A Case Study on
Data Modeling for SAP Applications

Critical IT initiatives and projects such as Data Warehouse, Big Data, Master Data Management, ETL, Data Integration and Migration, Data Governance, Data Modeling, Enterprise Architecture and others all share a common challenge. These programs need the ability to access and understand the metadata which are the underlying foundations of the Enterprise Applications which hold much of the data required.

Customers who have ERP applications such as SAP, Oracle or Salesforce and need to understand data structures can reduce cost, time and risk by using a tool to extract and integrate key metadata for use within ER/Studio. Join this case study presentation to learn why Boeing chose Silwood’s Safyr solution to integrate SAP into their ER/Studio environment, with productivity improvements including:

  • Integrating metadata in their data dictionary
  • Creating submodels to improve navigation of data models
  • Producing master files for data governance

About the Speakers:

Lorin Yeaton is a Data Architect in the Data Management team at Boeing, where he has been employed for almost 30 years. The last 20 years have been spent in data management disciplines and environments, including a large Oracle Integrated Operational Data Store and application, a Teradata Data Warehouse for 787 Engineering, manufacturing, quality, ERP and planning data, and most recently for an SAP implementation in support of the Material Management (Spares) organization, a multi-billion dollar subset of Boeing’s business.
Roland Bullivant is the Sales and Marketing Manager of Silwood Technology, with over 30 years’ experience in Direct and Partner Sales, Marketing and Product Management in the Software industry. Much of this time has been spent in helping customers and partners to increase the value they gain from Integration, Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence/Analytics, Master Data Management and Governance initiatives.
Nick Porter is the Technical Director of Silwood Technology, with over 30 years IT experience. He has spent the last 20 years in the Information Architecture space, providing tools and consulting to support projects needing an understanding of data structures for ERPs.
Ron Huizenga is the Senior Product Manager for the Embarcadero ER/Studio product family. Ron has over 30 years of experience as an IT executive and consultant in Enterprise Data Architecture, Governance, Business Process Reengineering and Improvement, Program/Project Management, Software Development and Business Management.