Member Services

ERA Member Services

The following providers of services and benefits tailored to meet the needs of ERA members have partnered with ERA National and carry the Association’s “Recognized Resource” logo.

Looking for ERA Expert Access? Free phone consulting available to ERA members for legal, tax, professional field sales, insurance and public relations advice from ERA’s team of rep-savvy consultants … CLICK HERE.

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MRERF

ERA Commitment to Performance Academic Research Projects, professional certification programs and other resource development are provided by the Manufacturers’ Representatives Educational Research Foundation – MRERF.

Programs include the following:

  • The CPMR (Certified Professional Manufacturers’Representative) program, for rep firm owners/presidents/successors, runs one week a year for three years (every January at the University ofTexas in Austin).
  • The CSP (Certified Sales Professional) program, for all salespeople, is a multi-day class conducted in various cities several times each year.
  • The MBP (Manufacturers Best Practices) program, for all manufacturing executives who work with field sales representatives,is a multi-day class conducted in various cities several times each year.

Visit MRERF.org.


ERA Water Cooler Library

An Open Forum During Times of Uncertainty – ERA’s weekly teleconference series provides an open forum to both ERA members and non-members. Participants can join in on the conversation and contribute to different topics by sharing challenges that ALL of us face today. Browse through the ERA Water Cooler library to listen to all past teleconferences.

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ERA Teleforum Library

Since January 2009, ERA has offered 30+ teleforums covering a broad range of topics for rep, manufacturer and distributor personnel, and as an ERA Member you can now access the audio files of these programs.


Empowering Systems

Empowering Systems, a proud ERA Recognized Resource for over 20 years, helps electronic manufacturers’ representatives grow their business. Empowering Systems solutions can help increase commission revenue, track sales trends, and allows reps to spend more time with their customers and less time on administrative tasks. The company’s cloud solutions are designed for reps and how reps work. AccountManager, SalesAnalysis, Analytics, Mobile and Microsoft 365 integration keep reps in front of their customer and away from administrative work. Ask about the ERA MEMBERS SPECIAL DISCOUNT! Visit www.empoweringsystems.com, or for a personal online demonstration, contact Carroll Boysen 1-888-297-2750 x709.


REPFABRIC

Want to speed up your company workflow and reporting, including the updating of multiple principal CRMs? Your answer is Repfabric. Need to spend more time in front of customers, instead of filling out reports and awkward CRM systems, or chasing overseas sales? Repfabric is the modern and mobile efficiency tool that speeds up the entire workflow of your business including email, opportunity tracking, commission reconciliation, and principal reporting. With CRMSync®, remove the burden of updating multiple principal CRMs. Do all of this from your phone. Created for reps by reps, Repfabric eliminates administrative busywork and gives you more time to sell. Contact us at info@repfabric.com, or 844.737.7253 x225 to schedule a consultation.


RPMS

RPMS is the best-selling sales analysis, commission reconciliation, and sales force data exchange software for manufacturers’ reps. Visit the website …


SPYRE Group

Spyre Group is a design + technology firm focused on building sales tools and solutions to help rep firms and manufacturers engage their customers, a Microsoft Partner and a Mailchimp Partner.

Services include:  rep firm / manufacturer websites, featured product promotions, email marketing, SharePoint sales and training portals, onboarding lines and products, and custom Power BI dashboard development.

Patrick Knoelke
Managing Director, Founder
pknoelke@spyregroup.com | C: 913-305-8976
Spyre Group
www.spyregroup.com

ERA Resume Service

Through ERA’s Confidential Resume Service, members can place FREE advertisements to buy, sell or merge a rep firm, find a sub-rep, form an alliance with other rep firms, recruit new employees and/or distribute a resume when seeking employment. The member advertiser maintains confidentiality and chooses the target audience” for each ad which is e-mailed to the designated recipients. All responses are immediately forwarded to the advertiser. Assistance is also available to compose ad text. If you are interested in using this service, please email Stephanie Tierney.

JJM Search

JJM Search is a global executive search firm founded by Carla Mahrt. JJM is part of the MRI Network — leaders in the search and recruitment industry for over 40 years. Let Carla utilize her vast network of electronics industry contacts to connect your company with bright, qualified candidates for your employment openings. For details on JJM and Carla’s industry background, go to JJM Search on-line.

Budde Marketing Systems

Budde Marketing Systems Inc., is the industry leader in channel data analysis and data management services, specializing in POS data processing and cloud-based Dashboard reporting. BMS provides services to manufacturers and reps primarily in the Electronic Components industry as well as in the high-tech, hardware and electrical industries, among others; servicing over 135 clients both domestically and globally, since 1996. For more information, please contact sales@buddemarketing.com, or call 708-301-2111.

ERA Electronic Survey Service

ERA can now help you create user-friendly, electronic SURVEYS for ANY audience YOU choose (e.g., your customers, principals, distributors, employees) – all at an incredibly LOW COST. Details on survey service …

ERA News Service

Members, let ERA assist you with industry-relevant company announcements and press releases. Simply supply us with your copy and upon approval, we will post it in either the “ERA News” or “Industry News” feed on the ERA website home page. Send all copy to Neda Simeonova at nsimeonova@era.org. Click for details …

LECTRIX

Positioning Ambitious B2B Electronics Companies for Aggressive Growth. Selling a technical product to a technical customer requires finesse. The successful have clear business goals, identified target markets, industry awareness, measurable marketing, and a message that speaks to the prospect. In our 40+ years of experience evolving from a publisher of EMI/EMC and Thermal Management media brands to a strategy firm, full-service marketing agency, and online event host dedicated entirely to the B2B electronics industry, we know first-hand how to help ambitious manufacturers and suppliers achieve success. Whether it’s managed marketing programs, sales and marketing alignment, brand development, or the custom solution best fit to your needs, Lectrix is your long-term partner for goal setting, strategy development, plan implementation, and analytics. Does your business want to grow? Visit https://lectrixgroup.com.

UPS

ERA is proud to bring its members valuable discounts on the products and services they need the most. Take advantage of some of the most competitive rates available on UPS® shipping services. More service options, superior ground-delivery coverage and overnight delivery by 10:30 a.m. to more ZIP Codes than any other carrier. Get details …

AVIS Car Rental for ERA Members

With great discounts and the highest levels of service, there’s never been a better reason to rent with Avis! Rent now with AVIS …

Hertz car rental for ERA Members

Avoid waiting in line at the counter by enrolling in Hertz Gold Plus! Enter this ERA Corporate Discount Code (CPD#) 65927 when enrolling to activate your discount … or simply use the discount code when making a car reservation!

Hertz Car Reservations

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