To send trade item information via Validoo to your buyers, you need to choose a system to enter your information about the product.
There are a number of systems that are verified according to the current GS1 standard. You can find each one of them listed below. You can also learn how each system supplier describes their system and offer to you.
Select type of system
There are different types of systems for trade item information. Choose a system that best suits your business needs. Also check that the system you choose is customized and supports your product range.
Standalone web-based system
If you have few products and if your information does not need to be stored in your business system, a stand-alone web-based system is usually cost-efficient. There are a number of systems that are verified and updated according to current GS1 standard.
If you have a large product range, with 50 products or more, consider an integrated system.
If you have information that can be transferred from your business system, an integrated system is also preferred. The advantage of integrated systems is that you do not need manual registration of existing information in your CRM or other system. But be aware that all necessary information is not always available in other systems.
Different options in choosing an integrated system
Part of your business system
If your business system has a built-in function to enter information according to GS1’s standard.
A complement to your business system
If your business system lacks a built-in feature to fill in information according to GS1’s standard. Some business systems include internal and external customized modules. Ask your ERP for tips. An integrated system option may be so-called PIM solutions / PIM systems (product information management).
Verification is briefly about your system being equipped for:
- Using terms according to GS1 standard for trade item information.
- Creating and managing trade item hierarchies.
- Be able to update your trade item hierarchies.
Possibility to change system for trade item information registration if you are not satisfied with functionality, user interface, service level or price.