Configura and ESI Launch a New CET Designer Extension
Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces the launch of a CET Designer Extension for ESI, a provider of contract office furniture and ergonomic worktools including monitor arms, height-adjustable tables, power solutions, sit-to-stand workstations, and more.
“We’ve seen CET Designer become an industry standard for designing and specifying office furniture, and ESI users have been requesting that our products be on the platform,” ESI Executive Vice President of Sales Todd Holderness said.
ESI chose to partner with Configura for its Extension in order to create an unrivaled experience for its customers. With CET Designer, product and pricing updates can be made instantly, in real-time, resulting in accurate and timely information for specifiers of ESI products.
Used by thousands of people globally, CET Designer helps manufacturers and their dealers by providing a single software solution for space planning and product ordering. The solution is used in a number of industries that manufacture configurable products; industries include office furniture, kitchen and bath, material handling, industrial machinery and laboratory/healthcare.
CET Designer is Configura’s “core” Parametric Graphical Configuration (PGC)-based software 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.
For the first phase of ESI’s Extension, 95% of the products – including monitor arms, height-adjustable tables, power solutions and ergonomic worktools – will be made available in the Extension. During the second phase, the remaining ESI products will be made available, including CPU holders, lighting and wall-mounted workstations.
“Configura’s user and partner community is growing at a great rate, and the addition of ESI’s Extension to our marketplace lets our users have even more product variety to design spaces,” Configura Business Development Manager Brooke Snow said.
ESI’s Extension is free and available for download at the Configura Marketplace.
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 15,000 people around the world. Configura Sverige AB, the parent company, is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, with commercial operations in Gothenburg, Sweden; Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Shenzhen, China; and Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1990, Configura is privately owned with over 200 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $18 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.
About ESI, a Fellowes Brands Company
ESI designs products for the movers and shakers of this world—office furniture and accessories that keeps the end user active, healthy, focused, productive, and engaged, every single day. The pace of business is faster than ever, but they are here to propel people forward at work, at home, and in between. ESI is a part of the Fellowes Brands family of brands. Fellowes Brands was founded in 1917 and today is a fourth-generation family business that makes workplace solutions, such as business machines, storage products, workspace wellness solutions, and air purifiers. To learn more about ESI visit esiergo.com.