CIECA Committee Descriptions

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  • Reviews BMS and code list changes
  • Updates schemas for two releases per year
  • New technology awareness and assessment
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  • Plans annual conference and CIECAst webinars
  • Develops initiatives to educate members
  • Develops CIECA’s annual conference
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Standards Advisory Board (SAB)
  • Includes all System Development Committee (SDC) chairs & vice chairs
  • Manages and approves changes to technical committee
  • Ensures SDC cross communication
  • Approves charters, business plans, Implementation Guides (IG) and IG Appendix Cs
  • Develops and establishes an industry standard workflow and documentation standards
  • Develops industry repair procedures for repairs, including ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems), legacy systems, system relearning, etc.
  • Includes scans (pre- and post-scans) in the workflow
Combined Environmental Reporting (CER)
  • Created due to government regulations
  • Eases the reporting burden of repair facilities
  • Goal: Create one record containing all data for government reporting
Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI)
  • Creates standard questions and answers
  • Enables the maintaining of historic databases
  • Goal: Have one standard for collision Industry (repairers, parts providers, rental, salvage, etc.)
Emerging Technology Data Standards
  • New and Developing Mission Statement 
  • Kickoff Meeting March 3, 2021
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First Notice of Loss (FNOL)
  • Includes FNOL, eFNOL, iFNOL 
  • Goal: Reduce time from accident to repair process to keys-to-owner and improve customer satisfaction
  • Develops inspection message
  • Works on glass-specific Implementation Guides
  • Goal: Integrate glass data standards into assignment, estimate, invoice, CSI, procurement
Information Privacy
  • CIECA's Information Privacy
Parts and Materials Procurement (PMP)
  • Created procurement request for quote (RFQ) to order to shipment to invoice and return
  • Includes OE parts, recycled parts, aftermarket parts, parts providers and parts brokers
  • Integrates procurement data into repair order
Photo Estimate
  • Integrates artificial intelligence (AI) data into estimate message
  • Carries photo estimate identifier into body shop management system
Recycled Parts & Inventory (RP&I)
  • 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
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
Repair Order
  • Monitors an accurate and efficient vehicle repair process.
  • Improve accuracy and efficiency through an understanding and use of vehicle repair industry standards.
  • Establish 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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Repair Status & Process (RS&P)
  • Monitors repair procedure with repair status, reporting to carriers and rental companies
  • Proactively extends rental period for repair facility with carriers’ approval
  • Established extensive workflow from salvage pickup to auto auction
  • Integrates whole vehicle auctions
  • Determines valuation process for salvage vehicles
Scanning (Vehicle Diagnostic Scanning)
  • Incorporates all formats of scan documents in related CIECA messages
  • Integrates Implementation Guides for consistent implementations across all collision industry segments
  • Creates appointment messages for collision industry companies
  • Acquires appointment options to appointment request and confirmation
  • Enables subrogation assignments and their status reporting
  • Supports subrogation negotiations between demanding and responsible parties
  • Enables third-party/vendor integration
Title (Vehicle Titling)
  • 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
Total Loss
  • Establishes valuation assessment
  • Supports requests for information, inquiry requests, status request and cancel messages
Vehicle Damage & Imaging (VDI)
  • First SDC; developed estimate and assignment messages with Architecture Committee
  • Extends parts exchange, enabling replacement of an OE with recycled parts including assemblies
  • Creates towing messages
  • Tracks multiple claims in single claim folder