April 15, 2015

IDEA Announces Latest Manfs. to Achieve High Level of Compliance in Data Certification Program

IDEA Announces Latest Manufacturers to Achieve High Level of Compliance in Data Certification Program

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ARLINGTON, VA – The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) today announces the latest manufacturers that have achieved a high level of data compliance within its Data Certification Program.

The following manufacturers have all reached 95 percent compliance or higher for their items in the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) since the initial announcement made in early February:

  • Allied Moulded Products, Inc.
  • Legrand – Cablofil
  • Lithonia Lighting – Canada
  • Middle Atlantic Products
  • Ronk Electrical
  • Universal Lighting Technologies
  • WattStopper

IDEA’s Data Certification Program is designed to measure the item-level completeness and quality of data available within the IDW. The program focuses on 43 critical data fields in the IDW that contain the transactional and descriptive product information distributors need to conduct business and sell manufacturers’ products (e.g. brand, packaging, price effective date, etc.). An item is compliant if its critical fields are fully populated. The content within the compliant items’ critical fields will then go through quarterly quality checks to ensure consistency and accuracy.

Other manufacturers continue to make progress with their IDW data, and nearly 140 have committed to achieving at least 95 percent compliance for their eligible items in the IDW by October 1.

IDEA will continue to provide updates to the industry as additional manufacturers achieve high levels of compliance. If manufacturers need assistance to complete their data, IDEA offers the Critical Content Fulfillment Service to facilitate data management for the 43 critical fields.


About IDEA: The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) is the official technology service provider and eBusiness standards body of the electrical industry. The company helps thousands of manufacturers and distributors find the most cost-effective methods for running day-to-day business. IDEA’s applications help connect the supply chain and make business processes efficient, easy and enjoyable for people every day. IDEA was founded in 1998 through a partnership rooted in the collective leadership of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) members. Their applications also bring value to vertical markets such as industrial, retail, and consumer-packaged goods. IDEA is headquartered in Arlington, VA (idea4industry.com).