Services Offered

  • Retail Evaluations

    Online Retail Score Card

    • This report involves research on all of the retail websites the client’s products appear on, including but not limited to, AdvanceAuto, O'Reilly's, AutoZone, PepBoys, Amazon, and eBay.
    • For industry-specific retailers like Advance Auto or Auto Zone, the client's products will be compared to competitors selling the same products on that site.
    • For sites like Amazon or eBay, the client's products will be reviewed by the various "sellers" offering their products.
      • All new accounts and any prospective clients will be provided with the report for FREE.
      • All customers who subscribe to our Monthly Maintenance services will be provided with this report once a year for FREE.

    Data Totality Report

    • This report will identify where the client’s data can be further developed, and of those areas, a prioritized list of possible improvements.
    • The final report will show how the client’s data completeness compares to similar products being sold on the same sites as their products.
      • All customers who subscribe to our Monthly Maintenance services will be provided with this report once a year for FREE.

     

  • Development

    Complete Data Files

    • Creation of new ACES & PIES (including PAdB) files, including digital assets.

    Conversion

    • Transferring data from one format to another. (Examples: Legacy to ACES, ACES to NAPA, or ACES to TecDoc.)

    Data Boost

    • Further development of current data by improving available market copy, product attributes, competitor interchanges.
    • Adding digital content such as installation instructions, warranty information, pending patent information, product videos, or hi-resolution product images.

     

    Legacy

  • Assessment/Cleaning

    Validation/Standardization

    • Verification that all data meets current industry standards.
    • Invalid data will be fixed to meet current industry standards.

    Normalization

    • All of references of measure and abbreviations will be “normalized” to avoid customer confusion (ex. 1-inch, 1-in., or 1").

    Over-population

    • Calling-out application features that do not actually effect the fitment of a part.
    • This can actually limit fitment and therefore potential sales.  It also increases the size of data files and increases the amount of maintenance that will be required in the future.
    • We clean data to provide the exact information relevant to the fitment of a product.

    Over-mapping

    • Listing multiple trim levels when all fit the part.
    • This leaves more room for errors and maintenance work in the future.  It also greatly increases the size of the file as well, which can create issues with data transmissions to customers.
    • We clean data to provide the necessary information relevant to the fitment of a product.

    Under-mapping

    • Applications a part fits, but have not been cataloged.
    • We identify these applications and develop that missing application data.

    Overlaps

    • Multiple part numbers covering the same application(s) with no obvious difference in form or function.
    • We add missing qualifiers where they can be applied, and provide a report for all remaining overlaps with our recommendations how they should be handled.

    Coverage/Gap-Anaylsis

    • Using industry OE data, we can analyze your complete catalog data to show where you have coverage, and what applications you should focus on for future part development.

     

    Deep Cleaning

    • All of the services listed above.
    • FREE Data Totality Report
  • Maintenance

    Monthly Industry Updates

    • Maintain ACES, PIES, PAdB, and all other relevant databases up to the latest industry standards.

    Data Updates

    • We can manage carry-up applications (newest applications that fit an already active part), discontinuations, supersessions, temporary price discounts, and price changes.

    Interchange Maintenance

    • Competitor interchange numbers are kept up-to-date.

    Data Submissions

    • Monthly and on-demand submissions to customers.

    Specialized Customer Requests

    • Customers occasionally request special information; we will work with them to gather the information they need, in the format they want, without taxing our client’s time.

    Monthly Maintenance Service

    • Clients who sign-up for our Monthly Maintenance service will be provided with all the above maintenance services and more for one low monthly cost.

     

    Maintained this Year

    • This service includes all of the maintenance services listed above for a complete year.

     

  • Integration

    Catalog Production

    • Layout and production of a PDF or printed product catalog.
    • We can work with printers or any other resources currently being utilized, or we can do it all for you.

    Product Information Sheets/Bulletins

    • Layout and production of PDF or printed sales materials.
    • Integration of part specifications, applications, and images into product information sheets or bulletins.

    Website Integration/Design

    • Integration of catalog data into already established websites.
    • Creation of new websites, that can include part specific pages, featured product videos/media, PDF catalogs, part look-ups, and more.
  • Digital Assets

    Product Information/Installation Guide

    • Digitization of product information and/or installation instructions.

    High-Resolution Product Photography

    • Includes 5-10 hi-resolution, edited photos of a product from different angles (sometimes with and without packaging).

    360-Degree Interactive Product Shots

    • Includes 72 hi-resolution, edited photos of a product.  (These images will be oriented around the x-axis.)

    720-Degree Interactive Product Shots

    • Includes 144 hi-resolution, edited photos of a product.  (Half of these images will be oriented around the x-axis, with the other half oriented around the y-axis.)

    Product Information Video

    • A 30-90 second video that will help illustrate the features and benefits of a product.

    Product Installation Video

    • A 30-180 second video that provides a quick demonstration on how to best install a part.

     

  • Training/Consulting

    Basics of Automotive Catalog Data

    • Staff training on the basic ins-and-outs of ACES & PIES and how best to handle catalog/product data in the Automotive Aftermarket today.

    Software Specific Training

    • Having tested most of the industry specific software (cataloging, OE data, UIO lookups, etc.) currently available, we can train your staff how to efficiently use the software and applications you will be using.

    Consulting

    • Want to manage your data in-house, but not sure what you need or where to start?  We can help you to determine what the most cost-effective option is for you.  We will work with software and service providers to get you the best deals, and to make sure your system gets setup as smoothly as possible.
      • System Setup: We can evaluate your company's needs to help you choose the best software and services to meet those needs.
      • Policies & Procedures: Development and implementation of Policies and Procedures for the handling of data amongst your staff.

     

  • Premium Services

    Deep Cleaning

    (See our list of Assessment/Cleaning & Retail Evaluation services for more information on each service provided.)

    * Validation/Standardization

    * Normalization

    * Over-population

    * Over-mapping

    * Under-mapping

    * Overlaps

    * Coverage/Gap-Analysis Reports

    * Data Totality Report

     

     

    Maintained-this-Year

    (See our list of Maintenance services for more information on each service provided.)

    * Monthly Industry Updates

    * Data Updates

    * Interchange Maintenance

    * Data Submissions

    * Specialized Customer Requests/Reports

     

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