About the SEMA Data Co-op

SEMA understands what a challenge it can be to manage product data, whether it is weights and measures, accurate descriptions, current pricing, UPC codes or application data to power vehicle specific parts look-ups. That’s why we have undertaken this challenging project to create the definitive, industry owned and operated centralized data repository, complete with a comprehensive set of online data management tools.

We believe that all suppliers should have direct ownership of their product data and that it should be configured and stored in the accepted industry ACES and PIES standards. The SDC provides a full-time help desk to assist suppliers in the on-boarding process, and provides validation services to assure standards compliance before the data goes into the repository. Once it is securely stored, customers have the ability to receive data exports in whatever format they require for use in powering their internal warehouse, retail and Internet systems.

  • Supplier (manufacturer) Services:
  • Full help desk support throughout the process
  • On-boarding of supplier data from any format electronic file (even an excel spreadsheet)
  • Stringent validation processes ensure data meets SDC requirements
  • Data is stored securely in industry standard PIES and ACES formats
  • Unlimited exports to all approved receivers at no charge to the supplier
  • Permissions based exports ensures that data is given only to approved receivers
  • Pay no custom configuration fees for special receiver requirements
  • One low fixed monthly fee ranging from $300-$600 per month for total participation in on-boarding, validation, secure storage and unlimited standard or custom exports. No setup fees or added charges!
  • Future applications driven by the co-op including a comprehensive Internet based catalog (SEMA Search) for use by WD’s & retail sales people for product reference.
  • Receiver (seller) Services
  • Full help desk support throughout the process
  • Unlimited data exports from approved suppliers at little or no cost (FREE to SEMA members!)
  • Custom export configurations available to fit any receiver requirements
  • Web services to power internal business applications, POS systems and web sites
  • Scheduled bulk exports or data on demand
  • Visibility into future applications such as our industry-wide online look-up tool under development now… SEMA Search
  • General Benefits
  • Suppliers maintain complete control and ownership of all data
  • “Do it once” solution consolidates effort and minimizes expense
  • With virtually no barriers to entry, all suppliers large and small can join affordably
  • All inclusive, always on, centralized storage & distribution point for industry product data
  • Development and initial operational expenses underwritten by SEMA
  • Strong foundation from which to build future applications and services

Join Now and Declare Your “Data Independence”!

If you are a manufacturer or supplier of automotive parts and accessories, contact us today to learn how we can help “get your data house in order”. Whether you have XML ready PIES and ACES files to send us, or you don’t know where to start, we are here to help.

Warehouse distributors, retailers and e-tailers should contact us now about your data needs and get signed up as an authorized data receiver. Also, please let us know what brands you need data for, and talk to your suppliers about joining the SDC.

The SEMA Data Co-op is truly a collaborative effort to bring suppliers and receivers together to sell more parts and grow your business. We look forward to serving you!