XML-based BMS Standards have been a staple for more than a decade. Used widely throughout the industry, the BMS Standards offer a complete set of schemas to support every major collision industry workflow. Each workflow is represented by a 'Service' that provides the messages necessary to support the related workflows.
JSON-based API Standards are CIECA's newest set of standards and currently in development. Designed to meet the needs of mobile and highly responsive applications, the CIECA API Standards will offer a full line of messages to support every major collision workflow. The CIECA API Standards will support all CIECA use cases and services.
The EMS Standard is a legacy product first developed in 1994 for the sole purpose of transferring estimate data to shop management systems. This standard is end-of-life and has not been updated since 2006. We continue to offer the EMS Standard in support of existing implementations but we strongly encourage members to use the API or BMS Standards going forward.
|Message||Description||CIECA API Standards||CIECA BMS Standards||CIECA EMS Standard|
|File Format||Data file format||JSON||XML||Dbase4|
|Appointment||Scheduling for Glass Inspection, Glass Repair, Glass Replacement, Vehicle Damage Estimate, Repairs, Towing, and Rental||Pending||Available|
|Assignment||Assigns a task to be completed by a trading partner such as a body shop, rental car company, subrogation provider, etc.||In Development||Available|
|Attachment||Send Embedded Attachment, Provide Attachment Locations, Attachment Integrity Validation||Pending||Available|
|Authorization||Rental Extension Requests, Rental Extension Inquiries, Rental Contract Changes||Pending||Available|
|Claims||Manage a Claims Folder containing multiple claimants/Exposures/Suffixes, Provide Initial Claim Information, Provide Updated Claim Information||Pending||Available|
|Disposition||Vehicle Disposition (e.g., Total Loss, Fleet, Rental), Title Process, Auction Sale Process, Abandonment, Title only, Tow only, Title and Tow||Pending||Available|
|Estimate||Details of the needed repair or damage estimate (Vehicle Damage Estimate, Photo Estimate, Change Part Type on Estimate, Current vs Prior Damage, Total Loss Threshold Identification)||In Development||Available||Available|
|First Notice of Loss (FNOL)||Reporting of loss and providing updates, request for additional information, Gather Information and Confirm or Deny Approval, Communicates approval or Disapproval||Pending||Available|
|Invoice||Invoices, Rejections, Statements and Remittances||Pending||Available|
|Location||Request Rental Office(s) locations, status and availability and Handle special request||Pending||Available|
|Procurement||RFQs, Quotes, Requests on Hold Part(s), Orders, Order changes, Order Cancellations, Shipping Notices, Invoicing, Returns, Inquires, All Part Types and materials, Repair Orders||In Development||Available|
|Status||One or many Claim File Inquiries, Claim File Status Report(s), Subrogation Parties Information and Settlement Proposals exchange||Pending||Available|
|Survey||Survey Requests and Reports for (Estimates, Repair Orders, Glass Repair or Replacement, Rental, Towing, Property Damage, and other Survey Types)||Pending||Available|
|Title||Request Lien Release Information for Payoff, Identify Processing Issues and errors, Provide information to correct and resolve issues, provide additional Information, provide payoff information||Pending||Available|
|Valuation||Request Valuation Reports, Provide Valuation Reports, Request Additional Information, Inquire status, Cancel Valuation Request||Pending||Available|
|Vehicle Repair||Repair Facility and Repair Order Registration, Rental Registration, Inquiries and Status Updates, Production Stage Changes, Rental Status Inquires, Close the Repair Order||Pending||Available|