Product data is critical to the industry, but millions of dollars are lost annually due to missing, inconsistent, or inaccurate information passed downstream in the channel. To better understand why these issues persist, the NAED Education & Research Foundation commissioned the study, NAED’s Journey Map of Product Data. Based on the insights and experiences of NAED members, the findings document current practices, identify key friction points, and provide ideas to optimize product data for the industry. The report includes:
Download the report today! As an NAED member, this report is available to you at no cost once you log into the NAED Shop to download your copy today.
On behalf of NAED, we would like to thank all of the NAED members who provided input to make this report possible. We are most grateful for your time and support. We would also like to thank the members of the Channel Advantage Partnership and members of the NAED Board for their ongoing commitment to educate and inform the NAED community.
The NAED Education & Research Foundation is focused on helping NAED companies build a more connected channel and enable capabilities that will lead to greater successes in 2023 and beyond. Look for more resources in the coming months.
NAED is launching a series of webinars to discuss the study’s findings, detail the nine friction points, and suggest how to pave a smoother road ahead for product data that keep you from losing out on your share of that $2 billion.
The first webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21 at 1pm Central time.
Product data is critical to the industry but is often a source of frustration as it must be modified or enhanced for your systems. Why is that? To better understand the reasons, NAED’s Journey Map of Product Data outlines the creation and deployment of this essential information across the channel. The report identifies why there are so many bumps in the road that lead to lost sales and frustrated customers. It is estimated that at minimum of $2 billion is lost due to inaccurate, missing, or incomplete product data for the entire electrical industry.
Join NAED and Gold Research as they highlight key points of the study including nine friction points and suggestions for a smoother road ahead.
That will be followed by a second webinar on Tuesday, March 7 at 1pm Central time.
The NAED Foundation’s latest study pinpoints nine friction points that slow down the optimization of product data across the channel. Inconsistent, out-of-date, or inaccurate product data are daily occurrences that results in loss of productivity and dollars.
This webinar will discuss:
Join NAED and Gold Research to learn more.
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