsets such as CA ERwin, Sybase PowerDesigner, IBM Telelogic, Microsoft Visio, Embarcadero ER/Studio and leading repositories such as ASG Rochade.

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.

MAJOR NEW SAPHIR

ASCOT, Berkshire U.K., April 3rd 2008 – Silwood Technology Ltd today announced the release of the latest version of Saphir to address emerging requirements for metadata analysis for Enterprise Applications.

Graham Simpson Managing Director of Silwood Technology:

“We continue to see strong & evolving demand for detailed metadata intelligence of Enterprise Applications.

Saphir continues to dominate this market with its support for most of the major packages and we have seen a growing demand for more sophisticated & flexible ways to view & understand the data architecture of these critical enterprise systems.

This demand is clearly driven by the ever increasing pressure for services based systems to support rapidly changing business scenarios.

Such operational & analytics systems can only be effectively delivered when all corporate data sources, including enterprise applications, are fully transparent and able to be understood both in contextual terms and with each other.

Enterprise Application data transparency & integration issues are our lifeblood and we are committed to developing Saphir to meet our customer needs for ever more sophisticated ways to analyse, view & share the data architecture of these critical systems.

Saphir v5 delivers on existing customer demands for domain values & specific new metadata views for SAP & Siebel. Most importantly it is has been re-architected so that new views can be rapidly developed in response to future customer demands.

We have also responded to customer demands for even greater productivity within the Saphir environment and have added faster metadata extraction performance from their target systems and a diagramming feature that allows the rapid preview of subject area ER Diagrams before final export to CASE tools.

Note to customers & partners:

Saphir v5 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

For over a decade now Silwood Technology Ltd has been 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 Saphir both directly and via relationships with key tools vendors such as CA, ASG and Telelogic.

For further information contact:
Sue Edwards (sedwards@silwoodtechnology.com)
Silwood Technology Ltd,
SBC, 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.

SAPHIR ORACLE EBS

August 2007  Silwood Technology announce the release of Oracle E-Business Suite version of Saphir.

ASCOT, Berkshire U.K., August 1st  2007 – Silwood Technology Ltd today announced the release of the latest version of their Saphir metadata analysis tool for Enterprise Applications to include support for Oracle’s E-Business Suite.

Graham Simpson Managing Director of Silwood Technology:
“Saphir continues to dominate the Enterprise Application metadata intelligence market space and this development is in response to a strong demand from the Oracle applications market to be able to generate accurate data models of the E-Business Suite package.

Saphir already supports the other packages in the Oracle camp i.e. Peoplesoft Enterprise, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Siebel and initiatives such as Fusion are driving major Oracle customers to realize the need for a detailed metadata picture across all of these environments.

We are also seeing strong interest in Saphir from customers that have both SAP and Oracle applications, as they gear up their SOA based integration projects. Saphir is uniquely positioned to support such projects by its reach across all these environments and its ability to help resolve the data definition issues which lay at the heart of such projects.

About Silwood Technology Ltd
For over a decade now Silwood Technology Ltd has been a valued 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, BW, PeopleSoft, Siebel and JD Edwards.

Silwood markets Saphir both directly and via relationships with key tools vendors such as CA and Telelogic.

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.

SAPHIR SILVERRUN LAUNCHED

ASCOT, Berkshire U.K., and QUEBEC, Quebec, Canada – February 26th 2007 – Silwood Technology Ltd and Grandite today announced a direct interface between Silwood Technology’s world-leading Enterprise Application metadata analysis tool Saphir and Grandite’s SILVERRUN tools for advanced data, process and UML modeling.

Graham Simpson of Silwood Technology:
“Saphir continues to dominate the Enterprise Application metadata intelligence market space and this relationship with Grandite marks another step in our tools vendor program to extend Saphir’s reach to all parts of the data modeling community.

We are pleased to have forged such a close partnership with Grandite based upon mutual recognition and respect for each company’s market knowledge and strengths.

