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Win in Business While Supporting Your Industry

A smart person in the industry that I respect a lot recently told me: “I’ve drowned a lot of horses trying to make them drink.” This, of course, references the old adage, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” Thinking about what he said, I found that, sadly, I could relate to his frustration through some of our experiences at the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC). In most cases, it boils down to prioritization.There’s no question that product data management is critical to business today. Thankfully, a good many companies on the supplier (manufacturer) side are stepping up to meet their customer’s needs while growing their own sales opportunities.
SEMA News—April 2014

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
By Jon Wyly

Data Management Made Easy with the SDC

Confused about how to get started managing your product data? Even businesses that have no prior experience with product data can be up and running quickly with the SEMA Data Co-op's (SDC) powerful online tools and live Help Desk support. Businesses can learn how to get started and see a live demonstration of the SDC system from Director of Membership Jim Graven by attending the SEMA webinar taking place April 3, 2014. The session will explain how businesses like yours can benefit from the SDC, which is already helping more than 600 suppliers and re-sellers manage their parts data, improve efficiencies and increase sales.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2014

Contact: Della Domingo
909-978-6723
dellad@sema.org

Data Management Made Easy with the SDC

SEMA Data Co-op Announces Membership Milestone

Following a strong formal launch of its Product Information Management System (PIMS) in May 2013, coupled with the announcement of free product data exports to SEMA members later that year, the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) reached a significant participation milestone with the signup of its 600th member.

SEMA Data Co-op Announces Membership Milestone

The SEMA Data Co-op is now helping more than 600 automotive specialty equipment Suppliers and re-sellers around the world standardize and manage their parts data to improve efficiency and increase sales, a 300 percent increase from August last year. The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) is the trade organization representing the $31 billion automotive aftermarket industry.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2014

Contact: Della Domingo 
909-978-6723 
dellad@sema.org

Editor's Note: An image is available. Please contact Monika Earle at monikae@sema.org

 

SEMA Data Co-op Announces Membership Milestone

--Now 600 members strong and growing-

Product Developers Adjust to Future Vehicles, Prepare for Long-Term Success

As vehicle technology continues to evolve rapidly, so do the tools that can take your product from a concept to a working product. Knowing that tomorrow’s consumers will look for different capabilities in their vehicles, the challenge becomes understanding how connectivity influences the user experience.

Spring Sales Ramp-Up: Are You Ready for the Season?

With the spring selling season gaining momentum, now is the time to be thinking about how to get your share of sales in the months ahead. Economic forecasts look promising in many areas, meaning we could be looking at some strong signs of normalcy coming to the marketplace after a seven-year drought! With that positive swing, however, will come more aggressive competition than ever. Businesses that have struggled to keep inventory available will be filling the shelves, and competitors will regain market position and confidence as their business kicks in.So how do you stake your claim early and keep that competitive edge? It’s back to the basics, with strong inventory availability, great customer service, multifaceted marketing and a competitive position on price.

SEMA News—March 2014

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
By Jon Wyly

Learn About Connected Vehicle Technology at SEMA's Product Development Expo

The Product Development Expo, fueled by the SEMA Garage, and sponsored by the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) and the Emerging Trends and Technology network (ETTN), will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014, at SEMA headquarters in Diamond Bar, California.

SEMA Data Co-op Expanding to Meet Member Needs in 2014

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” —Henry Ford It’s almost hard to believe that the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) was officially launched just two short years ago with one employee, an ambitious mission and a handful of industry hopefuls who were willing to test drive an idea that, by all accounts, was going to be difficult at best. It seems appropriate as we approach the end of our second year to stop and take a look at where the SDC has been in its short existence and what the future holds for us in the coming months.

SEMA News—February 2014

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
By Jon Wyly

Free Product Data Exports Available to SEMA Members

SEMA-member companies that are resellers or distributors may obtain an unlimited number of product data exports from the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) at absolutely no cost. The savings—available to any SEMA-member receiver in the SDC—totals $1,200 per year and is the newest incentive for members to join the SDC.Launched in March 2012 with a beta test, the SDC is now a fully operational service that makes it possible for businesses to easily obtain valuable information about products from manufacturers. Information includes weights and measures, accurate descriptions, current pricing, UPCs, images, other digital assets and more. Details also include rich vehicle-application data and year/make/model look-ups.

SEMA News—February 2014

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