Advantages

Reduction of failure costs
Wrong orders are reduced to a minimum, which leads to direct cost reductions.

Increase in the efficiency of the communication (internal as well as external)
Standardised, automated, direct coupling and/or processing in internal automation. Therefore fewer actions are necessary and faster acting is possible. Time gained and thus savings!

Heightens the information level to customers
Up to date-, complete- and correct product data (throughout the entire supply chain). Quality, service and fewer errors!

Better logistics
Besides reduction in failure costs also reductions are possible in systems for stock management and order processing.

Possibility to re-use information
Data only have to be entered once and can be used for multiple purposes. Efficient management of product databases!

Uniform information flow
Product information is specified once by producer
..and entered in a standard format
..and used by all parties in the supply chain
..so the exchange of information is always based on the same, original data in all directions – from and to supplier.
Product information from the source and thus up to date, correct and complete!

Optimization of catalogue management
Data are media neutral and can be used for different lay-outs (catalogue software). This leads to time savings, less corrections and lower production costs!

Standard interfaces
In the future only a few standard interfaces are needed for the exchange of product data. Continuous adaptation of systems to new demands are no longer needed!

Marketing instrument
It becomes possible to arrange information to target group, 1 on 1 marketing possible. Unique product features are emphasized by complementary, specific marketing texts. Distinguish by extra service!

Efficient management reporting
Classification makes statistical analysis possible. Turnover figures and strategy possible on product class level!