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New York
August 13, 2018

Silwood Technology Partners with Collibra® for Enhanced Data Governance to help organisations Trust and Gain Value from their Data

Ascot, UK and New York USA – 13 August 2018 - Silwood Technology Ltd and Collibra, Inc. have today announced a partnership in which Collibra will resell Silwood’s Safyr® self-service metadata discovery software. The partnership enables enterprises to quickly incorporate metadata information from their SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and Microsoft ERP and CRM packages into market leading Collibra Data Governance and Catalog solution.

Collaborating with Collibra has already proven successful in a number of joint engagements where customers, like Alberta-based ATB Financial, has significantly reduced the time and cost to accurately provision metadata from SAP into the Collibra Catalog, using the Safyr interface.

According to a report published in CIO review, the Data Governance market is expected to grow at over 20% per annum over the next five years as enterprises seek to ensure that they optimise their return on investment in data-driven initiatives and meet regulatory requirements such as GDPR. Collibra is widely acknowledged as a leader in this market.

Working with Collibra, Silwood Technology has developed a specific integration capability in its Safyr software for the Collibra Catalog, which is a single source of intelligence for data experts and other data users who need quick access to enterprise data. Safyr is used to extract content-rich metadata from source ERP or CRM packages. The software gives data analysts and architects the ability to navigate, search, analyse and subset that information into Safyr Subject Areas, which reflect business concepts such as Bill of Materials, Sales Order Process or Customer Master Data.

The Silwood/Collibra integration enables the user to populate the Collibra Catalog directly with metadata from these very challenging sources. Collibra and its partners can now resell Safyr with the direct integration capability.

As an early adopter of this joint solution, ATB Financial was able to import significant amounts of metadata into Collibra using the new Safyr Capability. Wellington Holbrook, ATB Chief Transformation Officer notes, “We took what would have been months of work (and possibly a barrier to progress) and completed the activity within hours and nominal resource investment. We’re pleased to have been able to achieve a high degree of efficiency with this collaborative effort.”

“Collibra approaches metadata management from a holistic data governance perspective, which captures both business and technical metadata. This enables users to understand the complete enterprise context and lineage of their data to gain business value,” said Stan Christiaens, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for Collibra. “This is especially critical today as organizations are looking to derive value from their many big data initiatives, as well as comply with data protection and security regulations, and drive new technology trends like AI. We’re pleased to be working with Silwood Technology on these critical integrations.”

“This partnership is the culmination of a technical project which has been driven by both companies and our joint customers, said Roland Bullivant, Sales and Marketing Director, Silwood Technology. “We know just how difficult it is to locate and populate data governance solutions with the right metadata from these large and complex systems. We also see the strain it can put on the delivery Information and Data Governance projects. For Collibra customers that struggle is now a thing of the past.”

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About Silwood Technology

Silwood Technology Ltd is the leading supplier of enterprise Application Metadata Discovery software. The company has pioneered the use of metadata extraction and analysis for the purpose of building accurate data models of Enterprise Applications including SAP, SAP BW, SAP S/4HANA, Salesforce, Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle E-Business Suite and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. Learn more at

About Collibra

As the leader in data governance and catalog software, Collibra helps organizations across the world gain competitive advantage by empowering data citizens to find, understand, and trust their data, maximizing it across the enterprise. Collibra is the only solution purpose-built to address the gamut of data stewardship, governance, and management needs of the most complex, data-intensive industries. Our flexible and configurable cloud-based or on-premises solution puts people and processes first – automating data governance and management to quickly and securely deliver trusted data to the business users who need it. Learn more at

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