GS1net certification for data synchronisation product
Sterling Commerce’s Gentran Integration Suite has been certified by GS1 Australia, a global supply chain standards organisation, for interoperability with suppliers and manufacturers using GS1net. GS1net is a supply chain data synchronisation tool which enables trading partners to accurately and automatically exchange product and pricing data.
GS1 Australia is a neutral, not-for-profit organisation and the local affiliate and member organisation of GS1, a leading global organisation dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards to supply chains. Synchronisation of item and pricing product information via GS1net is increasingly being implemented by Australian and New Zealand retail and healthcare organisations who trade with thousands of suppliers and require consistent product and pricing information to improve the efficiency of their global supply chains and reduce costs. A total of 108 member organisations in 155 countries are authorised to administer the GS1 System of standards, the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world.
“As one of just a few locally-based organisations to gain GS1net certification in the Australasia data pool for grocery, liquor and health, we look forward to continuing to deliver optimal supply chain solutions that boost efficiency, remove unnecessary costs and result in greater customer satisfaction,” said Michael Vulcan, managing director, Australia/New Zealand, Sterling Commerce. “This certification is further validation of our commitment to take the risk out of our customers’ software deployment decisions.”
Products that have been granted ‘GS1net Certified’ status have proven that they have the capability to support the loading and maintenance of the GS1net data set. Suppliers electronically upload product data to GS1net, which is published in a standardised format for the buyer to electronically download into their own merchandising or purchasing system. This results in significant supply chain efficiencies and trading cycle accuracy by removing cost from the order management process and eliminating manual intervention to correct incompatible data errors. GS1net also ensures ongoing data integrity through a verification layer featuring an extra set of validation rules.
Gentran Integration Suite provides a standards-based integration platform that allows organisations to cost-effectively create and manage flexible business processes spanning internal and external organisational boundaries. It is one of the industry’s most widespread electronic data interchange (EDI) and data translation solutions that is used daily in millions of business transactions for B2B needs. It can help organisations reduce operating costs, eliminate mainframe dependence, improve flexibility to meet individual customer communication requirements, on-board new partners and documents faster, and improve customer satisfaction through increased processing reliability.