Subscribe Now

Log in to Data Hub

Contact Us

If you used the GLN Registry, visit our transition page to learn more about the transition to GS1 US Data Hub | Location.

GLN Registry® is now
GS1 US Data Hub | Location


The tool for driving reliable location identification and information to improve business efficiencies

GS1 US Data Hub® | Location provides trading partners with a single source of information for locations and how they are related. GS1 US Data Hub | Location supports:
  • Improved order-to-cash efficiency
  • Better accuracy in location information
  • Traceability
Benefits  

 Work With Accurate Location Information

Improves accuracy with locations created and maintained by the owner. Electronically shared data eliminates errors from re-keying data. Changes are updated instantly to ensure viewing of up-to-date data.



 Gain Business Efficiencies

By standardizing location information across business processes, this tool improve efficiencies in areas like contract management, customer data management, sales tracing, rebate and charge-backs, and product traceability–to drive confidence that the right product is delivered to the right location.



 Use Standardized Location Information

By using the global standard for uniquely identifying locations (GLNs), this tool enables you to identify a legal entity, such as a company, a functional entity, such as a purchasing department, or a physical location, such as a warehouse. It also helps avoid errors and the chance of duplicating data.



 Share And View Location Information Easily

Make your location data instantly visible to trading partners who subscribe to GS1 US Data Hub | Location. Choose which trading partners to share with as well as how much to share. Communicate through the tool directly with other trading partners and view their locations.

Features

Improve location accuracy in your operations
  • Allows trading partners to identify and update information about their own locations and the relationships between their locations.
  • Eliminates re-keying data with machine-to-machine interface.
  • Instantly updates you on location changes for providers you subscribe to.

Add and manage location information easily
  • Add or create GLNs individually or through bulk upload.
  • Use Excel® for imports and exports.
  • Access step-by-step guides and on-screen help text.
  • Synchronize data to current systems through an optional API.

Share and search location information easily
  • Share basic location data with trading partners who have a view/use subscription to GS1 US Data Hub | Location.
  • Have 24/7 lookup of location information through the tool.
  • Search and export GLN information.

Connect with your trading partners
  • Share your location information (GLNs) with specific subscribers or your entire industry.
  • Message your trading partners directly within the tool.
  • Show GLN readiness through an organizational profile.

Healthcare

Whether you are a manufacturer, healthcare provider, distributor, or retailer, you can use GS1 US Data Hub | Location to view and use accurate location information that is created and maintained by your trading partners. Using the GLN and GS1 US Data Hub | Location ensures that the right product arrives at the right place at the right time, facilitates efficient business practices, and drives down supply chain costs.

You can leverage the GLN and GS1 US Data Hub | Location across your business processes to:

  • Improve customer data management processes and reporting
  • Streamline sales tracing, administration fee reporting, and chargeback processes
  • Improve accuracy and efficiency in contract management
  • Reduce time spent resolving order, pricing, and invoice errors
  • Support traceability processes

Healthcare Resources

GS1 US provides the following training, tools, and resources to help your organization maximize the benefits of GLN.


Tools to get started

 Healthcare Provider GLN Tool Kit
 Healthcare Supplier GLN Tool Kit

Quick Start Guides

 Healthcare Provider GLN Quick Start Guide
 Healthcare Supplier GLN Quick Start Guide

 

User Guides

 GLN Roadmap: Industry Implementation Plan
 GLN Allocation Rules
 GLN in Healthcare Implementation Guide
 GS1 Healthcare US Best Practice Guide: Building a GLN Hierarchy
 Hospital Checklist for Software System Readiness
 EDI Quick Guide for GLN and GTIN


Success Stories

 Better Immunization Management for Patient Safety
 Intermountain Healthcare GLN Success Story
 BD and Mercy/ROI Case Study "Perfect Order and Beyond"
 Supplier Success Story: STERIS
 BJC Healthcare GS1 Standards Implementation Case Study
 Mayo Clinic / Cardinal Health GLN Implementation White Paper

