GDSN Major Release Community Announcement - November 2015

News

Major Release 3 Data exchange Before - During - After Go Live

For data migration during the GDSN major Release 3 Cut-over Migration period, keep in mind each side will migrate their data changes related to Major Release 3. There is no need to republish all items in the network.
Naturally occurring changes (e.g. updates to the item for business reasons) should be sent before the Cut-over Migration period or after go live. Please work directly with your data pool to understand how to migrate your data for the migration.

Clean out your GTINs and GLNs

Don’t wait until the Major Release migration event to clean up your GTIN’s and GLN’s. For more information about how to clean up your GTINs and GLNs please work directly with your data pool.

GDSN Major Release eLearn Course is here!

Learn about the high level changes which will take place with the Major Release 3 and how to prepare for the deployment of the new standard on May 6, 2016.
This new course will help users understand why the Major Release 3 will enable quicker and more frequent updates to the GDSN, how to prepare for changes in GDSN, as well as highlighting some necessary steps for data migration.
The course can be found on the GS1 Learning Zone and also available on the GDSN Major Release webpage for non-registered users. Click here.

GDSN Major Release 3 FAQs

GDSN Major Release Frequently asked Questions (FAQ’s) are available on the GDSN website. Major Release FAQ’s will be posted to the website at the beginning of each month leading up to the Major Release. View all FAQs on GDSN Major Release Click here.

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.

Data Pool/Date Pool Solution Provider Activities

Data Pools should currently be developing Migration Documentation for Trading and Solution Providers.

Trading Partners Activities

Trading Partners should currently be working with their Data Pools/Data Pool Solution Providers to Schedule Testing.

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.

Publications

End of the Month Publications for GDSN Migration Documents 

For November 2015 all GDSN Migration Documents are up to date.

For documents related to the Major Release visit our website at https://www.gs1.org/gdsn/major-release-3

For additional documents related to the Major Release visit our website at https://www.gs1.org/gdsn/data-migration

GDSN Major Release Migration Documentation will be updated as changes occur and 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.

Reminders

  • Migration Documentation can be accessed here. All document reflect the latest version based on their publication date.
  • GDSN Major Release Migration Documentation updates are published monthly.
  • 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 updates follow us @GS1 and use hashtags: #GDSN and #MjR3

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