All attributes or product characteristics that are present in the current Benelux data model are compared to the product characteristics of the global core, global category layer and European category layer of the Global Data Model.
Product characteristics that appear in these layers and not in the current Benelux data model, must be entered additionally from 20/11/2021.
In various countries, different fields are used for specific product characteristics. It is now stipulated globally or at European level which field is the only one that may be used. Consequently, on 20/11/202, certain fields will disappear and the values will have to be entered in new fields.
The remaining product characteristics from the current Benelux data model that are not in the global core, global category layer or European category layer of the Global Data Model, are not automatically added to the local layer. Each product characteristic will be critically evaluated and should it emerge that it is not used within the chain, the decision will be taken to remove it from the Benelux product sheet.