The Industry Data Exchange Association Inc. (IDEA), Arlington, Va., says 25% of the items in the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) are compliant within IDEA’s Data Certification Program. The IDW has seen growth from a baseline of 0.66%, or 16,000, compliant eligible items in early February to 600,000 compliant items today. Ten additional electrical manufacturers have also reached 95% compliance or higher in the past month.
“600,000 items in the IDW are fully attributed and ready for distributor web store catalogs. In addition, each of these items has 42 other fields of complete transactional data,” said Paul Molitor, president and CEO, IDEA. “This growing amount of rich manufacturer-supplied information will help distributors’ web commerce to become more competitive and profitable.”