GDSN Major Release Community Announcement - January 2015

News

GDSN Major Release Standards are frozen

The Standards for the GDSN Major Release 3 are frozen. This means that no new requirements or functionality can be added to the standard. Any changes to Business Message Standard (BMS) documentation will be queued for formal standards review after the network migration in May 2016.

Implementation guidance and migration documentation can be updated for errata. Individual validation rules can be temporarily suspended if their implementation will negatively impact data synchronisation. The suspended validation rules may be adjusted and implemented post Major Release go-live, after the corresponding BMS GDSN validation rules document has been updated.

‘Major Release 3 Removed Validations’ document is now available

The Major Release 3 Removed Validation document is now available on the GDSN website it contains the validation rules which have been temporarily suspended as being unimplementable, and shall not be used for Major Release implementation. This document is a companion document to the Validation Rules BMS on the GDSN website.

The Major Release 3 Removed Validation document may be updated on a weekly basis to insure expediency to the community.

NOTE: The BMS Validations document will be updated with the struck through of those validations removed at the end of each month. Click here to access the document.

Are you ready? GDSN Major Release 3 migration tips

Data Pools: It is recommended that all data pools register new customers after the Major Release.

Recipients: It is recommended to increase technical and business support prior to the May 6-12 2016 migration period.

Manufacturers: Develop a migration plan which includes:
Changed and retired attributes

  • List any code values that have changes.
  • For further questions speak to data pool/solution partner.

?For any questions please contact us at GDSN@gs1.org

GDSN Major Release 3.1 Milestones

 

GSDN Major Release 3 Data Migration Timeline

 

GSDN Major Release 3 Data Migration Timeline: Data Pool Activities

GSDN Major Release 3 Data Migration Timeline: Trading Partner Activities

GSDN Major Release 3 Data Migration Timeline: GDSN activities

Key Milestones 

Above you can find the high level activities that the community should be tracking for the Major Release. The activities above are not definitive but just a recommendation that can be followed, please work directly with your Data Pool for specific milestones for your company.

GDSN Activities

GDSN has launched the 3.1 Beta Environment for Data Pools to begin testing with their communities. For more information about the GDSN Major Release click here: GDSN Major Release website

Data Pool  

Data Pools should have finalized or be nearing finalization on Migration Documentation for their Solution Providers.

Solution Provider Activities

Solution Providers should have finalized or be nearing completion on Migration Documentation for their Trading Partners.

Trading Partners Activities 

Trading Partners should be developing their internal data Mapping/ Migration plans based on the Migration Documentation provided by their Data Pool/ Solution provider. Trading Partners should currently be working with their Data Pool and/or Solution Providers to Schedule Testing.

For more information about the GDSN Major Release click here: GDSN Major Release website.

Publications

GDSN Major Release Migration Documentation will be updated as updates are approved for release.  These are living documents that will be published to the website at the end of each month.  This section of the community announcement will reflect the documents that have been updated and posted to the website along with any upcoming publications.

For January 2016 all GDSN Migration Documents are up to date.

For documents related to the Major Release visit our website

Reminders

  • GDSN Major Release Migration Documentation updates are published monthly.
  • Migration Documentation can be accessed here. All document reflect the latest version based on their publication date.
  • The Globally Managed Data Standards Maintenance Group (GDS SMG) weekly conference call is every Tuesday from 9:00 – 11:00 it is dedicated as the forum for discussion and resolution of these questions. Please join!
  • We are on Twitter! For recent news and topics join us on twitter @GS1
  • GDSN Major Release 3 Frequently asked Questions (FAQ’s) are available on the GDSN website. New and updated Major Release 3 FAQ’s will be posted to the website at the beginning of each month leading up and after the Major Release to assist users with implementation. To view all GDSN Major Release 3 FAQs Click here.

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