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CIECA to Host Webinar on Photo Estimates, OE Part Price-matching

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November 5, 2018—CIECA will hold its next CIECAst webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 11 am CST. 

Dan Webster, senior architect, Enterprise Architecture, for Mitchell International, will present the highlights of CIECA’s New BMS Release — Photo Estimate & Tracking, OE Part-Price Matching, and much more.

During the webinar, Webster will provide a recap of the CIECA Standards and then give an overview of the changes included in the new BMS (Business Message Suite) release.

With the recent update, the photo estimate receipt can now be tracked using the message name and by document type. The entity who took the photos and committed the photo estimate is also captured. During the webinar, Webster will discuss how insurers and repairers can track the supplements back to the photo estimate and discern the photo estimate supplement by the approver (e.g., repair facility, insurer, third-party administrator).

Another highlight of CIECA’s new BMS release is the update to OE part-price matching. Webster will highlight the new part type that has been put into place by CIECA. With this change, Webster said the industry will now have the option to document when an aftermarket part is replaced by an OE price-matched part. The new part type is PANM, Parts–New OEM Price Match.

Webinar attendees will also learn new developments with BMS, code list and schemas and the impact they will have for the industry. This includes BMS and code table changes by functional area as well as QA improvements beyond the standards.

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