Working With CIECA Standards
CIECA has developed a suite of standards designed to address specific business needs or use cases. Each use case is designed to support the workflows and data needs unique to a specific business process. CIECA Standards are organized by use cases and may include one or more 'messages' that comprise the use case.
Types of CIECA Standards
CIECA was founded in 1994 to solve a specific business problem—the exchange of estimate data across estimating platforms. Over the years, the standards have grown to encompass all facets of collision industry workflows and processes. As technology has evolved, CIECA has evolved with it, developing standards that meet the needs of the industry.
All CIECA Standards are organized by the use case they support. Within each one, there are detailed instructions and information about the purpose of the use case and how businesses use it, which are supported by industry-standard workflows, schemas, codes lists and implementation guides. Below are details about how each use case is structured.
Each use case is tied to a number of supporting documents that contain the actual standards documentation, schemas, code lists and other CIECA intellectual property (IP).
Access to this information is restricted to active CIECA members who are licensed to use CIECA IP.