SEMA News—February 2013
SEMA Data Co-op Adds Legacy ACES Conversion as Member Benefit
The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association’s (AAIA) Legacy electronic catalog standard was retired as of December 2012 and will no longer be supported or updated by AAIA. In order to meet the needs of today’s powerful business applications, the Legacy format has been replaced with the AAIA Catalog Enhanced Standard (ACES). Along with the vehicle configuration database, ACES provides a much more granular and rules-based standard. As the only industry-owned and operated data management service and centralized repository, the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) is fully compliant with the industry ACES and Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES).
“With the sunset date of December 31, it is critical that manufacturers migrate to ACES as soon as possible,” said Bob Castle, SDC vice president of e-commerce and IT, “and we are prepared to help make this conversion as painless as possible for our members.”
Said SDC CEO Jon Wyly: “In our continuing effort to help SEMA manufacturers take control of and manage their product data, the SDC is providing this important service as a standard member benefit at no charge.”
Companies using the Legacy electronic catalog standard, which was retired in December 2012, are invited to migrate to the AAIA Catalog Enhanced Standard free of charge through the SEMA Data Co-op.