Business Partners

Enhance value through technology innovations.

IDEA is dedicated to delivering continual results to supply and demand partners. To achieve this, we partner with companies that enhance the value and sophistication of our solutions and services. Together, we can deliver the highest degree of product integration and parallel technology development to increase value for our customers and enhance the future of B2B eCommerce.

A-D is a 29-year-old buying and marketing group founded in the electrical industry to create a level the playing field between strong local and regional wholesalers and their national chain competitors. A-D is the largest buying group for electrical distributors, general line industrial distributors, pipe, valves and fittings distributors, plumbing distributors, HVAC distributors and drywall / gypsum specialty distributors. Over 500 independently owned members sell more than $27 Billion in construction and industrial supplies, buy more than $7 Billion from A-D Preferred Suppliers.

For more information, visit the Affiliated Distributors (A-D) web site.

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating is a not-for-profit trade association. Founded in 1933, the Institute is a vibrant organization committed to providing members with the tools for success in today’s competitive environment. More than 250 companies are members of this influential Canadian industry association. They are the manufacturers, wholesaler distributors, master distributors, manufacturers' agents and allied companies who manufacture and distribute plumbing, hydronic heating, industrial, waterworks and other mechanical products. CIPH wholesalers operate more than 700 warehouses and showrooms across Canada. Total industry sales exceed $5 billion annually.

For more information, visit the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) web site.

Digital Business Architects is a premier technology consultancy with proven capabilities in delivering high-impact, collaborative software solutions. DBA's core service offerings include software application development, systems integration, and IT opportunity assessment. Digital Business Architects (DBA) performs the necessary software maintenance and development services for the Industry Retail Database (IRD) CERICOMX® application in order to maintain data synchronization compatibility with the 1SYNC Data Pool and enhance the software functionality based on customer feedback and GDSN requirements.

For more information, visit the Digital Business Architects web site.

Electro-Federation Canada is a national, not-for-profit industry association representing over 225 member companies, key players in the electrical, electronics and telecommunications industries in Canada. Together, EFC member companies contribute over $50B to the Canadian economy, while employing more than 130,000 workers in more than 1400 facilities in Canada. EFC member companies manufacture and distribute a diverse array of products including household appliances, lighting, consumer electronics, communications and electronic equipment, cabling, industrial equipment and other electrical products.

For more information, visit the Electro-Federation Canada web site.

IMARK GROUP, Inc. is a member-owned marketing group made up of 172 independently owned electrical distributors throughout the United States. Member companies serve their local customers at over 1,000 branch locations. With over $8 billion in combined sales, IMARK Group members represent the second largest electrical distribution entity in the United States.

IMARK members are market leading companies serving the needs of electrical contractors, industrial and institutional MRO customers, electric utilities and other customer types throughout the country. At the heart of IMARK's success is its relationship with over 100 of the electrical industry's leading manufacturers and service providers. IMARK members work closely with these companies to satisfy end customers while members and suppliers maximize profitability, increase market share, and strengthen business relationships.

For more information, visit the IMARK website.

True partnering is the Independent Medical Co-Op (IMCO) cornerstone and it applies to medical supply distribution. Our strength is one of trust and credibility. For almost 30 years, IMCO has established a network of the best independent medical distributors in the industry. IMCO is an association that embodies teamwork and national buying power with local service. IMCO believes in keeping the independent distributors truly independent with direct relationships through its key vendor partners and offering aggressive pricing through collective volume. IMCO represents 167 locations across the US, Canada and the Virgin Islands.

For more information, visit the Independent Medical Co-Op (IMCO) web site.

Infor is the third largest provider of enterprise applications and services, helping 70,000 customers in 164 countries improve operations, drive growth and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, using ground-breaking technology that delivers a rich user experience, and flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises or both.

For more information, visit the Infor web site.

NAED is the trade association for the $70+ billion electrical distribution industry. Through networking, education, research and benchmarking, NAED helps electrical distributors increase profitability and improve the channel. NAED’s membership represents approximately 4,100 locations internationally.

For more information, visit the NAED web site.

NEMA, created in 1926 by the merger of the Electric Power Club and the Associated Manufacturers of Electrical Supplies, provides a forum for the standardization of electrical equipment, enabling consumers to select from a range of safe, effective, and compatible electrical products.

The organization has also made numerous contributions to the electrical industry by shaping public policy development and operating as a central confidential agency for gathering, compiling, and analyzing market statistics and economics data.

For more information, visit the NEMA web site.

NEMRA, founded in 1969 by 32 independent representatives, has become a leading force in the electrical industry marketplace. NEMRA's membership is comprised of about 500 representative firms, with more than 4,500 highly trained salespeople, and about 250 manufacturer affiliates. It is estimated that 80% of the manufacturers that market through electrical wholesale distribution use NEMRA representative companies to market their products. NEMRA provides its members with access to the best sales, marketing and management tools through conferences, programs, networking, research, and educational opportunities. NEMRA also works tirelessly to give the independent representative a voice in business organizations, government agencies and industry groups, and to aggressively market the role of the independent representative.

For more information, visit the NEMRA web site.

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