The Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) is the world’s largest product data network. GDSN is a global GS1 standard that makes it possible for any company, in any market, to share high-quality product information seamlessly. Because companies of all sizes need the same thing—timely and reliable product information—to ultimately benefit consumers and patients.
With GDSN, high quality product content is uploaded, maintained and shared automatically, ensuring trading partners have immediate access to the most current and complete information needed to exchange products on both local and global markets.
Who uses GDSN
Trading partners that need to share information (such as suppliers and retailers) have instant access to the most up-to-date and complete information needed to trade products in both local and global markets.
Product information that is up-to-date, accessible, and accurate helps your business save time, money, and provide better data quality. Quick and reliable information is also something that consumers value.
The business benefits of GDSN:
- Share real-time product content with all trading partners simultaneously
- Decrease data management time and costs
- Eliminate manual processes and reduce errors, generating quality
- Bring new products to market quickly and easily
- Enable brand transparency to consumers and patients
How GDSN works
Any company that needs to send or receive product information can take advantage of GDSN by subscribing to a data pool within the GDSN network. The data pool you select will enable you to set up your product content and synchronise it with all your trading partners, so you can plug in reliable data for all markets at one time.
The data pool ensures that you can upload your product information and sync it with your trading partners, so you can deliver reliable data to all markets simultaneously — locally and globally.