This release introduces the PIES (Product Information Exchange Standard) import and post modules. Customers who access validated PIES XML files from their vendor, manufacturer, SEMA Data Coop www.semadatacoop.com, Opticat www.opticat.net and others can import and populate their Auto Plus SQL database.
Importing PIES XML data into a relational database system such as Auto Plus allows users to edit, adjust, delete and otherwise make the imported PIES data ready for their ecommerce web sites.
The Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES) is made up of multiple segments such as pricing, description, package, attribute, digital assets and more. Data is communicated through these segments in over 300 data fields.
From www.autocare.org – “The Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES) is the best practice for the management and exchange of product attribute information in the vehicle auto care industry. Standardizing product content lowers supply chain costs and contributes to increased sales and operational efficiency. Following an industry standard is the first step towards data synchronization with channel partners which yields increased sales, shorter new product introduction cycles and lower operating costs through reduced order processing, invoicing and shipping errors.”
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