January 19, 2012

New Synchronization and Professional Services Customers

New IDW Customers

Ronk Electrical Industries, Inc., a manufacturer headquartered in Nokomis, IL, became an Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) customer on January 13, 2012. Ronk has been providing phase converters, manual transfer switches, power factor correction capacitors and stray voltage isolators to the electrical industry since 1950. Still “Made in America,” Ronk will be utilizing the IDW data sync platform to provide their distributors with the most up-to-date product information on their switch line of products.

“Ronk is dedicated to making business easier for our customers. By leveraging the IDW, we’ll be able to provide our product information to distributors in near real-time. Distributors will have 24/7 access to the product information they need to market and sell our switch line of products to their customers, and they can be confident that information is accurate and validated against industry eCommerce standards. This additional automation will also reduce order errors and returns, saving everyone time and money,” said Tom Giordano, national sales and marketing manager, Ronk Electrical Industries.

Ronk is a proud member of NAED. Find out more at www.ronkelectrical.com.

Shat-R-Shield, a manufacturer from Salisbury, N.C., became an OEM customer of the IDW on January 9, 2012. Introducing the first safety-coated fluorescent lamp in 1976, Shat-R-Shield continues the legacy by specializing in shatter-resistant lamps and lighting products. Previously an IDW provider of their own product data, they will also utilize the IDW to receive attributed marketing content from other manufacturers that are a part of their supply chain. Shat-R-Shield is a member of several associations including NAED, IMARK, and A-D. Find out more at www.shatrshield.com.

New IRD CERICOMX® Customers

As a 1SYNC Data Pool On-Board Solution (OBS) partner, IDEA implements suppliers that subscribe to the 1SYNC data pool using the IRD CERICOMX® Data Synchronization Platform. IDEA was recently assigned 10 suppliers:

These companies will be trained to use IRD CERICOMX®, an online catalog that suppliers use to register product data with the GS1 Registry® and GDSN via the 1SYNC Data Pool. Suppliers also use this solution to publish product data to demand partners including retailers such as Lowe’s and Walmart.

New DMS Customers

Two companies will be taking advantage of the Data Management Service (DMS), an exclusive outsourcing solution available to IRD CERICOMX® customers. By outsourcing the data synchronization process to IDEA, companies free up limited resources to focus on other initiatives and ensure they meet deadlines from demand partners.

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