PARTS CATALOG & FITMENT EXPERTS
Vertical Development is a software and services provider focused on delivering parts catalog and parts fitment solutions that move our customers beyond the limitations of simple year/make/model solutions.
Solutions for Manufacturers & Retailers of All Sizes
WHAT WE OFFER
Enterprise-level solutions without having to pay enterprise-level pricing.
With 30+ years of experience serving the automotive aftermarket, we can quickly and efficiently assist in solving your parts catalog and parts fitment needs.
We’ll help you identify ways to optimize your parts catalog.
No matter your current state, we can help create clean data files.
Our proprietary cataloging system has everything you need.
Our mapping experts ensure the highest quality in your parts data.
We’ll deliver your data and ensure acceptance from your receivers.
Our ShowMeTheParts software has everything you need.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ACES® & PIES™ FAQs
What are ACES® and PIES™?
ACES® and PIES™ are data standards created by the Auto Care Association.
The Aftermarket Catalog Exchange Standard (ACES®) is used for the management and exchange of automotive catalog and vehicle fitment data.
The Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES™) is used for product information such as part numbers, descriptions, attributes, pricing, and digital assets like images.
Why is having and using ACES® and PIES™ important?
ACES® and PIES™ are the standards used across the automotive aftermarket. Without ACES® and PIES™ for your products, you may be unable to exchange data with key trading partners.
What should I consider when selecting a vendor to create ACES® and PIES™ files?
Experience should be a top priority when selecting a partner to create your ACES® and PIES™ files. Improper ACES® and PIES™ mapping can cause you to miss out on sales opportunities and can increase returns.
Can Vertical Development help me create ACES® and PIES™ files?
Absolutely! Our team specializes in helping manufacturers and retailers of all sizes create, manage, and deliver ACES® and PIES™ data.
What people say
“We had a paper catalog, which was converted into a PDF for online use. You could do a Control + F and find stuff, but it wasn’t ideal. Now, we’ve consolidated nicely into one database and going forward it’s going to make our life a lot easier. It saves us a lot of headaches of not having to update two databases at the same time.”
Alto Products Corp.
“You absolutely have to have a company working with you that knows the parts business and knows cataloging. Working with Vertical Development is so much easier because they know what they are doing and they’ve done hundreds of these things. You don’t have to explain a whole lot as they just know how to do it. They ask you key questions and then it’s done. “
Sunsong North America, Inc.
“Vertical Development has been ingesting and publishing my Content for years. Plumbing their ShowMeTheParts API service directly into Shopify (a non-automotive mainstream platform-as-service) is a brilliant way to leverage the strengths of both worlds – like chocolate and peanut butter.”