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University of the Aftermarket, AAIA to host 
ACES, PIES training seminar

Two-day seminar to focus on technical details of ACES, PIES implementation

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 08:21
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The University of the Aftermarket, in partnership with the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), will host a two-day seminar on the implementation and management of aftermarket catalog data standards. The program will be held March 27-28 at Northwood University’s satellite campus in Troy, Mich.

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The program was developed for aftermarket catalog managers and product information professionals who would like to sharpen their knowledge and management of the industry data standards – ACES and PIES. Seminar topics will include:

  • Building the Foundation – Managing Brand Identification, using and working with product-specific attributes
  • Understanding how to get the most from the ACES and PIES documentation and rules
  • Working with the Vehicle Configuration database and other components of the standards
  • Understanding how to get the most value from the ACES Enhanced Standard website
  • Using PIES to send packaging, pricing, interchange and other product information
  • Understanding the best practices for product images and other digital assets
  • Real-world application exercises and discussion of compliance with trading partner requirements
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