The Global Language of Business
The Global Language of Business
Data sharing standards
GS1 standards enable companies to share information.
Sharing standardized data electronically with business partners has many benefits, including reducing communication errors, increasing the speed of business processes, and keeping product information updated in real time.
GS1 Electronic Data Interchange
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) provides trading partners with an efficient means of automatically transmitting structured data, according to an accepted message standard, from one information system to another.

GS1 EDI provides global standards for electronic business communications, including orders, notices, invoices, transport and financial messages and others that allow fast, efficient and accurate exchange of agreed business information between trading partners. Supports two message standards: EANCOM® and XML.

XML is a language for exchanging information on the Internet. GS1 uses XML to create a standard set of EDI electronic data interchange messages. GS1 XML messages can be exchanged using any technical solution or Internet protocol.
GS1 EANCOM is a subset of UN/EDIFACT (United Nations Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport), with EANCOM messages simplified and tailored to the needs of commerce.
GS1 Standards for Sharing Product Information
A network of databases (Data pools) that are interoperable, certified by GS1 and connected through a Global Registry. GDSN allows trading partners to synchronize data on the products subject to their relationship. Data is entered once and shared with all partners of the company. To access the network, the company must be connected to an electronic catalog through a subscription. When product data is changed, the update takes place automatically in real time for all partners who work with this data.
A single, harmonized product data model that facilitates the exchange of product data between trading partners around the world, increasing interoperability and improving data accuracy and completeness for the benefit of end users as well.
Extends the reach of barcodes by making them part of the Internet. GS1 identifiers such as GTINs are transformed into links to product information that strengthens consumer brand loyalty and enables product tracking along the supply chain.
GS1 Traceability Standards
GS1 EPCIS enables the physical movement of products to be tracked as they move through supply chains.
EPCIS is an open standard that defines the data format and interface for sharing it between supply chain participants to track the physical movement and status of products in real time. EPCIS enables various applications to create and share traceability event data both within and between enterprises. It is neutral with respect to the data carriers, barcode or RFID tag and answers questions such as “what, where, when and why”. ISO/IEC 19988:2015 defines vocabularies that are the core of EPCIS.