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2018 ACES & PIES Content Excellence Award: Technical Discussion

May 20, 2020
5 mins read

PartsTech was selected to by the AutoCare Association to judge the ACES and PIES Content Excellence Award at the 2018 Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) Knowledge Exchange Conference in Ft. Worth, TX on April 15-18, 2018.  As part of the judging process, PartsTech developed criteria and generated reporting to take an objective look at the quality of catalog data from the aftermarket industries top brands.  We received entries from 21 participants, with submissions totaling over 3.8 million vehicle application records.  The data submissions were analyzed based on each file’s referenced VCDB, PCDB, & QDB tables.  For more information on the AutoCare ACES and PIES data standards, and the VCDB, PCDB and QDB reference tables, click here.

To select the 2018 Award Recipients, we worked closely with the AutoCare Association to identify the 8 criteria used to analyze each supplier’s data.  Here’s a deeper look at the criteria used to select the winners:

The scores for each category will be determined using the PartsTech file summary analytics reporting. Each criterion has a weighted score and points are awarded on a pass/fail basis. A participant will receive either full or no credit for a particular category. In the event of a tie, the decision will then use a partial credit approach for each category to determine a winner.

The participants will be broken into three groups based on application count.

Make sure to keep an eye out for further updates as we share the results of our analysis at the 2018 ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference and announce the companies takes home the award for each category.

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