Metadata Visualization and Discovery for SAP MDG
Safyr® for SAP Metadata Visualization and Discovery – powerful exploration software to access, understand and exploit your metadata.
Safyr® for SAP MDG is a powerful metadata visualization and discovery technology product that your data analysts and data scientists can use to gain insight into and exploit the data architecture in your own customized SAP MDG systems. This is a critical task for accelerating effective delivery of a wide range of information led projects. You utilise it to speed up the source data discovery process for many projects such as data catalog, data governance, data warehouse, data analytics, master data, data integration, data migration and more.
SAP MDG uses a Data Model paradigm to define the data structures that are to be the subject of its Master Data Governance features. Safyr liberates the metadata for these data models by harvesting the SAP MDG tables that define these models.
Safyr is particularly valuable if you have significantly extended the set of standard SAP MDG data models and/or have multiple instances to manage.
Customers use Safyr to solve the 3 challenges associated with SAP metadata visualization and discovery.
Discovery: Locating the source of the useful, business ready metadata in your applications. There is very little of any value in the data system catalog. The useful metadata is in a MDG-specific series of data dictionary tables in SAP.
Scoping and curation: Once the metadata has been located, the next challenge is to find the table or tables necessary for your task and save them for use in other tools and systems. For an MDG system, this will typically be for a one or more MDG Data Models such as Business Partner or Chart of Accounts.
Delivery: The final hurdle is to provision the metadata into other tools and technical formats. These include data catalog and governance solutions such as Collibra, Informatica EDC, Alation, Infogix, ASG and Adaptive as well as data modeling tools such as SAP PowerDesigner, ER/Studio, erwin. Or you might want to use the information in Excel, CSV, XML or JSON formats.
Safyr is particularly useful when you need to:
Safyr works with any ABAP-based SAP system including ECC, CRM, SRM and S/4HANA.
“We took what would have been months of work (and possibly a barrier to progress) and completed the activity within hours and nominal resource investment. We’re pleased to have been able to achieve a high degree of efficiency with this collaborative effort.”
Wellington Holbrook, ATB Chief Transformation Officer discussing the impact of using Safyr to provision their data catalog with SAP metadata
“As a result of our investment in Safyr we are able to take a more agile approach to meeting the demands for new reports and data within acceptable timescales and the business’ trust in the information they provide is growing”.
From Scott Delaney, Hydro Tasmania
“After doing a quick prototype metadata extract from SAP, the response has been very positive! I’m really grieving for the lost years without access to this tool.
It has met and exceeded my lofty expectations.”
From Brian Farish, AMD
Safyr reveals details of all the tables that make up a SAP MDG Data Model, including any Custom models, or customizations to the standard models. tables).
All the information displayed is drawn from the MDG Data Dictionary tables in SAP, in the language the user chooses. It’s easy to search the tables and to see the numbers of relationships to other tables in the SAP system, and the number of Rows in each table.
Each table in SAP MDG can be expanded to show all the Fields, the Primary Key and Foreign Keys and a detailed description of each Field, all based upon the definitions in the SAP Data Dictionary.
Learn how Tasmania Hydro used Safyr to infer data models from customised SAP implementation, download the case study.
Safyr extracts Relationship information to help the user understand how SAP MDG joins tables. Using this information, details of the related tables for a given table can be displayed. In addition, it’s easy to filter out any of the related tables that do not contain data.
Safyr doesn’t just show details of Tables and Relationships in SAP MDG. It also shows the Tables grouped by Data Model.
Safyr users can group Tables into Subject Areas and then visualise them as an Entity Relationship diagram, either using Safyr’s built-in ERDiagrammer, or a range of popular data modeling tools including ERwin, ER/Studio and PowerDesigner.
An accurate and relevant SAP MDG data model will often be an important step in understanding the purpose and structure of a SAP MDG model.
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Watch this short video to get an overview of the features Safyr provides for exploring SAP metadata.
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