Distributor Efficiency Analytics & Learning (Deal)


The Problem

Distributors are facing stiff financial pressure and are wasting 10 to 30 per cent on facility and fleet operating costs.

The Solution

ISSA’s Distributor Efficiency Analytics & Learning (DEAL) program, developed in partnership with Sustainability Dashboard Tools LLC, [link= http://www.green2sustainable.com/ ] helps distributors reduce operating costs and be more profitable. Watch this short video to learn how DEAL works! DEAL can help your business reduce facility and fleet operating costs – up to 30 per cent – with its comprehensive, three-part approach:


DEAL’s education sessions will help you improve operational efficiency by adopting best practices from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR and SmartWay transportation programs. Learning sessions start with low- to no-cost improvements to tackle the “low-hanging fruit” before progressing to advanced enhancements.

Want to see what a DEAL Learning Sessions is all about? View a recording of the May 24, 2017 Learning Session – “Driving Success: Leveraging DEAL to Differentiate Yourself in the Marketplace.”


Analytics and benchmarking in DEAL’s data portal can help you track your performance and identify opportunities for improvements across multiple facilities by comparing your data to benchmarking data of other cleaning product distributors. To compare your performance on a national scale, your energy and fleet performance will also be entered in EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and SmartWay Trucking Tool – and your benchmark scores are all migrated into the ISSA DEAL data portal, so you only have to use one system. This allows you to leverage industry-specific data, as well as national performance data, to see how you compare.

Awards & Testimonials

By participating in DEAL, you can distinguish your company as a leader in sustainable practices and improve your environmental marketing. Awards include industry recognition, plaques and more. Read testimonials from DEAL participants HERE.

Why participate?

It’s simple – DEAL can help you reduce your facility and fleet operating costs and save money. Additionally, by participating in DEAL, you will:

    • Meet your customers’ growing requirements for supply-chain information;

    • Compare your performance to other cleaning industry distributors as well as other national distributors;

    • Receive cost-effective consulting on efficient operations.

Several ISSA-member companies are already on board. View a list of DEAL participants.

To learn more, view our Frequently Asked Questions page, download a flyer (PDF) to share in your organization or request a demo!