GDSN Connect Release Notes

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The notes below are all new features and functionality to GDSN Connect as of 5/16/2024

Enhancements:

  • Users can now view the pricing for Processed End Commodity items directly within the application. This new feature allows for more transparent and detailed cost analysis, enhancing your decision-making process.
  • The Software Import process has been enhanced, providing a more streamlined experience that makes accessing and exporting data easier.
  • The first layer of data checks has been moved to the Data Quality Checks tab for better organization and accessibility.

Bug Fixes:

  • Resolved an issue where Product Updates for Nutrients were being triggered even when there were no visible changes.

The notes below are all new features and functionality to GDSN Connect as of 4/8/2024

Enhancements:

  • Enhanced UI and functionalities for Vendor Preview & Fix Data.
  • Updated Vendor Item Upload tables for easier navigation and management.
  • Manufacturer Tab has been revamped for better organization and accessibility.
  • Users can now download both original and results data from Vendor Item Upload.
  • Updated the ability to process "OK" items in the Vendor Item Upload process.
  • Renamed "Matched Item" to "Existing Item" in both Vendor Item Upload and Software Import UIs for clarity and consistency.

Bug Fixes:

  • Corrected issues related to setting up GTIN during the Vendor Item Import process.
  • Addressed issues in the Software Import process specifically related to Mosaic software.

The notes below are all new features and functionality to GDSN Connect as of 3/25/2024

Enhancements:

  • Users have the ability to Download Co-op catalogs.

The notes below are all new features and functionality to GDSN Connect as of 3/20/2024

Enhancements:

  • Added functionality to reset all meal components during software import.

  • Enhanced settings for data quality checks to improve accuracy.

  • Adjusted SchoolCafe user features specifically for Manu-only users.

Bug Fixes:

  • Resolved issue where the standard search box was missing when adding an item from a catalog.

The notes below are all new features and functionality to GDSN Connect as of 2/20/2024

Enhancements:

  • Users can now conveniently download the original uploaded file within the Software Import feature, streamlining file management processes.

  • The Vendor Item Upload feature now automatically refreshes, ensuring seamless updates without user intervention.

  • The Admin section is now accessible on GDSN Connect, providing administrators with comprehensive control and management capabilities directly within the platform.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved errors in the Menu Item Detail Page and Menu Item Search page, enhancing overall user experience and interface usability.
  • Various UI improvements were implemented to enhance the visual appeal and usability of the application.

The notes below are all new features and functionality to GDSN Connect as of 2/1/2024

Enhancements:

  • US Foods vendor is now seamlessly integrated as a predefined vendor with established locations, enhancing the user experience in managing vendor-related information.
  • US Foods refreshed weekly to include new product images, providing a more engaging and informative interface.
  • Schoolcafe is now seamlessly integrated into the software import setup, streamlining the process for users and expanding the range of supported platforms.
  • PrimeroEdge export functionality has been enhanced to support the addition of new ingredients, offering users greater flexibility in managing and updating their ingredient databases.
  • Added a critical warning for SchoolCafe users related to Different IU (Item Unit) and PU (Package Unit) names, ensuring a smoother experience and accurate information.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug where Vitamin C units were not displayed correctly; it now accurately shows in milligrams, providing users with precise nutritional information.
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  • Addressed several other bugs and issues, enhancing overall software stability and performance for a smoother user experience.

The notes below are all new features and functionality to GDSN Connect as of 1/10/2024

Enhancements:

  • Implemented a new warning system for changes made to District IDs. Users will now receive a prompt notifying them of any modifications to District IDs, ensuring transparency and minimizing the risk of unintended alterations.

  • Streamlined the software import process specifically for multiple Back-of-House (BOH) software solutions. This enhancement aims to enhance efficiency and simplify the integration of diverse software systems.

  • Improved the export functionality to provide users with more options and flexibility when exporting data related to the Mosaic District ID field

Bug Fixes:

  • Resolved the issue affecting the column width of the Brand Logo in the N2Fsearch, ensuring proper alignment and display.

2023 Release Notes

The notes below are all new features and functionality to GDSN Connect as of 11/07/2023.

Enhancements:

  • Modified the search functionality for menu items in the local database for improved efficiency.
  • Added the capability to print out an Item Report directly from within the detail page. Users can now generate detailed reports for individual items, providing a convenient way to access and share important item-specific information.
  • Introducing the Vendor Flyout feature, allowing users to conveniently set up contracts directly within the fly-out. This functionality is available for predefined vendors, streamlining the contract management process.

Bug Fixes:

  • Resolved various bugs associated with the software import process.

