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Don't Lose Good Money to Bad Data—Seven SEMA Show Tech Talks to Help You Work Smarter

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Keeping with the theme of helping you do more with less, SEMA's Business Technology Committee (BTC) is sponsoring a track of seven seminars at the 2009 SEMA Show that will help your business do exactly that through the use of technology and quality product information.

The sessions are geared toward manufacturers, distributors and anyone else involved in the aftermarket distribution chain, and each is chock full of suggestions on how to make your business work smarter.

"Good" Product Data Makes Money—How to Clean Up Your Spreadsheets for Better Return

A detailed Excel spreadsheet with two dozen fields jammed with product data doesn't mean it has
good data. Data is simply information; good data is the appropriate
information provided in correct formats. Learn how non-standardized product data is costing your company money in unnecessary phone calls and wasted sales opportunities in the August issue of SEMA News

SEMA President Chris Kersting: Online Tools and Product Data Standards Will Save Your Business

Online catalogs, website orders, enthusiast blogs, search engines, product data standards—all important tools for ensuring your business survival. Learn why SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting believes embracing new business technology is so crucial, and why it's one of SEMA's top initiatives. 

Do You Really Have “Good” Product Data?

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Just because a company has a highly detailed Excel spreadsheet that provides two dozen fields jammed with product data doesn’t mean that it has good data. Data is simply information. Good data is the appropriate information provided in correct formats.

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Enter the Future: Change or Die

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“The most rigid structures, the most impervious to change, will collapse first,” wrote Eckhart Tolle in “A New Earth.” The poet Claudian put it even more directly: “Change or die.” While the current state of the specialty-equipment industry is not that grim, Claudian’s sentiments may be appropriate when it comes to business technology.

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I Can Dream Can’t I?

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Yesterday, when I unlocked the door to my store, there was a line of people waiting. Fortunately, my two counter people were on time and waiting behind the counter. One was at a point-of-sale terminal, and the other was at the Internet order pick-up desk. Six customers came through the door, and four cued up for Internet pick-up. Nathan, my lead counterman, immediately approached the attractive female and asked if he could help (typical) while I waited on the male customer.

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