First published in 1997, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) Legacy electronic catalog standard was retired on December 31st, 2012, and is longer supported or updated by AAIA. In order to meet the needs of today's powerful business applications, the Legacy format has been replaced with ACES, and along with the vehicle configuration database, provides a much more granular and rules based standard. As the only industry owned and operated data management service and centralized repository, the SEMA Data Co-op is fully compliant with the industry ACES and PIES product data standards.
"With the discontinuation of support for the legacy tables, it is critical that manufacturers migrate to the ACES standard as soon as possible," said Bob Castle, VP of eCommerce and I.T. at the SDC, "and we are prepared to help make this conversion as painless as possible for our members".
Jon Wyly, CEO of the SEMA Data Co-op, commented, "In our continuing effort to help SEMA manufacturers take control of, and manage their product data, the SDC is providing this important service as a standard member benefit at no charge."