The notes below are all new features and functionality to GDSN Connect as of 10/16/2023.

Enhancements:

  • Updated Titan import files to support the "Preferred", ensuring seamless compatibility.
  • Nutrient values sourced from CNDB records through software imports are now displayed within the Item Detail section.
  • Enhanced Edison and Mosaic files to improve data accuracy.

Bug Fixes:

  • Addressed several issues to enhance overall system stability and user experience.

The notes below are all new features and functionality to GDSN Connect as of 8/8/2023.

Enhancements:

  • Improved Notes Section in Catalog Management now encompasses the handling of "Invalid GTIN" and "GTIN Not Published" scenarios.
  • Enhancements made to the management of Non-Food Items within the Catalog.

Bug Fixes:

  • Addressed several issues to enhance overall system stability and user experience.

The notes below are all new features and functionality to GDSN Connect as of 3/17/2023.

Enhancements

  • Item Set Up Summary has been renamed Data Quality Check, and it has been moved to the main Tools section.
  • Item Change Notification feature to Supplier Updates and have pulled it out to the main Tools section. This change simplifies navigation and makes it easier for users to access critical supplier information.
  • The capability of searching N2F database and adding items directly to a bid.
  • The ability to download the original file and the results file on the Preview & Complete page during the Vendor Item Upload process.
  • Base Menu Module has been renamed to Menu Sandbox.
  • Results file from the Vendor Item Upload process now includes detailed information on any errors or warnings that may have occurred during the upload process, including the type of error, the field affected, and a description of the issue.
  • Enhanced the Inventory Setup tab to provide users with more comprehensive and user-friendly tools to manage, update and correct items.

Bug Fixes

  • Previously, the District Item ID was mistakenly being entered into the District Menu ID field which has now been corrected.

The notes below are all new features and functionality to GDSN Connect as of 2/16/2023.

Enhancements

  • Allow the user to delete a corresponding N2F item that has been matched.
  • The capability to modify or alter an associated item.
  • Users can utilize the universal search box to look up an item by its GTIN, brand, manufacturer product ID, or name.

The notes below are all new features and functionality to GDSN Connect as of 2/14/2023.

Enhancements

  • New feature allows an Item that is not linked during a Vendor Item Upload to be searched using N2F database, Branded vs Generic. 
  • Ability for co-op administrators to configure multiple locations within their vendors in order to provide their members with the ability to easily access and select Predefined Vendor and Location options.
  • New features allow for the configuration and control of vendor locations, making it easier to organize and access relevant information about the vendors.
  • The ability to check items in the catalog, allowing for easier access, modification, and maintenance of the catalog data.

Bug Fixes

  • Corrected the feature that enables a user to return to the same location in a table after viewing the item details.

2022 Release Notes

The notes below are all new features and functionality to GDSN Connect as of 12/06/2022.

Enhancements

  • Ability to reset allergy values to their original values from the source record.
  • Ability to Add an Item Directly to a Base Menu from the Item Database.

  • Pre-Costing feature for the Base Menu which will allow the ability to receive the Average Cost Per Meal.

Bug Fixes

  • Corrected the Branded search results to display Branded items only.
  • We have improved the catalog to take you directly to Menu Items as opposed to General Information Tab.

The notes below are all new features and functionality to GDSN Connect as of 10/28/2022.

Enhancements

  • New UI for Menu Items and N2F search which makes viewing the data simpler.
  • Members have the ability to view Catalog specific items and add them to their local database.

  • Ability to search N2F by Branded or Generic Equivalent items

The notes below are all new features and functionality to GDSN Connect as of 10/14/2022.

Enhancements

  • New format for the Vendor Item Upload file, which should be downloaded to ensure a proper upload process. 
  • Ability to add a Pre-Defined Vendor and Select Distribution Center/Location during vendor setup. 
  • Preconfigured vendors with contracts set up have the ability to upload Vendor Items to the contract.
  • Inventory transactions can be entered without a Bin
  • Updated Contract Matching to add multiple Generic items

The notes below are all new features and functionality to GDSN Connect as of 9/9/2022.

Enhancements

  • Item Change Notification, review, accept, deny changes made by Manufactures on a product
  • Bid Management, Compare by GTIN on a spec sheet
  • N2F search, updates to the user interface to include Mfr Product ID, Notes, and Contact Them options

The notes below are all new features and functionality to GDSN Connect as of 8/30/2022.

Enhancements

  • Data Export updates
  • File Updates: Added Sugars, Sesame Allergens, Images​​
  • Renamed “Reports” to “Tools” for data export
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