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Beyond the 43: Packaging Information.

The 43 critical fields contain transactional, marketing, and packaging information that was identified as the most crucial information for distributors to conduct business and sell the manufacturers’ products. However, the IDW actually has more than 350 data fields available for manufacturers to populate. This series will highlight the ways in which manufacturers can take advantage of the other data fields to provide more in-depth information, differentiate their brand, and showcase their products as they see fit. In this article, we will highlight Packaging Information.

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ISC Updates Q1 2017.

The Industry Standards Committee (ISC) met in early 2017 to discuss efforts to better address the needs of today’s electrical market and how to meet international data quality needs.

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Press Releases

IDEA in the News

tED Magazine - Better Data Better Warehouse

  • 24 Jan 2017
  • 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.

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electroindustry Magazine - Data Certification Program Responds to Needs

Sloppy or outdated product data can make your trading partners less willing to do business with you, ultimately costing you sales and negatively impacting your brand. On the other hand, sharing complete and current pricing and marketing content from the start reduces errors and unnecessary operational expenses. Distributors and end users value manufacturers who make their jobs easier, and with continuously improved and well-maintained product information, they can sell more of your products.

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IMARK Showcase

March 28-30, 2017 - Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago, IL - More info

NAED National Meeting

May 3-6, 2017 - Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA - More info

Lightfair International

May 9-11, 2017 - Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA - More info