May 3, 2019


IDEA will introduce the IDEA Learning Portal, their new online learning management tool to train customers for the new IDEA Connector℠, launching in late September. In addition, there will be four training sessions as well as one-on-one training opportunities at eBiz.


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Arlington, VA— IDEA has announced that they will introduce an online learning management tool, the “IDEA Learning Portal”, to train customers on the new IDEA Connector℠ launching in late September. This portal will be loaded with comprehensive training information and documentation on the new IDEA Connector℠ in preparation for its September release. To compliment the portal, there will be four training session devoted to manufacturers and distributors at eBiz. These training sessions will dive deeper into specific content to ensure the complete understanding of important functionality. The Client Solutions team will also host follow-up appointments in the Innovation Hub at eBiz to provide individualized one-on-one IDEA Connector℠ training.

The IDEA Connector team has completed the initial configuration and development of the platform and the project is on target for its scheduled launch. Functional and performance testing will be conducted from the beginning of May and user acceptance testing will take place through the summer with members of the User Group. This master data management solution will create a new era of efficiency, enabling distributors to securely access accurate and timely product and pricing data directly from manufacturers.

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About IDEA

The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) is the official technology service provider and eBusiness standards body of the electrical industry. Since its founding by the partnership between National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) and National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) partnership in 1998, IDEA’s applications provide value to vertical markets such as industrial, retail, and consumer packaged goods. Every year, thousands of manufacturers and distributors find the most cost-effective methods through IDEA’s innovative products and processes. IDEA’s applications help connect the supply chain and make business processes efficient, easy and profitable while maintaining the highest standards of data quality. IDEA is headquartered in Arlington, VA (