Online Tool and API Developer Portal Offers Standardized, Accurate Data
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (January 23, 2014) – A new online tool by GS1 US, called the GS1 US Data Hub, will make it possible for retailers, e-tailers, data pools, solution providers and a variety of application developers to access the detailed information associated with GS1 Company Prefixes—the specific combination of numbers embedded in GS1 identifiers and barcodes to identify a company. Developed to help companies improve the quality of data in their businesses and applications, the GS1 US Data Hub is also available via an Application Programming Interface (API) developer portal.
The GS1 US Data Hub can help users validate their internal information against the GS1 US Company Prefix database and provides a trusted source of standardized GS1 US data to be leveraged in both physical and digital channels. Users can review both active and inactive Company Prefixes issued by GS1 US, verify new trading partners to prevent counterfeit products from being sold, and create efficiencies by reducing the need to re-key information into existing systems. For software developers, the GS1 US Data Hub also offers an optional API and developer portal to make it simple to securely query the GS1 US Data Hub from their own applications.
“The GS1 US Data Hub was developed in response to our customers’ need for accurate, qualified company information,” said Laura DiSciullo, senior vice president of solutions, GS1 US. “There continues to be an unmet need for quality data in the supply chain. The GS1 US Data Hub provides downloadable, scalable information that can not only help industry be more efficient, but also more adaptable to changing consumer behaviors.”
GS1 US Data Hub users can easily download files and information to use and integrate with other applications. GS1 Company Prefixes can be searched in a variety of ways—including company name, Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) or Global Location Number (GLN)—helping companies fill in their data gaps. The GS1 US Data Hub allows users to select from several data sets and formats to fit their preferences and requirements. Future releases of the GS1 US Data Hub will offer more product and location-related data.
The GS1 System of Standards is the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world and enables accurate identification and communication of information regarding products, assets, services and locations. For more information on the GS1 US Data Hub and GS1 US, visit www.gs1us.org/resources/tools/gs1-us-data-hub.
About GS1 US GS1 US, a member of GS1, is an information standards organization that brings industry communities together to solve supply-chain problems through the adoption and implementation of GS1 Standards. More than 300,000 businesses in 25 industries rely on GS1 US for trading-partner collaboration and for maximizing the cost effectiveness, speed, visibility, security and sustainability of their business processes. They achieve these benefits through solutions based on GS1 global unique numbering and identification systems, bar codes, Electronic Product Code-based RFID, data synchronization, and electronic information exchange. GS1 US also manages the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC). www.GS1US.org