APU Solutions, a Solera company, has renewed its commitment to CIECA and the CIECA standards. Founded in 1999, APU is based in Overland Park, KS. The company’s focus is to ensure the correct part is used in the repair process.
“We work closely with our supplier partners to vet the data before it is presented to the insurance companies or body shops,” said Jay Scruton, director of product management, APU Solutions. “Our goal is to show a significant reduction in severity, supplements, and an increased usage of quality alternative parts for our customers.”
Since joining CIECA in 2004, several APU employees have regularly served on various CIECA committees. The company has used the CIECA BMS in a variety of B2B integrations with partners across the industry.
“APU has long been a strong proponent of CIECA standards in the industry,” said Jon Delgado, APU Solutions’ senior software engineering manager. “CIECA’s dedication to the development and maintenance of messaging standards has been instrumental in APU’s product development.”
In the technology industry, Delgado said integration is key. “Apps and services are everywhere, and they’re all talking to each other. Standards are important to facilitate these interactions and make sure applications are speaking the same language,” he explained. “Standardization allows for code re-use, easier message validation, and reduces the need for overly-customized work. In a world that’s getting more and more complicated, with things like automation and telematics, CIECA standards are critical to facilitate technical interactions.”