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The Forum agenda provides a landscape for IDEA customers and their peers to network, identify eBusiness challenges and clear the roadblocks one-by-one.  Attendees don't just come here to learn, they come to make significant progress toward business objectives in an environment that thrives with collaboration from manufacturers/suppliers, distributors and service providersIndustry experts will share the freshest eBusiness concepts, initiatives and technologies; and you’ll get the opportunity to hand-select areas for further development.  

Preview of 2013 agenda topics and training:

  • Business strategies and organizational anecdotes for ­integrating social and mobile technologies into digital marketing
  • Success stories/examples of how distributors are utilizing and leveraging manufacturer product information including marketing content and attributes
  • Trading partner relationships that work – how manufacturers, distributors and retailers are communicating effectively to meet shared goals and objectives
  • Organizational solutions for adopting and implementing the Data Management Platform (DMP) from distributor and manufacturer perspectives
  • Utilizing eBusiness to accomplish green and sustainability alternatives for your business
  • How to prepare your data for building information modeling (BIM)
  • Strategies to generate internal buy-in of and support for data sync initiatives
  • Industry trends and best practices for eCommerce, EDI and data sync
  • Optimizing your eCatalog/web storefront with the product information your customers are searching for and need to make purchasing decisions
  • How to prioritize your product data clean-up/integration­ initiatives
  • And much more…

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