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Free PIES Excel to XML Converter

Posted on 22 October 2013, 4:47 PM PDT by Frugal Mechanic under Tools


PIES (short for Product Information Exchange Standard) is an industry data (XML) format maintained by the AAIA (Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association). It's used to help manufacturers of automotive parts & accessories to tell people like us & retailers all of the various attributes of products they manufacture.

Despite the standard, having been first released back in 2004, many manufacturers are technically unable, or it's cost-prohibitive to generate XML files for their distributors & resellers. To solve that problem, the AWDA (Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association) created a sub-set of PIES that could be represented in an Excel or Flat File.

To help fill the gap, Frugal Mechanic has launched a FREE Tool for anyone with an Excel file to produce a standard-compliant PIES XML file. Check out our Free PIES Excel to XML Converter today!

We take this: PIES Excel File Screenshot

And Produce this: PIES XML File Screenshot

As always, please Report any Bugs or Feature Requests

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