Data pool

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A data pool is a Gateway to access the GDSN [1] Networks, where all necessary information to perform business transactions between trading partners is exchanged in a standardized way.

A data pool is the common point in the communication between the trading partners, provide synchronization capability of their data. This information is accessible synchronized trading partners in a common, simple, fast and accurate manner.

The information exchanged in a typical data pools master data Global Trade Item Number and GLN, as well as other core attributes, necessary for the smooth transaction of goods. For example, product description, dimensions, packaging levels, product category, company address, minimum order volume, etc.[2]

Suppliers upload data to a data pool, which is pushed to synchronized retailers. This communication takes place under common rules and standards, with the consideration the business agreements between trading partners.