If you are an Industry Data Exchange (IDX) subscriber, you likely connect your current Enterprise Resource Package (ERP) or Order Management System (OMS) to the IDX using one of the following connections: File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). Here, we take a look at the difference between the two and explore why IDEA prefers SFTP.
IDW item status codes identify the stages of a products life cycle and provide a method to manage the changes. These codes identify the various status of an item, the conditions around that state, and the status codes for each state.
This recently signed partnership will strengthen the interoperability of open standards throughout the building and infrastructure lifecycle and value chain and improve the broader availability of digital product information.
Download the PDF
One way to obtain pricing data is to have each manufacturer share it directly with IMARK members. However, manufacturers making any price changes would have to reach out to each distributor trading partner to inform them of…
Investing in the future means investing in top-notch product data. The industry has created a solution that equips distributors with standards-based, comprehensive, up-to-date product data directly from their manufacturer trading partners: the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW).
The best way to ensure the data in your business system matches the data in the suppliers' systems is by accessing manufacturer data through a single, centralized source, like IDEA's Industry Data Warehouse.