A directory designed to guide data users to brands that have successfully managed their product data.
SEMA Data Co-op (SDC)
Diamond Bar, CA (January 20, 2017) – The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) has been updated with Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES) version 6.7, making it possible for SDC members to have data that is compatible with the newest format in the industry.
The SEMA Data Co-op is now offering PIES version 6.7 with fully compliant import and export formats to its members.
With the new year upon us and the hectic fall schedule of shows and holidays behind us, now is a great time to revisit the fundamentals of product data management.
The SEMA Data Co-op has become “data central” for hundreds of specialty parts brands, representing millions of part numbers, and tens of millions of vehicle applications. This directory is designed to guide data users to brands that have successfully undertaken the challenge to manage their product data, and to continue to expand reference as more brands are added to the SDC repository.
The evolution of product data management in the automotive specialty-parts industry has been a journey filled with change. From the earliest pioneering efforts by leading retailers and WDs to the proliferation of solutions available today, the quest for the truth has created substantial confusion and misinformation. I hope to clear up some of that here. Let’s begin with what the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) has set out to accomplish.
New tools are now available to suppliers in the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC). The new tools, which simplify the data-loading process while supporting the SDC’s top-rated score-carding process, allow suppliers to submit data in all the popular formats, convert and validate the data to industry standards, and store it in an ACES- and PIES-compliant repository with little or no manual intervention.
The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) has launched a new responsive website to better serve online visitors.
The SEMA Show is the one time each year when we all come together to do business, renew bonds with old friends and make as many new friends as possible. Proudly celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the SEMA Show has also been our industry’s primary location to learn about new technologies and gain new perspectives. This year’s Show is exceptionally rich in innovative business insights.
Since the inception of the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) in 2012, more than 475 product brands representing more than 3 million parts have joined what is now the industry’s largest automotive specialty parts product data repository. Designed to enable any company—no matter how small or large—to effectively manage and distribute its product data at the lowest possible cost, the SDC’s expert staff will coach you all the way through the process.