Business Partners

A shared view of collaboration and success.

We partner with associations, marketing groups, and service providers to ensure our applications and services deliver the highest level of value to their members and clients.

National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) is the trade association for the $70+ billion electrical distribution industry. Through networking, education, research and benchmarking, NAED helps electrical distributors increase profitability and improve the channel. NAED’s membership represents approximately 4,100 locations internationally.

For more information, visit the NAED web site.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), created in 1926 by the merger of the Electric Power Club and the Associated Manufacturers of Electrical Supplies, provides a forum for the standardization of electrical equipment, enabling consumers to select from a range of safe, effective, and compatible electrical products.

The organization has also made numerous contributions to the electrical industry by shaping public policy development and operating as a central confidential agency for gathering, compiling, and analyzing market statistics and economics data.

For more information, visit the NEMA web site.

Electro-Federation Canada is a national, not-for-profit industry association representing over 225 member companies, key players in the electrical, electronics and telecommunications industries in Canada. Together, EFC member companies contribute over $50B to the Canadian economy, while employing more than 130,000 workers in more than 1400 facilities in Canada. EFC member companies manufacture and distribute a diverse array of products including household appliances, lighting, consumer electronics, communications and electronic equipment, cabling, industrial equipment and other electrical products.

For more information, visit the Electro-Federation Canada web site.

Affiliated Distributors (A-D) is a 29-year-old buying and marketing group founded in the electrical industry to create a level playing field between strong local and regional wholesalers and their national chain competitors. A-D is the largest buying group for electrical distributors, general line industrial distributors, pipe, valves and fittings distributors, plumbing distributors, HVAC distributors and drywall / gypsum specialty distributors. Over 500 independently owned members sell more than $27 Billion in construction and industrial supplies, by more than $7 Billion from A-D Preferred Suppliers.

For more information, visit the Affiliated Distributors (A-D) web site.

DATAgility helps companies drive significant sales growth, build brand loyalty and increase profits, by unlocking the power of high quality product data. If your company has staff dedicated to correcting purchase orders, resolving price differences, adjusting invoices - poor quality product data is likely the culprit! If the information you are sharing on your website is not being easily conveyed to your trading partner websites and B2B systems, you are losing critical sales opportunities. Don’t let the costs of poor quality and unsynchronized product data continue. Contact DATAgility to learn more about our cost-effective enriched catalog content, description building, and data alignment services to leverage your product data as a powerful asset.

For more information, visit the DATAgility, Inc. web site.

ecmarket is focused on delivering eBusiness solutions which allow companies to reap the benefits of eBusiness without forcing trading partners to change their processes or invest in lengthy and costly technology projects. The CONEXIOM solution is used by some of the worlds largest and most innovative companies such as 3M. ecmarket distributes its CONEXIOM solution via resellers both under its own brand and as a white-label solution under partner brands such as iConex.

For more information, visit the ecmarket web site.

Epicor Software Corporation (recently combined with Activant Solutions Inc.) is a global leader delivering business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With nearly 40 years of experience serving midmarket organizations and divisions of Global 1000 companies, Epicor has more than 33,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), point of sale (POS), supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor inspires customers to build lasting competitive advantage. Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company’s headquarters are located in California, with offices and affiliates worldwide.

For more information, visit the Epicor web site.

ETIM International is a partnership of national ETIM organizations and has its official seat in Brussels. ETIM International was founded to join forces in the development, maintenance, publishing and promotion of one European Technical Information Model (ETIM) for the classification of technical products. The power of ETIM is the collective; independent and sector wide organizing is the only way to success. The focus of ETIM International for the presence lies on the classification of electro technical products, but the association is open for entry of other related industry sectors.

For more information, visit the ETIM International web site.

IBM Smarter Commerce integrates industry-leading capabilities and offerings from its software, services and systems portfolio to help clients increase the value they generate for their customers, partners and shareholders. Smarter Commerce integrates and transforms how companies manage and adapt their buy, market, sell, fulfill, and service processes, putting the customer at the center of the value chain. It increases differentiation, customer loyalty, revenue and margin growth. For more information, visit ibm.com/smarterplanet/commerce. 

For more information, visit the IBM Smarter Commerce web site.

IMARK GROUP, Inc. is a member-owned marketing group made up of 172 independently owned electrical distributors throughout the United States. Member companies serve their local customers at over 1,000 branch locations. With over $8 billion in combined sales, IMARK Group members represent the second largest electrical distribution entity in the United States.

IMARK members are market leading companies serving the needs of electrical contractors, industrial and institutional MRO customers, electric utilities and other customer types throughout the country. At the heart of IMARK's success is its relationship with over 100 of the electrical industry's leading manufacturers and service providers. IMARK members work closely with these companies to satisfy end customers while members and suppliers maximize profitability, increase market share, and strengthen business relationships.

For more information, visit the IMARK website. 

Infor is the third largest provider of enterprise applications and services, helping 70,000 customers in 164 countries improve operations, drive growth and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, using ground-breaking technology that delivers a rich user experience, and flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises or both.

For more information, visit the Infor web site.

NEMRA, founded in 1969 by 32 independent representatives, has become a leading force in the electrical industry marketplace. NEMRA's membership is comprised of about 500 representative firms, with more than 4,500 highly trained salespeople, and about 250 manufacturer affiliates. It is estimated that 80% of the manufacturers that market through electrical wholesale distribution use NEMRA representative companies to market their products. NEMRA provides its members with access to the best sales, marketing and management tools through conferences, programs, networking, research, and educational opportunities. NEMRA also works tirelessly to give the independent representative a voice in business organizations, government agencies and industry groups, and to aggressively market the role of the independent representative.

For more information, visit the NEMRA web site.

Unilog is India’s leading catalog management and data cleansing company. Unilog employs over 300 people, is ISO 9001:2000 certified and supports customers in North & South America, Europe and Asia. Unilog provides classification, cleansing, attribute extraction and enrichment services for all major industry verticals, and has excellent relationships with most PIM, ERP and SCM implementation companies.

IDEA partners with Unilog to offer the IDW Web Storefront Tool to distributors.

For more information, visit the Unilog Content Solutions web site.