Be everywhere instantly with TecDoc® Instant Data Processing

The automotive aftermarket is a highly competitive market where not only speed but also the timeliness and accuracy of data is crucial.

As a market expert, we understand the challenges this poses for our aftermarket community and provide an evolution of the data transmission with Instant Data Processing (IDP). With IDP, we are significantly changing the world of data distribution. The time-consuming process of data transmission is transformed into a real-time process. The new API enables TecDoc® data suppliers to update and transfer their catalog data in real time. In just a few seconds, all data transferred via IDP will be integrated and published in the TecDoc® Catalog, Web Service and Web Shop. Thus we empower the market globally to always work with the latest and most accurate data. IDP users gain a high degree of flexibility and independence and accelerate their time to market.

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What can you expect from IDP?

  • Option to decide on own data update frequency and moment

  • ‘IDP as a service’ embedded in existing TecDoc® data maintenance tools

  • ‘IDP as a service’ available for connecting to third party systems

  • No complicated and expensive installations

  • Always up-to-date with TecDoc® format changes and rules

  • Data published with IDP is integrated in TecDoc® web service, catalogs and shops

Accelerate time to market

Real-time data processing

Save time and resources

The advantages of IDP

  • Become first to market

  • Gain flexibility and responsiveness

  • Save time and resources

  • Edit your catalog data easily in real-time

  • Keep your information up-to-date at all times

  • Work independent of given deadlines and tools

Real time data updating, validation and publication

Your challenges

The Automotive Aftermarket is extremely competitive and fast moving. For you as a market participant, this means not only having the latest and most accurate catalog data, but also fast time-to-market. With the IDP option, we revolutionize the data transfer process and enable you to act even faster and more flexibly. You can edit your catalog data within seconds and at any time. Be no longer bound to a schedule with specific time windows for data transfer. If you want to make
changes to a subset of a dataset, you can transmit only the deltas thanks to IDP. Be independent in data validation and transfer, where you can use thirdparty tools without time-consuming export and import processes.

Consequences for your business

Due to the given time windows for data transfer, the release of your new products or an update of an existing product is bound to this time limit. This can lead to delays in your release plan and missed sales opportunities. With the evolutionary introduction of IDP, you have the option of entering new product data and updating existing data, independent of the specified data delivery calendar. Thanks to IDP, you save even more time in publish-ing your data. You can directly correct, supplement or delete your data and thus keep your information up- to-date at all times.

What IDP will change

With the evolution through IDP you benefit from real-time data management. With IDP you gain the option to update and edit your catalog data at any time. You are directly connected to our data center, so you can immediately add new content and edit your data without delay. The new infrastructure allows you to submit and extract individual updates instead of always being tied to entire datasets. You can work with a third-party product management system without being involved in time-consuming import and export processes.

Thanks to IDP, you are even faster in the market and can react flexibly to changes within your portfolio.

FAQ IDP

IDP in general:

No, as a data supplier it is up to you to continue to deliver the classical way via our data maintenance tools as a complete data package at least by one of the given update deadlines OR if you switch to 24/7 delivery of your changes via IDP. Also as a data receiver it is up to you, if you want to work with the most up to date data available via IDP.

Basically there are two use cases for data suppliers which are supported by IDP: If you have an own – respectively a 3rd party product data management tool – our IDP API Data Supplier will be the direct interface to update your TecDoc Catalogue data from your system to our data base. If you use the DMM as a data maintenance tool only, you will be able to update your TecDoc Catalogue data from the DMM via embedded IDP functionalities.

All interested data receivers will be able to get most up to date product data as soon as data suppliers provide their data via IDP. Webservice customers will get the updates automatically and do not have to take any action on their side.

Users of the related systems will see updates sent via IDP in TecAlliance webservice-based online solutions like the TecDoc Web Service, Catalogue, White Label Catalogue, Web Shop, App, China WeChat.

Interested IDP API Data Supplier users will get connected with the help of our technical consultants. DMM as data maintenance tool users will get informed about their possible onboarding for IDP by our DMM team and standard newsletters as soon as IDP features are implemented.

No. One of the main benefits will be that data managers will be able to send data content without creating and exporting a specific format first.

Yes, this is planned as a further step. For the moment reference data will be provided separately as before on a monthly base i.e. TAF tables need to be downloaded from the TecAlliance FTP server.

The idea behind the “validation only” method is to give users a chance to verify first, to see if the entire article he wants to send is valid before an official publication.

Yes, linkages and assets can be delivered via a separate endpoint of the IPD API. For the rest IDP works based on sending an entire object of the article.

No, not in the given example. Publication follows the IDP validation catalogue rules (similar to the DMM validations) where conditions for different scenarios respectively cases are defined.

No, but you are able send multiple requests to a queue from which these will be processed for validation and publication, if applicable, successively one by one. Users of the IDP API on data supplier side need to implement this queue on their side.

Solution variant “DMM with IDP” for TecDoc data suppliers:

Per brand you either stick to your current way of working by sending a full set/package or change to delta sending via IDP after a required onboarding process.

Massive data uploads are supported with IPD for all updates i.e. changes, deletions or additions. Full data uploads are not supported by IDP. For this kind of data deliveries, please use the classic way of data package delivery.

Solution variant “IDP API Data Supplier” for TecDoc data suppliers:

TecAlliance provides the IDP API Data Supplier for 3rd party systems. TecAlliance’s technical consulting team will support you during the implementation phase.

Yes. Changes need to be queued (on customer side) and will be published successively one by one.