November 21, 2007

Inbound Mapper Tool Enhances IDW Flexibility

IDEA recently completed testing on the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) Inbound Mapper. The Inbound Mapper is a tool designed to simplify the IDW data importing process for suppliers, similar to how the Outbound Mapper simplifies the exporting process for distributors and other trading partners. This tool will match supplier transactional data to the IDW standardized format and provide more flexible load options by allowing suppliers to develop fully customizable maps compatible with EZView PIPE 2.4. These custom maps will help automate the data loading process resulting in:

  • Time Savings
  • Improved data accuracy
  • Faster data loads

The Inbound Mapper will be fully supported by the IDEA staff and it will be available to IDW customers in December. As a prerequisite, customers must complete the Inbound Mapper and Data Quality Training Programs so stay tuned for the December Training schedule in next week’s issue. Contact Bob Whitehouse, IDW Program Director, at (703) 562-4608 for more information.