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Grid-Tools and Silwood Technology partner to drive data masking technology for ERP applications

04-18-2011 10:13 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: Grid-Tools Ltd

Oxford, UK, April 2011 – Grid-Tools, the leading vendor of test data management and data masking software solutions globally, announces a partnership with Silwood Technology, a leading vendor in ERP data management.

Silwood will provide a unique connectivity solution for Grid-Tools’ award winning test data management solution, Datamaker, which will enable customers to rapidly ensure that the correct data from their ERP system is utilised within the product. This will further enhance the speed and accuracy with which Datamaker can address the test data management issues inherent in large, complex and customised ERP’s. The two organizations will be working together to promote best practice techniques and strategies for provisioning data in non-production environments, with respect to ERP applications.

With Grid-Tools introducing Silwood’s Saphir solution, which quickly and easily understands the complex data structures of SAP (mySAP and BW), JD Edwards, Oracle E-Business Suite, Siebel and PeopleSoft, it will ensure that the process of offering high quality data for non-production environments is easy and effective. The ability to understand complicated ERP environments and provision data which maintains the referential integrity of these environments is essential for successful testing, development, training and QA.
Huw Price, Grid-Tools’ Managing Director, commented on the partnership: “With testing procedures accounting for as much as 60% of the application lifecycle, test data management has never been more important. By using the term "test data management" were are suggesting that it is essential for companies to find methods to manage, edit and enhance test data, not just test scenarios. Robust test data management processes are essential in maintaining applications and databases, especially for sophisticated applications like SAP, Siebel and PeopleSoft, and Saphir will enable greater transparency of the data structures and relationships within those systems. We are looking forward to implementing the solution and welcome enquiries about this recent development.”

Graham Simpson, Silwood Technology Managing Director said: “We are delighted to be working with a market leader such as Grid-Tools and are looking forward to being able to enhance the value their pioneering solution offers for test data management to the customers of the major ERP applications. This partnership offers an exciting opportunity for customers to radically improve the return on investment in ERP’s by raising the quality of the system and its usage through the application of robust test data management solutions in QA and training.”

To learn more about the joint partnership and the Grid-Tools Datamaker™ solution, contact Grid-Tools at

About Silwood Technology

Silwood Technology is the leading supplier of tools & services that enable enterprise architects and data modelers to explore, discover and visualize the data structures and relationships of large Enterprise Application Packages such as SAP, SAP BW, PeopleSoft, JDEdwards, Siebel and Oracle E-business Suite.

Silwood Technology’s unique toolset, Saphir allows users to build up their own domain knowledge of these complex application packages in support of key projects such as Test Data Management, BI/Data Warehousing, Data Lineage, SOA, Enterprise Architecture, Master Data Management as well as Data Integration and Enterprise Application Integration.

To learn more about Silwood Technology please visit

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Silwood Technology Contacts
Sue Edwards
Silwood Technology Ltd,
Technology Transfer Centre,
Silwood Park, Ascot,
Berkshire, SL5 7PW, UK

Telephone: +44 (0)1344 876 553
Fax: +44 (0)1344 876 554

About Grid-Tools
Grid-Tools specializes in data creation (or test data generation), data masking and test data management. Their experienced personnel have been writing and developing solutions for large companies in both the private and public sectors for nearly 30 years.

The Grid-Tools Datamaker™ Suite includes a wide range of tools for test data management including such innovative products as Datamaker™, a revolutionary tool that creates and publishes quality test data with the referential integrity of production environments for testing and development. Datamaker™ offers three methods for managing and generating data in testing and development inclusive of database subsetting or data slicing, data obfuscation or data masking, and synthetic data generation. Their solution also offers manageability, manipulation and enhancement of data in multiple formats.

The Grid-Tools methodology consists of using the “data-centric” approach to testing. Their focus is to ensure the quality of the test data you are using is of the right quality for successful testing and development.

To learn more about Grid-Tools, visit their website at:

NOTE: All trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

Grid-Tools Contacts
Jo Wright
Marketing Coordinator
Grid-Tools Limited
11 Oasis Business Park
Oxfordshire, OX29 4TP

Phone Europe: +44 (0) 1865 884600
Phone USA: 1-866-563-3120

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