Setting Industry Standards

Join a Committee

Professionals involved in the electrical industry are invited to join the IDEA Standards Committee (ISC) and sub-committees. The IDEA Standards sub-committees develop and maintain industry specific eBusiness standards and guidelines then submit them to the ISC governing body for final approval. Standards and guidelines approved by ISC are made available to the industry.

You can choose to serve on the ISC governing body and any of the sub-committees in one of the following member levels:

  • ISC Voting: a volunteer that commits to serve and participate in at least 75% of the IDEA Standards Committee main activities.
  • Active: a volunteer that commits to serve and participate in at least 75% of the IDEA Standards sub-committee activities.
  • Participating: a volunteer who wishes to participate in any committee’s activities but is unable to make the commitment to serve in at least 75% of the activities. In order to have voting right within a sub-committee voting rights, the participant must commit to 50% participation.

Sub-committees and their specific focuses include:

  • B2B Communications Sub-Committee - EDI, EDIFACT, XML, Flat Files
  • Data Content & Quality Sub-Committee - IDW/PDD, White Papers & Best Practices
  • Product Information Sub-Committee - Product Codes (UNSPSC), Product Identification

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Save the date for 2012!

E-biz forum 2011

The 2012 E-Biz Forum will be held September 25-27 in Dallas, TX at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas. 2011 Forum pictures, presentations, video and more are now available through the Forum Resources page.
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Utilize Industry Standards

Search and download the Standards approved by the IDEA Standards Committee on MyIDEAportal under Training>Standards.