News & Events

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 Announces Expansion to Industry Data Warehouse Standard

The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) announces an expansion to the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) standard. IDEA’s management and Board of Directors have mandated the population of a set of 43 critical data fields that distributors have identified as necessary to conduct business today. Manufacturer compliance to this updated standard will be measured as part of IDEA’s new Data Certification Program, the first comprehensive IDW metric for data quantity and quality.

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IDEA Announces Leadership Transition

  • 05 Aug 2014

The IDEA Board of Directors, chaired by Jack Carlson, president of Southwire’s North American Business, announced today that president and CEO Bob Gaylord has stepped down to pursue other areas of interest.

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NetPricer Service Integrates Certified Contractor Price Updates with ConEst IntelliBid

NetPricer, an online material price update service that provides access to your distributors' material pricing, along with ElectricSmarts Network and IDEA announced that ConEst has successfully integrated their IntelliBid estimating software with IDEA's Industry Data Warehouse (IDW), for updating the List/3rd column price. ConEst has also added the capability to import items directly from ElectricSmarts' online catalog, Smart eCat, into the IntelliBid database.

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Registration Opens for 2014 IDEA E-Biz Forum

Registration is now open for the 16th annual IDEA E-Biz Forum -- the only eBusiness event dedicated to B2B leaders in the electrical supply chain. This year's event, themed "Full Steam Ahead: Moving Forward Together," will be held September 24-26 at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, California. To make it even easier for attendees to register and connect, IDEA launched a redeveloped E-Biz Forum website (www.idea-ebizforum.com). The new site offers a user-friendly, contemporary design with streamlined registration, agenda and session details, and easy-to-access resources from past Forum events.

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