GS1 Germany provides services and a competence centre for cross- company cooperation’s courses of business for the German consumer goods industry and related economic sectors. It aims to optimise the complete value chain. GS1 Germany represents the interests of the German economy in relation to the identification and communication standards on a European and International level for EPCglobal. GS1 Germany also has the core competence to integrate new RFID/EPC standards to business processes for retailing, industry- and IT-providers, market research companies or supplier of marketplaces in the context of national enforcement. The RFID/EPC Service Providers Working Group of GS1 Germany is reflected in the activities of the global EPCglobal Software and Hardware Action Groups. The participants of this board contribute active to the RFID/EPC-standardisation and the integration of the EPCglobal network components in their solutions.