SAP and GS1 Standards
The GS1 area on SAP Community Network serves businesses implementing GS1 standards using SAP solutions. Learn more in this welcome message from Ian McDonald SAP VP of the Consumer Products IBU, and GS1 CMO Patrick Vanlombeek.
GS1 is a global non-profit independent standards body that defines standards for barcodes, RFID tags, master data synchronization, and ecommerce messages. See the knowledge center below for more information.
SAP provides a number of solutions that implement or integrate with GS1 standards. These pages serve as a central location for SAP, GS1, and our joint customers to find information and collaborate. We hope that you will join the conversation and share your implementation tips or ask a question. Check out the forum if you have any questions.
Welcome to GS1 and Standards Wiki.This area will show the rationale for SAP's support of GS1 standards, and also gather together all information about how to implement GS1 standards using SAP products. See this page for a more detailed introduction.
For documentation on current SAP GS1 functionality: GTIN and GLN useage click here.
For documentation on current SAP GS1 functionality: Auto-ID and Serialization click here.
7 February 2012: SAP publishes a GS1 Solution Overview. Read Making Your Supply Chain Run Better - Gain Efficiency and Transparency with SAP® Solutions That Support GS1 Standards
20 September 2011: SAP and SA2 Worldsync launched a share group. Kickoff meeting was co-located with the GS1 Industry and Standards Event in Cologne Germany. Link to more information on the share group.
August 2011: SAP adds GS1-128 label creation as a Core ERP feature! A new feature in SAP ERP enhancement pack 6 is the creation of a GS1-128 label with Adobe Technology. In previous versions customers had to create their own labels. This new feature enables companies to generate the label without additional costs. Labels can be easily customized with Adobe Life Cycle Designer.
The finished products can be tagged now with Information about Best Before Date, Batches, Serial Shipping Container Code, etc.
GS1 Related Blogs
ROI Tool Available!
To help provider organizations establish the business case for global data standards, the Center for Innovation in Healthcare Logistics (CIHL) at the University of Arkansas has developed the Levels, Readiness and Impacts Model (LRIM). With LRIM, providers can run various scenarios for GS1 Global Location Number (GLN) and Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) adoption to determine where they can derive the greatest labor savings, inventory accuracy, and other improvements from standards implementation. The system also projects the software, process changes and data-cleansing tasks likely to be required for each scenario.
The LRIM tool is free and accessible through the CIHL website: http://cihl.uark.edu/5173.php. Providers can download the tool and a user’s guide there to help you get started.
With GS1 MobileCom, the idea of GS1 barcode standards is extended to the shopping environment, where the consumer is a key player. In this blog, SAP Standard Architect Steve Winkler takes a look at pervasive information, mobile phones, and standards while summarizing his consumer-focused presentation to the GS1 MobileCom community.
05 Jan 2011
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Frequently Asked Questions
GS1 EVENTS Industry participants invited to GS1 Global Events for standards development and Industry and regional events focused on implementation.
SAP Partner Solutions
Partner Solutions SAP Partner solutions who expand or enable use of GS1 standards.
Ideas for improvement!? Submit them in the GS1 forum