December 2, 2009

December Training Opportunities: NEW UNSPSC and Utilities Workstation Training for Manufacturers!

This month IDEA continues to offer training sessions for customers online. A new UNSPSC and Utilities Workstation training will be available to manufacturers in addition to the IDW and IDX training sessions.

NEW! UNSPSC Training

The December 31st deadline to populate the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC) for all products in IDW is fast approaching and we want to make sure manufacturers have all the support they need to successfully complete the project in time. The population of these standardized category codes is essential for the industry to begin utilizing and benefiting from the first Electrical Attribute Schema. The training will walk manufacturers through how to read, review and filter the UNSPSC report delivered to their company, explain the importance of UNSPSC usage to manufacturers and distributors and provide direction on how to populate the codes in IDW for their products. December Trainings:

  • Thursday, December 10: 2:00 PM EST
  • Thursday, December 17: 2:00 PM EST

Contact your IDEA account manager or email accountmanager@idea-esolutions.com to sign up this month.

NEW! IDW Utilities Workstation Training

The recently released Utilities Workstation is available to all manufacturer users of IDW at no additional cost and the step-by-step user guide is located on the IDEA Portal under Training > IDW > User Guides. Our product experts can help you start using this time-saving editing and error correction tool during these training dates:

  • Thursday, December 10: 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM EST
  • Thursday, December 17: 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM EST

Individual and group training sessions can be scheduled by contacting Josh Given, Manager Data Synchronization Platform at (302) 525-2800.

On-Demand IDW Training

IDEA offers on-demand one-on-one IDW training sessions. The trainings are divided into two parts for manufacturers and distributors. Part one reviews the essential business elements of IDW and part two dives deeper into the application. These trainings will cover all the new IDW features that were revealed at the Forum. Niche training (e.g. net price, inbound mapping, etc.) is also available upon request.

Customers interested in scheduling an IDW one-on-one training session should contact Josh Given, Data Sync Platform (DSP) Support Manager, at (703) 562-4665.

IDX Tracker Training Schedule

  • Tuesday, December 01: 1:30-2:30PM
  • Tuesday, December 08: 1:30-2:30PM
  • Tuesday, December 15: 1:30-2:30PM
  • Tuesday, December 22: 1:30-2:30PM

Times don’t work for your schedule? Contact our flexible IDX training expert, Supriya Reddy at (703) 562-4616 to schedule a one-on-one training at a time that works for you.