Technology

In keeping with FEDA’s strategy to support distributors and dealers by facilitating the development and use of the most effective industry technology, the Association has taken a number of steps over the past several months. In addition to establishing an Industry Technology Committee, it has also partnered with DATAgility, a data management services company, to prepare and distribute a comprehensive member survey to learn more about members’ 1) company structures, including business models, locations, services and products, and customer base; and 2) current technology use, data management systems, and plans to build technology capacity. The survey was distributed to FEDA members Feb. 27. Surveys were collected throughout March, and DATAgility presented an initial analysis and report to the Committee at its April 3 meeting, during FEDA’s Annual Conference. The committee will begin to use this data to make recommendations related to the above challenges. FEDA editors will report on its findings in the Summer edition of News & Views.