CIECA Committees

CIECA Standards are developed in committees comprised of technology and business experts from across the industry. These volunteers come from both CIECA member companies and non-member companies. These unbiased, cross-functional committees ensure that CIECA Standards meet the needs of all members and industry segments.

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Governance Committees

Standards Advisory Board

Provides oversight of collective standards development

  • Manages and approves changes made by technical committees
  • Ensures inter-committee communication
  • Approves charters, business plans and Implementation Guides
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Architecture Committee

Provides technical oversight and guidance for all CIECA Standards

  • Reviews standards and code list changes
  • Updates schemas for two releases per year
  • Monitors technology developments
  • Ensures compatibility across standards
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Education Committee

Provides leadership for the education of the industry on the value and proper implementation of CIECA Standards

  • Plans annual conference and CIECAST webinars
  • Develops initiatives to educate members
  • Develops CIECA’s annual conference
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Product Standards Committees

Appointments

  • Develops industry standard workflow and documentation standards to electronically exchange messages related to appointment messages for collision industry companies.
  • Acquires appointment options to appointment request and confirmation
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Assignment

  • Develops industry standard workflow and documentation standards to electronically exchange messages related to the assignment message for collision industry companies.
  • Develop and maintain messaging standards aimed at automating vehicle rental activities.
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Attachment

  • Develops industry standard workflow and documentation standards to electronically exchange messages related to attachment messages for collision industry companies.
  • Develop and maintain messaging standards aimed at automating attachment services.
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Authorization

  • Develops industry standard workflow and documentation standards to electronically exchange messages related to authorization request, obtaining authorization and maintaining or cancel an authorization. 
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Claims Save

  • Develops messages to manage and coordinate coverage for all claims resulting from a single accident, relation all the information to one folder.


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Disposition

  • Develop extensive workflow from salvage pickup to auto auction.
  • Integrates whole vehicle auctions.
  • Determines valuation process for salvage vehicles.
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Estimate

  • Develops industry standard workflow and documentation standards for messages relating to a appraisal and or restoration of a vehicle that has incurred a loss.
  • This includes but is not limited to work requests, appraisals, images, and repair invoices.
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First Notice of Loss

  • Develops standards for the reporting of losses to insurance, OEMs or other interested parties
  • Goal: To reduce time from accident to repair process to keys-to-owner and improve customer satisfaction


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Invoice

  • Develops industry standard workflow and documentation standards for messages relating to invoice, statement and remittance services that will exchange billing through the collision industry.


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Location

  • Develops industry standard workflow and documentation standards for messages relating location messages in the collision industry.
  • This includes finding a rental location.

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Parts & Materials Procurement

  • Created procurement request for quote (RFQ) to order to shipment to invoice and return
  • Supports all part types (OEM, aftermarket, etc.)
  • Integrates procurement data into repair order.

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Status

  • Develops and maintains messaging standards aimed at subrogation communication activities.
  • Supports subrogation negotiations between demanding and responsible parties
  • Enables third-party/vendor integration
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Survey 

  • Creates standard questions and answers
  • Enables the maintaining of historic databases
  • Goal: Have one standard for collision Industry (repairers, parts providers, rental, salvage, etc.)

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Title

  • Goal of reducing cycle time of salvage vehicles via title processing plus Power of Attorney (POA)
  • Enables communication among carriers, salvors, lenders, state title companies & title processors
  • Integrates financial messages for loan payoff
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Valuation

  • Establishes valuation assessment
  • Supports requests for information, inquiry requests, status request and cancel messages


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Vehicle Repair 

  • Monitors repair procedure with repair status, reporting to carriers and rental companies
  • Proactively extends rental period for repair facility with carriers’ approval

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Project Standards Committees

Calibration

  • Develops industry standard workflow and documentation standards for repairs, including ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems), legacy systems, system relearning, etc.
  • Includes scans (pre- and post-scans)
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Environmental Reporting

  • Created due to government regulations
  • Eases the reporting burden of repair facilities
  • Goal: Create one record containing all data for government reporting
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Emerging Tech Data Standards

  • Evaluates emerging technologies that may impact data exchange requirements
  • Recommends to the Standards Advisory Board the need for new standards or changes to existing standards 
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Glass

  • Develops inspection message
  • Works on glass-specific Implementation Guides
  • Goal: Integrate glass data standards into assignment, estimate, invoice, CSI, procurement
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Information Privacy

  • Ad Hoc committee that monitors impacts to CIECA standards and CIECA's role as it relates to information privacy.
  • Maintains CIECA's position on information privacy.
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OEM Repair Procedure and Build Sheet Data

  • New Committee Started on July 7, 2022
  • Committee working on Pain Points and Objectives for Committee
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Photo Estimate

  • Integrates artificial intelligence (AI) data into estimate message
  • Carries photo estimate identifier into body shop management system
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Recycled Parts & Inventory

  • Integrates ARA (Automotive Recycling Association) and CIECA Standards
  • Integrates recycled parts into procurement standards
  • Includes inventory records
  • Tracks recycled parts in estimate to part order
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Rental Management

  • Locates rental locations and inventory
  • Matches rental owner vehicle to rental vehicle
  • Goal: Rental integration into repair status process; assignment to keys-to-owner
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Repair Order

  • Monitors vehicle repair process aligned with industry repair standards
  • Establishes accurate and efficient repair order communication for all stages in the repair order process (i.e. reducing the double data entry of information for the shop)
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Scanning & Diagnostics

  • Incorporates all formats of scan documents in related CIECA messages
  • Integrates Implementation Guides for consistent implementations across all collision industry segments
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Vehicle Damage & Imaging

  • Developed estimate and assignment messages with Architecture Committee
  • Extends parts exchange, enabling replacement of an OEM with recycled parts including assemblies
  • Creates towing message
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