Many organizations exchange data according to the GS1 data standard. To efficiently process and publish product data to GS1, more and more organizations use a PIM-system.
There are a lot of PIM-systems to choose from, and several enable users to process data according to the GS1 standard. However, SRC-PIM is the only PIM-system that fully integrates GS1 and the data pools. This blog highlights the features of SRC-PIM that support the GS1 data standard.
Validation of product data
When you publish your data to GS1, one of the crucial steps is validating your data with the GS1 data standard. This is important because you can only publish your data to a GS1 datapool when your data is compliant with GS1.
Usually, product data is checked by the GS1 data checker. However, this process can take up a week, and when data is not correct, you will need to check every field and update your data manually. To speed up this process, SRC-PIM has a built-in validation functionality ensuring that data is validated directly in the PIM-system.
Validations in SRC-PIM are visible for users. In the case that data is incorrect, the validations precisely mention what data you need to adjust, and with hyperlinks, it sends you to the correct field.
Integration with DAM-module
The GS1 standard in the food-, do it yourself (DIY)-, the healthcare industry in the Benelux, expect suppliers to use product images for each product that is uploaded to a GS1 datapool. When publishing product data to GS1, they need to publish a public URL for each product image. This means suppliers need the tools to store product images and publish the public URLs to a datapool.
SRC-PIM makes sure that product data is validated and correct, up-to-date with the GS1 data standard and that you can publish product data directly to a GS1 datapool. This enables suppliers and retailers to publish and receive product data directly from the data pool efficiently.
One of the strengths of SRC-PIM is that it is integrated into the other systems of an organization. By connecting SRC-PIM with the ERP, product data is automatically interfaced with the PIM-system. Suppliers only have to enrich and validate the data to directly publish it from the PIM to a GS1 datapool.
Because data is validated before being published, retailers who receive this data will know that this data is correct en complete. Retailers use SRC-PIM to download product data directly from the datapool. When this data is stored in their PIM-system, it is also exchanged with other systems within the organization.
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Henk-Peter (HP for intimates) is Development Manager at SRC. HP is a specialist in Product Information Management (PIM) and has been active as an internet entrepreneur for many years. HP has more than fifteen years of e-commerce experience as the owner of a web shop and a number of content websites. HP was a member of the Shopping Tomorrow PIM expert group from 2014 to 2017.