December 15, 2010

New Resource to Supplement Distributor Data Requests

In last week’s issue, we mentioned the direct correlation between the amount of distributor data requests and a manufacturer’s level of participation in the IDW Data Synchronization Platform. The more requests a manufacturer receives, the more apt they are to provide the detailed and standardized product information distributors are demanding. IDEA created a document to help distributors introduce IDW and its benefits to suppliers that are new to data synchronization – the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) for Supply Partners datasheet. A distributor can send this resource with their personal data request to help suppliers jump-start data synchronization initiatives.

The IDW for Supply Partners document presents:

  • Why IDW was created
  • The benefits of providing product information to IDW
  • IDW features that are relevant and important to suppliers
  • A 10-step data preparation plan
  • Links to find out more and to contact an IDEA representative

Download Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) for Supply Partners now or access it later in our Resource Center.