Flexible EDI Integration with Expert Support

IDEA Exchange is a complete EDI solution for manufacturers and distributors, powered by the electrical industry’s #1 VAN and an expert support team on call to solve technical problems or manage your entire EDI operation.

IDEA Exchange Retains 98%
of Customers for Good Reason


Saved Per Order When Automating a Manual Transaction


Data Capture Accuracy for PDF to EDI

0 million+

EDI Documents Exchanged Each Month


Customer support (live person 8am–6pm EST) after hours + weekend support

Yes, You Can Implement an EDI Solution

In our 20+ years in EDI, we’ve encountered many complex challenges. Companies demanding a fortune in implementation fees to integrate their pre-packaged products. EDI-trained staff retiring with no replacements. Increased complexity with EDI requirements and trading partners.

IDEA Exchange fills these gaps.

Our team takes a consultative approach to build, customize, and support EDI services and solutions for manufacturers and distributors in several industries, including electrical, HVAC, and plumbing.

Even if you’ve been told an obstacle is preventing EDI implementation or improvement, we will work with you to develop a solution for a lot less upfront costs than you think.


Automate Your Entire Quote-to-Cash Process

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Reduce Ordering Costs and Data Errors 50–90% by Automating Transactions with IDEA Exchange Tier-1 VAN

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Send Documents in any Format to Any Trading Partner

Translate purchase orders, invoices, advanced ship notices (ASN), and other documents from and to EDI, EDIFACT, flat files, XML, binary, and graphic file. Capture computer-generated documents in various formats, such as Excel, Text, PDF, Word, and HTML — with 100% accuracy. Automate order management with trading partners that are not EDI-capable using the text-to-EDI conversion tool.

Monitor and Improve your EDI with Total Visibility into your Data and Documents

Track and view the status of documents throughout the transaction—in technical and non-technical formats. Advanced search, sort, and reporting functions allow you to prevent and address potential issues while optimizing EDI efficiencies. Access historical usage statistics and regenerate archived documents with point-and-click ease.

Minimize Errors with Better Data

Using reliable IDEA Connector product data for purchase orders through IDEA Exchange, your transactions are more accurate, quicker, and mutually beneficial.

Stay Up and Running with Robust Multi-level Network Security

IDEA Exchange EDI solution is a SAS 7 certified VAN, providing a fully redundant network and multiple sites for disaster recovery. Layers of security include firewalls, encryption, certificates, authentication, and validation.

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Our EDI Managed Services is an Extension of your Team

Unlike other EDI service providers that sell you a standard VAN and generic customer service, the IDEA Exchange team develops a deep understanding of your business during discovery to customize implementation and ongoing support.

When you add IDEA Exchange Managed Services to your EDI solution, you gain a true EDI partner and extension of your team. Along with proactively monitoring your EDI traffic, you'll get seamless business document transactions and timely delivery to partners. You can also depend on IDEA to handle software licensing, upgrades, version changes, and ramping up new trading partners.

Address EDI Errors Faster with IDEA Intelligent Xchange

In partnership with Epicor, this add-on service to our EDI solution provides complete visibility into EDI documents across your entire organization. Reduce your days sales outstanding (DSO) by quickly identifying invoice errors through proactive alerts (invoice/PO price mismatch, missing invoice, invoice out of balance).


“IDEA Exchange was able to implement our EDI managed services solution for a fraction of the cost. I would recommend IDEA because they are a true partner that is cost-effective, skilled at finding solutions, and do a great job supporting us."

Juby Alexander

IT Manager, Glasfloss Industries

“IDEA team is incredibly knowledgeable and efficient, providing prompt and effective solutions to any issues that arise. The platform is user-friendly and the integration with our systems is seamless. I highly recommend IDEA to any company looking for a reliable and efficient partner in their digital transformational journey.”

Siddharth Godbole

Global Technology Leader, EDI, Eaton

“We see the benefit of IDEA’s deep industry experience and knowledge of the challenges we face as a manufacturer with trading partner requirements.”

Toney Fidler

Director of MIS, CANTEX

“It was a great decision to switch to IDEA Exchange. The system is stable and reliable, and the overall migration was successful. The document search feature stands out. The application runs smoothly and has been helpful to our IT team and power users.”

Cherry Conroy

IT Manager, Atkore

“IDEA Exchange Managed Services can apply their expertise and work with trading partners, which will allow us to work on other emerging technologies to handle future needs between suppliers, distributors and contractors.”

Phil Hale

Chief Technology Officer, Elliott Electric Supply

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