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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 the benefit of providing additional layers of Packaging Information that go beyond the critical field requirements.

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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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EDI Expert Video Series 3.0 Episode 7: Standards & Why your partners’ docs can still be different

In EDI Expert Video Series 3.0, IDEA's B2B EDI Solutions Manager Tom Guzik continues to explore the ins and outs of EDI. Intended as a guide to small IT teams making big decisions and changes, this series answers questions about various aspects of EDI implementation, integration, and maintenance. In this episode, we explain why, while there are standards, your trading partners' documents can still be different.

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