 

 GS1 Healthcare US Success Story: Print Media
 Mayo Clinic GLN Case Study
 GS1 Healthcare US Success Story: Seton Family of Hospitals / BD
 GLN GPO Roster Pilot Report
 GS1 US Minnesota GLN Pilot Report Phase 1: Lessons Learned
 GS1 US Minnesota GLN Pilot Report Phase 2: Process Map


Workgroup Engagement

GS1 US Data Hub | Location User Group
This group is geared towards general discussion about GS1 US Data Hub | Location and provides a forum for benchmarking with other users around the business processes.

If you are interested in joining, contact us.


GS1 US Data Hub | Location "Validated" Check Box

The “Validated” check box in GS1 US Data Hub | Location provides a way for you to show that your organization’s hierarchy, GLNs, and associated information are correct and up-to-date. In just one step you can report to your trading partners that your GLNs accurately reflect your locations to ensure efficient business practices.

Log in and check the “Validated” box today!

Foodservice

Whether you are an operator, distributor, manufacturer or other foodservice organization, you can use GS1 US Data Hub | Location to view accurate location information that is created and maintained by your trading partners. Using the GLN and GS1 US Data Hub | Location ensures that the right product arrives at the right place at the right time, improves supply chain efficiency, and helps to enable whole chain traceability.

You can leverage the GLN and GS1 US Data Hub | Location across your business processes to:

  • Establish a foundational element for product traceability and food safety
  • Improve order-to-cash, contract management, and procure-to-pay processes
  • Create the groundwork for automatic replenishment systems

Foodservice Resources

GS1 US provides the following training, tools, and resources to help your organization implement and achieve the benefits of GLN.


Tools to get started

 GLN Assignment Guidance for Foodservice
 GLN Opportunities in the Foodservice Supply Chain White Paper
 GLN Allocation Rules


Success Stories

 Intermountain Healthcare GLN Success Story
 Mayo Clinic / Cardinal Health GLN Implementation White Paper


Workgroup Engagement

GS1 US Data Hub | Location User Group
This group is geared towards general discussion about GS1 US Data Hub | Location and provides a forum for benchmarking with other users around the business processes.

If you are interested in joining, contact us.

Foodservice GLN Workgroup
This group meets twice per month, every other Thursday. Discussions take place around GLN and GS1 US Data Hub | Location use in the Foodservice industry. To join the Foodservice GLN workgroup, start by joining the Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative. For more information on the initiative, click here.


GS1 US Data Hub | Location "Validated" Check Box

The “Validated” check box in GS1 US Data Hub | Location provides a way for you to show that your organization’s hierarchy, GLNs, and associated information are correct and up-to-date. In just one step you can report to your trading partners that your GLNs accurately reflect your locations to ensure efficient business practices.

Log in and check the “Validated” box today!

Fees

With a GS1 US Data Hub | Location subscription, you can create and manage locations, view and use third-party location data, or do both. See the pricing tables below for your options.

Create/Manage Locations
Create and manage GLNs (Global Location Numbers) and organizational relationships for your locations. Choose to share your location information with trading partners.

Number of UsersAnnual Fee 
Single UserFree* 
Up to 5 Users$500
Up to 10 Users$1,000
Unlimited Users$2,500

*Your company must license a GS1 Company Prefix through GS1 US and your account must be in good standing. Only available to annual prefix licensees at this time.
 
View/Use Third-Party Location Data

View other companies' location information, including GLNs (Global Location Numbers) and location organizational structure provided by location owners.

Number of UsersAnnual Fee 
Single User$500 
Up to 5 Users$1,000
Up to 10 Users$1,500
Unlimited Users$2,500


If you want to create/manage locations and view/use third-party location data, select both subscriptions on the application.

Additional Services
You can also add the features below to your subscription with an additional annual fee.

