Why the SEMA Data Co-op?

You may be asking yourself why you need the SEMA Data Co-op. What value does it bring? How is it different from any other 3rd party data service? Many of your questions can be answered in our FAQ section, but we felt it was important to provide a quick list of bullet points to outline the basics about the SDC’s services and functionality.


Here’s our top 10 reasons for becoming a member of the SEMA Data Co-op:

  1. The SDC is an end-to-end solution to help you author, validate, store, and distribute product data – do it once, and serve all your customers from one place.

  2. Typical membership fees of only $150-$600 per month include all on-boarding, validation, secure data storage, unlimited standard or custom exports, and expert Data Lab support — no setup charges, hidden fees or surprises.

  3. You own your product data 100% and can manage it 24/7 using our state-of-the-art online tools. Access data, and make updates as often as you like.

  4. Our full-time Data Lab is available to assist Manufacturers of any skill level, from beginner to expert. We can begin the on-boarding process with anything from a simple spreadsheet to PIES and ACES ready XML.

  5. Free on-boarding! There are no set-up or upfront costs with the SDC. Get your data on-boarded, validated, and published with just the start of your monthly membership.

  6. Consistent, accurate results—SDC is the only data service to validate all incoming data for compliance to PIES and ACES standards and helps you correct any errors or omissions.

  7. All data is stored securely in the latest industry standard PIES and ACES formats —no confusing proprietary data formats to deal with.

  8. Unlimited exports to all approved Resellers, and no extra charge for custom (or special) export templates

  9. Secure private pricing is included allowing you to support unique customer requests with ease.

  10. Speed to Market – using the SDC tools, you can get your updates and new products to your customers in near real time. Upload information today and your approved Resellers can receive it immediately.



Great Data Sells More Parts!™

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By getting your product data compliant with the industry PIES and ACES standards and stored in the SDC repository, you not only take control and ownership of this very important asset, but you save time and money by adopting a “do it once, serve everyone” process.

Now, whenever a customer requests your product data, you simply refer them to the SEMA Data Co-op where our expert team will set them up as a data Reseller. We will configure a data export format to their requirements, and with your permission, will have access to your latest product data as frequently as they like. One of our most popular options now allows Resellers to get fresh data feeds only when there has been a change or update, minimizing system loads and providing substantial savings in time and effort.

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