Silwood Technology named in Gartner’s 2021 Market Guide for Data and Analytics Governance Platforms

May 5th, 2022

Gary Allemann – MD at Master Data Management

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

Master Data Management partner, Silwood Technology, has been included as a vendor in the Gartner Inc. Market Guide for Data and Analytics Governance Platforms which was published on the 1st of December 2021.

Commercial ERP and Customer Relationship Management (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, Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) tools, data stewardship platforms or data modelling tools that most data-centric businesses use to understand and leverage their data.

According to Gary Allemann, Managing Director at Master Data Management, companies that cannot meet the above-mentioned challenges see their data initiatives deteriorating into a series of delays, cost overruns and under delivery.

“Safyr from Silwood Technology automatically discovers and presents business-friendly metadata from your critical ERP and CRM applications to accelerate your data projects,” said Allemann.

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, and at the same time, reduces the time and cost of metadata discovery.

Silwood Technology Sales and Marketing Director, Roland Bullivant said: “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.”

“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 ensures that business-friendly metadata from large complex ERP applications can be incorporated into these initiatives quickly and easily,” concludes Bullivant.