Rental Management

Chairperson:  Kim DeVallance Caron

The purpose of this report is to continue work by committee members on the rental business information passing between parties as it relates to the collision repair industry.  We are asking for responses and feedback from the industry at-large relative to the work the committee has done so far, and to emphasize the importance of continued work in this area. 
The first objective will be to revitalize membership in this committee.  It is evident that a framework has already been set that can drive future progress, and success will be dependent upon an expanded active participation.

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) Board of Trustees established a Rental Management Committee for the purpose of creating electronic workflow between interested parties and defining data exchange standard for transactions relating to vehicle rental.
Scope & Objectives

The Rental Management Committee will create a master schema including data formats, tag names, structure, and attributes to support XML documents for rental transactions.  Transactions will include, but will not be limited to, assignment, extensions, status, acknowledgement, transaction tracking, event tracking, and reporting.
Operating Guidelines
  • To incorporate all potential business entities in the business processes
  • To work with the group to respond to group goals and timelines
  • To provide an open working relationship with the Committee within the antitrust guidelines.
  • The Rental Management Committee will meet monthly or more frequently as needed.  Meetings may be held by conference call or at a physical location.
  • Coordinate with other standards organizations through appointed CIECA liaisons.
Industry Segments Affected
Rental Provider -- A company whose main businesses concern is providing vehicle rental services to the collision repair industry. The provider contracts directly to individuals whose vehicles have been damaged. The Rental Provider can be paid directly by the vehicle renter or by the data recipients. These companies use assignments, messaging, notices and rental bills as part of their rental vehicle services
Information Technology Companies — Any company that develops software and/or services related to vehicle rental assignments, vehicle rental data communications and/or vehicle rental data consolidation. 
Data Recipients — Any company that does not rent vehicles but who utilizes assignments, messaging, notices and rental bills to facilitate the use of a rental vehicle services for owners whose vehicles have been damaged and are subject to repairs by a segment of the of the collision industry.  (Repair facilities and insurance companies.)
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