super spec

Super Spec

The Super Spec data standard is an industry-specific definition of the EDI requirements needed to connect distributors and retailers with their manufacturers and suppliers in the aftermarket. Super Spec was originally developed by GCommerce, Inc. through their efforts to set-up and manage thousands of EDI connections. Super Spec was contributed to the aftermarket to encourage trading partners to follow a single method of mapping the e-commerce connections.

EDI transaction mapping is a complex process due to the variety of business systems and applications and the unique EDI and business requirements between trading partners. By using the Super Spec, partners can connect and start exchanging electronic business documents in hours instead of days or weeks. The simplification and time-savings encourage more buyers and sellers to connect and replace paper processes with electronic document exchange.

  • Super Spec 8.1 is the current version of the Super Spec data standard offered to the industry. This version, and all versions, are designed and maintained by the industry, for the industry, through industry workgroups and the guidance of the Technology Standards Committee (TSC).

    Documentation Includes:
     Case Studies  

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  • The Integrated Shop Standard (iShop) requires an annual paid subscription.

    Subscriptions are based on each individual product of iShop:

    • iShop Inspection Server (iShop IS)
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    Please visit our subscriptions page for more information and to subscribe.


  • The Integrated Shop Standard (iShop) can be downloaded through the Auto Care Vehicle Information Portal (VIP).

    iShop requires an active paid subscription to view and download.

    Note: Access to the VIP site does not require a paid active subscription. However, access to certain products within the site will require an active paid subscription . To access the VIP site, users are required to create an account. To create an account, please visit and follow the instructions on the landing page. 

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