What is the difference between dTrackit and eTrackit? 

Both dTrackit and eTrackit offer traceability of third-party verified transactions of certified material across the supply chain. The difference is dTrackit relies on transaction certificates, while eTrackit tracks the volume of certified material for each product (rather than the entire transaction) online via eTransaction.

Transaction certificates, as used in dTrackit, are an established approach. So, it is business as usual for certified organizations using our standards. They are the representation of a shipment of products between a seller and buyer that a certification body has verified. No change is required for the certified organization, and traceability is offered as a value-add. As a certificate-based solution, transaction certificates are flexible and cater to the dynamic and fragmented nature of the textile supply chain where there are frequent changes to business rules and suppliers, and marginal suppliers are at play.

eTransactions, as used in eTrackit, offer real-time digital tracking of physical transformative movements of certified material. As a solution that uses tokens centrally managed in one system, it requires whole supply chains to transition to a new way of working on a single platform. Business rules are built in for automation efficiency best suited to stable and established supply chains moving large volumes. 

A brand should choose a method of transaction verification that best suits its supply chains. An important note in making this decision is that currently, dTrackit and eTrackit are standalone, meaning certified materials that are verified in one method cannot be used as inputs to the other.