ERP Metadata Discovery
Reduces the time, cost and resources needed for ERP metadata discovery by as much as 90%
ERP and CRM packages from vendors such as SAP, Salesforce, Oracle and Microsoft present you with 3 main challenges before you can use their metadata with your data management projects. If you cannot overcome these significant hurdles quickly the results can be delays, cost overruns, under-delivery and in some extreme cases project cancellation.
We developed Safyr® to enable you to dramatically shorten the time to value for projects which involve data from the main ERP and CRM packages by giving you the means to solve these challenges quickly and cost-effectively.
Safyr reduces the time, cost and resources needed for ERP metadata discovery, often by as much as 90%, whilst at the same time improving accuracy and compliance.
Safyr® is the industry’s only dedicated metadata discovery software for ERP/CRM systems. Safyr gives your analysts, architects and other data professionals the ability to access, understand, share and utilise the underlying data structures for these applications.
There is no need to have to wait for, or rely on technical specialists, external consultants, incomplete documentation, internet searches or partial technical solutions.
Safyr lets you shine a light on the rich and valuable metadata in your applications which has previously been easily inaccessible.
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Safyr achieves this by extracting metadata from the applications as implemented and storing it so it can be easily navigated, searched, filtered, analysed, and visualised using business terminology rather than needing to know physical table names.
There are many tools that can ‘reverse engineer’ a database by connecting to the RDBMS system catalog, but Safyr does this for application packages by ‘reverse engineering’ from the package’s own data dictionary tables. This is the only practical way to get an understandable view of the package data model.
Safyr architecture for ERP Metadata Discovery
Safyr offers huge benefits to enterprises undertaking data and information management projects including:
As an example one organisation reported that Safyr helped them to reduce the amount of resource it took them to find tables associated with transaction codes in their SAP system by 90%. Previously it had taken 4 people about 4 weeks to achieve this compared with 1 person in less than a week when using Safyr.
“After doing a quick prototype metadata extract from SAP, the response to the insights SAFYR provides has been very positive! I’m really grieving for the lost years without access to this tool. It has met and exceeded my fairly lofty expectations.” (Brian Farish, AMD)
Data professionals of all types have used Safyr to make it easy to understand their application data models for use with:
Safyr has helped many organisations across the globe, here are just a few examples:
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“The Safyr models deliver a level of detail that we would not otherwise be able to achieve without extensive user research (and a large helping of guesswork)”
RS Components about their use of Safyr with SAP