data standards faqs

Documentation and Subscriptions

+ Where can I find documentation and sample data for Auto Care Association Data Standards?
+ Do I need a subscription to use the ACES and PIES data standards?
+ How do I subscribe to iShop or one of the ACES and PIES supporting relational databases (VCdb, Qdb, PAdb)?
+ How long after payment will my subscription be active?
+ My access to a set of data is no longer active, what do I do?

AutoCareVIP.com

+ What is autocarevip.com?
+ How do I create an autocarevip.com account?
+ How do I request a new username and password?
+ Where do I download the Auto Care Data Standards supporting relational databases (VCdb, Qdb, PCdb, PAdb, Brand Table)?
+ How do I request changes to the Auto Care Data Standards supporting relational databases?

Data Standards

+ Is Auto Care Association and the ACES and PIES data standards an industry data pool?
+ Who currently uses the ACES and PIES data standards?
+ What are the benefits of using the ACES and PIES data standards?
+ What is the ACES data standard used for?
+ What is the PIES data standard used for?
+ Is ACES and the VCdb a catalog of parts?
+ What does iShop do?
+ How does iShop benefit a repair facility?

Data Standards Supporting Databases

+ What are the supporting databases used in the ACES and PIES data standards.
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