HDAW Debuts PIES Data Standards
Jan. 28, 2020—HDDA: Heavy Duty rolled out its long-anticipated data standards solution for the heavy duty aftermarket yesterday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) taking place in Grapevine, Texas Jan. 27-30, according to a press release. 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).
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. Through the use of data standards, 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.