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IDEA Dictionary: Stock Indicator Codes

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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 each newsletter that will help you navigate the data shorthand and learn the lingo. This week, we bring you three related terms: stock, quick-ship, and non-stock.

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EDI Expert Video Series Episode 11: How Does My System Communicate with EDI?

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In the latest installment of IDEA's EDI Expert Series, IDEA's Manager, B2B Solutions, Tom Guzik explains how your business system communicates with EDI. With each installment, we will bring you answers to frequently-asked questions about EDI for users and non-users alike. If you have any questions you would like answered in a future segment, submit your topic to

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Technology Trends: Drones

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Tight regulations, set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have kept Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) from wide commercial use. In the past week, there has been a slight loosening of the reigns, with new commercial-use regulations.This week, we take a look at these changes and what they may mean for businesses over the coming years.

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Press Releases

IDEA Announces New Leadership Appointment

  • 25 Nov 2014

Today, the Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) announces a new leadership appointment for the organization. IDEA’s Board of Directors have named Paul Molitor, of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), as Chief Executive Officer and President of IDEA, effective December 15th.

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IDEA in the News


IMARK Showcase 2015

March 24-26, 2015 - Rosemont, IL - More info

NAED Women in the Industry Spring Bootcamp

April 23, 2015 - 3M Austin Center, Austin, TX - More info


May 5-7, 2015 - Javits Center, New York, NY- More info