Useful metadata from ERP and CRM packages is notoriously difficult to access and utilise for data and information management projects. Silwood and Informatica have been collaborating to deliver these capabilities. That’s because they contribute greatly to the success of customers’ data catalog projects.
In this joint initiative, Silwood Technology has developed a specific integration capability in its Safyr software for Informatica EDC. Safyr has been successfully tested in customer implementations and it is available to all EDC users internationally.
Informatica EDC is an AI-powered data enterprise catalog that provides a machine-learning-based discovery engine to scan and catalog data assets across the enterprise – across cloud and on-premise systems and big data anywhere. It helps customers to derive maximum value and reuse of data across the enterprise.
Safyr is used to extract content-rich metadata from source ERP or CRM packages. The software gives data analysts and architects the ability to navigate, search, analyse and subset that information into Safyr Subject Areas. These reflect business concepts such as Bill of Materials, Sales Order Process or Customer Master Data. Furthermore, customers can directly export these Subject Areas into EDC.
Metadata from SAP and more
“Customers need to be confident that they can realize the value of data from their entire landscape. Therefore, they require a comprehensive approach to supporting metadata from the widest set of source applications,” said Ronen Schwartz. He is senior vice president and general manager at Informatica.
Schwartz added, “The Safyr integration with Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog enables us to ensure that metadata from business applications can be quickly and effectively incorporated. Consequently, our customers can rapidly provision EDC with metadata from SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and Salesforce applications.”
“The need to incorporate metadata from large, complex and often uncooperative packages into Informatica EDC is critical to the success of many data catalog projects,” said Roland Bullivant, Sales and Marketing Director at Silwood Technology. “With this integration therefore, Informatica customers can rest assured that they can derive value from data in these business applications.”