Socomec’s authorized distributors will be able to access the latest product content, images, and more electronically through this industry-approved master data management (MDM) platform
Arlington, VA – IDEA, a leading product data provider, announces that Socomec, an electrical component manufacturer, is syndicating its product data through IDEA Connector. This provides Socomec’s authorized trading partners with the accurate, timely product data and marketing content. By supplying their distributors efficient digital access to the information needed to market and sell, Socomec is creating a better customer experience, minimizing order errors and returns.
Socomec is an electrical equipment design and manufacturing company, specializing in energy performance of low voltage electrical installations. With 12 manufacturing sites and a long-standing presence in more than 80 countries, including in the USA and Canada, Socomec has been at forefront of electrical component manufacturing for 100 years.
“Socomec is enthusiastic in providing our high quality product data to our distributors through IDEA Connector. This partnership with IDEA takes Socomec into a new level,” said David Dahuron, Sales & Technical Support Manager, Socomec.
IDEA Connector allows Socomec’s authorized distributors to receive all available product content in a variety of formats. In addition to delivering a user-friendly interface to maintain product information, users have access to a graphical mapping tool to generate any required product and pricing extracts.
“Socomec is providing their distributors with direct digital access to high-quality product content in IDEA Connector,” said Brenda Maxwell, IDEA Director of Global Product Management. “This better equip distributor to sell products and better serve customers.”
IDEA Connector holds over 2.9 million SKUs, 250 million product attributes, and over 500 fields for digital initiatives, including technical drawings, multiple images (3D, thumbnails, etc.), warranty information, videos, IMAP pricing, certifications (UL, Prop 65, etc.), and multilingual content (Spanish, French, etc.).
The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) is the official technology service provider and eBusiness standards body of the electrical industry. IDEA helps hundreds of manufacturers and distributors effectively and efficiently exchange transactional and eCommerce content on a day-to-day basis. IDEA was founded in 1998 through a partnership formed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED). IDEA’s applications also bring value to vertical markets such as industrial, retail, and consumer-packaged goods. Find out more at idea4industry.com.
Socomec is an electrical equipment design and manufacturing company, specializing in low voltage energy performance in terms of safety, service continuity, quality and energy efficiency. A commitment to continual investment in R&D allows the company to adapt products to the ever-changing demands of today’s market. Socomec has expertise in Power Switching, Power Monitoring, Power Conversion and Energy Storage. Additionally, Socomec is committed to the Expert Services associated with these technologies, to enhance performance in terms of security, availability and efficiency of energy. You can find out more about Socomec & our product offering on our website at www.socomec.us.
IDEA Marketing & Digital Operations Director