Silwood Technology’s product, Safyr enables customers with SAP and other complex ERP packages to include their metadata in enterprise Data Governance and Analytics transformation platforms easily.

Silwood Technology, the leading provider of specialist ERP metadata discovery software for large complex applications has been included as a Vendor in Gartner Inc’s Market Guide for Data and Analytics Governance Platforms which was published on 1st December 2021.

A Data and Analytics platform in a Nutshell

Figure 1 – Data and Analytics Governance Platform

Commercial ERP and CRM systems from vendors such as SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and Salesforce present users with three main challenges that must be overcome to use data in external data management projects - such as Cloud Analytics, Compliance or Master Data Management:

  1. The ability to find and access data. The standard database catalogues provided by these vendors do not present datasets in a business-friendly manner. This makes it very difficult to find the specific tables or columns that you may need for reporting, analysis, compliance or data quality.  It is even difficult to identify how you have customised the table structure for your specific requirements
  2. Curating your metadata. These systems have large and complex data models that make navigation difficult. These systems are not designed to make it easy to understand and document relationships between tables and other objects. 
  3. Using your data to support external applications. The technical metadata presented by these vendors is difficult to share with the third-party tools - such as cloud data warehouses, ETL tools, data stewardship platforms or data modelling tools that most data-centric businesses use to understand and leverage their data.

"Companies that cannot meet these challenges see their data initiatives deteriorating into a series of delays, cost overruns and under delivery," said Gary Allemann, Managing Director at Silwood Technology's African partner, Master Data Management (Pty) Ltd. "Safyr from Silwood Technology automatically discovers and presents business-friendly metadata from your critical ERP and CRM applications to accelerate your data projects."

Silwood Technology's Safyr puts the ability to liberate, curate and integrate the business-friendly metadata in ERP applications from SAP, Microsoft, Salesforce and Oracle into the hands of those who need it most – data analysts, data engineers and data scientists. Using Safyr helps them to improve the business’ trust in the data, at the same time reducing the time and cost of metadata discovery.

Silwood Technology Sales and Marketing Director, Roland Bullivant commented: “For over 20 years Silwood Technology has produced high-quality software which enables enterprises to improve the business’ trust in data, accelerate delivery of data-intensive projects and reduce the time and cost of metadata discovery.” He continued; “We are delighted to have been recognised as a Vendor in this important new report from Gartner. Metadata is increasingly acknowledged as being one of the critical elements of an enterprise Data and Analytics Governance Platform and Safyr ensure that business-friendly metadata from large complex ERP applications can be incorporated into these initiatives quickly and easily.”

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About Silwood Technology Limited

Silwood Technology Ltd pioneered the use of specialist metadata extraction and analysis software techniques to accelerate and simplify the process of finding and provisioning metadata to solutions used for Data and Analytics Governance platforms as well as for Data Warehouse, Data Migration and Integration, Data Modelling and Architecture projects.

Silwood Technology’s partners include leading companies such as Collibra, Alation, Informatica, Solidatus, Quest Erwin, Precisely and Idera. Safyr supports Enterprise Applications including SAP ECC, SAP BW, SAP BW/4HANA, SAP S/4HANA, Salesforce, Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Learn more at https://www.masterdata.co.za/index.php/partners/about-silwood-technology

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