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This Week in IDEA | February 2, 2011
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- NAED National Electrical Leadership Summit Panel Now on YouTube
- A Quick and Easy Way to Share IDEA News and Education
- My IDEA Portal Tip: Accounting Forms Available for Download
- New B2B eCommerce and Synchronization Customers
NAED National Electrical Leadership Summit Panel Now on YouTube
Now you can watch the complete IDEA Panel from the 2010 National Electrical Leadership Summit featuring Phil Barrios, Hubbell; Chris Hartmann, IESC Rexel/Gexpro; Bob Reynolds, Graybar and Ron Schlader, Crescent Electric. Mark your calendars and get ready to register for the 2011 Summit that will take place April 30 – May 3 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
If you missed the NAED National Electrical Leadership Summit 2010, or just want to share your experience with others, now you can using YouTube. IDEA published the IDEA Panel, "The Train Left the Station in the Middle of the Night" including the complete general session along with individual memorable insights from each panelist.
to start watching and share your comments.
About the IDEA Panel: All through the recession, some people have been waiting for business to get better, and some have been quietly making business better—for themselves and their customers. In the electrical industry, the ones taking action are using IDEA to create competitive advantage. Find out more about this gamechanger in this panel called "The Train Left the Station in the Middle of the Night." Moderating: Michael Marks, Managing Partner, Indian River Consulting. Panelists: Phil Barrios, Senior Director, Corporate Marketing & E-Business, Hubbell; Chris Hartmann, Exec. VP & CEO, IESC Rexel/Gexpro; Bob Reynolds, Chairman, President & CEO, Graybar; Ron Schlader, VP Operations & Quality, Crescent Electric.
Once you’re done catching up from the 2010 Summit, check out the to find out what you can expect this year. Check back at www.naed.org soon to register!
A Quick and Easy Way to Share IDEA News and Education
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My IDEA Portal Tip: Accounting Forms Available for Download
All IDEA customers can now download the most-requested accounting forms on the IDEA Portal including an IRS Form W9, Electronic Funds Transfer and Auto Pay for Automatic Credit Card Processing.
These forms offer great opportunities to decrease the amount of paper statements and manual processes surrounding your financials. Once you sign up for auto pay and provide your credit card information, we will automatically process your solution and service usage on a regular schedule. With the Electronic Funds Transfer form, you can access IDEA’s banking information to pay electronically instead of writing checks.
All three accounting forms are now available on the IDEA Portal. You can download them by logging in with your user name and password, navigating to Standards and searching for Service: Other and Document Type: Resources. Please contact your if you have any problems accessing the files.
New B2B eCommerce and Synchronization Customers
IDEA welcomes two new IDW customers, two new IDX customers and 12 new IRD CERICOMX customers. Read more about these companies and how you can begin trading with them electronically to expand your business.
New IDW Customer
Techline Manufacturing of Spanish Fort, Alabama, a subsidiary of Technical Specialties, became an IDEA customer on January 26, 2011. Techline is a domestic manufacturer of instrument and tubing support systems including: tubing supports, instrument stands, wire and tubing clamps, condensate chambers, air headers, and several other custom manufactured items. They will utilize the IDW Data Synchronization Platform to synchronize product and pricing information with their supply partners. Techline is a proud member of NAED. Find out more at www.techlinemfg.com.
MacLean Power Systems of Franklin Park, IL became an IDEA customer on January 31, 2011. MacLean is a leading manufacturer of products for electric utility, telecommunications and civil markets. They will utilize the IDW Data Synchronization Platform to communicate and synchronize product and pricing information with their demand partners. Find out more at www.macleanpower.com.
New IDX Customer
Tri-State Industrial, an industrial distributor of Altoona, PA, became an IDEA customer on January 26, 2011. They will take advantage of the cost savings and reliability of Industry Data Exchange (IDX) to exchange B2B documents electronically.
Jokell, Inc. of Chesapeake, VA became an IDEA customer on January 21, 2011. Jo-Kell is an electrical distributor and solutions provider serving the military, commercial marine, and industrial markets. They will also take advantage of the cost savings and reliability of Industry Data Exchange (IDX) to exchange B2B documents electronically. Find out more at www.jokell.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 12 suppliers:
- Intermountain Natural, LLC
- Goliath Games
- Master Sales
- Premium Healthy Spring Water, Inc
- Talking Rain Beverage Company
- Errol’s Cajun Foods, Inc
- Do-All Traps
- Zero Technology
- The National Christmas Company
- Misionero Vegetables
- Next Proteins, Inc
- Alanric Food Distributors
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.