Safyr® for SAP Metadata Visualization and Discovery – powerful exploration software to access, understand and exploit your metadata.
Safyr® for SAP 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 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.
Whether you are looking for a single table in SAP (e.g. KNA1, BSEG, LFA1), with its business names (e.g. General Data in Customer Master, Accounting Document Segment, Supplier Master) and relationships with other tables; or thousands of tables for your enterprise data catalog Safyr for SAP will be of value to you.
SAP presents you with several challenges when you come to try to make sense of its metadata. For example there are thousands of tables and attributes for you to navigate so finding the right ones for your project can be time consuming and difficult. In addition the relationships between the tables are not defined in the database system catalog. They are contained within the dictionary tables. This means you need a specialist tool to help you to make sense of the data model, analyse and find what you need and then use those results in other technologies to accelerate source data discovery.
Safyr is particularly valuable if you have significantly extended the set of standard SAP tables and/or have multiple instances of SAP 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 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.
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:
- Rapidly identify and group the tables and relationships behind key business objects (e.g. Bill of Materials, General Ledger).
- Find and analyze individual tables in SAP
- Identify tables associated with SAP programs, components and transactions
- Locate Personal Data fields in a SAP instance in support of GDPR, CCPA or PII projects
- Compare multiple SAP instances to quickly identify differences
- Share SAP metadata with third party software products to accelerate your data catalog, data warehouse, data governance, data modeling, master data or data migration and integration projects
Safyr works with any ABAP-based SAP system including ECC, CRM, SRM and S/4HANA.
“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