ACPN (Automotive Catalog Professionals Network), the recognized industry association body for US automotive data, has  released two standards ACES (Automotive Catalog Enhanced Standards) and PIES  (Parts Information Enhanced Standards).

These standards ensure that parts information can be seamlessly exchanged across the entire automotive distribution network.  These standards are increasingly being used by manufacturers and resellers alike. 

There are also large resellers (both brick and mortar stores and pure play eCommerce retailers) who have their own modified version of parts information standards.  They are also called receivers. They might insist that the manufacturer / supplier provide parts data in their specific standards  for ease of integration with their IT systems.

If you have traditional printed catalogs or static pdf / e-zine catalogs, then you may require to transform these catalogs to the needs of your receivers.

APA offers low cost, exceptional quality data compliance (ACES PIES compliance, NAPA compliance etc) services. We have a large team of automotive data and IT professionals who can handle large volume of parts data with ease.

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