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Packaged Application Metadata - Why is it so difficult to find and use and what can you do about it

White Paper Published By: Silwood Technology
Silwood Technology
Published:  Mar 21, 2017
Type:  White Paper
Length:  13 pages

Business functions in large organizations are usually handled by software application packages. Some of the most well-known of these are from SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and Microsoft. These packages all store their data in a database. Often however it is necessary to use that data with other IT projects. In this instance being able to understand the metadata that defines these databases is critical. The challenge is that their metadata is complex, opaque and difficult to access. This paper describes how the top application packages store and use their own metadata. It explores the importance of understanding that metadata and examines the obstacles in getting at that metadata in a timely and effective manner.



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