IDEA eBiz Forum Sponsors

Our 2018 Sponsors

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Kalypso was created in 2004 to bring industry-specific innovation expertise to the professional services marketplace. With an exclusive focus on innovation in a digital world, Kalypso offers comprehensive services in strategy, operations, and technology. With a flexible, nimble and agile approach to collaborating with clients, Kalypso, offers an accelerated return on innovation investment with sustained, measurable results.

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Stibo Systems is the global leader in multidomain Master Data Management (MDM) solutions. Stibo’s STEP Trailblazer powers the IDEA Connector. The technology is customized, managed and implemented by IDEA to meet the needs of the wholesale industry, strengthen and enforce product data security and authorizations, and monitor and report on product data to ensure it adheres to quality and compliance standards.


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Siemens is a global powerhouse in the areas of electrification, automation, and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis.



TPI is a privately held manufacturer of electrical heating, ventilation and controls products. Having been in operation since 1949, TPI has continually expanded its product offering in to the residential, commercial and industrial heating and ventilation markets. Today, we are recognized as an industry leader in the markets we serve. As most products are manufactured in the United States, we are excited to continue our partnership with IDEA in bringing product data solutions to the Electrical Channel.

Insite Software


Insite Software solves the unique business challenges of B2B manufacturing and distribution companies. At Insite, we go beyond commerce, by unifying the experience between people, products and channels; providing powerful enterprise solutions, with scalable models designed to grow with any sized business

Liaison Technologies

As a leader in cloud-based integration and data management solutions, Liaison Technologies is shaping the integration marketplace with innovative solutions designed to meet today’s toughest data challenges. From complex integration to data management to the brave new frontiers of big data, our secure solutions break down data silos, reduce inefficiencies, and uncover actionable insights.


WESCO is a Fortune 500 global leader in electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services.


Thomas Net

For 120 years Thomas has served the needs of manufacturers of complex B2B products to reach their audiences with the right product information to get specified and sourced. With the legacy of the Thomas Register at our back, today’s Thomas is a data, platform, and technology company that has become the leading resource for Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP) manufacturers wanting to deliver rich, configurable product information to their design and construction clients. Our expert team will assess your target audiences, cleanse and consolidate your product data, and help you deliver multiple formats of CAD & BIM, all dynamically generated from a single, easy to maintain a database on your website.


ILSCO is a third generation, family-owned, vertically integrated manufacturer of electrical connectors, surge-protection devices and electrical accessories. ILSCO’s operations span three countries, with eight locations and over 1,000 employees and representatives in those countries. ILSCO’s mission is to bring product innovation and exceptional customer service to the marketplace and to evolve as an independent global leader in the electrical industry.


Epicor business management and ERP solutions are designed to meet the unique needs of your industry.Epicor Software Corporation provides industry-specific business software designed around the needs of manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations.


Eaton is a power management company dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment. Eaton’s energy-efficient products and services help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, efficiently, safely and sustainably.


Legrand is a leading manufacturer of electrical and digital building infrastructures. Legrand’s services include the provision of control and command of electric power, cable management, power distribution, and voice-data-image distribution.

XO Logic

Unilog is a global technology company that delivers powerful, affordable eCommerce solutions for the B2B marketplace. Our cloud-based eCommerce platform and product data enrichment services help distributors, manufacturers, and wholesalers increase online sales, reduce the cost to serve, and enhance their digital channel.



Unilog Content Solutions is a global technology company specializing in e-commerce and product data management in the B2B marketplace. Unilog’s flagship product is CIMM2, a software platform designed to facilitate commerce and communication between businesses.

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Conexiom revolutionizes critical sales and accounting business practices by automating manual entry with 100% accuracy. Conexiom converts emailed and printed customer purchase orders and supplier invoices into automated sales orders and invoices. IDEA partners with Conexiom to ensure this data is converted into electronic data interchange (EDI) so that all transactions can be tracked and stored by the IDEA Exchange.

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Digital Business Architects (DBA)

DBA has been a leading provider of GDSN Data Synchronization services and solutions for over 15 years and has implemented hundreds of customers. In fact, they were the very first Implementation Services Alliance Partner to be certified by GS1 US (UCCnet at the time). IDEA refers customers to DBA as a preferred GDSN data synchronization service provider.



DDS was started by Dale P. Holt, founder and owner of Codale Electric Supply, Inc. for 38 years. They leverage cutting-edge data technologies to aggregate, enhance, normalize and deliver the best product data available for eCommerce experiences. DDS helps companies add to the product data obtained from the IDEA Connector to complete their eCommerce websites.



Moblico is a marketing technology company with turn-key mobile and digital experience solutions designed for independent wholesale electrical, HVAC, and plumbing distributors.

Our solutions are designed to help your company acquire, engage, retain and monetize your customers anytime, anywhere. Discover how distributors are leveraging mobile apps, text and picture messaging and digital mobile advertising to take their businesses to the next level.

Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation provides industrial automation power, control, and information solutions. Rockwell Automation employs over 22,000 people and has customers in more than 80 countries worldwide.

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DATAgility is an experienced onboarding partner that delivers quality data sourcing and enrichment services, powerful analytics, data normalization, score-carding, and unique synchronization services. DATAgility helps companies complete all the prep work needed to ensure their systems and processes are ready to receive product content from the IDEA Connector.


I went to the Forum to get the opportunity to more fully understand IDEA and what the future looks like. It certainly reaffirmed how important information and its flow are to the future of our business - it was well worth the trip.

Burke Herring

President, Womack Electric & Supply Co., Inc.

The networking opportunities at this event are second to none. I know of nowhere else where you can get a relatively clear vision of where the industry is heading on multiple fronts, not just solely from a technological aspect.

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Kyle Johnson

Marketing Manager, Viking Electric Supply

One of the best industry events focused on the benefits of eBusiness for our industry. The active participation of industry leaders from manufacturers, distributors and technology suppliers facilitates a balanced perspective on key topics.

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Phil Barrios

Sr. Director, Corporate Marketing and eBusiness, Hubbell Inc.