News & Events

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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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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2012 Holiday Wrap-Up

­­ ­ Happy Holidays from IDEA! Here’s a breakdown of the topics and articles that caught your attention in 2012: News about our Customers, Partners and Industry Initiatives Tim Powers of Hubbell Incorporated Recognized for Leadership in eBusiness Cooper Industries: The 1st…

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2012 Holiday Wrap-Up

­­ ­ Happy Holidays from IDEA! Here’s a breakdown of the topics and articles that caught your attention in 2012: News about our Customers, Partners and Industry Initiatives Tim Powers of Hubbell Incorporated Recognized for Leadership in eBusiness Cooper Industries: The 1st…

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2011 Holiday Wrap-Up

Here’s a breakdown of the topics and articles that caught your attenti­on in 2­011: News about our Customers & Partners­ Top news stories such as the Epicor-Activant acquisition, Hubbell’s eBusiness website and our new partnership with ElectricSmarts: Does…

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For Hubbell, eBusiness is a Philosophy

A conversation with Phil Barrios, Sr. Director, Corporate Marketing & eBusiness, Hubbell; IDEA Board Director; IDEA Industry Standards Committee (ISC) Chair Hubbell Incorporated recently revamped the eBusiness section of their corporate website including an animated video that walks you through…

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Former Activant CEO Named Epicor CEO

As most of you have heard, Apax Partners has completed the acquisition of Epicor Software Corporation and Activant Solutions Inc. As a result, Activant Solutions has changed its name to Epicor, and the integration of the two companies has begun.…

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