GDSN 101

The GDSN 101 presentation includes definitions, terminology and a step by step into how the GDSN works with both the demand and supplier sides.

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Define GDSN

GDSN stands for Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) and 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.


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List of GDSN Terminologies

  1. GS1 global registry
  2. Interoperability
  3. Global location number (GLN)
  4. Global trade item number (GTIN)
  5. Global product classification (GPC)
  6. Trading partner agreement (TPA)
  7. Target market (TM)
  8. GS1 data quality framework
  9. GDSN digital content
  10. GDSN Attributes
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The Benefits of GDSN

1. Transformation

Data Recipients:    Updated product offering data sync enforces accuracy

Suppliers: Develop GS1 quality SSOT, gain added online listing

2. One to many solutions

As GDSN grows it benefits demand & supply

3. Global Standards

Global network. Uses GS1 global standards, 46 data pools

4. GTIN-Based Records

The single data record for each level of packaging for the same item

5. Data Accuracy

GS1 Data Quality Framework forces accuracy in the GDSN

6. Data Synchronization

Always on the same page as your supplier

About Commport Communications

  • Global, Multi-national company based in Canada providing SaaS-based supply chain technologies that better enable Electronic Commerce.
  • First certification GDSN Data Pool since 2005 and active member of the Data Excellence (GDSN) Board of Directors and community efforts.
  • North America tier-1 EDI VAN. Our data center is Document Safeguarding Capability (DSC) PROTECTED B security level and handles 60 million docs a month.
  • Established in 1985 – over 35 years of providing network solution experience in the following sectors: Retail, Healthcare, Transport & Logistics, Grocery, Foodservice, Government, and Technical Industry Channels.
  • Currently engaged with thousands of Vendor customers and currently publishing to hundreds of recipients.


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