03.02.2012. GDSN seminar and EDI meeting


 Invitation to GS1 GDSN Master Data Management (Data Pool) Seminar and ECR EDI working group meeting on 3rd of February, Riga

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Dear Colleagues,

Please be invited to the seminar and EDI working group meeting in retail sector seminar on 3rd February, 2012 in Tallink Hotel Rīga, Elizabetes Street 24.

Working language: English
Speakers: Fernando Pereira, CTO and Artur Romão, Director, International Business Development,, Liene Šauriņa (GS1 Latvija), Edgars Pentjuss (ECR Baltic)
Participation Fees:Free of charge for ECR Baltic and GS1 Latvia  members
Target audience:
Data pool part (Retailers and Manufacturers/Suppliers)
EDI working group part (ECR Baltic EDI working group members)

Following GS1 eCom seminar earlier in 2011 with GS1 Sweden explaining the role of quality master data for electronic business processes (EDI) and another solution provider Edisoft during ECR Baltic forum presented their solution whereas emphasis was on buyer and category management needs, today we have invited representative of Saphety  the developers of Validoo, GS1 Sweden GDSN certified data pool. 

The importance of quality product master data increases with the use of electronic business processes and more sophisticated ERP systems. It is equally important on a supply and demand side for categorizing and managing assortments, space planning, etc. – it is one of the key enabler to almost all ECR processes between retailers and their suppliers.


PART 1. Start: 09:30
GS1 GDSN Master Data Management
(Data Pool)

PART 2. Start: 14:30
ECR Baltic EDI working group meeting.

9:30 Coffee/Registration

10:00 – 10:30 Introduction (Liene Šauriņa, GS1 Latvia / Edgars Pentjušs, ECR Baltic)

10:30 – 11:45 Data pools and GDSN: concepts and business benefits, Presentation of Saphety’s GDSN-compliant data pool solution

11:45 – 12:15 Coffee break

12:15 – 14:00 Presentation of Saphety’s MediaStore: media bank integrated with the data pool, Business and operational models, discussion and wrap-up

 To join ECR Baltic EDI working group please  register, here:

 14:00 – 14:30 Coffee break

 14:30 – 16:00 EDI working group meeting

  • Pending issues from previous meetings (4doc business model, alignment of Baltic retail e-invoice attributes, GDSN data pool next steps)
  • Election of working group leaders


Printed PDF version, here!
IMPORTANT:     Please register before 30th January 2012 by Email: or register/checl participants at, here: , For more question, please call +371 26546645



About Saphety Solution provider:

Our data pool technology has been used by GS1 Sweden to implement and operate Validoo Item, a GDSN certified data pool serving the whole community of retailers and suppliers in Sweden. We are also implementing GS1SyncPT for GS1 Portugal, with the same goal for the Portuguese market, and there will be another implementation in a Nordic country, to be announced soon. Our technology allows also to  connect any existing data pool solution in order to achieve GDSN compatibility and certification, without modifying the original data pool.

We are also implementing a Media Store to be integrated with the data pool (ours or based on other technologies), so that data pool providers are able to offer value added services to their customers, enabling item publishers to associate multimedia elements to their item data. For example, a supplier may publish high quality images of its products, and a retailer may use them to produce its catalogs, or, together with item measurements, to build planograms to organize their shelves.