The goals of the IGH

The mis­sion

IGH (In­ter­es­sen­ge­mein­schaft Daten­ver­bund) de­fines and adapts stan­dards for da­ta ex­change be­tween its mem­bers, their cus­tomers and sup­pli­ers. The co­or­di­na­tion of tech­nol­o­gy and know-how of the par­tic­i­pants form the ba­sis of stan­dard­i­s­a­tion. This is done on the ba­sis of prod­uct cat­a­logues as well as de­fined da­ta for­mats for the pro­cess­ing pro­ce­dures from the en­quiry to the of­fer and or­der to the in­voice and cred­it note.

Ar­chi­tect / Plan­ner / In­staller

The cus­tomers of IGH mem­bers re­ceive stan­dard­ised ba­sic da­ta and work tools that en­able au­to­mat­ed pro­cess­ing. The work­ing tools of IGH are im­ple­ment­ed di­rect­ly in the pro­cess­ing pro­grammes of the cus­tomers, so that the fa­mil­iar pro­gramme en­vi­ron­ment is main­tained.

IGH co­or­di­nates and sup­ports the ac­cred­it­ed SW providers in the in­dus­try in in­te­grat­ing the IGH stan­dards.

This makes it pos­si­ble for users to ac­cess ex­ist­ing in­for­ma­tion from pre­vi­ous process­es in every pro­cess­ing phase. En­quiries, or­ders, but al­so quo­ta­tions and or­der con­fir­ma­tions are ex­changed elec­tron­i­cal­ly be­tween the busi­ness part­ners and trans­ferred to the pro­cess­ing ap­pli­ca­tion. Te­dious, time-con­sum­ing and er­ro­neous tran­scrip­tion is no longer nec­es­sary.


Man­u­fac­tur­er / Trade

The mem­bers of the IGH (mem­ber list) make their prod­uct da­ta avail­able and have the cat­a­logues pub­lished by the IGH. They al­so use the IGH process­es among them­selves.

They on­ly have to en­sure the con­nec­tion to the in­ter­nal com­pa­ny pro­cess­ing. The ex­ter­nal con­nec­tion is en­sured by IGH or by the soft­ware providers.

Soft­ware part­ner

The soft­ware providers in the build­ing tech­nol­o­gy sec­tor im­ple­ment the IGH stan­dards for their cus­tomers. IGH sup­ports the soft­ware hous­es with doc­u­men­ta­tion, train­ing, tests and its own soft­ware com­po­nents. You can find out who our soft­ware part­ners are and which IGH prod­ucts they have in­te­grat­ed here.

Con­ti­nu­ity / Com­pat­i­bil­i­ty

IGH en­sures that all en­hance­ments are com­pat­i­ble with ex­ist­ing pro­cess­ing pro­ce­dures. This avoids the need for a changeover. Each cus­tomer de­cides at what point he wants to ben­e­fit from the im­prove­ments of­fered.