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 Manufacturers 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 Data Lab to assist Manufacturers in the onboarding process, and our user-friendly system validates standards compliancy. Once their data is securely stored in our data repository, customers have the ability to receive data exports in any custom or standardized format required to power their internal warehouse, retail and Internet systems.

MANUFACTURER SERVICES:


  • Full Data Lab support throughout the process
  • On-boarding of Manufacturer 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 Resellers at no charge to the Manufacturer
  • Permissions based exports ensures that data is given only to approved Resellers
  • No extra fees for special Reseller requirements
  • One low fixed monthly fee ranging from $150-$600 per month for total participation in on-boarding, validation, secure storage and unlimited standard or custom exports. No setup fees or added charges!
  • Unmatched Speed-to-Market to deliver your updates and changes in near real time
  • Your data included in SEMA Search for use by WD’s & retail sales people for product reference

    RESELLER SERVICES


    • Full Data Lab support throughout the process of creating your exports
    • Unlimited data exports from approved Manufacturers is FREE to SEMA members!
    • Custom export configurations available to fit any Reseller requirements
    • Web services to power internal business applications, POS systems and web sites
    • Scheduled bulk exports or data on demand
    • Instant updates available, as soon as a Manufacturer makes a change
    • Free access to SEMA Search
    • Free API integration to access the SDC data repository real-time

    GENERAL BENEFITS


    • Manufacturers maintain complete control and ownership of all data
    • “Do it once” solution consolidates effort and minimizes expense
    • With virtually no barriers to entry, all Manufacturers 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

    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 Reseller. Be sure to talk to your Manufacturers about joining the SDC!

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

    Testimonial

    Many people think of SEMA as just a show and few know the true power of the benefits that come along with being a member. SDC is one of these golden benefits that we utilize to stay as far ahead of the curve as possible.

    Rory Connell

    Vice President of Sales

    Gibson Performance

    SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) understands the challenge it can be to acquire accurate product data. Whether it’s weights and measurements, accurate descriptions, pricing levels, UPC codes and the like or rich vehicle application data to power year/make/model look ups. It is necessary to have detailed product data for our distributors and ultimately the end consumer to view an accurate product detail page that has plenty of information and digital assets for them to find exactly what they’re looking for and ultimately make a buying decision. SDC provides a central repository for quality product data while validating for compliance and to strict requirements available for export in any format distributors may require. With the updated SDC 2.0 PIM System now in place, SDC is continuing to pave the way for future growth. Thank you to the entire SEMA Data Co-op Team!

    Kevin Woodruff

    Sales Director / Data Management

    Roush Performance / SLP - Street Legal Performance