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IDEA Dictionary: What is ETIM?

When dealing with data, and all related terminology, you may feel like you’re trying to speak a foreign language. In the interest of keeping things clear and simple, we will introduce commonly-used terms in our IDEA Dictionary series to help you navigate the data shorthand and learn the lingo. This week, we bring you: ETIM.

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EDI Expert Video Series 3.0 Episode 2: When a Partner Asks You to Use a Specific EDI Solution

In EDI Expert Video Series 3.0, IDEA's B2B EDI Solutions Manager Tom Guzik continues to explore the ins and outs of EDI. Intended as a guide to small IT teams making big decisions and changes, this series answers the questions about various aspects of EDI implementation, integration, and maintenance. In this episode, we discuss whether you necessarily need to use the specific solution your EDI partner has asked you to.

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Demystifying the IDW: The 43 Critical Fields and Beyond

Over the last few years, the industry’s focus has been primarily on the 43 critical data fields within the IDW – the fields housing basic “must-have” data, e.g., size, weight, spec sheets, etc. In actuality, the IDW has more than 350 data fields available for manufacturers to provide more in-depth information, differentiate their brand, and showcase their products as they see fit.

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Authorized Request for Digital Asset Modification

  • 30 Aug 2016

IDEA can host the images of all IDW subscribers on our Digital Content server. However, due to potential legality issues and image copyright infringement within the industry, IDEA will not modify images provided to the IDW by any manufacturer without their written permission.

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EDI Expert Video Series 3.0 Episode 1: EDI Map Fields

In EDI Expert Video Series 3.0, IDEA's B2B EDI Solutions Manager Tom Guzik continues to explore the ins and outs of EDI. Intended as a guide to small IT teams making big decisions and changes, this series answers the questions about various aspects of EDI implementation, integration, and maintenance. In this episode, we discuss what fields need to be incorporated into an EDI map when getting started.

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IDEA Tip of the Week: Exemptions

When the Data Certification Program was created, IDEA realized that not all of its 43 critical data fields were relevant, and that there may be external factors that inhibit a manufacturer from being able to provide accurate product information. Some of the 43 critical fields may be exempt from the compliance and excellence requirements, and the “exemption” status allows the manufacturer to leave those fields blank.

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