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Retryn Joins CIECA
Posted on Apr 13th, 2021 Comments (0)
Established in 2019, Retyrn is a consumer-facing accident reporting company based in Palo Alto, CA.
April CIECAST Technical Webinar Announced
Posted on Apr 2nd, 2021 Comments (0)
CIECA's first standards release of the year, the 2021R1, will be available to members on April 21, 2021. The release includes updates made to the CIECA Code List and two new messages requested by the Salvage Committee. The organization will host a CIECAST webinar about the 2021R1 on April 22, 2021, at 1 pm CST.
Widewail Joins CIECA
Posted on Mar 16th, 2021 Comments (0)
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.
Auto Techcelerators Uses CIECA Standards to Help Repair Shops Efficiently Complete Test Drives and Share Data
Posted on Mar 9th, 2021 Comments (0)
Frank Terlep and a small group of investors launched Auto Techcelerators LLC in September of 2019 to help the auto, collision, glass and truck industries estimate, calibrate and validate Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) repairs. Today, the team of 10 has developed three solutions utilizing CIECA Standards to achieve this mission...
The History of CIECA: Recollections from Founders
Posted on Mar 9th, 2021 Comments (0)
Looking back, the formation of the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) in 1994 was tied to a business need for the collision industry. CIECA was formed to address one of the challenges at the time— there were three different estimating systems that used different data structure.
Expensive EV Repairs Provide Glimpse into High-Tech Future
Posted on Mar 8th, 2021 Comments (0)
The following article was written by Ed McMenamin, Senior Editor, Risk Information Inc. for Auto Insurance Report, and includes information from the January CIECAST Webinar, "How to Prepare for the EV Revolution." 
March 25 CIECAST Webinar Announced
Posted on Mar 4th, 2021 Comments (0)
Presenters will discuss how claims automation is transforming the appraisal experience. They include Olivier Baudoux, Mitchell International; Jimmy Spears, Tractable; and Raj Pofale, Claim Genius.
CIECA announces new standards tied to JSON, OpenAPI
Posted on Feb 5th, 2021 Comments (0)
The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association announced Thursday it would produce a new set of of JSON- and OpenAPI-based standards supplementing the current Business Message Suite standards and providing developers with a new option to create collision industry software.
EV Future: More OEM-Insurer Cooperation?
Posted on Feb 4th, 2021 Comments (0)
The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association held a webinar last month titled "Preparing for the EV Revolution," with speakers from an OEM, an insurance company, and a consulting firm discussing electric vehicle trends and what a future with fewer internal combustion engine vehicles could mean for collision repairers.
New Generation of CIECA Standards
Posted on Feb 4th, 2021 Comments (0)
The CIECA Board of Trustees recently approved an initiative to begin developing its next generation of CIECA standards. The new CIECA API Standards (CAPIS)
CIECA Forms New Emerging Technologies Data Standards Committee
Posted on Jan 28th, 2021 Comments (0)
All industry stakeholders, including CIECA and non-CIECA members, are invited to join.
CIECAST Prepares Collision Repairers for the EV Revolution
Posted on Jan 27th, 2021 Comments (0)
As electric vehicles become increasingly prevalent---the Edison Electric Institute anticipates 18.7 million EVs will be on the road by 2030---how will these vehicles impact the collision repair industry in general and your shop specifically? How can you prepare?
CIECA Announced 2021 Board of Trustees Officers & 2020 Award Recipients
Posted on Jan 22nd, 2021 Comments (0)
During the virtual Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) board meeting on January 12, the organization’s Board of Trustees elected new officers for 2021 and announced the recipients of the 2020 CIECA Awards.
January CIECAST Webinar Announced
Posted on Jan 11th, 2021 Comments (0)
Three presenters from different segments of the collision industry will explore the potential impacts resulting from the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs). They include John Eck, General Motors; Chris Evans, State Farm; and Pete Tagliapietra, NuGen IT, an OEC company.
A Closer Look at Calibration Documentation and Technical Changes
Posted on Dec 16th, 2020 Comments (0)
“There are various steps involved when you discuss calibration and it’s important to understand and document,” said Darrell Amberson, Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) calibration committee member,
ADAS Anonymous: CIECA releases 12 step ADAS repair workflow video
Posted on Dec 16th, 2020 Comments (0)
In the ongoing effort to instill consistent ADAS repair practices across the automotive industry, CIECA has released a short instructional video to guide technicians through an ideal workflow.
