Globally-recognised unique identification
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locations and more
Accurate and automatic capture of data
Efficient sharing of information from
trusted and authentic sources
GS1 Standards help streamline business processes
Meeting industry needs for data quality and efficient business operations.
As a trusted, strategic partner, GS1 Canada works in collaboration with Canadian industry to identify common issues associated with non-competitive business processes. We save partners time and money through streamlined access to accurate, bilingual and standardized data and images. Our focus is addressing a shared need to remove obstacles, increase efficiencies and support growth through global standards.
ECCnet Industry Managed Solutions are non-proprietary, designed to meet the needs of business stakeholders of all sizes across multiple industries. Each global standards-based solution targets operational efficiencies and resources, utilizing flexible content capture, loading and sharing options and data excellence tools to meet the needs of Canadian industry.
To start using any of our industry solutions, you must be a GS1 Canada subscriber.
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Save time and resources by accessing images for multiple vendors from a central location, rather than tracking down images from vendors individually.
Use of a one-to-many system rather than costly internal proprietary systems reduce the need for additional resources to manage.
Trading Partner and Regulatory Requirements
Visibility to the mandatory, standardized data requirements directed by Canadian industry help ensure trading partners have access to the accurate and complete data and images required to meet business needs.
A centralized source of accurate and complete image and data content helps drive trading partner confidence in products and ultimately builds brand trust.
ECCnet Industry Managed Solutions, Powered by TrueSource™, are designed to address business needs across five key industry sectors, including Cannabis.
Streamlines the product listing process for all trading partners to bring products to market as easily, efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
Enables trading partners to engage customers online through professional-quality, standardized images and accurate and complete bilingual product data to drive online sales.
Web-based communication service that helps drive the speed, accuracy and traceability of product recalls and withdrawals.
Enables brand owners to provide 100% accurate and complete bilingual nutritional information, including extended detail on product ingredients, allergens and certification claims.
Captures the standardized bilingual product images and precise packaging weights and dimensions required to support shelf planning and management.
Provides standardized bilingual product images for inclusion in advertising flyers and marketing collateral.
Provides the quality, standardized product images that foodservice distributors and operators require for food and non-food products.
Provides access to the highest level of data quality for pharmaceutical images and associated data, helping reduce the risk of adverse medication events to protect patient safety.
A streamlined, centralized process for reporting incidents directly to Health Canada and sharing with trading partners.
GS1 Canada is recognized as a global leader in data excellence. Quick and convenient access to a primary source of truth for accurate and complete, bilingual product data enables businesses of all size to fuel important business processes. The user community directs the data quality rules and attribute requirements according to industry needs. Brand owners are responsible for loading, verifying or certifying the accuracy of their data, and for updating their data on an ongoing basis to ensure trading partners have continuous access to the most up-to-date product information.
GS1 global standards are the most widely used system of supply chain standards in the world, used by over 2 million companies around the world, including here in Canada. Global standards enable the sharing of consistent, trusted, quality data everywhere across the global supply chain, uniquely identifying products and telling the story behind them - where they originated, what they contain, where they've been and other critical supply chain data. Non-proprietary, global standards-based solutions to support shared industry issues help level the playing field for businesses of all size, and enable visibility to the necessary requirements to meet trading partner and regulatory needs for a variety of important business needs. The bilingual product data and images in ECCnet Registry - Canada's largest, national product registry - are based on GS1 global standards, enabling visibility and traceability throughout the supply chain, as well as brand consistency and interoperability across systems.
An efficient 'one-to-many' approach for content sharing ensures that brand owners and other providers of data can load standardized content once, then share with multiple trading partners at the same time from a single data source. This ensures accuracy and consistency while saving significant time and resources.
For data users, quick and convenient access to a primary source of truth for accurate bilingual product data and images from multiple brands and product categories ensures consistency and saves significant time and resources.
GS1 Canada is a trusted, strategic partner to industry.
Our industry knowledge and expertise has been gained through more than 40 years of industry collaboration and partnership to deliver global standards-based solutions that address shared business needs. As a neutral, not-for-profit association, we collaborate with boards, advisory councils and work groups to develop non-proprietary solutions that provide value to the community, with industry alignment every step of the way.
This expertise and industry collaboration ensures businesses of all sizes can benefit from access to non-propriety solutions that meet Canadian trading partner and regulatory requirements.
GS1 Canada’s industry knowledge and trusted community management role has been developed over more than 25 years of industry partnership.
Through a neutral, community management process, GS1 Canada facilitates collaboration between leaders, experts and stakeholders across multiple industries and sectors to identify shared, industry-wide business issues. With industry-direction and alignment every step of the way, GS1 Canada helps solve these issues through the development and implementation of GS1 global standards.
ECCnet Industry Managed Solutions are developed on a cost-recovery basis to enable subscribers of all size to meet Canadian trading partner and regulatory requirements.
Signed industry protocols ensure adoption of non-proprietary industry solutions and compliance within the categories determined by industry. When one standardized, non-proprietary way of working is adopted across the entire supply chain, all trading partners experience simplified business processes, decreased costs, increased quality and efficiency, and greater ease of doing business.
Our standards-based solutions enable businesses to improve speed-to-market, save significant resources and increase consistency by replacing manual, repetitive processes and paperwork with one centralized, non-proprietary industry solution to common non-competitive business process issues. All trading partners across the entire supply chain experience simplified business processes, increased efficiency, decreased costs, increased quality and greater ease of doing business.
As a not-for-profit association, we operate on a cost-recovery basis and our solutions are priced exclusively on the cost to develop and deliver to industry.