Many suppliers must provide their product data to distributors and retailers. However, any time data is published, integrated or updated, a sustainable process must exist to support those functions. Sometimes, short cuts are taken because it is far too easy to view the assignment as one event, thinking erroneously, this will occur just this one time.
There is a real danger in not being able to accurately support the data in the future if there were a period when data was not published or updated. Certain types of data changes like the identity keys of GTIN's or even the suppliers' Catalog number or a "change management history field" must not get out-sync from the original data file because if it does, it creates many extra steps for the data creators (suppliers) as well as all of their data targets (customers).
If suppliers are lacking the experienced data personnel or the time to perform these projects themselves then contact dataZen for experienced help for any type of retail or wholesale data publication, data content enhancements or touchups, change management processes or data integration issues. dataZen will help those suppliers seeking assistance in monitoring their IDW data loads, updates or summary reports, supporting data files published to 3rd party data service providers or to other data targets.
Give us a call at 919-526-1018 at Ext. 5000 or email to Sales@dataZenEngineering.com to discuss your data services needs.