March 1, 2012

New Standards Resource for the Industry

Help spread the word about the IDEA Industry Standards Committee (ISC) and all the standards resources they publish such as the industry’s Electrical Attribute Schema, EDIPro Standards and Net Price Synchronization methods. Download the latest Standards Product Brief for a concise summary of the advantages businesses can achieve by implementing IDEA standards, including:

The Electrical Attribute Schema


  • Provides standardized structure for building intuitive, user-friendly web storefronts
  • Promote products accurately and consistently to improve search rankings 
  • Integrate UNSPSC® codes and their related attributes into business processes to conduct spend

    analyses and gather market intelligence 

  • Increase the speed and precision of your product promotions

EDIPro Standards


  • Integrate electronic processes with business systems, such as Epicor, Infor, Mincron, SAP, and Oracle
  • Reduce cost and implementation time – create one EDI map for multiple trading partners 
  • Import/export product information to IDEA’s Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) 
  • Automate more business processes with more trading partners – EDIPro is widely adopted in the

    electrical channel, and adoption is growing in PHCP, PVF, Industrial, and HVAC verticals

Net Price Synchronization


  • Streamline the invoice-to-payment process
  • Make smart business decisions based on accurate inventory value 
  • Speed up the rebate payment process by reducing manual efforts

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