The qualification levels describe the quality of the data of a product.


The aim is to combine the complete IT / ITK product range of the listed distributors into a database that can be used for various purposes (purchasing, sales, merchandise management processes, online shops).

Since the quality of the product data depends on which and how many content sources are available (eg Icecat, CNET or the suppliers themselves), it is necessary to provide quality grading for the products present in the database.


value identification name
3 Manually qualified Icecat or CNET-qualified
2 Automatically qualified ITScope qualified
1 unqualified ITScope-unqualified
0 Distributor-qualified Price list

3: Icecat or CNET Qualified

These products are Icecat or CNET qualified and / or created based on Icecat or CNET channel data. This means that the product identifiers are uniformly assigned and the allocation of the reference sources (supplier article numbers) is checked by Icecat or CNET & ITscope. Almost all products have a powerful data sheet with a variety of technical detail information as well as high-quality product images. This is currently the highest qualification level and can be used, for example, for onlineshops with particularly good article information.

Please note that the product identifier may differ from the Icecat or CNET product identifier.

2: ITscope Qualified

These products are automatically qualified by the ITscope database engine. This means that suppliers' specifications are brought to a uniform standard so that data sheets with the same design as Level 3 Icecat or CNET products can also be generated for this stage.

A product can automatically be qualified to the Two ITscope level if more than four sources are available, and a vendor leads the product in a category classified by ITscope as a trusted category. Although the automatic processing does not exclude errors, the product data of stage two are generally of good quality and can be used for online shops.

1: ITscope-unqualified

These products, some of which are only available from a supplier in the program or which can not be assigned due to incomplete data, also have a generated data sheet, but the information contained is far less detailed.

0: price list line

Some of the products are duplicates of ITscope-level products or ITscope-qualified products, while others can not be identified with a distinct product type ("not categorized" or "various accessories"), so it is not recommended to export them to online stores .In this case, no assignment takes place and the products remain as price list lines. As soon as the underlying supplier no longer has this product, price list lines are immediately removed from the database; these products can be identified by an ending on 999 ITscope-PUID.

The price list lines can be excluded from the export by activating the setting "Only products with ITscope catalog ID, no end-of-end supplier products".

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