Coding & Classification

There are a large number of Coding and Classification systems used by buyers, and unfortunately suppliers have generally be asked to map to all of them.

@UK PLC is now able to simplify the process for suppliers by mapping all of a suppliers products to e2class, which then accurately maps onto all existing coding systems used by buyers, and takes the head ache of coding and classification away from suppliers.  

Use e2class to map to everything else

There are over 500,000 item level codes in e2class, which can be used to map to the 1,000's of categories in the various commonly used procurement classification systems. This is much less painful than maintaining mappings to each of the individual classification systems. It also means that when new versions of classification systems come out your items are already mapped as part of the maintenance of e2class

e2class maps to the following systems

  • NSV - National Supplies Vocabulary
  • NHS eclass - National Health Service eclass
  • ecl@ss - German eclass
  • UNSPSC - United Nations Standard Products and Services Code
  • ProClass -Local Authorities ProClass

Coding And Classification Glossary

  • NSV - National Supplies Vocabulary over 500,000 item level codes
  • NHS eclass - National Health Service eclass 2,500 categories
  • ecl@ss - German eclass 32,000 categories
  • UNSPSC - United Nations Standard Products and Services Code - 25,000 categories
  • ProClass -Local Authorities ProClass 350 categories


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Why Choose @UK?

  • Green Marketplace with over 1 million users
  • Get analysis results fast: fully-automated
  • Guaranteed savings & Immediate business plan
  • Full granular, line-item level reporting
  • Products, categories and suppliers responsible for your procurement carbon footprint
  • Over £120 billion analysed to date
  • Over 290,000 companies formed
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@UK PLC is the leading ecommerce marketplace, with over 1 million users. We believe that @UK PLC has significantly more users than all the other UK marketplaces combined, and that we are probably the largest transactional b2b marketplace providing integrated eCommerce and eProcurement worldwide.

@UK PLC is the first large volume green marketplace with over 3 million products that have carbon footprints. @UK PLC supports businesses from start up through to being members of the fortune 500, and is a leading Company Formation & Company Registration Agent with over 290,000 Limited Companies formed.


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'The project was particularly exciting as it allowed for joint work with leading academics at the University of Reading and Research scientists at @UK PLC. This is one of the largest and most innovative KTP projects ever undertaken and we are very excited by the results. We believe that the new tool is groundbreaking and has come at exactly the right time to help public and private sector organizations achieve savings.'

Professor Mark Bishop, Department of Computing

'It's really useful because we can look at the information from all different angles and it's so easy to use,' says Ms Hamilton. 'It will help us rationalise and standardise our suppliers and products, which in turn means we can get better prices.'

Vicki Hamilton, The Head of Procurement and Supplies for the Outer South East London Shared Procurement
London Procurement Program


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