ACPN Content Excellence Award

About the Award

This category is intended to recognize excellent source data. This is separate from the “Receiver’s Choice Award.” Each submission will be one ACES xml file (and its matching PIES xml file) that contains a single brand. This award judges ACES and PIES files on a variety of areas that ACPN deems as essential when creating best in class ACES and PIES data. Please see the judging guidelines for this award for more details. All submissions should be made directly to the data assessment partner as indicated on the entry form. The data assessment partner will sign a non-disclosure agreement if the submitter deems it necessary.

Eligibility 

Submissions must meet these requirements 100% to be considered for judging:

  • Company Type: Manufacturer/Remanufacturer
  • Company Membership: Auto Care Association member in good standing
  • Subscription Status: Must have active VCdb, Qdb and PAdb subscriptions.
  • Each submission will be one ACES XML file (and its matching PIES XML file) containing a single brand.
  • Both ACES and PIES XML files must be a file produced for a trading partner
  • Both ACES and PIES XML files must pass XSD validations
  • The ACES XML file must be versions 4.0 or newer
  • The PIES XML file must be versions 7.0 or newer
  • Both ACES and PIES XML files must utilize July 2022 or newer published database versions (VCdb, Qdb, PCdb, PAdb)
  • The ACES XML file must use Qdb qualifiers partially or fully. (If the ACES file does not use both Qdb and Fitment Notes, the file passes)
  • The PIES XML file must use PAdb attributes partially or fully.
  • *NEW* The ACES XML file must use valid Part Terminology / Position combinations according to the PCdb. (If the ACES file does not use positions, the file passes)
  • *NEW* The PIES XML file must use valid PartTerminologyID / PAID combinations according to the PAdb.

Award Format

Small

(10,000 – 49,999 applications)

Medium

(50,000 – 250,000 applications)

Large

(Over 250,000 applications)

Gold Only (3 Total) – Per ACES application-count bracket


Judging

Each year, the ACPN Committee will select a data assessment partner, who will process the submitted ACES and PIES XML files and provide the ACPN Committee with the raw scoring information for each general area of the judging guidelines for the award. The ACPN Committee then takes the raw scoring information provided by the data assessment partner and applies weighted percentages to the general area scores to determine the winners of the award. The submission with the highest score is considered the winner. (In the case of a tie, the contenders will be re-examined to arrive at a subjective assessment of appropriate levels of over-mapping, effective use of the Qdb, appropriate use of the Note and MfrLabel tags, and effective use of the PAdb.)

2023 Data Assessment Partner

Vertical Dev_SMTP

 

Submission Requirements

  1. Each parent company may submit one entry per ACES application-count bracket.
  2. At least one representative from the submitting company must be present at the Knowledge Exchange Conference to accept the award in the event that the company is selected as an award recipient. If there is no representative present, the company will be restricted from submitting for any awards the following year.
  3. Entries must be received in full by the deadline (Entry Form, Participant Release Form, ACES and PIES Files)

 

 
For questions about this specific award, please contact ACPN Committee Member:
Courtney Pedler

 

Judging Guidelines

If the eligibility requirements listed above are met 100% for the award submission, the following judging guidelines are then utilized to judge the submission's ACES and PIES XML Files. If the submission does not meet the eligibility requirements 100%, the submission will be disqualified.

The ACES and PIES XML files are judged on multiple general areas listed below with weighted percentages.

WeightData StandardCriteriaScoring Note
15%ACESApplications are invalid VCdb coded configurations freeBased on percentage of application records with invalid coded configurations. Over 5% will get a score of "0".
15%ACESApplications are overlap freeBased on percentage of application records that are overlaps. Over 5% will get a score of "0".
10%ACESApplications are duplicate freeBased on percentage of application records that are duplicates. Over 5% will get a score of "0".
15%ACESQdb Level of UsageBased on the percentage use of QualifierID instances versus the sum of QualifierID instances and fitment note instances.
10%ACES and PIESAll part numbers in the ACES file are present in the PIES fileBased on percentage of part numbers found in the ACES file that are also found in the PIES file.
10%PIES

All part numbers have an Asset Type of (P04) Photo - Primary.

  • Can be found in either the Digital Asset Sub-Segment of Market Copy (MKDA) and/or Digital Asset Segment (ASST)
Based on percentage of part numbers in the PIES file that have an Asset Type of (P04).
5%PIES

All part numbers have both Marketing Description (MKT) and Feature and Benefits (FAB) text

  • Marketing Description (MKT) is found in the Description Segment (DESC)
  • Feature and Benefit (FAB) can either be found in the Market Copy Segment (MKTC) and/or Description Segment (DESC)
Based on percentage of part numbers in the PIES file that have BOTH FAB and MKT.
10%PIESPAdb Level of UsageBased on the percentage use of PAID instances versus the sum of PAID instances and user defined attribute instances.
10%PIESAll part numbers have Package Segment contentBased on percentage of part numbers with package segment content.

 

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past winners

Each award-winning company is eligible to use the ACPN Content Excellence logo on company literature, mobile apps and websites. Contact ACPN@autocare.org for image files.

2022 Winners

Gold (Small)

Continental Corporation

Gold (Medium)

Continental Corporation

Gold (Large)

MotoRad

2021 Winners
  • Gold - Small - NTN Bearing Corporation of America
  • Gold - Medium - Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
  • Gold - Large - DMA Sales, LLC
2020 Winners
  • Gold - Small - CARDONE Industries, Inc.
  • Gold - Medium - CARDONE Industries, Inc.
  • Gold - Large - Delphi
2019 Winners
  • Gold - Small - CARDONE Industries, Inc.
  • Gold - Medium - Tenneco, Inc
  • Gold - Large - CARDONE Industries, Inc.
2018 Winners
  • Gold - Small - VDO
  • Gold - Medium - Moog
  • Gold - Large - Bilstein