At the technology level we have collaborated with Grandite’s R&D team to enable them to build a seamless interface between our product sets.

At the marketing level we are working with Grandite to help them bring the solution to the SILVERRUN market, in response to the demand shown from their global customer base.

We look forward to a long relationship with Grandite as our technologies continue to develop and expand.

Axel Troike, President of Grandite:
We have long recognized the challenge that Enterprise Applications pose for our customers within their overall data modeling and metadata management environments.

Combining Saphir’s unique ability to provide in depth enterprise application metadata intelligence with SILVERRUN’s advanced data modeling functionality is an important part of our commitment to deliver comprehensive solutions for true enterprise wide application integration to our customer base.

We are particularly delighted that Silwood Technology have allowed us to couple Saphir and SILVERRUN in a way that enables our customers to design and integrate Enterprise and individual applications using one modeling tool.

The SAPHiR-for-SILVERRUN solution which unfolds its full strength with the new version of SILVERRUN RDM Relational Data Modeler will give our customers a head start in managing their applications.

About Grandite
Grandite is the supplier of the SILVERRUN tools for data, process and UML modeling. Having been on the market for more than 15 years, SILVERRUN tools are used by organizations of all sizes and business branches in more than 30 countries.

Grandite markets SILVERRUN both directly and via regional distributors and is Silwood Technology’s exclusive partner for the SAPHiR-for-SILVERRUN solution.

For further information contact: Frank T. Wolniak (frank.wolniak@grandite.com)
Vice President Sales
Grandite, 120-1220 Lebourgneuf Blvd
Quebec , Qc Canada G2K 2G4

Telephone: +1 418 622 4892
Fax: +1 418 622 7001

About Silwood Technology Ltd. 
Founded in 1992 Silwood Technology Ltd is a leading supplier of enterprise modeling and 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, BW, PeopleSoft, Siebel and JD Edwards.

Silwood markets Saphir both directly and via relationships with key tools vendors.

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 and SAP BW are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.

RELEASE SIEBEL TOOL

ASCOT, Berkshire U.K., 23rd January 2006 – Silwood Technology Ltd today announced the expansion of its suite of enterprise application metadata intelligence tools.

The latest product, Pheryt, is specifically targeted at the Siebel CRM market and is designed to enable developers & analysts to understand the complex links between controls on Siebel screens and the columns in the database where the information is physically stored.

Graham Simpson of Silwood Technology –

“Pheryt builds on our highly successful Saphir family of ERP metadata intelligence tools.

We originally extended Saphir to deliver full metadata analysis functionality to Siebel sites and this has been enthusiastically received by the market. However, our customers also told us that they were experiencing specific metadata problems associated with the development & control of multiple installations of Siebel.

Developers and maintenance teams needed a means of easily & rapidly mapping where a given data item in the database is used by the User Interface (UI). Business Analysts were interested in defining report specifications from the screen fields.

These requirements are 2 sides of the same coin, so we have focused this first phase of Pheryt functionality on the mapping between Siebel Applets and database tables. Pheryt users are therefore able to rapidly become expert at discovering and using these data mappings. Pheryt’s architecture allows us to easily add more mapping functionality as market requirements emerge and this in turn allows us price Pheryt very aggressively.”

Bruce Wealleans, head of Pheryt product development at Silwood Technology –

“We went back to the drawing board and architected Pheryt completely differently to Saphir; whilst of course ensuring that they complement each other to deliver on the full metadata intelligence requirements of our Siebel based customers.

Pheryt has been developed to work directly against the Siebel system and answer specific screen to data mapping questions on the fly and export the results in a range of formats from XML to pdf. A key design goal was that Pheryt should be simple to install and work directly against the operational Siebel data dictionary.

Based on the feedback from our beta customers we feel confident that Pheryt allows users to quickly navigate the hierarchy of Siebel objects and provide accurate mappings to meet both user group requirements.”

Pheryt is expected to appeal to both Siebel developers and business analysts and is available for immediate shipment under a range of licence options from individual user to site licence.

