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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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IDEA Dictionary: What is ETIM?

When dealing with data, and all related terminology, you may feel like you’re trying to speak a foreign language. In the interest of keeping things clear and simple, we will introduce commonly-used terms in our IDEA Dictionary series to help you navigate the data shorthand and learn the lingo. This week, we bring you: ETIM.

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Standards Updates: IDW Classification and Marketing Descriptor Model v05.00

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The current version of the CMD (CMDv05.00) has been updated to reflect new categories from the latest version of the United Nations Standard Products and Services Codes (UNSPSCv18) ® - released earlier this year - that are applicable to the electrical industry. In addition to the new categories in the CMDv05.00, you will also see a new column titled “Critical Attributes”.

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ETIM Committee: Background and Updates

As globalization transforms the way we do business, strategic initiatives that focus on improving our industry’s connectedness across national borders become increasingly necessary. To learn more about the initiative, IDEA is hosting a high-level ETIM education session at the 2016 IDEA eBiz Forum, May 25-27, in Orlando, FL.

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2015 Updated IDW Standards Documents

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In early 2015, IDEA restructured the Industry Standards Committee (ISC), adopting new procedures and processes to formalize the development of data and eCommerce standards and guidelines for the electrical industry. One major adjustment was to lock down the frequency of standards releases to once a year, and IDEA has announced the most recent annual standards release - December 2015.

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