Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES) automotive data is the North American standard for collecting, managing, and distributing information about automotive parts and accessories.
Businesses that sell automotive parts generally rely on the Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES) to ensure their product information for aftermarket auto parts aligns with an internationally recognized, standardized categorization system.
Using PIES data, sellers categorize product information by identifying the product’s composition, origin, measurements, price, dimensions, weight, and other data.
By describing the product using PIES-aligned categorization data within the PIES database, businesses can be confident that their product information remains accurate, up-to-date, and consistent across their sales channels.
Most automotive businesses use PIES data alongside Aftermarket Catalog Exchange Standard (ACES) data, which provides information about a part’s compatibility with a particular vehicle. By combining PIES and ACES data, businesses create a full data picture that streamlines the data-sharing process. Overall, these databases save businesses time and money by reducing supply chain costs and enabling teams to find the right information efficiently.