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Exact for Wholesale Distribution / Manufacturing – Working with a Global Location Number (GLN)

A Global Location Number (GLN) is a standardized identifier of a physical location such as a company address or a warehouse. The GLN is used in electronic messages between suppliers and customers like those used for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). EDI is a common standard to communicate between supply chain partners in food, consumer goods and automotive supplies. Exact for Wholesale Distribution and Exact for Manufacturing now support storing GLN numbers, and with this it has become easier to use EDI.

GLN numbers of accounts (customers, suppliers)

On the account card [Accounts] Customers, Overview or [Accounts] Suppliers, Overview we can show the GLN (add column by customizing the screen using the icon in the right upper corner), and we can edit the GLN by editing the account card:

It is now also possible to store and retrieve the accounts GLN via de REST API Accounts.

GLN number of the own company

As we also have to identify in the EDI messages which our own GLN number is, we have added the possibility to maintain a GLN by clicking on the company name (left upper corner) and subsequently clicking on Maintenance:

The functionality to maintain GLN is currently restricted to the Netherlands and Belgium.

This enhancement is made based on customer feedback. If you have an idea you can report it to Exact support or submit it via Support, Ideas (NL and BE only). You can also vote there on ideas submitted by other customers. We try to realize frequently liked ideas early.

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Pieter Hamans

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