GDSN Value Added Services

Product Data Integration

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Integration Services – API

Commport Datapool integration module automates the publication of products on the GDSN network. It helps both suppliers and buyers update with the most up-to-date product data attributes. GDSN ensures that all members of the supply chain are able to communicate product data effectively. Majorly helping healthcare and retail sectors.

Integration for Publisher/ Supplier 

As a full service EDI and GDSN Datapool provider, Commport is well positioned to work with you to integrate your EDI documents with the GDSN.

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Data Extraction

Commport defines an interface with the supplier to extract product content from its management system. Extracting all product attributes and media files.

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Classification

The products published in Commport interface with their attributes appear in the defined data interface and in the agreed format (txt, CSV, idoc etc)

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Mapping

Commport mapping platform translates the data into the standard defined by the GDSN network and publishes it in the Commport Datapool

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Publication

Commport Datapool communicates with the GS1 international global registry, indexing the new product if it is new to the catalog or notifying the update if it is a modification of an existing product attribute.

Benefits for the Publisher / Supplier

Product Update

Product Update

Update all product data in real-time

Accuracy

Accuracy

Maintain and share accurate product data across the GDSN network

Connectivity

Connectivity

Dispersion of product information updates to any client connected to the GDSN network

Availability

Availability

Accurate product data is available 24/7 at the point of sale

Integration for Retailers / Buyers

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Subscription Request

The retailer/buyer indicates which products it wants to subscribe to. A subscription request is then sent to the GS1 International Global Registry, which identifies the Datapool where the information for each of the products is located and sends it to the owner-publisher of each product

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 Acceptance

The publisher receives the subscription request and once the request is accepted and responded to, the synchronization process of the authorized products begins.

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Updating

Whenever the publisher updates the product information, the subscriber automatically receives the updated information for all the products for which they are subscribed.

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 Integration

Subscriber can further integrate the product data onto its own PMI (product item manager) and this can be achieved by following the appropriate integration process and workflows.

Benefits for the Subscribers / Buyer

Inventory Management

Inventory Management  

Help plan logistics and inventory management by providing accurate data on product attributes

Product Update

Multiple Media 

Access to all product media files including images, videos, and more

Product Update

Product Updates

Automatic product data updates straight to your inbox 

Accuracy

Accuracy

Accurate product data is made available 24/7

Point of Sale

Point of Sale

Facilitates more effective promotions at the point of sale

Communications Setup

  • Suppliers: Use FTP, AS2, or SFTP to connect with Commport to automatically load your product content to Commport Datapool.
  • Retailers: Extract your product content from Commport Datapool using a variety of communications options such as FTP, AS2, SFTP, or API.

The Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) is the world’s largest product data network. GDSN makes it possible for any company, in any market, to share high-quality product information seamlessly. Because companies of all sizes need the same thing—timely and reliable product information—to ultimately benefit consumers and patients.

With GDSN, high quality product content is uploaded, maintained and shared automatically, ensuring trading partners have immediate access to the most current and complete information needed to exchange products on both local and global markets.

Any company that needs to send or receive product information can take advantage of GDSN by subscribing to a data pool.

We are a GDSN certified Datapool since 2005 and active member of the Data Excellence (GDSN) Board of Directors and community efforts.

Why Choose Commport’s GDSN Services,

  • Fast and easy setup. Get started in 24 hours
  • Push unlimited products to the global market.
  • Dedicated account manager with 1 to 1 support
  • Multilingual and live support
  • Trusted by 1000’s of trading partners
  • Fully automated and cloud based application
  • Access from anywhere in the world with just internet connection and a computer / laptop
  • No hidden fees! Affordable pricing

 

Your data pool will enable you to set up your product content and synchronize it with all your trading partners, so you can plug in reliable data for all markets at one time.

GDSN realizes powerful benefits for your business:

  • Share real-time product content with all trading partners simultaneously
  • Decrease data management time and costs
  • Eliminate manual processes and reduce errors, generating quality
  • Bring new products to market quickly and easily
  • Enable brand transparency to consumers and patients

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