by Angela Guess
According to a recent press release, “Silwood Technology Ltd, a supplier of enterprise application metadata intelligence software, has announced the availability of its GDPR Starter Pack for SAP, giving users of this widely implemented ERP a valuable kick-start in identifying the precise location of Personal Data fields in any SAP system. The GDPR Starter Pack is underpinned by Safyr, a dedicated metadata discovery software product, which enables users to access, understand, share and utilise the underlying data structures for SAP applications. Research conducted by the UK & Ireland SAP User Group shows 86% of SAP users do not fully understand how GDPR will affect their SAP landscapes and how to reach compliance.”
The release goes on, “A critical starting point for any GDPR strategy is the location of personal information. Where some or all of that data lies in a large application package like SAP, this becomes a significant and tedious task. As an example, consider how many times the attribute “birth” might occur in an SAP system which contains over 90,000 tables. Using Safyr in a recent client engagement, a customer was able to find all occurrences of the Personal Data string ‘birth’ across all tables and fields in an SAP system in under five minutes. That information could then be delivered to metadata and data governance platforms for further exploitation. To simplify the ‘discovery’ process, Silwood Technology is announcing the first in a series of ‘Starter Packs’ for ERP/CRM packages that take the hard work out of identifying these fields.”
Read more at silwoodtechnology.com.
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