Auto Glass Electronic Technology Standards Committees are Assembled

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Auto glass industry professionals from across the country representing virtual every facet of of the process have come together to assist in developing a universal electronic standard

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The IGA board is extremely excited as to what’s ahead in 2011 and beyond...This is just one step in the process.

The Auto Glass community is buzzing about the development of the newest Electronic Standard initiative being spearheaded by the Independent Glass Association (IGA). The Standards & Technology Summit held in Scottsdale, Arizona was a huge success. Since the summit, five committees have been organized which include; First Notice of Loss/Electronic Assignment, Electronic Inspection, Electronic Audit, Provider Data Repository and Electronic Invoicing.

Volunteers from all across the auto glass repair and replacement industry are ready to move forward with this historic industry changing initiative. “We are pleased with the reception from the industry following the February summit in Scottsdale,” said summit host Gary Hart, eDirectGlass CEO and Technology Evangelist. “The industry is at a critical turning point and it is important that all trading partners can communicate electronically, by following common electronic standards and operating procedures. Without these proposed standards, fair access to the marketplace will be lost,” Hart concluded.

A chairperson has been assigned to each of the five committees and each committee will be charged with the responsibility of developing guidelines for each of the five respective phases of the technology standard. The chairpersons and their committee members have been notified regarding the time frames for the four meetings that are currently scheduled beginning the second or third week of May, 2011 and culminating with all committees coming together at Auto Glass Week in Memphis on September 15-17, 2011.

"The IGA board is extremely excited as to what's ahead in 2011 and beyond," boast's Rick Rosar, IGA board member. "Independent Auto Glass Repair and replacement companies need equal access to our trading partners...This is just one step in the process." The committee members and the companies they represent are among the most knowledgable in the industry. To view a complete list of committee members, Chair persons, and the committees they represent, click on this committee link

About the Independent Glass Association:
The Independent Glass Association is a not-for-profit trade association representing the business interests of its membership which includes independently owned and operated auto glass repair and replacement shops and industry suppliers across North America.

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