Aftermarket Data Standards
Definitions and Links
The industry is quickly moving to standardized data and the benefits are clear: increased sales, fewer returns, improved product exposure and faster turn-around. Good product information allows everyone to sell more parts!
PIES (Product Information Exchange Standard)
PIES are Product Information Exchange Standards. The standard was established to define the attributes of the automotive products. These attributes include, but are not limited to: brand ID, description, price, dimensions, weights, NAFTA, UPC and HAZMAT.
To learn the latest about PIES, including all documentation, click here.
ACES (Aftermarket Catalog Exchange Standard)
ACES is the Auto Care Association Catalog Exchange Standard. The standard was established to standardize information for proper product selection and fitment. ACES drives how YEAR/MAKE/MODEL product searches and look-ups work. This is a living standard. To read about ACES click here.
Contained within the ACES and PIES standards are databases unique to the automotive industry. For more information about each element, click on the links below.
2014 SEMA Show Education Day Presentation - Introduction to the Standards
Check out this PowerPoint from our Education Seminar "Introduction to PIES & ACES" Understanding what the standards are for a starting point to increase your knowledge of the standards, and prepares you for the 101 courses
2014 SEMA Show Education Day Presentation - PIES 101
This 101 session will provide more detailed elements of the PIES standard including how to use advanced product attributing to increase product visibility and enhanced product description building techniques.
2014 SEMA Show Education Day Presentation - ACES 101
This ACES 101 session will provide insight into this critical data standard. Topics include the proper use of each of the ACES segments, and how to use the ACES Fitment Standard in conjunction with the PIES standard to increase product searchability and sell more parts.