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PIES Mapping Solutions for Auto Aftermarket Manufacturers

Standardizing your product data can be benefit both growth and internal processes.

Let Your Product Data Be a Growth Strategy

When a customer is looking for auto parts on a website, having accurate product data makes all the difference. That’s where the PIES data standard thrives giving the entire industry the ability to quickly and accurately share product data.

Benefits of PIES Standards:

  • Consistency across entire industry
  • Go-to-market time is reduced
  • Reduce returns by giving customers accurate choices
  •  Ensures comprehensive product data

Our Process

What You Can Expect During the PIES Standardization Process

Initially, maturing your data to the PIES standard can be an overwhelming and frustrating, especially depending on the current state of your product information.

Our team’s goal is to guide you through the entire process, clearly communicating expectations and using our experience to setup your product data to be successful on various platforms.

  • Properly aligned attributes
  • Robust digital assets
  • Proper part type assignments

1. Audit of Current Product Data

We always start with a sample of your product data, which allows us to get a clear picture of how much work your data will take. Also, it allows you to work with us on a small scale before you commit to having us standardize all your data.

2. Standardize Your Product Data

Our team will get busy maturing your product information so it meets the PIES standards. This is a collaborative effort with your team when data is missing or needs to be gathered for missing segments.

3. Deliver Your PIES Files

When your data standardization has been completed, we run quality checks and determine if anything needs to be addressed. Once validated, you will be provided with PIES files you can submit to your retailers.

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Common PIES Questions

PIES data mapping is the process of aligning product data with the Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES) format. It involves mapping product attributes, descriptions, and other information to the specific data fields defined by the PIES standard.

PIES data mapping can be used to map various types of product data, including product descriptions, specifications, pricing information, images, dimensions, weights, compatibility details, and more. Essentially, any information relevant to a product's identification, classification, or description can be mapped using PIES.

The key elements in PIES data mapping include attributes such as Brand Name, Part Number, Description, Dimensions, Weight, Pricing, Compatibility, and other product-specific details. These elements are defined by the PIES standard and serve as the basis for structuring and organizing product data.

Yes, PIES data mapping can be integrated with other data standards or systems, such as ACES (Aftermarket Catalog Exchange Standard) for automotive parts, to ensure compatibility and consistency across different industry standards. Integration allows for seamless data exchange and interoperability between systems.

Common mistakes to avoid in PIES data mapping include mapping inaccuracies, incomplete data mapping, improper handling of special characters or formatting, overlooking data validation requirements, and failing to update mappings as product information evolves. It's essential to carefully review mappings for accuracy and completeness to ensure effective data exchange and compliance with standards.

Start by visitng our PIES information page. Do find out more in-depth information, we encourage you to visit AutoCare's page here.