Add-onAnnual Fee 
API - Integrate data from GS1 US Data Hub with your systems$6,500
Export - Export 3rd Party Data from GS1 US Data Hub. For all GS1 US Data Hub view/use subscriptions.$4,500

 
GPO Subscription (unlimited users)

Create and manage GLNs (Global Location Numbers) and organizational structures for your providers. Choose to share your providers' managed location information with trading partners. View other companies' location information, including GLNs (Global Location Numbers) and location organizational structure provided by the respective location owners.

Number of UsersAnnual Fee
Unlimited$8,000

 

FAQs

In a nutshell, what is GS1 US Data Hub | Location about?
GS1 US Data Hub | Location supports traceability and improves order-to-cash efficiency. It provides companies with a single source of information for trading partner locations, and how they are related.  It provides up-to-date information direct from the trading partner and eliminates the need for interpretation (and the opportunity for misinterpretation). Using the GLNs alongside GS1 US Data Hub | Location saves time and increases order accuracy by eliminating the need for customized identification of locations.

Can anyone get a subscription to GS1 US Data Hub | Location?
To create and manage your own locations with GS1 US Data Hub | Location, you must license a GS1 Company Prefix directly through GS1 US. Anyone, however, can subscribe to GS1 US Data Hub | Location to view locations shared by create/manage users.

My retailers said I needed a GLN. Do I need this tool?
If you have a GS1 Company Prefix, you have an Entity GLN. You can find the Entity GLN on your prefix certificate or in GS1 US Data Hub. If you need to identify more than your headquarter location, then yes, GS1 US Data Hub | Location is your answer - it's free for one user with a prefix. The tool automatically incorporates your GS1 Company Prefix and calculates the check digit so you are sure your GLNs are properly formatted.

I have a prefix. What is my GLN?
Once you subscribe to GS1 US Data Hub | Location, you can find it right in the tool under the Manage tab. It’ll be listed as your “Top Level GLN.”

Also, you can find your “Entity GLN” listed on your GS1 Company Prefix certificate. Don’t have your certificate? Log in to our online member center to download it.

I already created GLNs. Why do I need this tool?
GS1 US Data Hub | Location supports traceability and improves order-to-cash efficiency. Click on the "Benefits" and "Features" tabs above to learn more about how GS1 US Data | Hub can help you.

I have my own location identification system for my trading partners. Why should I switch to a new one?
The answer is: accuracy and timeliness.

- The GLN is a globally unique identification number.
- The GLN identifies locations and supply chain partners.
- The GLN identifies a legal entity, such as a whole company or a subsidiary; a functional entity, such as a purchasing department; or a physical location, such as a warehouse.
- The GLN is an open, global standard that supports 23 major industries conducting business in more than 155 countries worldwide.

More than one person at my company would be using GS1 US Data Hub | Location. Does the tool support this?
You can have a single user, up to 5 users, up to 10 users, or an unlimited number of users using the tool. With GS1 US Data Hub | Location, you can also manage what type of role each of your users have.

Can other people change the information that’s shown for any company in the Data Hub | Location?
No. Only you manage your own locations.

Can I connect my company’s system to GS1 US Data Hub | Location?
Yes, we have an API option. See more information on our "Fees" tab above.

What are the sharing options?
With GS1 US Data Hub | Location, you can share with all GS1 US Data Hub | Location subscribers in a particular industry or supply chain role, or with select trading partners. You can share single locations or an entire branch of your hierarchy.

I am a GPO, how would I use this tool?
You can subscribe to the tool as a GPO (see more information on the "Fees" tab above) and invite your healthcare providers to join the tool. Contact us for more information.

I am a healthcare provider with a GPO. How do I gain access?
If you are a healthcare provider, please work with your primary GPO to gain access to GS1 US Data Hub | Location.  If you need assistance in connecting with your GPO, contact us.

How often is the location data updated?
Location data is updated instantaneously.

What are the fees?
Please click the "Fees" tab above.

How do I sign up?
Right online - Here's where to go on our website: https://www.gs1us.org/data-hub/sign-up.