Data Pool Information
AHMA is happy to provide information to you relative to the "Data Pools" and
The GDSN Interoperability Certification began on Oct. 29, 2004 and was
conducted by The Drummond Group Inc. (DGI). For a data pool to be
successful in the certification process, they had to demonstrate full
interoperability with all other participating data pools and the GS1 Global
Registry using DGI's Interoperability Compliance Process®. Data
pools were measured against a set of development standards established by the
GS1 GDSN Task Group as well as test plans and criteria defined by DGI.
The initial group of data pools
that have successfully completed the GDSN Interoperability Certification along
with the GS1 Global Registry. More data pools are going through the
certification process as we move forward.
Click Here to see the current list of certified data pools.
As a member of the Hardlines Industry,
you should also ask whether or not your data pool supports the hardlines
extension attributes, as not all data pools are currently required to do so.
The GDSN will connect participating manufacturers' and retailers' data pools
via a centralized global registry, called the GS1 Global Registry™, allowing
trading partners to exchange information on a near-real-time basis. The GDSN contains standard attributes common to all products.