To learn more about the Pheryt please go to the Silwood Technology web site www.silwoodtechnology.com

About Silwood Technology Ltd

Founded in 1992 Silwood Technology is a leading supplier of enterprise modeling and metadata management tools. The company has pioneered the use of metadata extraction and analysis for the purpose of building accurate data models.

Silwood has partnerships and global distribution relationships with leading tools vendors such as Computer Associates, ASG and Telelogic.

Silwood Technology Ltd
Silwood Business Centre
Silwood Park
Buckhurst Road
Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PW
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1344-638107

ASG ADOPTS SAPHIR

Metadata for Custom and Packaged Applications (e.g., SAP, PeopleSoft, more) integrated for comprehensive impact, gap, and data lineage analysis NAPLES, Fla Tuesday July 12th 2005 – ASG, an enterprise software and professional services provider to Global 5000 companies, announced today the availability of a solution for providing an integrated understanding of packaged applications (such as SAP and PeopleSoft) along side and with the same clarity as custom developed applications. The offering is the result of a partnership that combines ASG’s market-leading metadata repository with Silwood Technology’s market leading ERP metadata intelligence tool Saphir. Understanding how to integrate data from a packaged application into a data warehouse or with custom developed applications can be extremely challenging and costly. Complexity of packaged applications comes in terms of the size (i.e., some have more than 25,000 database tables) and the cryptic nature of naming conventions (e.g., table name of “T5JC3” and field name of “BEGDA”). From the beginning, specialists were required to help understand, implement, change, and otherwise manage these large and complex applications. Without a broad understanding, organizations have been forced to see packaged application as more of a “black box” that is difficult to fully understand, integrate, and manage. Those days are now over. “By providing integrated views and enabling impact analysis across the scope of packaged and custom developed applications, the solution gives our customers greater control and manageability for their IT assets”, said ASG President and CEO Arthur L. Allen. “ASG is the market-leading provider of integrated metadata management solutions and the relationship with Silwood Technology delivers unprecedented transparency for business and technical users to understand and leverage the integrated value of packaged applications.” In addition to more comprehensive impact analysis, ASG’s support for version and configuration management allows changes to be understood between multiple versions of a packaged application. The understanding for changes incorporates the customizations an organization makes to the packaged application. These comprehensive views can be presented in both textual and graphical view from a web-based or rich-client interface. “Saphir’s unique ability to easily scope and capture metadata from enterprise-level, packaged applications sets it apart in the market”, said Silwood Technology’s CEO Graham Simpson. “we are delighted to join forces with ASG to extend the range of high value metadata solutions that Saphir delivers to corporations as they seek to maximize their investment in enterprise applications.” ASG Metadata Management products provide an efficient and scalable infrastructure for collecting, understanding, managing, and communicating a single point of truth to business and technical users regarding organization’s processes, data, applications, infrastructure and their relationships. These unique capabilities solve many business problems related to communication and understanding in areas such as the data warehouse, enterprise architecture, data management and integration, the data dictionary, and more. For more information about ASG’s Integrated Metadata Management Solutions, visit www.rochade.com.

About ASG

Founded in 1986, ASG is a privately held global enterprise software and professional services firm that provides a full range of software solutions in the Metadata Management, Applications Management, Operations Management, Content Management, Performance Management, Security Management, and Infrastructure Management arenas. ASG is headquartered in Naples, Florida, USA, with more than 45 offices serving the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia/Pacific. For more information, visit ASG at www.asg.com. About Silwood Technology Ltd Founded in 1992 Silwood Technology is a leading supplier of enterprise modeling and metadata management tools. The company has pioneered the use of metadata extraction and analysis for the purpose of building accurate data models. Silwood has partnerships and global distribution relationships with leading tools vendors such as Computer Associates, ASG and Telelogic. ### To schedule an interview with an ASG professional, contact Neil Myers by calling 805.687.4236 or e-mailing neilm@connectpr.com.