A New IDEA: The Next-Generation IDW

IDEA is currently in the process of developing the next-generation Industry Data Warehouse (IDW), which will be used to standardize and manage manufacturer product data. The current IDW platform serves as the electrical industry’s product information data pool for North American companies. It allows manufacturers to securely share accurate and timely product and pricing data with distributors and other wholesale trading partners from one centralized location and in one standardized electronic format.

To support IDEA’s goal of increasing the depth, breadth, and quality of content available in the IDW, IDEA has selected Stibo Systems' MDM solution STEP Trailblazer to power the next-generation IDW. Users will still be able to securely share product and pricing information from one centralized location; however, IDEA will also leverage Stibo Systems' highly flexible MDM solution to give the new platform a more user-friendly interface, strengthen and enforce product data security and authorizations, and monitor and report on product data to ensure it adheres to quality and compliance standards. 

Check out at the project map below to stay up-to-date with where we are in this exciting process and to see what is on the horizon!

Next-Generation IDW Project Map: