b-synced – The new German GDSN data pool

The BC Services provides easy, affordable and good access to the GDSN with b-synced, the new German GDSN data pool – automation included.

Köln, September 18,2017 – BC Services GmbH introduces its new solution b-synced, the new German GDSN data pool.
The Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) is a GS1-initiated and certified network of data pools, which today has more than 44,000 participants (GLNs) worldwide and in which product information on more than 24 million articles (GTINs) is registered and available.

b-synced is a data pool for industry, commerce and health care that will give its customers access to the GDSN. Today, b-synced already allows its customers to exchange product information in GDSN format.

The GDSN certification of b-synced by GS1 Data Excellence Inc. will be done in Q1/2018.

Today, data exchange between industry and commerce and in healthcare suffers from the fact that GDSN is technically very difficult to implement, as it is a global standard. This means that data between the participants is not synchronized between IT systems, but rather entered into the data pool by industry. Therefore, quality and timeliness are often questionable.

That’s why b-synced relies on the easy connection of existing IT systems and the automated transfer of product information. b-synced receives any data from its customers and automatically prepares it for GDSN compliance. A state-of-the-art REST API is also available for the system connection.

Data quality depends on the application and the processes in which the product information is used. Therefore, b-synced offers its data-relating customers the possibility to define their own quality rules, apply them to the data received and publish them transparently for their suppliers.

b-synced is a solution from BC Services GmbH, which as part of the Bayard Consulting Group offers platforms and services for its customers.

The Bayard Consulting Group offers its customers from trade, industry and health care a comprehensive range of solutions ranging from consulting and services to software development in the context of their digitization strategy with a special focus on PIM, MDM and GDSN.

Bayard Consulting Group
BC Services GmbH
Agrippinawerft 30 (KAP am Südkai)
50678 Köln

Press Contact:
Frau Daniela Bayard
0221 / 716 185 – 0
db@bayard-consulting.com

data4products & b-synced – Organic article data for the LEH

data4products GmbH (the makers of ecoinform) and BC Services GmbH (the makers of b-synced – the new German GDSN data pool) have set themselves the goal of making it as easy as possible for manufacturers to provide data for conventional retail trade and offer a new and inexpensive solution.

Cologne, 18 September 2017 – The two partners complement each other perfectly: the team of data4products looks back on a longstanding practice in which a unique database for organic products and sustainable products has been established. data4products is experienced in dealing with small and medium sized manufacturers or manufactories and specializes in food, food service and non-food. BC Services primarily serves large companies from trade, industry and healthcare with a focus on GDSN (Global Data Synchronization Network), PIM (Product Information Management) and MDM (Master Data Management) and offers platforms and services for its customers in this context.

The partners can now provide reliable and stable GDSN data. The reason: data4products uses the PIM system developed by ecoinform and successfully operated for 20 years, so that manufacturers of organic food and food products can publish their product data via data4products directly via b-synced to the GDSN and the conventional food retail trade connected to it without further interfaces.

“It is a milestone that article master data for natural food products can now be used for conventional food retail without any further technical effort. Organic producers are already waiting for this service to provide additional sales channels,”says Wolfgang Giesler, Managing Director of data4products GmbH.

But the focus is also on manufacturers of conventional products who have not yet found the right tool or support to send electronic data to the trade.

With our experience in providing transparent and high-quality descriptions of the products to organic buyers, we set the bar for master data higher than existing standards require from the outset, or other suppliers of article master data could currently do so. Retailers are very pleased with this prospect,”says Björn Bayard, Managing Director of BC Services GmbH.

About data4products:
data4products was founded in 2017 by Wolfgang Giesler. He has been running the leading product database (ecoinform) of the organic food trade for 20 years and is a visionary and pioneer in the digitalisation of the organic sector with regard to master data and their exchange.

The resulting team of data4products is familiar with the operation of an independent data pool and thus brings with it the expertise for the needs of the trade as well as the manufacturers. Our experience with many different systems and the individual requirements of several hundred dealers and web shops has enabled us to build up a proven special knowledge for interfaces and mapping.

Data4products also provides support for other PIM systems in the partnership with BC Services.

About b-synced:
b-synced is a data pool for industry, commerce and health care that will give its customers access to the GDSN. Today, b-synced already allows its customers to exchange product information in GDSN format.

The certification of b-synced by GS1 Data Excellence Inc. will be done in Q1/2018.

The Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) is a GS1-initiated and certified network of data pools that today has over 44,000 subscribers (GLNs) worldwide and in which product information on more than 24 million articles (GTINs) is registered and available.

b-synced is a solution from BC Services GmbH, which as part of the Bayard Consulting Group offers platforms and services for its customers.

The Bayard Consulting Group offers its customers from trade, industry and health care a comprehensive range of solutions ranging from consulting and services to software development in the context of their digitization strategy with a special focus on PIM, MDM and GDSN.

Bayard Consulting Group
BC Services GmbH
Agrippinawerft 30 (KAP am Südkai)
50678 Köln

Press Contact:
Frau Daniela Bayard
0221 / 716 185 – 0
db@bayard-consulting.com