Safyr simplifies personal data discovery

Supplier of enterprise application metadata intelligence software, Silwood, has announced the availability of Safyr Version 7.

The software product enables users to identify sources of personal data in major ERP and CRM packages for GDPR compliance.

Data professionals can use Safyr to access, understand, share and utilise the underlying data structures for packages from SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, Microsoft and more.

Safyr provides two new features that identifies personal data held on an individual for GDPR compliance programmes:

  • Marked Field– this feature addresses the problem of having large numbers of unwanted or irrelevant attributes in some tables. It enables users to easily isolate all instances of a particular term across an entire system, and decide exactly which items of the metadata set are relevant and need to be retained.
  • Metadata Reporting– has been introduced to support organisations that may not yet have embarked on the implementation of a data governance or enterprise metadata management platform for GDPR. It provides them with the ability to export Safyr content directly to Excel to enable faster and more effective collation and management of personal data.

Sillwood Technology founder and technical director, Nick Porter, said: “We recognised the unique challenge associated with documenting where personal data fields or attributes exist in large complex packages, and have enhanced Safyr to make that process faster and easier.”

ASG Technologies vice president of product marketing, Rob Perry, added: “Complying with the GDPR requires that organisations know what personal data is managed, where it came from and how it has been used.”

Written from press release by Leah Alger