In order to give you as a supplier an additional help when entering items within WS|Publishing, 1WorldSync will introduce several machine learning features in the future. These innovative services are based on the current data in the data pool and make usage of the most recent computer intelligence as well as complex algorithms.
The goal of these new services is to detect possible data anomalies within your product data and give you a help right from the start to enter correct item data and prevent typos or untypical values.
The first of the new services has been introduced with Release 6.7. It uses your product dimensions and the gross weight to calculate a density value. This value is compared to other values within your classified GPC and a hint will appear if your value deviates to some extent from the calculated norm.
How does this feature work?
- After creating and saving an item or modifying an existing one you hit the button “validate”:
- The system will calculate the product density based on dimensions and gross weight of your trade item.
- This product density will be compared to other other values within your classified GPC, identifying whether it is typical for products within this GPC or not.
- Whenever an inconsistency is identified, the system will call it “Anomaly” and indicate this with an orange icon and a message informing you on the mismatch, like in this example:
Where do I see the system hints when an inconsistency has been identified?
The system will prompt you this information in 2 different ways:
1. On the left side of your item mask, on sections where the inconsistency has been spotted, like in this example:
2. At the bottom of the item mask (if you are within the item itself) or at the bottom of the item list (if you are in “Items” or “Tasks” lists):
What do I have to do?
These messages are hints and will not block the release or publication of your item. Messages are generated as a result of comparing product data within the same GPC classification , however the hints may not be suitable for your item.
- If the hint provided is indeed correct for your item, you may apply changes.
- If the hint does not comply with your specific item, you may just ignore it.
A milk pudding with measurements of 210x142x369 millimetres but a gross weight of 2.185 kg. A data intelligence hint will probably occur, as the weight is far too high with approximately 2 kilogram. Here the unit of measure seems to be wrong and should be corrected to gram.