DDS provides distributors with a comprehensive data package to power their business system (ERP) and e-commerce initiatives: DDX, or the Distributor Data Exchange.
DDX helps manufacturers distribute their product and pricing information to their distributors, while also helping them populate their e-commerce systems.
DDX enhances and delivers this manufacturer information to you, the distributor, with custom formatting for accurate, efficient integration into your unique ERP and e-commerce systems.
In addition, DDX delivers this product content already ETIM classified and translated into the local language(s) you need to serve your customers, making this the most intelligent data solution available in the wholesale distribution industry.
Essential product data distributors rely on to sell manufacturer products, including complete pricing and packaging information
Everything manufacturers make available for marketing and selling their products to help distributors deliver an exceptional customer experience
All sales activity—from quoting customers to purchasing and managing inventory—relies on having complete, accurate and up-to-date product information and pricing from manufacturers. With a multitude of ERP systems and ever-evolving technologies, the exchange of this essential data presents many technology hurdles for manufacturers as well as distributors.
Incomplete or inconsistent product content and marketing messaging being passed down to end-users via distributor websites
Varying file formats needed by each individual distributor or channel partner
Ensuring delivery of essential data like UPCs, manufacturer-specific model numbers, short descriptions and pricing
Inaccurate and outdated products and product information on distributor sites due to lack of continuous updating
Integration / synchronization with distributor systems (i.e. manipulation of files needed prior to uploading into system)
Prolonged time to market for new and updated product content
Increased investment (personnel, technology) required to manage and maintain content
E-commerce is redefining the way people research and purchase goods. Your customers are demanding better content and are selecting which sites to buy from based on the ease of search and quality of product content they find on distribution partner websites.
DDX helps you deliver on this expectation with next-generation content to power a truly superior customer experience.
Single download providing both transactional and e-commerce data from your top manufacturers
Complete ERP content, plus pricing, to support sales and purchasing activities
Our technology-agnostic solutions work with any ERP system and on any e-commerce platform
Faster, more seamless integration via files custom formatted for your unique business platforms
Attract and keep end-users on your website
Reduced resource burden saves you time and money
No other solution in the marketplace meets all the needs of distributors today.
DDX has officially been designated as a Rockwell Automation-approved solution, and a preferred data content solution for Encompass Partners.
DDX provides you with a single, consistent source for all available product content from all your manufacturers
DDX data includes everything manufacturers make available for marketing and selling their products
DDX data feeds are custom-formatted for your unique ERP and e-commerce systems
DDX data feeds are delivered monthly and designed to be seamless, requiring no additional manipulation of files before uploading into ERP and e-commerce systems
DDX data is delivered already translated into the local language(s) you need to serve your customers
DDX is a robust data solution, allowing manufacturers to choose exactly—and only—what they want to share (e.g. pricing) with each channel partner
DDX is a subscription solution and regular data updates and maintenance are included, ensuring your customers can always count on you for the most complete and up-to-date product information
DDX data is delivered already classified into groups, classes and features
DDX works with any ERP system and on any e-commerce platform
Manufacturer content is syndicated to distributors with intelligent, programmatic enhancements that make it ready for distributor ERP and e-commerce systems.
Complete product content translated into any language, allowing manufacturers and distributors to service customers in their language of choice.
We are able to classify manufacturer products into the ETIM classification standard quickly, easily and cost-effectively.
We are DDS (Distributor Data Solutions), the electrical industry’s premier product content provider. We already work with more than 350 industry-leading manufacturers to facilitate a robust, single source for content syndication from manufacturers to distributors.
With more than 50 combined years of intimate knowledge and experience running a successful distributorship, we bring unrivaled industry expertise—together with the most advanced data technologies and top-tier developers and data analysts—to offer the most unique and advanced solutions available in the industry.
No matter the size of your company or the industries you serve, we are the global trusted partner to help you power your ERP and e-commerce initiatives.