The industry as a whole in the last 20 years has changed drastically. Every year we move forward there seems to be more and more added value to have accurate data that is updated on a regular basis. Whether you are running a website, parts store or any other automotive related channel, the importance of accurate data is crucial to your success. The work days of yesteryear included calling manufactures for their data every time a new vehicle came out. I remember walking the SEMA show every year asking hundreds of manufactures for their accessory data in a specific format. Then the largest hurdle of making sure they sent me the updated information on a regular basis. I get a headache just thinking about it. We now have a solution through the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC), that does just that. I receive Application data from their easy to use system as often as I want/need it. It also is much easier for the manufactures as well, because instead of having to keep thousands of people updated on a regular basis they are now only keeping the SDC updated… and the SDC takes care of the rest. I can’t wait to see what they do next!
store and distribute product data
Shift Your Data Into High Gear!
SEMA understands what a challenge it can be to manage product data, whether it is weights and measures, accurate descriptions, current pricing, UPC codes or application data to power vehicle specific parts look-ups. That’s why we created the definitive, industry owned and operated centralized data repository, complete with a comprehensive set of online data management tools.
We believe that all Manufacturers should have direct ownership of their product data and that it should be configured and stored in the accepted industry ACES and PIES standards. The SDC provides a full-time Data Lab to assist Manufacturers in the on-boarding process, and provides validation services to assure standards compliance before the data goes into the repository. Once it is securely stored, customers have the ability to receive data exports in whatever format they require for use in powering their internal warehouse, retail and Internet systems.
Sr. Product Manager
AddOnAuto, a Reynolds and Reynolds Company
Serving tens of thousands of retail and ecommerce locations
Providing the knowledge and services that are vital to your success.
Load your data from any electronic file format, even an Excel spreadsheet
All incoming data is validated for compliance to PIES & ACES industry standards
No data is exported without approval by the Supplier
Access your data to make updates as often as you like, and deliver instantly
Unlimited data exports to SEMA Member companies at no charge
Standard and custom configurations available to fit any Receiver requirements
Receive manufacturer product information, digital assets, and more from one place
Connect directly to the SDC via API for instant data on demand!
DATA LAB SUPPORT
Live technical support throughout the process, we never leave you stranded
Unlimited exports to all approved Resellers at no charge to the Supplier
With no barriers to entry, all Manufacturers large and small can join affordably
Grow your business with great product data