Collaboration will Supplement HARDI Benchmarking Programs & Streamline Data Collection

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with SPARXiQ making them an endorsed HARDI partner for point-of-sale data collection and business analytics services. In partnering with SPARXiQ, HARDI will enhance its ability to service the analytics and market intelligence needs of its members. 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. “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. 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.” – David Bauders, SPARXiQ CEO

ABOUT HARDI HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International) is the single voice of wholesale distribution within the HVACR industry. HARDI members market, distribute, and support heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment, parts and supplies. HARDI Distributor members serve installation and service/replacement contractors in residential and commercial markets, as well as commercial/industrial and institutional maintenance staffs. HARDI proudly represents more than 460 distributor members representing more than 5,000 branch locations, and close to 500 supplier, manufacturer representative and service vendor members.

About SPARXiQ SPARXiQ delivers analytics, software, and training solutions that help companies accelerate performance and profitability. We are committed to solving business challenges by enabling data-driven decisions and equipping frontline sales team with skills to accelerate results. As the marketplace has moved through its digital evolution, we help our clients grow revenue, optimize margins, build more effective sales teams, and improve operations.