SEMA DATA CO-OP VIDEO LIBRARY


The SEMA Data Co-op video library provides educational resources that offer instruction in our industry’s data standards. This material was developed to introduce new users to the industry standards and refine the knowledge of seasoned data experts. Whatever your level of expertise, you will find valuable content here.

Getting Started


The starting point for someone interested in learning about where to start when considering standardizing their company data.Discover resources available to help you and your team identify what data should be standardized and determine the best methods to do so.

Data Completeness & Data Quality


A great introduction to learning the differences in completeness and quality when it comes to data and how to have both. Learn where to focus your efforts to help your data receivers sell more parts and what SDC tools are available to help you succeed.

ACES 101


Introductory video about the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Standard, ACES. Learn what ACES is, including its databases and structure. Learn how applications are exchanged and components of an application.

ACES 201


Building on the introduction material from the ACES 101 video, this ACES 201 video is an in depth review of each of the components used to construct a valid ACES application.

ACES Rules, Pitfalls & Best Practices


Learn tips to avoid data errors and industry best practices for creating vehicle mappings.

Qualifiers


Learn details about what qualifiers are and how to use qualifiers when mapping your vehicle application data.

PIES 101


An introduction to the PIES Automotive Aftermarket Industry Standard. Learn what PIES is and how it is structured into segments for electronically transmitting information about part numbers.

PIES 201


Building on the introduction material from the PIES 101 video, this PIES 201 video is an in depth review on looping segments, and how it presents in an XML file, how to read the 6.7 spec packet and how our Industry Standards evolve and get updated.

Attributes


Learn details about what attributes are in the PIES standard, why they are important to your products, and the two types of attributes allowed in the standard.

Challenges Mapping Beyond YMM


Gain an understanding of some of the current challenges and solutions associated with mapping parts that have options and details that go beyond what the VCDB tables support today.

Challenges Mapping Not YMM Driven Applications


Gain an understanding of some of the current challenges and solutions associated with mapping parts that do not require a Year Make Model to fit a vehicle.

Challenges Mapping Universal Fit Applications


Gain an understanding of some of the current challenges and solutions associated with mapping parts that are considered universal fit and how there are three different types of universal fit items.

PIMS V2.0 Tour


Quick sampling of some of the new user-interface features and navigation in the SEMA Data Co-op’s PIMS system.

BBK


Hear the importance of maintaining a robust data set from a Platinum Supplier. Brian Murphy, the CEO of BBK Performance, talks about his company’s participation in the SEMA Data Co-op.

Data Platforms for Small Business | SEMA Biz Tip #33


Jim Graven, Senior Director of Membership, SEMA Data Co-op, provides confirmation that any business, large or small, owes it to their dealers, distributors, and resellers to provide great data.

How Much is a Picture Worth? | SEMA Biz Tip #26


Craig Schmutzler, VP of Operations, SEMA Data Co-op, gives his perspective on why images and videos are so necessary in today’s electronic commerce enabled world.