Data quality certification demonstrates to your trading partners that you are an industry leader who has met the high standards of data quality stewardship.
GS1 US® offers brand owners the opportunity to become certified for demonstrating proficiency in three pillars of the GS1 US National Data Quality Program:
- Data Governance Process – an assessment designed to determine the degree to which people, processes, and procedures are in place within an organization to validate that quality data is maintained and shared across all necessary business entities.
- Education and Training Protocol – a series of assessments designed to verify the comprehension and proper application of the GS1 System of Standards within the organization.
- Attribute Audit – an assessment of select key product attributes to validate that the attribute information being shared with trading partners matches the physical product (also known as a “physical audit”).
Each pillar has defined criteria and thresholds used to measure the brand owner’s performance outlined in detail in the GS1 US National Data Quality Program Framework.
While a brand owner must achieve a passing score in all three pillars in order to receive certification, it is important to note that your company can seek certification one product category at a time.
Learn more about the GS1 US National Data Quality Program or contact GS1 US Advisory Services to apply for data quality certification or to receive a brief consultation to help you decide what’s the best way to get started.