Key Features

erwin Safyr Option allows you to extract metadata from a wide range of ERP, CRM and other cloud based systems and convert their proprietary data dictionaries, complete with customizations, into intuitive erwin data models. This helps you understand the data structures and definitions within these systems, enabling you to reduce the risk inherent in complex data management projects and better leverage your strategic information assets with greater efficiency and accuracy.

Metadata Management

erwin Safyr Option provides a comprehensive and accurate inventory of the data structures in ERP systems. This inventory helps with data integration efforts, reduces troublesome duplication, and keeps control of changes made from the standard system.

Reverse Engineering

Using automatic reverse engineering capabilities, you can easily explore metadata from enterprise applications without the need for specialist application knowledge or interpretation. This automated extraction can save substantial time and money in extracting metadata and reduce dependence on application providers.

Relationship Mapping and Navigation

See how tables are related to each other or the ERP application, as well as which tables have ‘parent’ and ‘child’ relationships. Easily navigate through the data structures and leverage these relationships to create and manage subsets of metadata that can be loaded into erwin Data Modeler.

Search and Browsing

erwin Safyr Option provide a comprehensive and easy-to-use metadata discovery and browsing environment. This interface provides capabilities such as: keyword search, object filtering, metadata drill-down and drill-across, hierarchical navigation, automated inference of undefined relationships and generation of ERP application statistics.

Model Comparision

Model comparison allows you to understand the differences between a standard or reference version of an ERP application and a previous version of the same or a customized version that has been installed. This function lets you see the differences between implementations in different locations.

Enterprise Information Management

erwin Safyr Option and erwin Data Modeler together enable metadata from enterprise applications to be transformed and shared across the entire organization’s information management landscape. Organizations can benefit from centralized management of their metadata assets, such as improved application integration, enhanced quality, increased productivity and reduced maintenance costs.

Multiple ERP Support

erwin Safyr Option works with a wide variety of ERP systems including: SAP/SAP BW, Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle e-Business Suite and Oracle Siebel on both standard and customized systems.

Read the full Data Sheet (PDF) for a more detailed list of features.


erwin Safyr Option is a Windows-based application that supports the following:

ERP applications:

  • SAP version 3.1 and above
  • SAP Business Warehouse (BW) version 2.2 and above
  • Oracle E-Business Suite version 11 and above
  • Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise applications from Version 8 and above
  • Oracle J.D.Edwards EnterpriseOne Xe and above
  • Oracle Siebel version 6.5 and above
  • Salesforce Version Winter 14 and above
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX

erwin Safyr Option repository hosts are supported in the following database environments and requires appropriate client connectivity software (e.g. Oracle Net 9) for connection to a Saphir Repository database:

  • Oracle
  • Microsoft® SQL Server
  • Sybase SQL Anywhere
  • IBM DB2

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