Safyr accelerates personal data discovery in ERP and CRM systems for GDPR compliance

Published: Tuesday, 24 October 2017 13:00

Silwood Technology Ltd has announced the availability of Safyr Version 7, a software product that enables users to identify sources of personal data in major ERP and CRM packages for GDPR compliance.

Analysts, architects and other data professionals can now use Safyr to access, understand, share and use the underlying data structures for major packages from SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, Microsoft and other packages.

Finding the precise location of data defined as ‘personal’ under GDPR from amongst the thousands of tables and columns (or fields) in customized systems, represents a significant challenge. Traditional tools and methods, such as searching for documentation, using templates and reference models or employing external consultants, do not address the challenge in an effective and timely fashion, says Silwood.

Safyr now offers two new features in response to the need to identify all personal data held on an individual for GDPR compliance programs:

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 (e.g. ‘birth’) across an entire system, and decide exactly which items of the metadata set are relevant and need to be retained. 

The feature also enables the combination of several sets of personal data attributes into a single manageable grouping.

Metadata reporting - has been introduced to support organizations 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.