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ACES Mapping Solutions for Auto Aftermarket Manufacturers

Navigate the ACES data standardization process with precision and ease.

Transform Your Fitment Data into Sales

Having accurate and accessible fitment available to your customer is vitally important when trying to out-sale your competitors.  The ACES standard empowers you to quickly map your fitment data to a standard that is used industry wide. 

Benefits of the ACES Standard:

  • Reduce fitment errors = less returns & more sales
  • Streamline cataloging and e-commerce integration
  • Regularly updated fitment data

Our Process

What You Can Expect

The process of aligning your fitment data with the ACES standard can be an overwhelming process  to many who have not been through it before. 

Our goal is to guide you through the entire process, clearly communicating expectations and using our experience to minimize typical data issues that occur such as:

  • Overlapping fitments
  • Proper use of fitment notes
  • Fitments that do not exist in ACES database

1. Audit & Assessment

The first step is to send us a small sample size of your product data for our team to analyze which gives us a good idea of the time and process required to get your data ACES standardized.

2. Map Your Fitment Data

Once we've analyzed the state of your data and agreed on the cost, our team gets busy processing your fitment data to the ACES standard. If any issues arise such as fitment notes or non-existent fitments, we work with your team to determine the path forward.

3. Deliver Your ACES Files

When the data mapping is complete, we run quality checks and determine what issues need to be addressed. Once validated, you will be provided with ACES files you can submit to your retailers.

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Common ACES Questions

Mapping data to the ACES standard is important in the automotive industry because it ensures consistency and compatibility in product identification, classification, and description. This standardization facilitates efficient communication and collaboration among manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, retailers, and consumers.

The ACES standard encompasses various types of automotive product data, including part numbers, descriptions, attributes, fitment data (such as year, make, model, and engine), vehicle applications, interchangeability details, pricing information, and more. Essentially, any information pertinent to automotive parts identification, classification, and compatibility can be mapped using ACES.

To ensure accuracy and completeness when mapping data to the ACES standard, it's essential to carefully review and validate each data attribute against the standard's guidelines and specifications. Employing data validation tools, conducting regular audits, and collaborating closely with stakeholders can help ensure that mapped data is accurate and complete.

Yes, mapping data to the ACES standard can be integrated with other data standards or systems, such as the PIES (Product Information Exchange Standard) for aftermarket parts or industry-specific ERP systems. Integration allows for seamless data exchange and interoperability across different platforms and industry standards.

Data mapping to the ACES standard should be updated or reviewed regularly to accommodate changes in product offerings, specifications, or industry requirements. Depending on the pace of changes in the automotive industry and the organization's specific needs, updates may occur monthly, quarterly, or annually.

Common mistakes to avoid when conducting data mapping to the ACES standard include inaccuracies in part descriptions or attributes, incomplete mapping of fitment data, using inconsistent or incorrect terminology, overlooking data validation requirements, and failing to update mappings in a timely manner. It's important to conduct thorough quality checks and adhere closely to ACES guidelines to avoid these pitfalls.