New Video Details 12 Steps of Calibration Documentation
Posted on Dec 16th, 2020 Comments (0)
If it’s difficult to remember all the steps that go into recalibration, a new video, “The ADAS Documentation of Best Practices,” can help, and it all happened when the industry came together.
December CIECAST Webinar Announced
Posted on Nov 19th, 2020 Comments (0)
On Tuesday, December 15, three CIECA committee chairs will discuss the highlights of the 2020R2 Release of the CIECA standards for the collision industry.
Nationwide Senior Business Consultant Russ Sims Joins CIECA Board of Trustees
Posted on Nov 5th, 2020 Comments (0)
Russ will support CIECA’s mission to develop and promote electronic data integration standards that allow all segments of the collision industry to be more efficient.
November CIECAST Webinar Announced
Posted on Oct 29th, 2020 Comments (0)
Mark Kaufman, Ford’s global director of electrification, will talk about the expected timeline for the increased use of EVs and Ford’s approach to electrification. 
CIECA 2020R2 Release Debuts New Calibration Standards for Collision Industry
Posted on Oct 21st, 2020 Comments (0)
The 2020R2 Release includes new Calibration Standards developed by CIECA’s Calibration Committee and an enhancement to CIECA’s Scanning Standards.
Galaxy.AI Joins CIECA as Corporate Member
Posted on Sep 29th, 2020 Comments (0)
Established in 2015, the company provides Artificial Intelligence (AI) software for the automated inspection of vehicles and digital First Notice of Loss (FNOL) applications.
October CIECAST Webinar Announced
Posted on Sep 24th, 2020 Comments (0)
Mike Anderson, owner of Collision Advice, and David Willett, underwriting (VCE) value creation executive at ProSight Specialty Insurance, will talk about cybersecurity for the collision repair industry on October 26 at 11 am CST. 
Retirement Wishes from CIECA Committee Members
Posted on Aug 28th, 2020 Comments (0)
CIECA members and the industry wish Charley Quirt, CIECA's project coordinator, best wishes in his retirement. 
September CIECAST Webinar Announced
Posted on Aug 20th, 2020 Comments (0)
Frank Terlep, CEO of Autotechcelerators, and Jake Rodenroth, director of OEM and industry technical relations for asTech, will talk about future industry disruptions during the next CIECAST webinar on Thursday, September 17 at 11 am CST. 
August CIECAST Webinar Announced
Posted on Jul 28th, 2020 Comments (0)
Connor Smith, senior manager of OEM for CARSTAR, will present during the next CIECAST webinar. Smith will discuss “The Importance of OEM Certifications,” on Tuesday, August 11, at 11 am CST.
CIECA Names Technical Project Manager
Posted on Jul 20th, 2020 Comments (0)
CIECA announced today that Paulette Reed was named CIECA’s new business analyst/technical project manager, effective July 20, 2020. In her new role,
July CIECAST Webinar Announced
Posted on Jul 6th, 2020 Comments (0)
CIECA created a new build process for the CIECA Standards, which debuted in the 2020R1 Release. Learn about the build process during the July 28th CIECAST webinar featuring Andy Bober, a software engineer at Entegral.
June CIECAst Webinar Announced
Posted on Jun 8th, 2020 Comments (0)
CIECA Founder Erick Bickett will present during the next CIECAst webinar on June 30 at 11 am CST: “Back to the Future of Collision Repair & How CIECA Brings All Industry Segments Together."
CIECA Names Executive Director
Posted on Jun 1st, 2020 Comments (0)
CIECA announced that Paul Barry was named executive director of the organization, effective June 1, 2020.
Auto Techcelerators Joins CIECA as Corporate Member
Posted on May 21st, 2020 Comments (0)
Launched in September of 2019, the company was founded by Frank Terlep, presently the CEO. Joins CIECA as Corporate Member
Posted on May 12th, 2020 Comments (0)
The company was established in April 2019 and is a subsidiary of the German family-owned company LexCom.
May CIECAst Webinar Focuses on ADAS Calibrations
Posted on Apr 16th, 2020 Comments (0)
CIECA's next CIECAst webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 19 at 11 am CST: 
Special April CIECAst Webinar
Posted on Mar 30th, 2020 Comments (0)
CIECA will be holding a special CIECAst webinar on Monday, April 6 at 11 am CST: “How Our Industry is Addressing Challenges Created by the Coronavirus.”
