Configura, Herman Miller to Collaborate on New Visualization Platform for Global Product Portfolio
CET Designer Extension will enhance customer digital experience
Configura, maker of CET Designer software, today announced a collaboration agreement with Herman Miller, a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Configura will develop a CET Designer Extension using Configura Extension Technology (CET) to build out Herman Miller’s global product portfolio, resulting in a more seamless and realistic digital experience for customers.
“Configura is the industry leader in visualization and space-planning tools, and has continued to progressively enhance their portfolio of software,” said Herman Miller Chief Information Officer Jeff Kurburski. “This technology is the foundation of our visualization strategy, which will make it easier to design, configure and specify our products.”
CET Designer helps manufacturers and their dealers and designers to more quickly bring products to the end customer; the technology simplifies the specification and ordering of products by providing a single software solution for the entire space-planning process.
CET Designer is Parametric Graphical Configuration (PGC)-based software residing on the CET platform; an Extension is an addition to the program with functionality that incorporates all of the rules, parts and pricing of a given manufacturer’s products. Manufacturers invest in proprietary CET Designer Extensions to make selling products easier, faster and more accurate.
“We’re so excited and pleased to welcome Herman Miller, and to partner with them for a CET Designer Extension,” Configura CEO Johan Lyreborn said. “Our collaboration agreement with Herman Miller is a major milestone for our company and for the industry. Configura Extension Technology is a one platform for all: a scalable solution embraced by industry leaders around the globe.”
Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling, Industrial Machinery, and Laboratory and Healthcare industries. The company’s software products, including CET Designer®, are used by more than 10,000 people around the world. Configura Sverige AB, the parent company, is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, with commercial operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1990, Configura is privately owned with more than 90 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $10 million USD. More information at www.configura.com.
About CET Designer®
Based on technology created by Configura, CET Designer® is intelligent, highly visual and intuitive space-planning software that simplifies specifying and selling of products in a variety of industries. It’s a complete solution that quickly and accurately handles every step of the sales and order process. In CET Designer®, components that represent manufacturers’ products look and behave like actual products. Users drag and drop components into 2D and 3D virtual environments; behind the scenes, the software tracks components, calculates pricing and prevents user errors. Users can create and generate layouts, quotes, photorealistic renderings, movies, installation drawings, reconfigurations and bills of materials – in other words, everything needed to propose on work and place orders. CET Designer® is the future of space planning. More information at www.configura.com/cet.