Here we answer some more technical terms
WHAT IS THE GDSN NETWORK?
GDSN stands for “Global Data Synchronization Network”. This is a network designed by GS1 International for the exchange of product information based on known procedures and standards which affect both the format of the electronic files exchanged and the communications protocols used. The ultimate goal is to enable us to keep the master files of products from suppliers and distributors worldwide synchronized at all times.
WHAT IS A DATA POOL?
Data Pool is the name given to electronic catalogues with product data approved by GS1 International to work with the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN). Ultimately, it is a product information repository interlinked with all the Data Pools in the network. This way, when a distributor or retailer requests information from their Data Pool, it is delivered to them directly if it is in the database, or else requested from the Data Pool that does have it stored, so it can be supplied to the user immediately.
EDICOMData is a Data Pool authorized by GS1 International to operate in the GDSN network.
WHAT IS THE GS1 SOURCE NETWORK?
GS1 Source (previously known as TSD or Trusted Source of Data) is the network developed by GS1 International to supply the end customer with the information contained in the GDSN network Data Pools. GS1 Source was designed to make information accessible to the final consumer.
WHAT IS AN AGGREGATOR?
These are data repositories authorized by GS1 International to operate in the GS1 Source network.
This initiative extends coverage of the GDSN network, traditionally focused on the exchange of B2B information, allowing the publication of specific information aimed at the end consumer.
EDICOMData is the first Aggregator approved by GS1 to operate in the GS1 Source Network.