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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learn more about the new Safyr release.

About Silwood Technology Ltd

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

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

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

Note: SAP is the trademark or registered trademarks of SAP AG. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.

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

Note: SAP is the trademark or registered trademarks of SAP AG. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.