Safyr reduces the time and cost involved in the discovery process fundamental to the success of data intensive projects involving standard and customized implementations of SAP
Safyr is an ‘ERP metadata intelligence’ solution particularly valuable in data integration, master data management, data warehousing, data governance and test data management projects all of which need to know about the SAP environment from a metadata point of view.
Large SAP implementations can be extremely complex. A typical installation might have 90,000 tables in the database not including the customisation done by each customer which can add to this complexity. This proliferation of tables makes understanding the environment very difficult. Further, SAP enforces database constraints not within the database itself, but within its application server. This means that traditional modelling tools, data profiling products, data integration connectors and many other aligned technologies cannot capture all the relevant metadata about the system, because they work only at the database level.
Safyr provides a solution to those needing to understand the SAP environment at a data level. Safyr extracts all relevant metadata including information about tables (plus customisations and row counts) as well as referential integrity that may be defined logically (in the application server) rather than physically (in the database). In addition Safyr provides information about the SAP Application Hierarchy as implemented.
Extracted metadata is stored in Safyr’s own repository so that it can be investigated without impacting on the source systems. Users can search, sort and filter against metadata to create domain-specific subject areas either starting on a table basis or from an application perspective.
Subject areas can be visualised directly within Safyr and can be exported to other products and technologies.
Searching for Text string (*customer*) in SAP tables
Ranking results by sorting on number of Child Tables (could also sort by number of rows in table)
Viewing details of Table
Viewing related tables (note ‘only with data’ selected to reduce number of results)
Alternative search and scoping capabilities via the application hierarchy (eg. searching for tables associated with specific transaction – in this case “currency exposure”)
Creating Subject area containing results of search and filtering
Example Subject Area output in diagrammatic form(note both logical and physical names are displayed together with links between tables)
The latest version of Safyr Metadata Discovery is 6.0
Safyr Metadata Discovery for SAP runs on Windows PC’s and requires:
Safyr Metadata Discovery for SAP works with SAP Version 3.1 and above
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Founded in 1992, Silwood Technology is a British company that is privately owned and funded with roots in the data modelling market.
We believe that there should be a quicker and easier to incorporate SAP and Oracle applications into data oriented programmes such as Master Data Management, Data Integration, Data Warehouse, Data Governance etc without having to involve already overloaded technical resource or engage in tedious manual effort to find the right tables needed for the project.
Accelerating this discovery process and ensuring accuracy leads to faster delivery of project benefits, lower cost and reduced risk for our customers. It enables our partners to deliver more effective solutions to their clients.
Safyr does this quickly and easily allowing data analysts, architects and warehouse designers to find and exploit the metadata in their SAP, SAP BW, Oracle eBusiness Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel and JD Edwards applications with data modelling, integration and metadata management tools.
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