The number of channels to which a supplier has to supply data is increasing these days and is also different per channel.
Qmica converts product data to the standard of the various channels. It also ensures that a supplier does not have to include and maintain all standards of those channels in its PIM system. Qmica maintains all those data models within the application and informs the supplier about changes and which products require adjustment. This saves a lot of time.
Offering product data in the right, consistent manner increases the findability and the chance of a product being found. The more good quality data is available, the better the findability of a product, resulting in fuller shopping baskets.
What does Qmica solve for you:
Suppliers active in the DIY and Garden & Pet industry often have great difficulty with the complexity of the data model. Especially when the relevant supplier is active in a large number of Bricks (GS1 product classifications).
Not only transforming product data, but also normalizing product data is a time-consuming activity.
In addition, GS1 introduces a new data model every 3 months with changes compared to the previous version. This requires a lot of time and therefore money for you as a supplier to keep up with the changes.
4 years ago, Qmica started developing an online application that allows suppliers to quickly and efficiently publish data to retailers in this sector.
What do we solve for you:
Transforming product attributes to the GS1 standard;
Suppliers often name product attributes in their own systems differently than GS1 asks for in the GS1 data model. In the example below, the suppliers name the item code as EAN in their systems, but GS1 asks for GS1 Item Code (GTIN).
|Product attribute||EAN||GS1 Article code (GTIN)|
The attribute “EAN” will therefore have to be translated into “GS1 Articlecode (GTIN)”. With Qmica you, as a supplier, create these types of mappings once and easily.
Transforming product values to the GS1 standard
In addition to attributes, this also applies to attribute values. GS1 makes extensive use of drop-down lists for this purpose.
For example, we regularly see a “Colour” value at suppliers that GS1 does not have in its selection list.
|Product attribute||Item Colour||Colour|
|Product value||Light green||Blue|
As a supplier, you must translate “Light green” into a value from the GS1 selection list. In this case that would be “Green”, since Light Green does not exist. With Qmica you record this once so that you do not have to perform these types of actions manually over and over again.
Normalizing product values to the GS1 standard
GS1 requests values in a specific format. For example, numbers cannot contain “,” but only “.”. However, many suppliers have numbers with a “,”. With our powerful conversion tool you convert the values to the format desired by GS1.
Maintenee of the GS1 data model DIY and Garden & Pet
The GS1 data model changes 4x per year. For example, attributes are added or their name changes. Attributes can also become mandatory that were not previously required, or vice versa. Picklists change with values added or removed or renamed. As a supplier, you lose a lot of time every quarter keeping track of all changes and applying them to your own product data. Especially when it comes to large numbers of Bricks.
Qmica has an automated link to the GS1 data pool. When a product or range of products has been validated and therefore ready for publication, you can make products available from Qmica to a target market or to specific retailers.
With Qmica we offer suppliers an all-in-one GS1 solution with which enormous efficiency gains can be made.
A large number of suppliers now work with Qmica and, in addition to enormous time savings, also achieve higher turnover because correct and consistent product data ensures more confidence and purchases among consumers. We also see a decrease in the number of returns from our customers.