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eCl@ss has established itself internationally as the only ISO/IEC-compliant industry standard, and is thus the worldwide reference-data standard for the classification and unambiguous description of products and services.
With eCl@ss, product master data can be exchanged digitally across all borders – across sectors, countries, languages and organizations. There are no more barriers in the nature of things. That’s why the standard has long since established itself in industry, commerce, trades and the service sector.
A majority of the goods and services traded worldwide are represented in eCl@ss. The 44 segments include (for example) construction, logistics, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, optics, automotive supplies, laboratory technology and office products. By drawing on these indentifiers, eCl@ss develops numerous sectoral standards into a unified, cross-sectoral standard.
This kind of one-to-one information eliminates errors and enables quantum leaps in the production and distribution of goods. Products move independently through production operations, and unrestricted, accurate information flows enable processes to organize and structure themselves.