SEMA eNews Vol. 15, No. 23, June 7, 2012

10 Reasons to Join the SEMA Data Co-Op

  aftermarket business, automotive technology, SEMA Data Co-op
The goal of the SEMA Data Co-Op is to enable any manufacturer to take control of their product data, maintain its compliance to standards, and provide a seamless means to distribute that data to approved data receivers of their choice in the most affordable way possible.
   

What value does the SEMA Data Co-Op (SDC) bring and how is it different from any other third-party data service? Find out the latest in what's happening with the SDC and the top 10 reasons why a supplier should join.

The SDC is a technology and service initiative created for the benefit of SEMA-member companies, with the mission of encouraging and enabling the development, safe storage and universal export of industry product data.

Through the development and operation of key business tools and processes, the SDC will enable any manufacturer to take control of their product data, maintain its compliance to standards and provide a seamless means to distribute that data to approved data receivers of their choice.

Whether you have XML ready PIES and ACES files to send us, or you don’t know where to start, we are here to help.

Earlier this year, industry veteran John Wyly was hired to launch and manage the SEMA Data Co-Op. A lifelong automotive enthusiast, Wyly is well known to the specialty parts industry, having co-founded the SEMA Business Technology Committee and having served six years on the SEMA Board of Directors. His background includes 25 years at Arrow Speed Warehouse, ending as Executive Vice President, and more recently as VP of e-Commerce at Keystone Automotive Operations Inc. He was named SEMA Person of the Year in 2005.

Read more about Wyly and the SEMA Data Co-Op.