IDEA implemented multiple standards-based enhancements to the IDW over the course of 2013 that will assist both manufacturers and distributors moving forward into 2014. Some key enhancements that have been put in place include:
- Electrical Attribute Schema v4.o
- UNSPSC Normalization
- Non-Specific Manufacturer UPC
- Replacement/Repair Part Status Code
- Certification Agency and Certification Number Expansion
You can learn more about the standards-based enhancements that have been made to the IDW, as well as additional enhancements planned for 2014, by downloading this detailed summary recap.
Many of these enhancements are worked on during IDEA Industry Standard Committee (ISC) meetings, like the one pictured above.