The majority of industries have national and industry-specific standards for classifying goods and services. The standards from UNSPSC (United Nations Standard Product and Services Codes) establish a global and cross-industry standard, which exists in a variety of languages.

Representatives from BEAst have been involved and have developed the standard for construction materials, sub-contractors, rental, and plumbing, heating and sanitary products (PHS).


UNSPSC offers the purchaser a range of advantages:

  • Simpler to search for products and information in their system;
  • Easier to compare various suppliers’ products;
  • Easier with one single catalogue, rather than one per supplier;
  • Quicker purchase process;
  • Fewer incorrect purchases;
  • Support for analysing purchase patterns, reports and statistics;
  • Standard systems sometimes support UNSPSC.
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