We create space planning software based on our own unique technology, which we call Parametric Graphical Configuration (PGC). In this blog we will write about the space planning industry and how companies can benefit from using modern software.

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Software development presents endless of opportunities, it is simply a matter of grabbing the ideas and developing them. Over the span of 25 years, our original idea has turned into an entire platform – Configura Extension Technology (CET). As we developed the CET platform and our partner program, we’ve focused on simplifying the process for our partners to have their own developers...
A few weeks ago, I stood up in front of about 30 people at our biannual Partner Meeting and thought, “Wow. Look at what we’ve built together!” Representatives from Configura, Haworth, Steelcase, Teknion, KI, Inscape, Midmark, Tranquil, Maars, OFS Brands, Herman Miller and ProjectMatrix had gathered in a conference room at the Renaissance SeaWorld at Orlando the day before...
During recent years, “mass customization” has emerged as the new business frontier for the manufacturing and service industries. At its core, mass customization is about providing products and services that are tailor-made to each customer’s demands and wishes, while keeping manufacturing, distribution costs and delivery times at levels comparable to mass production. This...
“Complexity is easy to create – you just keep adding and it will turn into a monster. You have to take a step back, take something away, refine, refactor, rework and then reflect if this is the best possible way that we can make this or not. That’s how you simplify.” – Göran Rydqvist , VP of R&D at Configura At Configura, we live by the word simplify. This...
This blog post originally appeared in June 2015 edition of Metropolis. The founders of Configura have one piece of advice for designers in the digital age: Trim the fat. “If you didn’t have so much stuff, you wouldn’t need a house,” the American comedian George Carlin once said in a now-famous sketch. “That’s all your house is … a pile of stuff with a...
We often talk about the growth and evolution of Configura as a journey. But what we’re doing is bigger than Configura. What we’re doing is industry-changing. You don’t change an industry alone. You change it in collaboration with others – others who “get it” and want to make the journey with you. Our users are walking this journey with us, changing the...
We recently wrote about the difference between an Extension and a Catalogue. Both are great options – and can be combined – to enter products into CET Designer. Catalogues was released in November last year and we pondered over what to call it. We needed something that would make it stand out from the rest of the catalogs out there. So would it be pretentious to use the English...
Selling kitchens and office furniture is a complex and time-consuming task. Too much non-value-added time is spent dealing with technical details. From previously being a traditional and largely localized industry, the Kitchen and Bath Industry now quickly moves toward becoming globalized, with high demands on rapid product development and efficient sales channels. The companies that...
We’ve always supported our local Universities in the regions where our offices are located. Göran Rydqvist and Johan Lyreborn were recent graduates from Linköping University in 1990 when they first founded Configura so recruiting new graduates has always been important to us. We’re now expanding our support of Universities into the United States by offering our CET...
Twice a year, we hold a Partner Meeting. A longer way of putting it would be to say: Twice a year, we bring together some of the largest competitors in office furniture manufacturing to meet in person, in the same room, for half a day. Yes, these competitors, our customers – Steelcase, Haworth, Teknion, KI, Inscape and others – literally sit next to each other around a large U-...