April 21 CIECAst Webinar Postponed
Posted on Mar 18th, 2020 Comments (0)
Connor Smith, senior manager of OEM for CARSTAR, will discuss the importance of OEM certifications in August.
Registration Opens for CIECA CONNEX 2020 Conference
Posted on Mar 2nd, 2020 Comments (0)
CIECA announced that its 12th annual conference, CONNEX 2020, will be held this year in Charlotte, NC, September 14-16.
CIECA Seeking Business Analyst/Project Manager
Posted on Feb 26th, 2020 Comments (0)
CIECA is looking to fill the position of Business Analyst/Project Manager.
March 17 CIECAst Technical Webinar Announced
Posted on Feb 23rd, 2020 Comments (0)
Michael Ortega, senior director of Application Development at IAA, will present during the next CIECAst webinar on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 11 am CST.
February CIECAst Webinar Announced
Posted on Jan 24th, 2020 Comments (0)
Mike Anderson, president of Collision Advice, will present during the next CIECAst webinar on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 11 am CST. 
CIECA Announces 2020 Board of Trustees Officers
Posted on Jan 22nd, 2020 Comments (0)
During the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce (CIECA) board meeting in Palm Springs, CA, on January 15, the organization’s Board of Trustees elected its 2020 officers.
UNIBODY AutoTech Collision Center Joins CIECA as Corporate Member
Posted on Jan 8th, 2020 Comments (0)
Established in 2008 by Michael Chong, the company offers full-service auto repair and maintenance in Honolulu, Hawaii.
AirPro Diagnostics Renews Commitment to CIECA Standards
Posted on Dec 17th, 2019 Comments (0)
AirPro Diagnostics is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The company delivers OEM-level diagnostics, calibrations and systems services...
Scan Added to the BMS FNOL Message
Posted on Dec 12th, 2019 Comments (0)
The First Notice of Loss (FNOL) Implementation Guide and Appendix C have been updated to include instructions on how to include a scan to the Business Message Suite (BMS) FNOL message. No changes were made to the BMS, only the expansion of the message’s use.
January 21, 2020 CIECAst Webinar Announced
Posted on Dec 10th, 2019 Comments (0)
Sean Carey, president of SCG Management Consultants, will present: "It's 2020: Where Are Claims & the Collision Repair Market Heading?"
Semi-Annual Standard Development Committee Meetings Announced
Posted on Nov 3rd, 2019 Comments (0)
Tell us what's new in your business segment! CIECA's semi-annual Standard Development Committee meetings are scheduled on Monday, November 18. CIECA members and interested parties are welcome to attend.
November CIECAst Webinar Announced
Posted on Oct 17th, 2019 Comments (0)
Stephen Applebaum, Insurance Solutions Group, will talk about the impact of new technologies on the auto physical damage & claims ecosystem on Tuesday, November 12 at 11 am CST. 
Sovereign Joins CIECA as Corporate Member
Posted on Oct 3rd, 2019 Comments (0)
Established in 2005, Sovereign is an information technology (IT) consulting firm located in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The company provides IT services to it clients...
CIECA Unveils New Logo & Contest Winner
Posted on Sep 29th, 2019 Comments (0)
CIECA announced the winner of the organization’s logo refresh contest on September 18 during the annual CIECA CONNEX conference.
CIECA Announces NABC™ Recycled Rides® Gifting and Conference Emcee
Posted on Sep 12th, 2019 Comments (0)
During CIECA CONNEX, the National Auto Body Council (NABC), Caliber Collision and State Farm ®, will present a refurbished vehicle to a deserving recipient as part of the NABC™ Recycled Rides® program. Bill Garoutte, president and CEO of NABC, will be CIECA's emcee during the conference.
CIECA Announces CONNEX 2019 Speakers Patrick McGuire & Michael Ortega
Posted on Aug 25th, 2019 Comments (0)
Patrick McGuire, founder of the Law Offices of Patrick J. McGuire, P.C., will talk about data privacy in the automotive repair industry. Michael Ortega, senior director of Application Development at IAA, will discuss Swagger OpenAPI, including when to use it, how to align your teams and understanding the interface.
