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SBP Data Transfer System

Information Bulletin No.2

 

Introduction


Welcome to the second SBP Data Transfer System (DTS) information bulletin. If you missed the first bulletin you can read it at: http://www.sustainablebiomasspartnership.org/data-transfer-system.
 
The SBP DTS is available now for testing and Certificate Holders are encouraged to trial it before it becomes mandatory from 1 October 2016 – please see below for suggestions on how to do that . If you are a Certificate Holder you will need to be ready to implement the DTS into your own systems and processes. The purpose of this series of information bulletins is provide you with a step-by-step guide to the DTS.  Please do take the time to read them. 
 

About the DTS


The DTS is an important tool which is necessary to support the integrity of the SBP certification scheme. It is simple to use, making it easy to pass SBP claims to your customer. Only a few data inputs are necessary: the name of the seller and the buyer; the transaction date; the mass and type of product sold; the batch ID; and the SBP claim being made.
 
Data entered into the DTS is stored securely and is not shared with anyone outside SBP. You can read more about DTS system security at: http://www.sustainablebiomasspartnership.org/data-transfer-system/dts-system-security.
 
The dedicated DTS page on the SBP website contains a basic introduction to the system, including some FAQs at: http://www.sustainablebiomasspartnership.org/data-transfer-system/dts-faqs.
 

DTS v0.5 available now for testing


DTS v0.5 is available via the dedicated DTS page on the SBP website at: http://www.sustainablebiomasspartnership.org/data-transfer-system.

Please try recording an example transaction claim now. If you use your own email address instead of your customer’s the DTS will send the claim confirmation to you and you can review the information your customer will receive.
 
Please note you do not need a PIN during the testing phase. PINs will only be necessary from 1 October, when use of the DTS becomes mandatory. PINs will be sent out during the next two weeks to the named contacts at each of the SBP Certificate Holders. If you are unsure who your named contact is please refer to your organisation’s entry on the Certificate Holders page at: http://www.sustainablebiomasspartnership.org/approvals-and-certifications/certificate-holders.
 

Please give us your feedback


Your feedback is important to us, so please test the DTS and let us know what you think. You can contact us on: DTS@sustainablebiomasspartnership.org.

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