New Member: DCR Systems Joins CIECA

01-18-2022 11:35 AM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)

DCR Systems has joined CIECA as a Corporate Member. Based in Ohio, DCR Systems develops on-site accident repair facilities for auto dealers seeking to outsource this function as an additional fixed operation. The company was founded in 2004 and has nine operating production cells in four states: Mas...

New Member: Widewail Joins CIECA

01-14-2022 04:33 PM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)
Widewail recently became a CIECA member. Launched in 2018 by Matt and Angi Murray, Widewail is a reputation management technology and services company located on the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT. With a focus on managed services and review generation as part of an organic sea...

January 2022 CIECAST Webinar: Susanna Gotsch, CCC Intelligent Solutions, to Present

01-06-2022 04:06 PM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)

CIECA announced that its next CIECAST webinar is scheduled for Thursday, January 27 at 11 am PST/1 pm CST/ 2 pm EST: “2022 and the New Norm in the Collision Industry.” The one-hour webinar will feature Susanna Gotsch, senior director, industry analyst, for CCC Intelligent Solutions.

 

Gotsch said...

CIECA 2022 Committee Meetings Kickoff 

01-04-2022 11:35 AM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)

What's new in your business segment? 

Are the standards meeting your needs? 

What changes would you like to see?


As CIECA begins creating CIECA API Standards—the next generation of industry standards—we need your input! Members and interested parties are encouraged to attend any of the f...

BMS Member Spotlight: Enterprise Holdings

12-22-2021 02:49 PM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)

Founded in 1957 by Jack Taylor, Enterprise has long served the replacement rental needs of car insurers and repair service providers. While Taylor focused his business in neighborhoods, competitors targeted airport business. ...

Member Spotlight: Enterprise Holdings

12-22-2021 12:01 PM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)


Founded in 1957 by Jack Taylor, Enterprise has long served the replacement rental needs of car insurers and repair service providers. While Taylor focused his business in neighborhoods, competitors targeted airport business. Over the years, Enterprise Holdings has grown to become the world’s largest...

The Next Generation of CIECA Standards 

12-22-2021 11:46 AM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)

Like any organization, the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) has evolved over the years. Since CIECA was established in 1994, the primary objective has remained the same: to develop and publish data standards to help the collision industry be more efficient.

 

It’s an exc...

New Representatives Join CIECA's Board of Trustees

12-21-2021 02:50 PM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)

 

Several CIECA Board of Trustees member companies named new representatives to sit on the board in 2022.

 

“We welcome all of the new representatives to CIECA’s Board of Trustees,” said Paul Barry, CIECA’s executive director. “Their diverse backgrounds will enable them to best support CIECA’...

New Member: Reed Appraisers Joins CIECA

12-16-2021 11:13 AM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)

Reed Appraisers joined CIECA as a Corporate Member. Established in 1986, the company has four full-time employees and primarily focuses on insurance settlement/vehicle fair market valuation disputes, as well as provides damage appraisals and repair estimates.


Michael Wigmore, president of Reed Apprai...

New Member: Car ADAS Solutions Joins CIECA

12-02-2021 12:44 PM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)

Car ADAS Solutions has joined CIECA as a Corporate member. Founded in 2020, Car ADAS Solutions is a new technology and services business. The company’s mission is to make the world a safer place to drive by certifying that vehicle safety systems operate as engineered.

 

“We do this through partne...

December 2021 CIECAST Webinar: Repairify Executives to Present 

11-11-2021 03:26 PM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)

The next CIECAST webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, December 7th at 11 am PST/1 pm CST/ 2 pm EST: “ADAS Trends: Implications for the Future of Diagnostics & Calibrations.” The webinar will feature Tony Rimas, president of Repairify, and Nick Dominato, Repairify’s senior vice president of product.


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New Member: Rivian Joins CIECA 

11-09-2021 04:43 PM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)

Rivian joined CIECA as a Corporate member. Founded in 2009, Rivian is privately held and employs 6,000+ employees globally. The company has developed and vertically integrated a connected electric platform that can be applied to a range of applications, including the company’s Adventure Network and ...

CIECA Launches New Website

10-16-2021 11:00 AM By Paul Barry - Comment(s)

To improve access and usability of CIECA Standards, we have redesigned how standards are published and have upgraded our website to improve how members access CIECA Standards documentation.  Historically CIECA Standards were presented as a single large document that members would have to downlo...

The Creation of the BMS

10-01-2021 04:42 PM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)
Following CIECA’s creation of the collision industry’s original data standard—the Estimate Management Standard (EMS) in 1994—the organization worked toward establishing the Business Message Suite (BMS). BMS was designed to support electronic commerce across the collision industry ecosystem and inclu...

BMS Member Spotlight: Widewail

10-01-2021 03:54 PM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)
In 2018, Matt and Angi Murray launched Widewail, a reputation management technology and services company located on the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT. The company focuses on managed services and review generation as part of an organic searc...

New Member: IADA Joins CIECA

09-23-2021 02:57 PM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)
The Independent Auto Damage Appraisers Association (IADA) joined CIECA as a Corporate member. IADA is a nonprofit trade association for auto damage appraisers. Founded in 1947, the association is dedicated to supporting the independent appraiser profession and promoting skills, education, ethics and...

New Member: Kustomine Joins CIECA

08-19-2021 03:17 PM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)
Kustomine joined CIECA as a corporate member. Established in 2020, Kustomine is a cloud-based software start-up company that provides a paperless customer experience.  

“We created Kustomine to reduce environmental impact, save time and money and provide clean data into the tools shops use to ru...

The Creation of the EMS: Recollections from Members

06-29-2021 04:38 PM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)
During the early years of CIECA, members created the Estimate Management Standard (EMS), CIECA’s original data standard. It was the first electronic communication standard designed by the organization and implemented throughout the industry in 1994.

Since then, the organization established ...

BMS Member Spotlight: asTech

06-29-2021 04:01 PM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)
ust over a decade ago, asTech®, a Repairify company, was founded to provide automotive diagnostic and vehicle electronic services to professional repair organizations. Based in Plano, Texas, the company employs about 600 people and has a European office in Peterlee, United Kingdom, and a Repairify C...

New Member: Wurth

06-23-2021 03:19 PM By Stacey Phillips - Comment(s)
Wurth USA Inc. joined as a corporate member. Established in 1969, USA is a leading supplier of products and services for the transportation maintenance and repair industry. The company is part of The Group, a global organization operating in more than 80 countries worldwide.

“CIECA is well-known w...
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