To date, more than 100 HARDI distributor and manufacturer members are taking advantage of the services offered by one or more of HARDI's three HARDITek Partners. By investing in these HARDITek Partner services, members find exclusive pricings and earn special differentiation and recognition as one of the industry's most committed to being an effective and efficient channel partner. HARDI believes that, through its intense focus on the intricacies of the HVACR industry and its complementary services, HARDITek is a powerful resource for helping manufacturers maximize the wholesale channel and for contractors to have what they need when and where they need it at the best possible price.

HARDI endorses three solutions providers who commit significant time and resources to partnering with the Association and each other to maximize the savings offers to our distributors and the manufacturers that support them. HARDITek focuses exclusively on the HVACR industry, and our Partners have earned their recognition because of their efforts to tailor their services to the specific needs of our industry. What follows are brief summaries of the things these exclusively endorsed HARDITek Partners can do for your business:

For price and product update services:

  • Populate your enterprise computer system with UPC numbers, enabling data synchronization, EDI, automatic price updating and automatic identification technologies.

  • Provide a weekly price and product information updating service that lowers your cost to maintain the information in your computer, improves the timeliness and accuracy of the prices and descriptions in your computer system and provides a higher level of customer service.

  • Create, within your enterprise computer system, a complete catalog of all the products you have access to, thus greatly enhancing your ability to merchandise all of the nonstock items you sell.

For catalog design services:

  • Create catalogs in multiple formats paper, CD-ROM, Web, PDF/E-mail.

  • Produce customer/niche-specific mini-catalogs.

  • Update product or pricing information at any time, in just minutes.

  • Acquire catalog contents, product descriptions, attributes/specifications, images.

  • Turnkey catalog production.

For EDI solutions:

  • Eliminate the manual processing of mission-critical business documents.

  • Reduce your initial startup costs and monthly transaction fees.

  • Provide “on-network” translation software and document mapping.

  • Conduct, on your behalf, EDI ramp campaigns with your trading partners.

  • Provide connectivity with trading partners subscribing to third-party EDI networks.

For more information on the HARDITek Partners and solutions, visit www.HARDInet.org/HARDItek or contact the HARDI office at 888/253-2128.