More than 200 companies met with the SEMA Data Co-op team over four SEMA Show days.
First published in 1997, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) Legacy electronic catalog standard will be retired December 31, 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 ACES, and along with the vehicle configuration database, 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 PIES product data standards.
"With the impending sunset date of December 31, it is critical that manufacturers migrate to the ACES standard as soon as possible," said Bob Castle, SDC vice president of eCommerce and I.T., "and we are prepared to help make this conversion as painless as possible for our members."
Jon Wyly, SDC CEO, commented, "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."