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IDW for Manufacturers

  • 13 Sep 2013

"Providing clean and complete marketing data through the IDW makes it easy for our distributors to access all the information they need to promote our products. This not only helps project our brand in a consistent manner across various media, it is also the most efficient way for us to help our distributors meet their customers' needs." — Charbel H. Tagher, Specified Technologies, Inc.

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IDX for Distributors

  • 13 Sep 2013

“I have been with Van Meter for 25 years and have held positions in purchasing, pricing, IT and now eCommerce. We have been an IDX customer for many years, because it is a cost-effective solution. IDEA’s IDX makes perfect sense for our business needs with its package solutions and managed services. Plus, the IDX service is proactive, and we are notified about issues before they arise and become more problematic. For instance, we had rescheduled some EDI files for transmission but did not realize that we had done it wrong, causing the files to be much larger than they should have been. The IDX team noticed this discrepancy in normal activity and quickly brought it to our attention. Thanks to the IDX team, we were able to correct the mistake before incurring some large kilo-character charges, which was very much appreciated! IDEA is more than a service a provider; they are a partner that supports Van Meter’s success.” - Joe Wallace, Van Meter Inc.

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IDX for Manufacturers

  • 13 Sep 2013

"IDEA’s services have given Siemens Energy & Automation the flexibility to adapt to unique customer requirements as well as the opportunity to delay EDI development without missing a beat as far as our customers are concerned." — Liz Murrans, Siemens Energy & Automation

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General/Customer Service

  • 13 Sep 2013

"IDEA staff not only executed the project, but I felt like someone was paying attention. They didn’t just sell me a service and then walk away and hope that the conversion would go through. They were involved 100 percent, and they stayed with it until it was done. They definitely have the technical competency on hand." — Bob Shapiro, Franklin Empire

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Standards

  • 13 Sep 2013

"IDEA was the first to bring manufacturers and distributors together to make collective decisions. Both parties are literally in same room voicing hardships and pain points and coming up with solutions together. It’s a very collaborative environment and any manufacturer or distributor that is not participating in the conversation is really missing out." — Stacie Braffet, IDEAL

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IDW for Distributors

  • 12 Sep 2013

"I believe IDEA is the only way that we can be truly successful in taking the inefficiencies out of our organizations as it relates to product data and communication standards. It is the responsibility of the manufacturers to develop and administer their data, and the IDW gives them the opportunity to do that. Any third party that gets in there and messes with that data adds inefficiencies to the business relationships." — David Crum, Crum Electric Supply

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