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Compliance data from thousands of suppliers is available in GDX. For a complete list, see GDX Suppliers. If one of your suppliers is not yet participating, you can invite them to Register for a free GDX account.
There are a number of major differences. First, GDX is a managed exchange, we are known for our comprehensive supplier support services.
GDX is not 1752 centric, suppliers can declare and share information in the format they prefer, and you can export data in the format you prefer.
Suppliers can use GDX for free.
GDX is very simple to learn and use.
GDX can be integrated with your enterprise.
On top of this, our managed services customers are able to obtain complete compliance data from suppliers, data that is reviewed and validated by our technical staff.
The result? The most comprehensive and fastest growing online compliance database available.
Yes, we offer a full range of services, from initial programs to get you and your suppliers set up, all the way to a fully managed service where we take care of all your information collection and ongoing data maintenance. See Environmental Compliance Services for further information.
Yes, you can import any of your product bill of materials and check whether that product is compliant. You can also perform additional analysis such as viewing the exemptions used, and generating a product level substance disclosure report.
Yes, GDX has search and filter capability, so that you can view parts that take one or more exemptions. This is especially helpful for tracking exemptions that are expiring.

GDX data includes RoHS status, exemption codes, and Certificate of Compliance; REACH status, regulatory version, and supplier declaration of conformance (SDoc); full material substance disclosure (FMD), original material content disclosure (MCD), Conflict Minerals, test reports, technical datasheet, lifecycle status, and more.

Your GDX subscription gives you access to all information shared by suppliers.

When measuring the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your compliance data program, you include all the steps associated with obtaining your data - time spent with suppliers, data review and validation, and normalizing data so that you can use it. Further, you need to keep your data up-to-date, so you will have to repeat this process regularly and measure your TCO over a decades long time horizon.

With GDX, these steps are automated, this saves you a tremendous amount of time. Data collection and validation are streamlined, data normalization is eliminated, and even data delivery can be automated with our Integration Adaptors. In maintaining your data, any updates published by suppliers are available to you automatically, resulting in significant annual savings.

Yes, we offer GDX Integration Adaptors for virtually all enterprise systems. Integration adaptors deliver your compliance data automatically to you. Check out our GDX Integration Adaptors to learn more.
Yes, you can invite any of your suppliers to register for a free account.
Refer to Plans & Pricing. If you are a supplier, you can register for a free account.
GDX supports all commodity types, including off-the-shelf parts, custom parts, bulk materials, packaging, modules, assemblies, etc. Compliance spans your entire product, so it is important that you can obtain data from your suppliers for all relevant components.
Yes, you can load any or all of your company parts, including the associated suppliers and supplier part numbers. Parts are then linked to supplier parts in GDX, giving you access the associated supplier data and data updates.


Supplier FAQs

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Yes. You can prepare your declaration online in GDX, using the simple web forms. Then, you or your customers can export the data in IPC 1752A. One of the benefits of GDX is once your data is in the system, it can be exported to different formats, and your customers can obtain data in the format they prefer.
Yes, if you already have your data in an existing format, such as 1752, contact our supplier support team for assistance in bulk loading your data.
Go to the Plans & Pricing section and choose the free plan.
Yes, we offer services to set up your account and part information. We also offer fully managed and custom services to maintain this information for you. Contact Sales for further information.
Yes, you can post any supporting documents, including technical specifications, test reports, CoCs and other declarations of conformance.
There is no limit to the number of parts you can declare. Note also that the system supports family series parts, allowing common declaration and supporting documents for family parts.

There are many benefits to suppliers. First, it reduces your burden in responding to numerous requests by your customers for the same information.

Also, GDX online declaration is far easier than complicated declaration forms.

In addition, GDX allows your disclosure data to be in a form that can be readily used by your customers. Your customer can download data from GDX in their preferred format as GDX can prepare different formats automatically. This reduces your burden in filling out custom surveys and specialized declaration formats.

And just as important, GDX allows your customers to go to a single place to obtain info for many suppliers. When you update your information, all customers can be automatically notified and update their records.

There are many benefits to suppliers. First, GDX online declaration is far easier than complicated declaration forms.

In addition, GDX allows your disclosure data to be in a form that can be readily used by your customers. Your customer can download data from GDX in their preferred format as GDX can prepare different formats automatically. This reduces your burden in filling out custom surveys and specialized declaration formats.

And just as important, GDX allows your customers to go to a single place to obtain info for many suppliers. When you update your information, all customers can be automatically notified and update their records.

Yes, when filling out your online declaration, you can enter a substance as proprietary and give it a name, such as "Trade Secret". This feature can also be used for trace, unknown, and other substance content.
 
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