CIECA Announces Plans to Incorporate Scans into BMS

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May 2, 2017—CIECA on Monday announced that it plans to soon begin work on a new project to implement the exchange and transmission of scanning diagnostics results within the business message suite (BMS).

Scan output files and documents can be exchanged between a repair facility, an insurance carrier, and other involved parties. Scans can be attached to messages, such as the repair order, and then transmitted to the appropriate trading partner. 

"The scan output data can be either images, XML, PDFs, or CSV files, depending on the scan tool,” said Fred Iantorno, executive director of CIECA. “The BMS leverages all file types.”

Just as collision shops are required to re-tool with scan diagnostics and tools, data systems need to be re-tooled with the addition of scan data, CIECA contends. CIECA noted in a company press release that it is welcoming other entities who wish to participate in the new project. For more information, visit

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