Silwood Technology Ltd Today Announces the Latest Release of Safyr, their World Leading Metadata Discovery tool for Enterprise Application Packages

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In addition to adding new functionality to the product which will increase the value it offers to customers and partners, this major release coincides with the completion of its rebranding program of Saphir to Safyr.

Graham Simpson commented, "This latest release and rebranding of Saphir to Safyr v6 are important stages on our development path, both as a company and our technology."

Silwood Technology announces the immediate availability of SAFYR v6 with the following major enhancements.

Unicode support

Safyr can now work with systems implemented in a Multibyte environment. This encompasses both the Safyr repository and the source ERP applications, where those systems support Multibyte databases.

The major benefit of this feature is that, in being able to extract metadata from the supported applications in non-western character sets (e.g. Cyrillic and Kanji), the value of Safyr for rapid data discovery is now available to customers and partners across a wider market.

New Row Count feature

Safyr now extracts row count information for the tables in all supported applications. This is achieved by looking at the database system tables for those systems implemented in Oracle Microsoft SQL Server and IBM DB2.

The Row Count information is presented as a new column in the Safyr Model Overview. This makes it very easy to filter out tables that have zero rows, or to look for tables with, for example, at least 10,000 rows. The Row Count feature can also be used when looking at related tables, allowing only those ‘Parent’ and/or ‘Child’ tables with data to be viewed for a given table.

This further enhances the speed with which applications are scoped, adding to the time and cost saving enjoyed by Safyr users and improving the quality of the end results delivered to the project for which Safyr is being used.

Graham Simpson Managing Director of Silwood Technology commented:

"This latest release and rebranding of Saphir to Safyr v6 are important stages on our development path, both as a company and our technology. As a company we are moving forward on a number of strategic relationships that required us to work with Industry Analysts to rethink our Branding and Trademark positions.

As a product we are now a mainstream component in many enterprise data centric solution areas, and with Safyr v6 we are continuing to uniquely deliver critical metadata discovery capability on the leading application packages from SAP and Oracle as implemented.

Such a position makes increasing demands on us to continually improve the effectiveness of SAFYR discovery capabilities and this release delivers on 2 critical areas.

Firstly we have provided the ability to work with ERP source table row count information, enabling analysts to more rapidly and efficiently determine the key subject areas for their projects.

Secondly we have engineered Safyr to handle Unicode allowing us to extract metadata from the supported ERPs in non-western character sets such as Cyrillic and Kanji.

We will continue to develop our ability to help organisations gain more from their investment in Enterprise software packages through successful Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, Data Integration and Migration, Master Data Management and Application rationalisation projects."

Note to customers & partners: SAFYR v6 is available for immediate release.

Please contact support(at)silwoodtechnology(dot)com for full information on functionality, support for specific Enterprise Applications and upgrade procedures.

About Silwood Technology Ltd
Silwood Technology Ltd is a leading supplier of enterprise modeling & metadata management tools.

The company has pioneered the use of metadata extraction and analysis for the purpose of building accurate data models of Enterprise Applications including SAP, SAP BW, Siebel, PeopleSoft Enterprise, JDEdwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle E-business Suite.

Silwood markets Saphir both directly and via relationships with key tools vendors such as CA, IBM, and ASG.

For further information contact:
Sue Edwards [sedwards(at)silwoodtechnology(dot)com]
Silwood Technology Ltd,
SBC, Silwood Park, Ascot,
Berkshire, SL5 7PW, UK

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