PIES-Compliant Product Data Available to All Resellers

DCi, an ARI Company, Adds PIESfree to CatalogRack
PIES-compliant product data now available at no cost to retailers, jobbers and dealers in North America

Des Moines, IA – DCi, an ARI company, announced today that its PIESfree service has been added to DCi’s CatalogRack. Both services are available to all retailers, jobbers and dealers in the automotive aftermarket industry at no cost.

PIESfree allows resellers to download product data that is PIES-compliant to their business management system. The Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES) is a data standard released by Auto Care Association, and is widely accepted in the aftermarket. PIESfree makes information for more than 1.5 million products from the industry’s leading brands available to its CatalogRack users. The data includes descriptions, dimensional data, pricing and shipping codes. In addition, users will receive weekly reports alerting them to new part numbers, descriptions and pricing from all of these leading manufacturers.

“We made the decision to add PIESfree to CatalogRack to ensure that resellers had access to the base product data that drives their businesses,” said Mark Toebben, DCi Vice President & General Manager. “Our industry’s data is in a constant state of change. We’re confident that the reporting feature will enable resellers to keep up on these changes and increase speed-to-market for everyone.”

Designed to replace cumbersome, out-of-date paper catalogs, CatalogRack users have access to product catalogs for the industry’s leading manufacturer brands. Since 2001, CatalogRack has delivered the most complete online accessories and performance parts database with more than 165 million vehicle applications to more than 4,000 independent jobbers and dealers throughout North America.

Resellers interested in signing up for CatalogRack should visit catalograck.com. Manufacturers interested to having their product data added to CatalogRack should call 515.276.0442.

About DCi
DCi, an ARI Company, is the aftermarket’s leading source for manufacturer product data and commands the most expansive sales network of over 80,000 businesses, reaching millions of consumers. The company is a pioneer in electronic cataloging and product data standards, and helped develop many of the standard data formats in use today. DCi’s CatalogRack, a free B2B product search website, enables thousands of resellers each year to search and source over $1 billion worth of products from industry leading warehouse distributors and manufacturers. For more information, visit dcinet.com or contact sales@dcinet.com.

About ARI
ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARI) (NASDAQ: ARIS) offers an award-winning suite of SaaS, software tools, and marketing services to help dealers, equipment manufacturers and distributors in selected vertical markets Sell More Stuff!™ – online and in-store. Our innovative products are powered by a proprietary data repository of enriched original equipment and aftermarket electronic content spanning more than 17 million active part and accessory SKUs and 750,000 equipment models. Business is complicated, but we believe our customers’ technology tools don’t have to be. We remove the complexity of selling and servicing new and used vehicle inventory, parts, garments and accessories (PG&A) for customers in the automotive tire and wheel aftermarket, powersports, outdoor power equipment, marine, home medical equipment, recreational vehicles and appliance industries. More than 23,500 equipment dealers, 195 distributors and 3,360 brands worldwide leverage our web and eCatalog platforms to Sell More Stuff!™ For more information on ARI, visit investor.arinet.com.

For media inquiries, contact:
Gigi Ho, Director of Product Services, DCi, +1.317.927.8775, Gigi.Ho@dcinet.com

Colleen Malloy, Director of Marketing, ARI, +1.414.973.4323, Colleen.Malloy@arinet.com