Scolmore Group has announced that it has met the Gold Standard for EDATA and ETIM by the EDA. The group is one of the few manufacturers to achieve this across multiple company brands – CLICK wiring accessories, OVIA lighting and UNICRIMP electrical accessories ranges.
EDATA currently holds information in three categories: Manufacturer Master Data, the core data needed to identify a product; Digital Assets such as images and data sheets; and Technical Attributes including dimensions, suitability and performance characteristics. The Technical Attributes held in EDATA will be structured in accordance with ETIM, the international data model for the standardisation and classification of technical product data enabling wholesalers to enhance their web sites with powerful product searches and filters. The EDA has led the ETIM initiative for the UK’s electro-technical sector since 2017.
Scolmore Group is one of the manufacturers who signed up as Founder Members of EDATA, a new ‘by the industry for the industry’ product data pool. EDATA is the latest strategic initiative from the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) under their EDA Data Services banner. E-commerce and digital transformation are inextricably linked to the availability of the highest quality product data, and EDATA offers manufacturers a central ‘single source of truth’ resource for uploading product information, technical data and images which wholesalers can download and serve up on their customer-facing e-commerce channels.
Karl Rawlins, Technical Author for Scolmore says; “Achieving the Gold Standard data across the CLICK wiring accessories, OVIA lighting and UNICRIMP electrical accessories ranges has been a huge but rewarding challenge and one that will continue to be upheld by Scolmore Group. We are currently working hard towards achieving Gold Standard status for the ESP range of fire protection and security products.”