Major Release alters management of trade item information

-OPV helps you facing the large transition

The management of trade item information are facing the biggest change ever. In 1 year, the industry merges over to an entirely new standard – GDSN Major Release 3.1.

Everyone who works with trade item information must be on the train, the sooner the easier and cheaper it becomes to shift. OPV can already now offer its customers assistance in this complex matter!


The purpose of the new version is to technically simplify synchronization choreography. It will also be easier to connect as both a receiver and a data source as well as to update and expand its systems in the future.

Major Release 3.1, which will be completed in June 2016, will have major consequences for all parties involved and the transition will affect the parties in various ways. The new standard puts new requirements on Data Pools and systems that sends and receive product information. Therefore already now, both commodity producers and reseller should start thinking about how to upgrade and the possibly change made to their system.

A large number of the standard will be changed, for example in terms of logic, data types, data model, interface, etc.

Important to remember is that if you do not have prepared for the Major Release 3.1, it can be difficult to publish and receive GDSN messages after the 6th of May 2016.

OPV, based on what we know today, got the solution to most of our customers’ needs to manage the transition to Major Release 3.1. Our skilled software developer has put large amount of time to these very complex issues and looks forward to work with you to develop the solutions that best fit your company.


If you wish our assistance in preparing your business for the Major Release 3.1, you are more than welcome to contact us!

Best regards

OPV In-Store Promotion AB

Johan Danielsson, CEO