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IDW Compliance Achievement
Greater than 95% compliance in IDEA’s Data Certification Program

GE’s Industrial Solutions Business Recognized for Industry Data Excellence

September 18, 2015
GE’s Industrial Solutions business is the first major electrical distribution manufacturer to be recognized by IDEA for outstanding compliance with its Data Certification Program, a measure of the quality and completeness of data available to support e-commerce activities.  
 
IDEA, the electrical industry’s official technology service provider and eBusiness standards body, designed the certification program to assess manufacturer data within the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW), a leading ecommerce resource for U.S. and Canadian distributors.  
 
“Our distribution channel partners do a great job of promoting GE products and solutions in the marketplace.  The enhanced data we have implemented in IDW will accelerate this success,” said Michael Fellers, North America marketing leader for GE’s Industrial Solutions business. 
 
Industrial Solutions earned distinction as a 2015 IDW-Compliant Manufacturer by demonstrating data robustness across 95 percent or more of its product catalog.  The business achieved this through a dedicated team effort in reviewing and enhancing data for 43 critical fields for each product from imagery and descriptions to specification sheets – a total of more than 1.3 million data points.
 
“Our dedication to achieving compliance with stringent IDEA data standards reflects part of our ongoing commitment to enhancing our customers’ experience in doing business with GE,” said Gary Arnott, general manager – North America, Industrial Solutions. “We’re continuing to invest in providing our customers the resources, tools and training needed to support their success in the marketplace.”
 
In addition to online resources, Industrial Solutions recently opened a customer experience center in Mebane, N.C., offering new opportunities for customer collaboration and training. The $6 million site investment includes an interactive global product showroom, a learning center and world-class advanced manufacturing labs.
 

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About GE’s Industrial Solutions Business
Industrial Solutions empowers smarter business operations by connecting equipment, software and services to protect, control and optimize assets within electrical infrastructures. The business provides customers, across various industries, with end-to-end product and service solutions that help ensure the reliability and protection of their electrical infrastructure. Industrial Solutions’ product and service solutions add to GE’s broader portfolio of leading technology solutions for the delivery, management, conversion and optimization of electrical power for customers across multiple energy-intensive industries.

About GE
GE (NYSE: GE) imagines things others don’t, builds things others can’t and delivers outcomes that make the world work better. GE brings together the physical and digital worlds in ways no other company can. In its labs and factories and on the ground with customers, GE is inventing the next industrial era to move, power, build and cure the world. www.ge.com