Ed Weidmann Named CIECA's Interim Executive Director
Posted on Aug 1st, 2019 Comments (0)
CIECA is pleased to announce the appointment of Ed Weidmann as CIECA’s interim executive director, effective August 1, 2019.
August CIECAst Webinar Announced
Posted on Jul 28th, 2019 Comments (0)
Julie Kheyfets and Marcel Horstmann from Tractable will present during the next CIECAst webinar on Thursday, August 8th at 10 am CST: "Inside the AI Black Box: Understanding How Algorithms Appraise Auto Damage in Seconds."
Recent Webinar Highlights the Future of First Notice of Loss Claims
Posted on Jun 20th, 2019 Comments (0)
Thank you to for reporting on the recent CIECAst webinar presented by Michael Naoom, Safelite Solutions: The Modern Claims Experience Using Intelligent FNOL.
CIECA Announced Executive Director Departure
Posted on Jun 6th, 2019 Comments (0)
CIECA announced today that Fred Iantorno, CIECA’s executive director, has officially resigned from his position effective July 31, 2019.
CIECA Board Meeting to Be Held in Austin, TX
Posted on May 14th, 2019 Comments (0)
CIECA's Spring board meeting will take place at the Hilton Austin hotel on Wednesday, May 29 from 8:30 am to 12 noon and be held concurrently with this year’s Dig|In (Digital Insurance) conference
Take CIECA's 25th Anniversary Video Challenge!
Posted on May 12th, 2019 Comments (0)
All members of the collision repair and property restoration industries are encouraged to contribute. 
May 21 CIECAst Announced
Posted on May 8th, 2019 Comments (0)
The next CIECAst webinar will feature Jeff Saye, Genpact's global practice leader. Saye will present on "The Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Your Claims Organization." 
April 9 CIECAst Webinar Announced
Posted on Mar 21st, 2019 Comments (0)
Raj Pofale, founder and CEO of Claim Genius, will present at the next CIECAst webinar on Tuesday, April 9 at 11 am CST: Photo Estimating and AI (Artificial Intelligence).
Repairer Driven News Article Features CIECA
Posted on Mar 15th, 2019 Comments (0)
Repairer Driven News featured information about CIECA and the new logo contest in a recent article by John Heutter. 
Registration Now Open for CIECA CONNEX 2019
Posted on Feb 28th, 2019 Comments (0)
CIECA announced that registration is now open for its 11th annual conference--Connex 2019. The event is being held in Charlottesville, Virginia, September 16-18.
March 19 CIECAst Announced
Posted on Feb 20th, 2019 Comments (0)
Dawn Mortimer, assistant vice president of IoT/Telematics Product Management at Verisk/ISO, will discuss "How Telematics is Driving to Right-Touch Claims."
CIECA Announces 2019 Board of Trustees Officers
Posted on Jan 30th, 2019 Comments (0)
Next Board Meeting May 29; all industry stakeholders invited to open meeting.
CIECA Forms Committee Addressing Part-Type Definitions
Posted on Jan 20th, 2019 Comments (0)
All industry stakeholders, CIECA & non-CIECA members, invited: first meeting January 29
CIECA Forms New Calibration Committee
Posted on Jan 17th, 2019 Comments (0)
CIECA has announced the formation of a new Standards Development Committee (SDC) focused on Calibration. The first meeting is January 29. 
January 8 CIECAst Announced
Posted on Jan 2nd, 2019 Comments (0)
Mike Anderson, owner of Collision Advice, will host the next CIECAst webinar on Tuesday, January 8 at 10 am CST: Telematics and the Future of Collision Repair.
New CIECA Standards Development Committee Formed
Posted on Dec 20th, 2018 Comments (0)

CIECA announced the formation of a new Standards Development Committee with the Property Insurance & Restoration Conference (PIRC), a forum for discussions between property insurance and restoration industry stakeholders.

CIECA Recognizes Member Contributions During Red Carpet Awards Breakfast
Posted on Nov 21st, 2018 Comments (0)
CIECA announced its Electronic Commerce Company of the Year and Outstanding Achievement Awards during the second annual Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) Collision Industry Red Carpet Awards Breakfast on October 31. 
2018 CIECA Symposium Focuses on Innovation and the Role of Data Standards
Posted on Oct 5th, 2018 Comments (0)
CIECA held its 10th annual Symposium in Tampa, Florida September 17-19. Members and guests had the opportunity to hear a wide range of speakers discuss relevant industry issues.