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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Planning systems are widely used to improve customer experience - giving the consumer instant quotation and visualization that can lead to a better understanding of what they’re buying. Another advantage such a system can provide is to collect back-end data into one location to reuse in multiple solutions. Your products. Your data. It should as simple as that. Unfortunately, that...
A developer conference is a meeting of the minds – an opportunity to connect, create, maybe commiserate, but ultimately, a chance to be inspired. It’s where developers can be part of a community. Configura began holding its Developer Conference several years ago in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, where we’ve had an office and presence now for a decade. This year, we also held a...
For a century the world has experienced an unprecedented exponential and continual economic growth. This growth is driven through replacing manual work with machines. In order to maintain growth while facing demand for increasingly flexible products to lower prices, businesses need to apply more sophisticated software systems. Traditional rigid, black-box software is expensive and forces...
At Configura, we offer all-in-one software that can take a project from the initial proposal, through the design process, to completing an actual order. However, once a project is completed, where does the order go? More likely than not, your company has some kind of ERP system to handle inventory management, manufacturing, service calls, delivery, shipping, product planning and much more. Now...
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...