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How GS1 XML works

A message is created using data from the ERP system. The structure and content of the message is defined in the GS1 XML standards (published as XML schemas). The schemas are used to validate the message before sending it over the internet, and then checked again by the same XML schema on the receiving side before being accepted.

Business benefits

Provides a common structure and allowed content for business messages, the parties and trade items are identified using GS1 keys

Serves international businesses anywhere in the world

Capable of being extended to meet specific business sector and regional requirements.

Can be scaled to meet new requirements from different industries

Offers compatibility with the UN Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) technical specifications


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