GloLIB is used to exchange product information in the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN). GDSN connects commercial and industrial companies around the world.

When product information is accessible and accurate, your business wins.

The Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) is the world’s largest product data network. GDSN 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.

Any company that needs to send or receive product information can take advantage of GDSN by subscribing to a data pool. Your data pool 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.

GDSN realises powerful benefits for your business:

  • 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
    GS1 GDSN Schema Complex

    1. Loading of company data
    2. Registering of company data

    3. Subscription to seller’s data pool
    4. Publishing of company data
    5. Confirmation receipt of company data

    In a master data pool, the manufacturer only needs to record the product information digitally in a central database once. All the connected retailers and service providers are then automatically provided with the article master data using a push procedure.

    GS1-certified Swiss data pool

    GloLIB is connected to all the other GS1-certified data pools and with the GS1 Global Registry. As the central table of contents, the registry notes which article is managed in which pool. This enables global data exchange across more than one data pool. With its high quality and reliability requirements, as well as the common standard, the certification ensures secure and prompt distribution of the article data

    Top quality data

    All the GDSN data pools fulfil the same standards. Several hundred validation rules safeguard the data’s quality, prior to it being forwarded from the supplier to the recipient. For example, GloLIB checks mandatory fields such as GTIN, brand name, gross weight or packaging units, as well as attributes that are specific for the target market. The «Trusted Source of Data» approach ensures consistent use of the article master data from suppliers right through to users of smartphone apps.

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    Worldwide master data network

    The GS1 GDSN® (Global Data Synchronisation Network) is a non-commercial global based on cross-sectoral standards. Originating from a United Nations initiative, it is the most widely used independent and acknowledged network with the aim of linking trading and industrial companies around the world via their local data pools.

    Advantages of GloLIB

    • Administration of the data
      In the GDSN environment, GloLIB manages the article publications made by data suppliers and the article subscriptions of data receivers. Outside the GDSN environment, the article data is checked, processed and transmitted in accordance with the requirements of the respective data recipient.
    • Data backups
      All GloLIB article master data is saved on multiple secure servers in our data centre for at least ten years. In the event of a total failure of your local infrastructure (ERP software, PIM, server infrastructure, etc.), your product data remains safe and can be made available to you again as required.
    • Sector-independent
      With GloLIB, article data can be exchanged with GDSN data pools, data pool service providers or directly with data suppliers and data recipients, regardless of the industry sector and the standard that is used.
    • Integrated trustbox®-interface
      GloLIB has a direct connection to the trustbox® of GS1 Switzerland. This means that with a GloLIB connection you can publish not only to the GDSN, but also directly in the trustbox®.
    • Monitoring portal
      You can review your publications at any time in the web-based GloLIB portal.
    • Multilingual support
      We provide expert support in German, French, Italian and English. All our employees have many years of experience in the e-business sector.
    • 7 x 24
      GloLIB is available around the clock, regardless of location and time zone. Article data can thus be exchanged at any time without restriction.
    • SyncWORKS-interface
      GloLIB provides a direct interface to our PIM SyncWORKS