FAQ

Do I have to start at 0 when using PDM?

No! If you already have ACES and PIES XML files we can import those and validate them to provide suggestions on how to improve your data (So far we have always found something to improve!). We can also import data via Excel if you don’t have it ACES and PIES compliant.

 

Can you generate data for me?

Yes, we offer the service to create product data for you at an hourly rate of $50/hr.

 

What is the difference to DCI or SDC?

Our platform with its integrated data management tool allows you to create, maintain and distribute high-quality product data. You have full access to your product data and can make sure the data quality meets your and your receivers‘ demands.

 

Do you support SDC Platinum quality rating?

One of the validations in your PDM account is also for SDC Platinum. Most receivers have additional requirements so with a PDM account you comply with SDC requirements and also WDs and marketplaces. (We have no affiliation with SDC)

 

How much do I have to pay for the PDM tool?

The price for your PDM account is based on SKU count and offers two different versions: Professional and Enterprise. Starting at $65/month

 

Do I need a subscription with Auto Care for padb, vcdb, pcdb, qdb?

No, the cost of your PDM account includes the validation to comply with all latest Auto Care tables.

 

Do you support light and heavy-duty vehicles?

Yes, all light-duty vehicle, heavy-duty vehicle and powersport applications are always included in your account.

 

Can I export ACES and PIES XML files?

Yes, you can export ACES and PIES XML files anytime and have them pushed to all your receivers automatically. PDM covers your data generation, maintenance, and distribution.

 

Can I export XLSX files?

Yes, you can export Excel files anytime. This feature can also be used to mass edit product data by changing data in bulk and reimporting. If your customer can’t process XML – no problem, simply send an Excel file.

 

What ACES and PIES versions do you support?

We currently support up to ACES3.2 and PIES7.0 with the latest ACES version (4.0) being under development. We also export into older versions to comply with some receiver’s requirements.