Standards Resources & Information

Our IDEA Industry Standards Committee (ISC) publishes a variety of industry-approved templates, guidelines and white papers to streamline trading partner communication.

If you have a need for a new standard, white paper guideline or edits/additions to existing standards, please complete the Standards Development Request Form (accessible in the IDW or in the Standards Development Public Workspace) and send to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Each request will be carefully reviewed and considered for implementation by the ISC Governance body. For questions regarding the standards change request process, please download this guide

IDEA's proprietary IDW Standards documents are available on the "Documents" page of the IDW application portal.

IDX Standards documents are available on the "Documents" page of the IDX application portal and the IDEA website via the button below ("Access Public Standards Documents").

Contact your Account Specialist or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for additional information.

Standards Development Collaboration Workspace

Click here to access the IDEA Standards Development Collaboration Workspace.

In this workspace, you can view a description of the IDEA Industry Standards Committee (ISC) and subcommittees and view a calendar of scheduled meetings. Registered participants on the ISC can also log in to a dedicated participant space from this page.

In the document section of this workspace, you can view the following:

  • ISC Charter
  • ISC Intellectual Property and Anti-Trust Policy
  • A list of registered ISC participants 
  • Any documents that are available for public viewing/comment
  • A list of Standards Development requests being worked on
  • A list of UNSPSC and Schema change requests in queue
  • Development and change request forms
  • Standards release schedule
  • Committee participation expectations




eBusiness Standards Developed and Maintained by IDEA

Hear the past standards chair, Phil Barrios of Hubbell Incorporated, discuss the value of eBusiness standards.