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NEDCON

For more than 50 years, NEDCON has led the way in steel storage systems. NEDCON is headquartered Doetinchem, Netherlands with manufacturing in Pardubice, Czech Republic and global branches across Europe and the United States.

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KOKUYO

Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, KOKUYO aims to enrich the world through its products including office furniture and stationery. KOKUYO is the first company in Japan to adopt CET, launching its Extension in January 2020.

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KIMBALL

For over 70 years, Kimball International has created design-driven furnishings that have helped its customers shape spaces into places, bringing possibility to life by enabling collaboration, discovery, wellness and relaxation.

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MARTELA

After being on the Configura platform for nearly 25 years, Martela decided to migrate to CET in 2018. Martela chose CET because of the rich history between our two companies and because CET could enhance Martela’s entire sales process.

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AJ PRODUCTS

With a 40-year history, AJ Products is a prominent player in the Nordic and European markets. Primarily known as a “catalog company” – offering everything from pallet racks to copy paper through its online catalog.

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MANUFACTURER MAARS

Maars was looking for a tech company with previous experience working with walls because specifying walls quickly can become very complicated. Only a few months after the initial meeting, the project to create Maars’ CET Extension, Maars 4D, took off.

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MARBODAL

Marbodal – the first customer on the CET platform – is a Swedish kitchen manufacturer whose salespeople have used CET since 2004. Committed to meeting end customers at the right time in the buyer journey, the team at Marbodal decided to invest in a supplementary online drawing tool.

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SUNON

Global furniture company Sunon Group Co., Ltd., headquartered in China, first learned of CET when talking to customers overseas who offered product catalogs via various software solutions. Sunon Group looked into the benefits of CET and officially became a Configura partner in 2016.

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STEELCASE

Steelcase has revolutionized the way its dealers sell products. Today, nearly all Steelcase dealers in North America use CET along with the proprietary Extension, SmartTools, as the total solution for their design and specification needs.

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SPACESAVER

Spacesaver was one of Configura’s first customers in the United States. The initial contract was signed in 2001; today, over 300 people around the world use Configura software to specify Spacesaver products.

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MIDMARK

Midmark’s desire to put rules into place made them especially interested in Configura and the concept of Parametric Graphical Configuration. The ability to build in rules to handle many different configurations and conditions was exactly what the company was looking for.

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TROAX

Troax is a market leader for metal-based mesh protection panel solutions used in machine guarding, warehouse partitioning and property protection.

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KVIK

Kvik, a manufacturer of Danish-design kitchens, wardrobes and bathrooms, released its CET Extension, Kreator, in 2017. Today, more than 750 Kvik sales and back-office staff use the Extension.

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TALOS

Based out of Lewisburg, Tennessee, Talos manu-facturers components for the parcel packaging industry. In 2019, Talos partnered with Configura to develop a solution that would let its customers design systems faster.

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KIMBALL

For over 65 years, Kimball International has created design-driven furnishings that have helped customers shape spaces into places with its family of brands: Kimball, National, Kimball Hospitality, David Edward and D’style by Kimball Hospitality.

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TAMI SHULSEN

An early adopter of CET, Tami Shulsen is the design director at Steelcase dealership Midwest Commercial Interiors in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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MARSHALL TATE

Marshall Tate is the CEO at Midwest Commercial Interiors in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since adopting to CET, he’s seen a change in how they engage with clients and how they’ve streamlined internal processes.

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NATHAN BONNAR

After being introduced by a shared customer, Herman Miller, OST  and Nathan Bonnar saw not only the potential to add to its existing technology services but also the opportunity to be a part of transforming how different industries design spaces.

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NATHAN ANDERLE

Nathan Anderle is a Techincal Consultant for Configuration Services at OST. He works closely with customers to create CET Extensions in CET Developer.

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PROROOMZ

Proroomz, a small but mighty provider of modern room concepts, has fully embraced CET within their organization. Using the all-in-one software has enabled proroomz to significantly boost efficiency and quality, as well as enhance client interactions and decrease project lead times.

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OST

After being introduced by a shared customer, Herman Miller, OST saw not only the potential to add to its existing technology services but also the opportunity to be a part of transforming how different industries design spaces.

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STEELCASE

Over the years, Steelcase has progressed to handling most software development by themselves. Their largest development team today is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where seven developers are working on implementing new features and adding new products.

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MIDWEST COMMERCIAL INTERIORS

An early adopter of CET, Tami Shulsen is the design director at Steelcase dealership Midwest Commercial Interiors in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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LEXTON INTERIÖR

Looking at her CET drawings, you would never guess that Lotta Larson with Lexton Interiör in Norrköping, Sweden, is a self-taught CET user – but she is.

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BEIJER BYGGMATERIAL

“You can focus entirely on creating a functional and aesthetic kitchen design for your customers. In the same moment as I finish the drawing and design work, the customer’s offer is ready. No post-processing work is necessary.”

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CANFIELD BUSINESS INTERIORS

”All of my customers have been amazed by the speed with which we’re able to create renderings and revisions with incredible photorealistic quality – they love being able to visualize their space and know exactly what they’re purchasing.”

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EMPIRE OFFICE

“I like that I can make global changes with a click in CET and know the results will be accurate. CET lets us be more interactive in our work, and our clients love It.”

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FLUID INTERIORS

“Our efficiency and accuracy rates with CET are much higher (than before we used CET) – not only on the front end of order entry but all the way through installation of product. The software makes designing and specifying a truly rewarding process.”

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MARBODAL

“Except for general kitchen design knowledge, everything you need to know about products is in the program, and that makes it really easy to learn and use.”

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HERITAGE OFFICE FURNISHINGS

”From a business perspective, it has an unmatched ROI. Our internal processes are far more efficient because of CET. In fact, we’ve cut our production time up to one-half – which lets us do more for our customers.”

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NBS

“CET is a total tool: used at the very beginning of the sales process when bidding on work, then used in collaboration with the client during the actual design-and-specifying phase, and finally, as part of the ordering of product and the necessary bills of materials and installation documents.”

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OEC

“We’re seeing fewer bid opportunities come through the door – not because we’re losing projects – in fact, just the opposite – our customers are coming directly to us because they like how CET helps them to visualize their space, calculate costs, validate specifications and give real-time results.”

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OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS

“I bring my laptop to customer meetings and present with the salesperson. I can directly interact with the customer, working with them to create a space. This collaboration has streamlined the decision-making process. Other software programs don’t have these same capabilities.”

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MEADOWS

“CET allows our designers to produce quality drawings with precise specifications. The rendering and virtual modeling allow us to help our clients visualize their space so they feel comfortable that what they are about to purchase will meet their employee needs.”

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TARA MCCRACKIN

Tara McCrackin teaches CET at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) to give her students a competitive advantage upon graduation.

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KIRSTEN DALMAN

Kirsten Dalman is a student at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD). She first learned about CET at her internship and saw that learning the program was vital to her success there.

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KATELYN BOVERHOF

Katelyn Boverhof is a student at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD). Using CET has helped her understand Contract Furnishing and opened up her mind to that portion of design.

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KCAD

Since 2013, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) has partnered with Configura to provide its interior design students with a new set of tools that they can use after graduation.

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