Auto Care Insider Volume 106 - 16

120+ 1500+ 145,000+ 1.8M+
years of
research

users

vehicle applications

system configurations

Very Intensive Priority
The culmination of more than five
years of planning and discussion,
the actual creation of the ambitious
VIP platform overhaul took 18
months to complete. This included
the synchronization of all of the
system's databases, the creation of
a better user interface and the overall
improvement of the user experience.
"One would expect a project of

this magnitude to take between three
and five years to execute," said Bill
Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care
Association. "But improving the system
for our members was a priority for both
our volunteer leaders and our staff,
and a key strategic pillar, so we put the
pedal to the metal and got it done."
Spearheaded by the Auto Care
Association's Technology Standards

S TA N DA R D

Committee and driven by the
association's in-house technology
department, the completion of
the project was announced at the
Automotive Content Professionals
Network (ACPN) Conference in
Kansas City, Mo. Since its launch,
all subscribers have upgraded to the
new system, and the response has
been overwhelmingly positive.

ACES COMPONENTS/
CONTENT OF AN APPLICATION
Vehicle Application
Part Number
Product Description
Quantity
Qualifier / Note

DATA B A S E

DATA B A S E

DATA B A S E

DATA B A S E

DATA B A S E

BEST PRACTICES

VEHICLE CONFIGURATION

QUALIFIER

PRODUCT CLASSIFICATION

BRAND TABLE

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

DIGITAL ASSETS

VCdb

Qdb

PCdb

Brand

PAdb

Digital
Assets

* Includes automotive, medium
duty, heavy duty and powersports vehicles
* Vehicle year range spanning
from 1896 to Present

* Standardized Terminology
* Includes more than 19,000
number of qualifiers
* Reduces the need for free form
text notes

* Over 57,000 Year / Make /
Model vehicle combinations

* Coded Product description
Hierarchy
* Includes application specific
and non-application specific
product descriptions

* Coded Brand Hierarchy
* Helps to uniquely define brand
relationships
* Contains over 11,000 brands

* Containing over 19,000 product
descriptions

S TA N DA R D

* Dictionary of standardized
product attributes

* Includes best practices for PDF,
Video and Images

* Includes over 98,000 product
attributes

* Over 50 digital assets types
explained

* Product attributes describe
form, fit and function

* Explains digital asset delivery
methods

PIES COMPONENTS/
CONTENT OF A PRODUCT
Marketing
Description
Pricing
Packaging
Performance & Physical Attributes
Kit Content
Interchange
Digital Assets
Hazmat

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