Catalog Standards (ACES)
ACES – the Aftermarket Catalog Enhanced Standard - is the North American Industry Standard for the management and exchange of automotive catalog applications data. With ACES, suppliers can publish automotive data with standardized vehicle attributes, parts classifications and qualifier statements. ACES also prescribes a machine-readable format (XML) for trading partners to use in exchanging vast amounts of catalog information electronically
ACES Version 3.1
The ACES Version 3.1 documentation package includes the ACES Data Delivery Specification, XML schema and example, database designs and field definitions for the Vehicle Configuration database (VCdb), the Parts Categorization database (PCdb) and the Qualifier database (Qdb). With the exception of the new features, ACES XML is backwards compatible with earlier versions of the specification
Version 3.1 of the ACES specification was released in October 2013. This version reflects updates to the Data Definitions document and VCdb ER Diagrams.
Version 3.0.1 of the ACES specification was released in January 2013 (minor updates published on 8/30/2013). This version of the standard includes a minor number of documentation changes requested by Industry.
The Vehicle Configuration Database (VCdb) is updated monthly and available only by subscription. The database includes fully normalized coded listings of passenger cars and light trucks, medium duty trucks and othermotive applications in the U.S., Mexico and Canada from the current model year back as far as 1896. The VCdb does not include any OE or aftermarket parts information. For information about subscribing to the VCdb click here.
Subscribers may login to the ACES Collaborative Interface and Download Center at www.enhancedstandard.com using the login information supplied by AAIA
Guests (Non-subscribers) are welcome to view (no download permitted) the data found in the VCDB through the ACES online interface. Navigate to www.enhancedstandard.com and click GUEST