Short portrait IGH
The Interessengemeinschaft Datenverbund (IGH) was founded on 25 March 1994 by 10 companies from the heating industry. IGH currently has over 110 members. These are leading companies from the sanitary, heating, cooling, ventilation, plumbing and electrical sectors and the Swiss-Liechtenstein Building Technology Association (suissetec) and EIT.swiss (Association of Swiss Electrical Installation Companies, formerly VSEI).
Chronicle: 1994 until today
2023 - Logo & Homepage
IGH refreshes its face with a new logo and a new homepage. The content is now also published in English.
2021 - Catalogue generator
Catalogue data can be supplied in various formats:
- Free Excel
- simple (only one tab) Excel template
- BMEcat file (also for ETIM classification)
- Price / register update
- other XML formats
2020 - PayNet Adapter
Due to lack of demand, support for the PayNet Adapter will be discontinued after 12 years. Yellowbill has become the standard in building services.
2020 - IGH451 Motivation
IGH supports and motivates the software partners in the implementation of IGH451.
2020 - IGH makes in ETIM
Since 2009, the Swiss Electrical Database ELDAS has acted as the Swiss ETIM staff unit for the electrical sector. In order to be able to extend the staff unit function to other sectors, the association “ETIM Switzerland” was founded on 4 September 2020. IGH is responsible for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and sanitary sector as an active member. ELDAS will continue to look after the electrical sector.
2019 - New IGH Managing Director
Kurt Zwimpfer will take over the IGH management from Hannes Berther as of 1 June 2019. Hannes Berther will remain with IGH as an advisory board member.
2019 - ScanApp
A simple and fast solution for ordering stock products. After scanning, DataSelect automatically creates the supplier-specific orders. The order transmission takes place via IGH451.
2017 - DataExpert®BIM
New data format for standardised data exchange of tender as well as BIM data. The catalogue data is also to be used increasingly in earlier planning phases.
2016 - New Homepage & Logo
New appearance, simplified “à jour” attitude (CMS).
2014 - Excel converter
With this catalogue converter, DataExpert® catalogues can be completely converted into an Excel spreadsheet.
The converter was integrated as a web application in the module www.IGH451.ch. This means that the converter can be used anywhere and at any time without additional installation.
2013 - DataSelect.ch goes IGH451
Articles can now be searched for in DataSelect.ch by article numbers as well as by product descriptions. Since the extension of the proven DataSelect.ch web application, orders can now also be generated directly from the DataSelect.ch shopping basket and transmitted via IGH451. This enables online communication with suppliers.
2013 - DataSelectApp
For iPhone and Android: Thanks to the new DataSelectApp, all products from DataExpert® catalogues can be ordered directly on the construction site. In addition, the order can be assigned to the correct project, which massively simplifies further processing in the office.
2012 - IGH451.ch
The IGH451.ch web application ensures that the exchange files are application-independent, structurally correct and clearly identifiable. Furthermore, this application enables all partners to access the tendered projects and, if necessary, also offers the possibility to export the data directly into an Excel spreadsheet for further processing, to process it and then to import and forward it again.
2012 - DataSelect.ch
2011 - ikk
Individual customer conditions: Quotations can be calculated in the calculation programme with the individual customer conditions agreed with the supplier.
2008 - Yellowbill Adapter
Customer invoices can be individually created directly in the DataExpert® format, with a digital signature VAT-compliant via PayNet or now also via Yellowbill.
2006 - DataSelect (offline)
With DataSelect, IGH provides all its customers with a free programme that allows them to create catalogue data in DataExpert® format:
- import catalogue data in DataExpert® format (locally or directly via download / catalogue as xml or also as zip)
- visualise all information (including pictures)
- to select desired data and export it to any processing programme so that further processing of this data can take place.
2006 - PayNet Adapter
DataExpert® enables all billers to exchange VAT-compliant bills directly or with a digital signature via the PayNet network. Advantages:
- Standard interface - fast connection
- Greatly reduced connection fee
- Reduced transaction costs
2005 - Amendment of the statutes
On 15.04.2005, the IGH members agree to a change in the statutes, which means that in future IGH services can also be used by companies whose field of activity is not building services.
IGH now stands for “Interessengemeinschaft Datenverbund”. The extension “for building services” is omitted.
2004 - Inclusion of companies from the electrical industry
With DataExpert®, IGH also covers the needs of the electrical industry.
2002 - DataExpert®
With DataExpert®, IGH takes a further step into the modern world of communication. Not only can product information now be transferred, but DataExpert® allows the complete exchange of data between suppliers and customers. Work that has been created once can thus be taken over electronically (WebService) by the business partner, processed further and sent back in the same way.
1998 - IGH-Online
IGH also offers its services via the Internet.
1998 - IGH-Interface
All important software providers in the building services sector implement the IGH interface in their applications. From this point on, more than 90% of all companies can use the catalogue data of IGH members directly from their application software.
1997 - Inclusion of companies from the sanitary and ventilation sectors
The success of Win_Expert in the field of data networking and catalogue data coordination also prompted companies from the sanitary and ventilation sectors to join the IGH project.
1996 - Establishment of an office
An office is set up for the coordination of the projects and the administration of IGH.
1994 - Win_Expert programme
With Win_Expert, a programme was available to entrepreneurs free of charge, which allows processing on a catalogue basis.
1994 - Catalogue data in Win_Expert format
The first IGH members create a catalogue in the uniform format of Win_Expert. This gives contractors (installers) the opportunity for the first time to directly process catalogue data from different suppliers with the same programme.
1994 - Foundation of the IGH association
IGH is founded on 25 March 1994 under the name: Interessengemeinschaft Datenverbund für die Haustechnik.