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GDPR brings legacy systems to the attention of data protection officers - technically as well as financially. [shutterstock: 413733049, Santi S]

GDPR brings legacy systems to the attention of data protection officers - technically as well as financially. [shutterstock: 413733049, Santi S]

Data Protection: You Save It, You Delete It

The timer has finally run out. Today on May 25th, the transitional period for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has ended. However, the technical and organizational measures necessary to fully comply with the requirements of the regulation still appear to be slow to find their way onto the priority list of IT managers.

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Traditional sourcing declined sharply, particulalry in the UK and DACH region. [shutterstock: 445192957, MaxxiGo]

Traditional sourcing declined sharply, particulalry in the UK and DACH region. [shutterstock: 445192957, MaxxiGo]

Traditional Sourcing in EMEA Slumps as GDPR Approaches

The EMEA ISG Index for Q1 2018 released by Information Services Group (ISG), a global technology research and advisory firm, found the sourcing market in Europe, Middle East and Africa slumped in the first quarter of 2018 as European enterprises focused attention and discretionary spending on preparations for GDPR, set to take effect May 25

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GDPR shifts the balance of power between businesses and their customers. A new approach to CRM is required. [shutterstock: 182192591, Stepan Kapl]

GDPR shifts the balance of power between businesses and their customers. A new approach to CRM is required. [shutterstock: 182192591, Stepan Kapl]

A Transfer Of Power In CRM For SAP Users?

GDPR creates a new balance between business and consumers. Only those who manage to build irresistible customer experiences will continue to thrive. GDPR will come into effect on May 25th. Uncertainty is spreading and crisis scenarios about heavy penalties are the talk of the town.

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GDPR is not a one time job. Finding a solution for data discovery in SAP now may thus be a good idea in the long run as well. [shutterstock: 170340608, ESB Professional]

GDPR is not a one time job. Finding a solution for data discovery in SAP now may thus be a good idea in the long run as well. [shutterstock: 170340608, ESB Professional]

GDPR: A Practical Example For Data Discovery In SAP

Metadata discovery software vendor Silwood Technology has expanded its series of GDPR Starter Packs for major application packages, including SAP, JD Edwards and Siebel. The recent launch of Oracle E-Business Suite and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Starter Packs will enable more users to quickly and simply identify the precise location of Personal Data. Silwood Technology has also provided E-3 Magazine with a working example of data discovery in SAP that can be found below.

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The Starter Packs offer companies an opportunity to get GDPR compliant before May 25th 2018. [hutterstock: 736848874, SB_photos]

The Starter Packs offer companies an opportunity to get GDPR compliant before May 25th 2018. [hutterstock: 736848874, SB_photos]

GDPR Data Discovery For Siebel and JD Edwards

Metadata discovery software vendor Silwood Technology has announced the availability of GDPR Starter Packs for two major application packages – JD Edwards and Siebel - enabling users to quickly and simply identify the precise location of Personal Data. The Starter Pack for SAP ERP has been available since November 2017.

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