News & Events

E-Here and E-There

  • 21 Aug 2006

John Haluska's presentation at the Electro E-Biz Forum (to be held Sept. 26-28 in Long Beach, Calif.), "Extranets in the Electrical Industry -Observations & Trends," makes for interesting reading. Haluska is with Supplier-Info and offers this industry specific…

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For The Health of The Industry

  • 21 Aug 2006

As the old saying goes, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." And, to go one step further, if he doesn't drink, he will suffer a long, slow death. This may sound…

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Activant Announces Partnership with IDEA

  • 02 Aug 2006

IDEA and Activant Partner to Offer Innovative E-Business Solutions YARDLEY, PA, August 2, 2006 - IDEA and Activant announced a new partnership for electrical distributors to connect Activant solutions such as Activant Prophet 21 and Activant Array to the IDEA IDX2 network, and enable the full integration of supplier data via the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW).

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IDEA and Activant Partner to Offer Innovative E-Business Solutions

  • 02 Aug 2006

YARDLEY, PA, August 2, 2006 - IDEA and Activant announced a new partnership for electrical distributors to connect Activant solutions such as Activant Prophet 21 and Activant Array to the IDEA IDX2 network, and enable the full integration of supplier data via the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW).

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Another IDEA Column

  • 21 Jun 2006

IDEA and data synchronization are certainly not strangers to this space. It has been covered dozens of times here in the past few years...but that's okay-some messages take longer than others to catch on. This note comes more or…

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Make Your Pain Heard

  • 16 May 2006

The squeaky wheel gets the grease" may be an old clich√©, but it pertains to current problems in the industry: data synchronization, net pricing, and IDW2. Right now, distributors need to help themselves by pressing these issues to manufacturer…

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How Clean is Your Data?

  • 16 May 2006

An article entitled Addressing Data Quality appeared in the Feb. 8 issue of This Week (download it at http://www.idea-inc.org/files/Feb8.pdf) and made clear the need to banish dirty data problems. "To realize the full benefits…

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Consolidation - Changing the Electrical Landscape

  • 29 Mar 2006

The times are a changing. While the industry has benefited from commodity price inflation, a rebound in industrial MRO expenditures, significant residential growth and continued improvement in the commercial marketplace, this "perfect storm" is creating different opportunities for…

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