Stibo Systems, a global leader in Business-first Master Data Management (MDM) solutions, recently announced that its STEP Trailblazer product has been officially certified by GS1 Australia for suppliers and brand owners to successfully load and maintain the National Product Catalogue in order to provide item and price synchronisation to trading partners.
STEP Trailblazer is a GS1 Australia certified B2B platform that simplifies product data management and B2B transactions between trading partners across the supply chain process for organisations in the retail, food, manufacturing, CPG, healthcare, agribusiness, transport, and automotive industries.
The National Product Catalogue is GS1 Australia’s data synchronisation solution for the Australian and New Zealand markets, allowing trading partners to accurately and automatically exchange product details, pricing, trade and marketing-related information across all product categories.
“Organisations often struggle to trade and transport goods because of inaccurate and incomplete supply chain data. This diminishes agility and impacts the ability to set up new products,” said Willem van Dijk, Managing Director at Stibo Systems Pty Ltd. “Stibo Systems’ STEP Trailblazer solution helps suppliers and brand owners to quickly and easily connect to the NPC, and improves the data exchange throughout the entire supply chain. This reduces errors and creates accurate, up-to-date and compliant information.”
The National Product Catalogue Certification Program is conducted by GS1 Australia and is designed to certify a product’s ability to meet the local National Product Catalogue supplier and data source requirements by all engaged industry sectors. The program certifies a product’s ability to meet the local requirements of the National Product Catalogue.
John Hearn, Head of Data & Digital Content Services at GS1 Australia said, “The certification program is only available to GS1 Australia Alliance Partners. These partners need to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the components of the GS1 system, forming the basis for data synchronisation.”
“We are delighted to have successfully completed the National Product Catalogue Certification Program with Stibo Systems. We look forward to working with them and their clients to ensure the data synchronisation functionality is a smart and secure way to share product data between trading partners.”
The certification program ensures the software solution from Stibo Systems meets a minimum set of criteria required by suppliers and brand owners to successfully implement the National Product Catalogue.