Catalog and Data Management Services is one of the most important service lines of APA Engineering.

Automotive parts catalogs are critical for the resellers and end-users to ascertain parts fitment. These catalogs tend to be highly technical and specifications driven. Incorrect/ poorly drafted catalogs result in significant sales risk and reputation risk.Catalogs needs to be correct, complete and current.

There are several factors which affect cataloging

  • Introduction of newer vehicle models and variants
  • Phasing out of end-of-life vehicles
  • New and existing aftermarket manufacturers introducing newer and better parts
  • Global automotive regulations and associated trends
  • Upgrades to catalog standards and technology standards

Earlier, parts catalogs were printed in bulk and distributed. Slowly e-Catalogs emerged (scanned catalogs, book-like e-zines and then PDFs.). With the prolific growth of eCommerce and mobile apps, users increasingly demand digital catalogs (accessible anywhere anytime.). Manufacturers & resellers are also transitioning towards IT solutions for maintaining and distributing catalog data.

APA Engineering is the only India based catalog service provider member of ACPN (Automotive Content Professionals Network), the authorized industry body that sets the ACES PIES standards for the US Automotive Aftermarket catalogs. We provide a suite of products and services to help you manage parts catalog information easily and cost effectively.

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