GS1 Barcode and Information Sharing

Communication is the key

GS1 is transforming how you share information, as communicating with your customers, partners and suppliers is a crucial part of business. They identify, capture and share information smoothly. They 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. When everyone uses the same standards, it becomes easier to get things done. GS1 barcodes are trusted and based on global standards. SapphireOne has partnered with GS1 enabling clients to become compliant to their standards. These standards ensure key processes run smoothly in some of the world’s biggest industries. Read More

GS1 Barcoding and SapphireOne

Working together to ensure conformity of standards

  • Identification standards contains numbers which are used to identify anything from products to invoices and warehouses. They make it easier to identify, track and share data in your supply chain.
  • Data capture currently 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.
  • SapphireOne use these standards to automate the sharing of transactional information such as purchase orders and dispatch advice. This in turns saves time and money. GS1 synchronises the data with SapphireOne to share your company’s master data (product and pricing information) with all trading partners in your supply chain.
  • SapphireOne helps combine different GS1 standards to streamline business processes such as traceability.

What you need to ask Barcode Vendors

Barcoding is faster than manual entering, improves the accuracy of inventory management, delivers real-time information, and has become much more affordable in recent years. A barcoding software is utilised at its best when integrated into your enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution like SapphireOne ERP, CRM, DMS and Business Accounting Software Application.

Knowing how the barcoding and your ERP application interact is essential. Integrating the two can sometimes be difficult, it’s important to know the different databases and systems in place. Ask your provider how seamless the integration and data synchronisation will be between the barcode system and your ERP.

You need real-time and accurate insights. Check they understand your industry and how barcoding will work for you. Make sure you go with a company who has had years of experience with successful implementations. Do some research and find out how heavily the company invests in barcoding technology.

The Importance of Barcode Integrity

Barcode Scanning Facility

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.