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April 24, 2023

Communifire is moving!

by Jonathan Larsen, VP Digital Products & Standards

Saying goodbye to the Communifire platform as you know it (autocare.communifire.com).  What a bittersweet feeling as this was one of the first projects that I worked on when I started working at Auto Care. The goal at the time was to have a web-based platform where all our data subscriber community would have a place they could learn about what is happening with the data standards.  At the time we were just at the beginning of defining what we wanted to include in the new Auto Care database system that was going to house the VCdb, Part PCdb, PAb, Qdb and brand table. Heck, we didn’t even know we were going to call it autocarevip.com. The original platform became home to our workgroup minutes and project details for changes to the standards. In addition, this gave the user community one place where we could see what changes were being proposed and approved by the technology standards committee. 

Why the move? 

We wanted to continue to provide a one-stop location for the content, events, conversations, and projects by providing a closer connection to the data within autocarevip.com. This has us moving the features that you have come to expect in communifire which will be incorporated into the autocarevip.com site. The move of the content is being made to help simplify the number of different platforms. This move will streamline the single sign-on experience for our users with your autocare.org user information. Not an autocare.org user? Click here to get started. 

What has already moved?  

The following items have now moved over to the autocarevip.com which include: 
• Events 
• Release notes 
• Notifications 

Moving Soon 

You may have seen some of the discussions and cases that are being displayed on autocarevip.com that have linked out to autocare.communifire.com. We will be moving discussions and case content for users of the autocarevip.com site. Users will be able to add, update and comment for the discussions and cases within the autocarevip.com. 

April 28 will be the last day that new content will be allowed into the auto care.communifire.com site. After this time, you will start to see the content from discussions and cases migrate over to the autocarevip.com site. 

The plan is to have all content fully moved over to the autocarevip.com site by Connect week. Connect week will include the ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference and the Technology Standards Committee meeting. We will meet in person to discuss elements that have been in the autocare.communifire.com site, explore new features in autocarevip.com and examine what's next for the data standards to continue delivering great content across the industry. 

If you have questions about the autocare.communifire.com site or the move of the content to the autocarevip.com  please email us at technology@autocare.org


Jonathan Larsen, Vice President, Standards & Digital Products

I help reduce cost out of the overall supply chain by improving the quality of standards data we provide to the industry and develop new processes that help get data to our members faster. More About Me


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