• HARDI Finalizes Agreement with SPARXiQ for Data, Analytics Needs

    Feb. 7, 2022
    Partnership will assist HARDI in developing market analysis tools for members.

    COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 1, 2022 – Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has entered into a partnership agreement with SPARXiQ, Cleveland, Oh., making them an endorsed HARDI partner for point-of-sale data collection and business analytics services. HARDI reports the partnership will enhance HARDI's ability to service the analytics and market intelligence needs of its members. 

    SPARXiQ delivers analytics, tools and training solutions that help companies accelerate performance and profitability.

    The partnership helps HARDI continue to develop robust market analysis tools that can be utilized by members to support their business decisions. Through this agreement, HARDI also aims to grow participation in its benchmarking programs which will improve report accuracy on industry trends and forecasts. SPARXiQ will be able to work with organizations interested in improving their internal performance through various business intelligence tools that they offer.

    Months of Planning

    “The foresight of our Market Intelligence team and SPARXiQ to start exploring this partnership months ago is tremendous,” said Talbot Gee, HARDI CEO. “We know our members need better data, but reporting it can be a challenge, and we know our industry needs better channel visibility that helps manufacturers but doesn’t threaten distributors’ relationships with their customers, and SPARXiQ’s technology positions HARDI to solve both problems for our members.”

    “SPARXiQ has been fortunate to work with many HARDI distributors and manufacturers over the last three decades to leverage analytics and increase profitability across pricing, sales, purchasing, operations and expense management," said David Bauders, SPARKiQ CEO. "Recently, we have expanded our analytical solutions to provide channel point-of-sale (POS) data exchanges for industry associations to augment their existing benchmarking programs. We live in a data-driven world and are proud to partner with HARDI to accelerate adoption.” 

    HARDI and SPARXiQ will cohost a webinar on February 10, 2022 at 2:00 PM ET for members to learn more about the partnership. Webinar access is available here.