January 6, 2010

January Training Opportunities: Get Updated Info on UNSPSC Training and Assistance

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 IDW and IDX training sessions.

UPDATED! UNSPSC Training Information    

The December 31st deadline to populate the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC) for all products in IDW has come and gone. Congratulations to all of the manufacturers and service providers that worked so hard to meet the deadline! The attention to detail and dedication that was demonstrated will bring significant benefits to everyone involved. The population of these standardized category codes is essential for the industry to begin utilizing and benefiting from the first Electrical Attribute Schema. Training will continually be offered to IDEA customers so that these codes can be appropriately maintained and utilized in the future.

Download the UNSPSC Service Document to find out how we can help you develop a custom assistance program for your company.

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

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, January 14: 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM EST
  • Thursday, January 21: 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, January 05: 1:30-2:30PM
  • Tuesday, January 12: 1:30-2:30PM
  • Tuesday, January 19: 1:30-2:30PM
  • Tuesday, January 26: 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.