IDEA is an association jointly owned by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association NEMA and the National Association of Electrical Distributors NAED to standardize and handle product data that drives distributorsrsquo internal information systems and supports efforts to provide customers with comprehensive ecommerce capabilities

IDEA is an association jointly owned by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) to standardize and handle product data that drives distributors’ internal information systems and supports efforts to provide customers with comprehensive e-commerce capabilities.

IDEA Expands Industry Data Warehouse Standard, Mandating 43 Fields of Data

“Manufacturers and distributors alike will see an increase in the value they receive from complete, certified product data, improving the overall quality of any trading partner transaction moving forward.” Chris Curtis, CEO, IDEA

The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA), Arlington, Va., announced an expansion to the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) standard that governs the data included in the IDW database, which distributors throughout the electrical industry use to update product data from their suppliers.

IDEA is an association jointly owned by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) to standardize and handle product da

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