ERA Recognized Resources

ERA Recognized Resources / Member Services

ERA Recognized Resources provide services and benefits have officially partnered with ERA and are tailored to meet the needs of ERA members. They carry the Association’s “Recognized Resource” logo.

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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 LIVE Audio & Video Archive

ERA LIVE –These virtual sessions will take place frequently throughout the year and will feature electronics industry experts and peers who will present a variety of hot topics.


STEP

STEP (Sales Training for Electronics Professionals) is a live, virtual event that targets frontline sales professionals and offers robust educational sales training modules covering an array of topics. The training sessions are conducted live by a mix of professional sales trainers and by industry sales executives. Attendees can expect a unique blend of sessions that will provide useful tactical takeaways, best practices and key tools to succeed at sales in today’s ever-changing market. The STEP library and archive consists of past years’ training videos and is available to members and on-members.


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.

ERA Bulletin Board

Members can place advertisements on ERA’s Bulletin Board 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 can choose to maintain confidentiality if they wish. Assistance is also available to compose ad text. If you are interested in using this service, please email Karin Derkacz.

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 online.

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.


Edgewater Research

Edgewater partners with corporate clients across various industry verticals, globally. Our partners value our research as a critical input into their industry knowledge and workflow. As a result of having access to our work, clients stay more informed and are empowered to make better strategic decisions on a daily basis. Edgewater’s offering includes research published on technology, digital advertising, ecommerce and consumer. Edgewater’s research process is notably differentiated from traditional industry research. Our channel work is very labor intensive, conducted by full-time, in-house industry experts who have spent years cultivating credible referral networks across various supply chains. Consistent participation from channel contacts stretching over a decade is a testament to the value placed on gaining access to the research and the benefit it provides.

G&G Creative

G&G Creative is a women-owned agency in New York City that specializes in digital transformation for businesses of all sizes. G&G creates impactful brands, websites, email and marketing campaigns, and offers a suite of digital products like managed hosting, website policies, ADA compliance and ongoing technical support. Their approach blends artistry, innovation, and strategic thinking to drive growth, sales and ROI.

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

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Hertz Car Reservations

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