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HDDA: Heavy Duty announces product data standards

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HDDA: Heavy Duty rolled out its long-anticipated data standards solution for the heavy duty aftermarket at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW). The data standards are offered as a new expansion of the Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES) and provides nearly two dozen product categories in Heavy Duty data through the Auto Care Vehicle Information Portal (Auto Care VIP).

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Using PIES, heavy duty businesses can now access product data standards, which serve as a guideline for the industry’s best practices for communicating product information between heavy duty aftermarket suppliers and its selling chain under one format, the association stated.

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Bill Hanvey, president and chief executive officer of the Auto Care Association makes the announcement at HDAW.

Through the use of data standards, HDDA: Heavy Duty noted that businesses are able to: Enable and facilitate digital strategies and e-commerce, streamlining product information generation, increasing speed to market; Increase sales, decrease returns, reducing ordering and shipping errors with data sent and understood correctly; and Provide better customer service, ensuring complete and replete product information is available for customer support at the counter and on the web.

HDDA: Heavy Duty stated that the PIES expansion to include Heavy Duty data can reduce the “cost of doing business” for heavy duty companies by up to 20% – which could translate to potential business profit improvement of 2-3%. The introduction of heavy duty data to PIES signifies a 50% increase in total VIP Product Attribute database (PAdb) data coverage and 85% of all parts sold across the industry. The addition of Heavy Duty data into PIES covers: 20 product categories; 9,000+ components; and 63,000+ attributes.

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The 20 heavy duty product categories that will progressively be made available through subscription to PIES include: Air Conditioning, Heating & Ventilating System; Exhaust System; Air Intake System; Frame Components; Axles – Driven, Front Steering; Front Steer Axle Wheel End Components; Axles – Driven, Rear; Fuel System; Axles – Front Steering; Ignition System; Axles – Non-Driven, Rear; Lighting System; Brakes; Modules/Relays – Electrical; Charging System; Power Plant; Cooling System; Supplemental Information Devices; Cranking System; Suspension.

For more information, click here to visit the HDDA: Heavy Duty data standards website.

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