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SEMA Data Co-op Offers Members Improved User Interface

SEMA Data Co-opAt the 2017 SEMA Show, the SDC rolled out a completely refreshed user interface. Members who received demonstrations at the Show saw a Product Information Management System (PIMS) that offers more functionality, features and information than ever before. Now, members log-in to their dashboard to view the status of their account at a glance, and review exports, data health, new members and more.

Don’t Miss the SDC at the SEMA Show!

SDCSince the inception of the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) in 2012, more than 520 product brands representing more than 4.5 million parts have joined what is now the industry’s largest 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 has an expert staff that will coach you all the way through the process.

Directory of Data Innovators

SDC LogoThe 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.

Is Your Data Missing Pieces? Let Us Help You Complete the Puzzle

SDCHow many times have you received a product and opened the package only to find that a key component or two was missing? Maybe it was a fastener. Perhaps it was the instructions. It could be you didn’t even realize anything was missing until well into the assembly process. The result was likely a trip to the store for a replacement, a phone call to the manufacturer, or an attempt to simply make it work. Frustrating.

Can't Never Did Nothing

SDCI cannot begin to count how many times I heard this phrase when I was growing up. My dad was a mechanic who worked incredibly hard for every dollar he earned. He always smelled like a garage (not a bad thing) and frequently had to work on his own car or home after a long day of work or over a well-deserved weekend.

Tired of the Same Old Same Old? Maybe It’s Time for a Change

When I was a kid, we had three TV channels. (Okay, four, if you count PBS). Our television weighed a ton, and I served as my father’s remote. The dials were stiff and delivered a loud and satisfying “clack” as I wrestled them into each new position. Eventually, the top dial broke and was replaced with a pair of pliers, perpetually perched atop our set.

Directory of Data Innovators

SDCThe 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.

How Many Words Is a Picture Really Worth?

SDC LogoWe have all heard the phrase time and time again: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Really? Is it? In the product data business, we understand that buying decisions are based on product presentation. While it is important to ensure that descriptions are complete and features and benefits are clear, we certainly understand that there is something to the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Staying the Course

Craig SchmutzlerIt is an interesting fact that articles in the world of print must be written a couple of months in advance of publication. While writing this for the April edition of SEMA News, I sit at my desk, during the first week of January, pondering what is in store for the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) and its members in 2017. As I step into my new role and shoulder new responsibilities, I feel compelled to share our collective vision for the SDC and our commitment to its members.

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