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Q&A with ISC Subcommittee Members: Why Standards Matter

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Recently, IDEA hosted its Industry Standards Committee (ISC) subcommittee meetings at its headquarters, located in Arlington, VA. At the second meeting since the restructuring of the ISC, the team was entrenched in developing and updating data and eCommerce standards and guidelines. We took some time to speak with three representatives from the committee to learn why they joined, and why they think standards are essential to our industry.

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IDEA Industry Standards Committee Working Sessions Recap

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Last week, industry members gathered at IDEA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia for the first IDEA Industry Standards Committee (ISC) meeting of 2015. Twenty-eight manufacturers and distributors were present to learn about the recent restructuring of the committee, and to participate in subcommittee working sessions.

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IDEA Dictionary: What is an IGCC?

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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 each newsletter that will help you navigate the data shorthand and learn the lingo. This week, we bring you: IDEA Granular Category Code (IGCC).

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IDEA Dictionary: What is a UNSPSC?

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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 each newsletter that will help you navigate the data shorthand and learn the lingo. This week, we bring you: UNSPSC.

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