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The Preferred Provider Directory was designed to give NAED distributor and manufacturer members quick and easy access to the broad range of technology products and services they need in order to succeed in today’s highly digitized and competitive market.


Click here for a glossary or click the "Find out more" buttons below each category to begin your search. Not sure where to start? Click here for "Building a Connected Business" roadmaps.


Preferred Providers pay NAED an application and maintenance fee and are only selected if they meet the Preferred Provider Program criteria. NAED MAKES NO AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE VENDOR(S), THEIR PRODUCT(S) AND/OR SERVICE(S) AND/OR ANY OTHER SERVICE PROVIDED BY NAED HEREIN. Additionally, the providers listed are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed to remain as Preferred Providers.


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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

A process and/or system a business administers to record customer interactions and provide analysis with the collected data.


Buying and selling of goods over the internet.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Real-time integrated management of main business processes mediated by software and technology.



Business Intelligence (BI)

Refers to the procedural and technical infrastructure that collects, stores, and analyzes data related to a business.

Data as a Service (DaaS)

A service in which companies collect and provide continuous improvement data to clients or customers; cloud-based software tools used for working with data.

Data Enablement

Systems, platforms, or processes to integrate and optimize data to support a variety of business operations and services.

Digital Integration/Transformation

Combines data residing on different sources to provide a unified view.

Product Content/Product Data

Product details and imagery to describe its offerings, including name, dimensions, and other attributes.



Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Ensures information is created in a suitable format to allow informed decisions throughout the design construction and operation of built assets.
(Seeking recommendations)

Construction Project & Materials Management (CPMM) or Construction Management Services (CMS)

A workflow management solution that supports a construction project with better visibility, including material planning, inventory, order tracking, stock, and deliveries.

Fleet Management

A business function focused on commercial vehicles to help ensure they are running on time, safely, efficiently, and within budget.
(Seeking recommendations)

Internet of Things (IoT)

Physical objects with sensors, processing ability, software ad other technologies that connect and exchange data with other devices and systems over the internet. Data streams and analysis from IoT products can be incorporated into services such as DaaS or PaaS.
(Seeking recommendations)

Learning Management System (LMS)

A software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, automation, and delivery of educational and training courses.

Product Information Management (PIM)

A set of processes used to evaluate, identify, store, manage, and distribute product data or information.




An organization outside of the company hired to evaluate company practices, processes, or systems to offer recommendations for improvement.


A business function focused on the management of cash, expenses, profitability, and compliance.


A set of processes, guidelines, or milestones to ensure that information is accurate, adheres to standards, and follows protocols. Pertains to any number of business functions such as project management, data governance, etc.


A means to protect from loss.
(Seeking recommendations)


The action of promoting a business, services, or products.

Product as a Service (PaaS)

A combination of products that are accompanied by services, and may include ongoing interactions with customers, exchange of products on a regular basis, or renewable subscriptions.

Project Management

Applications or workflows to meet specific objectives according to the scope of the project.

Sales Team

The employees responsible for bringing in revenue by selling products and services.

Supply Chain Management

The coordination of activities related to the production and flow of goods or services (such as sourcing, procurement, purchasing, or shipping).

Talent Development, Management, Retention

The strategies that are designed to attract, develop, retain and use employees with the necessary skills and aptitude to meet a business’ current and future needs.

Vendor-Managed Inventory

When a supplier of goods, usually the manufacturer, is responsible for optimizing the inventory held by a distributor.
(Seeking recommendations)

Warehouse Management

The activities and systems involved in running the operations of a warehouse or distribution center (includes 3PL, inventory management, materials management, fulfillment, automation, and safety).



The Preferred Provider Program segments into four areas representing Solution Paradigm categories available to the industry. The topics define the broad area under which all vendors offer service and technology solutions for electrical distributors and manufacturers.

  • Enterprise Software: These software and service providers help businesses run smoothly by managing important tasks like planning resources, keeping track of customer interactions, and handling online sales. They can be used in different ways, such as through the cloud, hosted by a service, or installed directly on company computers. These systems are customizable and help businesses see and manage their finances, organization, and supply chain activities.
  • Data-to-Insights Enablement: These software and service providers help businesses turn large amounts of data into useful insights. By analyzing data, businesses can understand past trends, predict future outcomes, and make better decisions.
  • Value Added Software: These software and service providers supply extra services that enhance the main functions of a business. Examples include software for managing prices to optimize profits, designing supply chain processes, and ensuring product information is accurate. These tools help businesses offer additional value to their customers beyond what the main enterprise software provides.
  • Functional Integration: These software and service providers help different parts of a business work together more efficiently. They break down barriers between departments and encourage collaboration, leading to better overall performance and global optimization of operations.


To view the full NAED Member Directory, click here.

To learn more about the Preferred Provider Program and the option to be listed in the Preferred Provider directory, please contact NAED Member Recruitment & Engagement Manager, Gail Reynoso.