LANSA, a software company that helps customers enhance their business performance through the effective use of leading-edge technologies, services and solutions, has posted new white paper, Making the Most of UCCnet Services, on its Web site. As more industries adopt UCCnet services, suppliers must ensure that the solution they choose leverages their existing infrastructure, integrates into their core business systems, is scalable and is able to keep up with the ever-changing EAN.UCC System standards. If UCCnet services are implemented properly, all members of the supply chain will benefit from fewer errors and deductions as well as greater speeds to market and lower overhead for item maintenance.
The white paper provides readers with the definition, history and importance of UCCnet services and also describes six key factors that a UCCnet solution should offer: ERP integration (direct integration solution only), GTIN management, GLN management, workflow and messaging, query capability and role-based administration.
The Uniform Code Council (UCC), of which UCCnet is a subsidiary, supports 25 separate industries that food, CPG and hardlines have officially adopted. Other industries ramping up quickly are apparel, Over-the-Counter (OTC), produce, pharmaceuticals and office supply. Combined with huge industry acceptance and the migration to a 14-digit Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) by 2005 (the deadline for unifying the UCC and EAN standards), UCCnet services ensure that data within the supply chain will adhere to standards, be shared from a single registry and synchronized between all trading partners.
Making the Most of UCCnet Services is a free download, though interested parties must register. The white paper is available online at www.lansa.com.