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Monday, 16 November 2015 20:49

CIECA Names PartsTrader Electronic Commerce Company of the Year

PartsTrader® was named the Electronic Commerce Company of the Year by the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) Board of Trustees. Rob Cooper, CEO and Founder of PartsTrader, accepted the award at the Collision Industry Awards presentation held in conjunction with the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) trade show in Las Vegas.

“This recognition is tremendous validation of the work we've been doing and I thank CIECA for this,” said Cooper. “Using the BMS standard for integrations has helped us further develop and enhance the product, allowing us to bring even more value to our repairer and supplier community of users.”

In July 2012, PartsTrader was the first company to officially adopt the BMS standard for all transactions originating from a collision repair facility. In the ensuing years, the CIECA-created standard has been integral to integration development between PartsTrader and collision repair technology providers. Use of the standard is a cornerstone of the PartsTrader Technology Partners Program as well as its Parts Supplier Inventory and Shop Management integration APIs.

“PartsTrader made a commitment to the use of the BMS standard early in its company history,” said Fred Iantorno, Executive Director of CIECA. “The Board of Directors wanted to honor the company’s trailblazing path and its contribution to the collision repair industry.”

As part of its work using the BMS standard, PartsTrader has delivered several projects including:

  • Estimatics 2-way integration with the three leading systems
  • Shop Management Integrations
  • Parts Supplier Inventory Integrations
  • CIECA Part Code Expansion
  • PartsTrader Technology Partner Program
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