GDSN Data Pool Interoperability

Every GS1-certified data pool should be interoperable, empowering GDSN trading partners to choose whichever provider suits their business needs best. Unfortunately, the GDSN hasn’t lived up to its full global potential.

There is a lack of interconnectivity, which means there may not be a clear publish path from every GDSN data pool to every other. Even for interconnected data pools, there may still be challenges if both lack complete GDD attribute support.

The interconnecting process itself is actually simple, as an exchange of connection details, such as Applicability Statement 2 (AS2) certificates, between GDSN data pools is all that is needed.