aces & pies overview



By utilizing the Aftermarket Catalog Exchange Standard (ACES)* and Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES)*, as well as best practices, it allows for companies to be more efficient in communicating information for their products that is critical to do business. This is accomplished by utilizing a standardized communication method that is machine-readable (XML) by all trading partners. By using the ACES and PIES data standards, it:

  • Removes duplicated communication and distribution efforts
  • Saves time and money
  • Lowers supply chain costs
  • Increases product introduction and speed to market
  • Contributes to increased sales, operational efficiencies, and reduced returns

*While the ACES and PIES data standards are free, they both utilize multiple relational databases which contain standardized, codified data (aka reference data), some of which require an annual paid subscription.

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