As of 29 March 2021, the data quality programme is simpler and more reliable. Over the past year, we have been hard at work to adapt systems and processes. The intended result: more clarity, better support and higher reliability of product data in GS1 Data Source.
Since 29 March:
- Everything about data quality is in the renewed 'Data Quality' section in MyGS1, such as: calls for checks, your data quality score, daily current statuses of checks carried out by your Data Management Service (DMS) and results of system checks.
- Suppliers and retailers gain more insight into the control process through new clear statuses of item checks.
- Data management services (DMS) check item data from suppliers based on up-to-date information.
In the 'Data Quality' section of MyGS1, you can indicate that you have a new contract with a Data Management Service (DMS) and what kind of contract it is. Is it an outsourcing contract? Then upload the contract in MyGS1. We will process it for you.
If you have outsourced the recording of data to a GS1 accredited party, then upload the contract in MyGS1. We will process this for you so that you do not receive calls for checks.
The date entered by the vendor in the 'Effective Date' field is the 'trigger' to call a new item for review. You will receive the call if the date you entered in the 'Effective Date' field is in less than 3 weeks for label data or less than 5 weeks for logistical data.
If data from items that are already in the data pool is changed, those items are also checked. We will check all the fields that are stated on this webpage. The idea behind this is that suppliers only change something in items that are active. And all item data in the active range must be correct and must therefore be checked at least once.
Participation in the GS1 Data Source data pool is voluntary, although it is not without obligation. If you provide data via GS1 Data Source, you automatically participate in the data quality program. Dutch retailers and wholesalers are fully committed to the program and expect their suppliers to do the same for structurally improving data quality. If you do not do this, there may be consequences to this on an individual level. If, after repeated calls, a vendor does not have their items checked, GS1 initiates a procedure that ultimately leads to the cancellation of the vendor’s GS1 Data Source contract.
As of 29 March, you will no longer be able to apply for a check exemption via MyGS1. Certain items are excluded from verification or automatically reliable. Do you outsource the recording of your item data to a DMS? Then you can upload the contract in MyGS1; we will process it for you. Do you want an exemption for a check for another reason? Please contact your relationship manager via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, you can, but it is intended that the check takes place before the product is sold because the information must be correct.
As of 29 March, everything about data quality can be found in the renewed 'Data Quality' section of MyGS1, such as: calls for checks, your data quality score, daily current statuses of checks carried out by your Data Management Service (DMS) and results of system checks.
Are you a foreign supplier and do you supply a Dutch retailer? Then register for a GS1 Data Quality Membership from GS1 Nederland and participate in the data quality program. The quality of your item data is then checked by means of system checks (logical validations and allergen check). You can find these results in MyGS1. In addition, you can contact our customer support department to ask questions.