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GS1 is transforming how you share information, because communicating with your customers, partners and suppliers is a crucial part of business. GS1 saw the need for a common language, as when there are different processes and systems, the sharing of straightforward information can become time-consuming and error-prone. All GS1 barcodes are trusted and based on global standards. When everyone uses the same standards, it becomes easier to get things done. Read More

Benefits of GS1 Barcoding

  • SapphireOne automates the sharing of transactional information such as purchase orders and dispatch advice.
  • GS1 synchronises the data with SapphireOne to share your companies master data (product and pricing information) with all trading partners in your supply chain.
  • Identification standards contain numbers which are used to identify anything from products, to invoices and warehouses – making it easier to identify, track and share data in your supply chain.
  • Data capture uses globally-recognised standards to represent identification numbers. These data carriers capture information efficiently and effectively, bridging the gap between physical objects and electronic data.

What you need to ask Barcode Vendors

Barcoding software is utilised at it’s best when integrated into your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, such as SapphireOne ERP, CRM, DMS and Business Accounting Software Application. Make sure your Barcode provider has this capability.

Knowing how the barcoding and your ERP application will interact is essential. Speak to your provider about how seamless the integration and data synchronisation will be between the barcode system and your ERP.

Do your research. Confirm your Barcode provider understands your industry and how barcoding will work for you, find out how heavily the company invests in barcoding technology, and choose a company who has years of experience with successful implementations.

The Importance of Barcode Integrity

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All over the world, manufacturers and retailers rely on the GS1 system. Each GS1 barcode is issued by an authorised agent and are unique, accurate, and based on current global standards. In Australia, the barcode numbers allocated to companies begin with the prefix 93.

If unauthorised barcode numbers are purchased, sellers can create confusion in the market and disrupt the functioning of supply chains in Australia and overseas. Businesses need to be aware. If you obtain barcode numbers from an unauthorised source, you may suffer losses. These losses can be from re-labelling or repackaging your products, or if your products are rejected by your retail customer.