July Product Updates
July 5, 2023
At Symmetric, we continuously strive to improve our item data, enhance data source accessibility, and provide quality reporting of customer item metrics. We understand the pivotal role of data in today’s healthcare supply chain landscape, which is why we’re dedicated to staying at the forefront of innovation. Our latest enhancements include expanded data source visibility, user experience upgrades, enhanced reporting of duplicates and GTINs, and database wide advancements of our description building algorithms.
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Our Symmetric Data team has been diligently enhancing our description building logic, resulting in over 2 million records being improved in the month of June. These improvements encompassed the elimination of duplicate words, better abbreviations, consistent size placement, and maintaining generic name (noun 1, adjective 1) consistency across all records. We have included examples below for your reference.
We are continuously working on improving our size parsing to ensure consistency in size order, avoid missing sizes, and eliminate size duplication in product descriptions. Stay tuned for these future updates!
- new: GLOVE SURGICAL SZ7.5 PCP PF S LF DISP SNS 340806 NEOP
- old: GLOVE SURGICAL PCP PF S LF DISP SNS 340806 SZ 7.5 NEOP
- new: LENS IOL 12D 12.5MM ENVISTA MX60 POST CHMB PSEUDOPHAKIC S DISP MX60TP500
- old: LENS IOL 12.5MM ENVISTA MX60 POST CHMB PSEUDOPHAKIC S DISP MX60TP500 12.0
Primary Data Source Attribute
This new attribute shows the main data source of an item, even though it may have multiple sources. This is a Core Symmetric Attribute and can be added to Device Searches in the terminal.
Select multiple columns to keep or remove by pressing the SHIFT or CTRL key to expose checkboxes in column headers.
More Recent GTINs Report
Downloads the list of Mapped GTINs that are more recent than GTINs currently loaded into your source system.
Duplicates Report Moved to Devices Tab
Information on duplicate items is available on the Match Summary Page or as an attribute in the Devices view of the Terminal. We recommend downloading from the Devices Tab to view all duplicate groups together.