Open Masterdata

Open Masterdata stands for the on-demand data supply of the trade with product master data. This replaces outdated master data processes based on DATANORM. Every craftsman can now obtain exactly those items from hundreds of thousands or even millions that he really needs at that moment (on demand). The same applies to the data content. For example, if you don't need logistical data, you don't have to store it on your computer. The processes run in the background via WebServices, which means that every craftsman is perfectly provided for in every process step of his business, but does not accumulate any data waste.


Special features of the new standard for product data

  • On demand data supply of the trade for product master data

  • Ability to transfer the full data depth of the industry's data quality policy

  • Modern, WebService-based communication technology

The standard was developed by the German Federal Association of Building Software (BVBS), the DG-Haustechnik and the Central Association for Sanitation, Heating and Air Conditioning (ZVSHK) and is currently in the pilot phase. After completion of this phase, the standard will be available to the public.

Advantages for wholesalers

Target group specific data supply

Craftsman-specific distribution of data instead of Datanorm

Demand-oriented optimization of data flows

Continuous on demand data supply instead of annual overall data distribution

Efficient communication processes

Fully automated background updating of customer data instead of unreliable downloads

Better control of data updates

Current prices in the market and controlled update processes

Advantages for craftsmen

High data quality

Benefit from perfect product information, for example in the area of quotations

Avoidance of redundant data storage

Manage each required master data record only once

Process-compatible data scope

All detailed information about the products you sell and install

Access to interface description

You can request access to the standard documentation of Open Masterdata directly here.