– Starter Packs simplify personal data fields discovery in five leading application packages, ready for the upcoming GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and beyond

– Strong interest in existing packs as organisations still facing major challenge when locating personal data

Ascot, UK, 24 April 2018. Metadata discovery software vendor Silwood Technology Ltd  has expanded its series of GDPR Starter Packs for major application packages, including SAP, JD Edwards and Siebel. Today’s launch of Oracle E-Business Suite and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Starter Packs will enable more users to quickly and simply identify the precise location of Personal Data.

The GDPR Starter Packs are underpinned by Safyr®, a dedicated metadata discovery software, which enables users to access, understand, share and utilise the underlying data structures for all major application packages.

Silwood Technology is urging application package users and its channel partners to ensure that they have, at minimum, instigated the discovery and documentation of personal data before 25 May 2018.

Nick Porter, founder and technical director at Silwood Technology, has confirmed that interest in the existing Starter Packs is strong and the reasons are twofold: “Firstly, it is highly unlikely that all organisations will have documented Personal Data in leading packages by the 25 May 2018. Therefore, those that are not fully compliant will need to undertake this work later as part of their data protection programme. As a result, there is an urgency now to find tools to find data quickly and accurately.

“Secondly, GDPR compliance is not a one-time event. When maintaining compliance, we believe that Safyr will be of value in keeping data catalogues, inventories and glossaries up-to-date with the locations of Personal Data across major packaged applications”.

Recent research conducted by Silwood Technology illustrated the scale of the challenge when locating personal data for GDPR compliance. For instance, within a typical Oracle E-Business Suite system, when searching for personal data, users will be faced with approximately 22,000 tables and 570,000 fields. Similarly, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 contains 7,000 tables and 100,000 fields.

As an example, consider that the attribute “birth” occurs in over 40 tables in an Oracle E-Business Suite system. With Safyr, users can find all occurrences of the Personal Data string ‘birth’ across all tables and fields in an Oracle E-Business Suite system in under five minutes. The resulting data can be delivered to metadata and data governance platforms for further exploitation.

The new Starter Packs join the SAP Starter Pack launched in November 2017, and JD Edwards and Siebel packs launched in March 2018.

Customers using Silwood’s Safyr application for these application packages can request their Starter Pack free of charge. The Starter Pack comprises a set of Safyr Subject Areas that describe and identify each type of personal information, including social security number, IP address and phone numbers.

One of the major benefits of these Starter Packs is that they will work with the customer’s own system. Users can easily overlay the Safyr Subject Areas on the metadata extracted from customised application packages.

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About Silwood Technology Ltd

Silwood Technology Ltd is the leading supplier of enterprise Application Metadata Discovery software. 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, 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.

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