National Product Catalogue Certification Program

The National Product Catalogue Certification Program is designed to certify a product’s ability to meet the local National Product Catalogue supplier / data source requirements by all engaged industry sectors.

National Product Catalogue Certification applies to NPC Publisher’s Catalogues only.

The National Product Catalogue Certification Program is conducted by GS1 Australia and is only available to GS1 Australia Alliance Partners who have an understanding of the components of the GS1 System which form the basis for data synchronisation.

The National Product Catalogue Certification Program does not certify buyer side products.

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Local Certification

National Product Catalogue Certification applies to National Product Catalogue only

The National Product Catalogue Certification Program only certifies a product’s ability to meet the local requirements of National Product Catalogue. It does not certify that the product is able to meet the requirements of any other GDSN Certified Data Pool or to meet the requirements of any trading partner using another GDSN Certified Data Pool.

GDSN Standards are standards that govern the interoperability between GDSN Certified Data Pools and between GDSN Certified Data Pools and the GS1 Global Registry. GDSN Standards do not govern how a GDSN Data Pool interacts with its users.

For example, GS1 XML is the format used to exchange data within the GDSN. However, a GDSN Certified Data Pool does not have to support GS1 XML as the format used to receive data from data sources or send data to data.recipients.

There are some optional components in GDSN that Certified Data Pools do not have to support in order to be certified.

For example, price attributes and non-core item attributes are all optional components of GDSN. Some non-core item attributes are developed by Certified Data Pools are only applicable to their local market.

National Product Catalogue Certification is designed to only certify a product’s ability to meet National Product Catalogue requirements. Users wanting to leverage GDSN functionality with customers or suppliers overseas are encouraged to contact GS1 Australia to discuss their specific requirements.

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Disclaimer - GS1 Australia does not warrant that the GS1 Alliance Partners solution is fit for any specific party or purpose. All prospective purchasers or users should make their own independent enquiries as to the suitability of the solution for their requirements.

What is a National Product Catalogue Certified Solution?

National Product Catalogue Certified Products are available from GS1 Alliance Partners who have worked collaboratively with GS1 Australia to ensure their solutions meet a minimum set of criteria required to successfully implement National Product Catalogue.

Products that have been granted National Product Catalogue Certified status have proven that they have the capability to support:

  • The National Product Catalogue data set used by all engaged industry sectors. This National Product Catalogue data set will be comprised of the following types of attributes: 
          - GDD Core Attributes 
          - GDD Extensions 
          - Extended Attributes 
          - GDD Price Attributes
  • The data validation rules – All error and warning messages are supported
  • Uploading process into National Product Catalogue – that the solution is capable of uploading data to National Product Catalogue
  • All action codes supported (Item: ADD, CHANGE and CORRECT, Price: ADD and CHANGE (price change)

GS1 Australia certifies a specific release version of the product against the current version of National Product Catalogue. Changes in product version releases or versions of National Product Catalogue might require re-certification.

The National Product Catalogue Certification Program does not certify buyer side products.

What is not being certified?

Whilst the above areas are rigorously tested as part of the National Product Catalogue Certification Program, it is important to clarify what the Program does not cover the following:

  • The ability to support any other attribute from those currently used by Australian sectors
  • The ability to automate publication and other confirmation messages
  • The Alliance Partner company itself
  • Other solutions available from the Alliance Partner, other than those specified
  • The delivery of ongoing application support by the Alliance Partner
  • Certification of specific staff or individual consultants
  • Overall "usability or look and feel" of system
  • Any other additional functionality (other than specific items noted above)
  • Back office integration capabilities
  • The product is fit for any other purpose whatsoever
  • That the product meets the requirement of any other Certified Data Pool around the world (please read below for further detail).

Certified products

National Product Catalogue Certified Products are applications that have successfully completed the National Product Catalogue Certification Program and fully comply with National Product Catalogue requirements. There are two types of National Product Catalogue Certified Products:

For Suppliers: National Product Catalogue Certified Products that can successfully load data onto National Product Catalogue and can be used by suppliers / data sources.

For Buyers: National Product Catalogue does not certify buyer side products.

The National Product Catalogue Certified Products table below highlights the specific industry sectors included within product certification.

National Product Catalogue V3.1 Certified Products

Company name: ABML

Product name: UBFG1

Load method: XML

Solution for: Data sources (suppliers)

Product certified for the following sectors:

  • Supermarkets AU and NZ
  • Extended F&B Labelling AU
  • Liquor AU and NZ
  • Health AU and NZ


Company name: Bizcaps Software

Product name: Bizcaps DataSync Connect v4.0

Load method: XML

Solution for: Data sources (suppliers)

Product certified for the following sectors:

  • Supermarkets AU and NZ
  • Extended F&B Labelling AU
  • Liquor AU and NZ
  • Health AU and NZ
  • Hardware NZ
  • Office supplies NZ
  • *Confirmation messages


Company name: Innovit

Product name: iICE Adaptor (iICE Adaptor for National Product Catalogue v3.1)

Load method: XML

Solution for: Data sources (suppliers)

Product certified for the following sectors:

  • Supermarkets AU and NZ
  • Extended F&B labelling AU
  • Liquor AU and NZ
  • Health AU and NZ
  • Hardware NZ
  • Office supplies NZ
  • *Confirmation messages


Company name: PNORS Technology Group

Product name: Distributor v3.7

Load method: XML

Solution for: Data sources (suppliers)

Product certified for the following sectors:

  • Supermarkets AU and NZ
  • Liquor NZ
  • Health AU and NZ

 

Company Name: Stibo Systems Pty Ltd

Product name: STEP

Load method: XML

Solution for: Data sources (suppliers)

Product certified for:

  • Supermarkets AU
  • Healthcare AU


*The certification for this aspect of National Product Catalogue is limited to ensuring that the solution provider has demonstrated a means by which users are advised of the content of the messages.