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AIS Launches CET Designer Extension

Leominster, MA – April 2, 2020 – AIS, a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and seating, has launched a CET Designer Extension for dealers.

“We’re excited to offer this technology. CET Designer can help everyone who specifies and designs with AIS products. The process will be faster, more accurate and highly visual,” AIS Chief Technology Officer Aaron Onidi said.

Made by Configura, CET Designer is intelligent space-planning software that simplifies the specifying and selling of products in a variety of industries, including contract furniture. The software can be customized with Extensions that include manufacturers’ products.

AIS launched its new CET Designer Extension with its Matrix™ panel system products; Day-to-Day™ tables; and Universal worksurfaces, supports and storage products. AIS plans to add more products and product lines in the coming months.

Now used by thousands globally, CET Designer helps manufacturers and their distributors by providing a single software solution for space planning and product ordering. The software enables 2D and 3D design, a project collaboration tool, photorealistic renderings, fly-thru videos, virtual and augmented reality experiences, instant pricing, parts lists and installation documents.

“When designers and specifiers learn and use CET Designer, it helps to reduce errors, improve workflow, generate photorealistic renderings and much more,” Onidi said.

AIS worked with Configura Implementation Partner PlatinumEdge Solutions to program the Extension.

Configura Implementation Partners that offer CET Designer training, IT / computer readiness assessments and other services related to adopting CET Designer are available to dealerships, as are AIS- and Configura-provided training opportunities. Dealerships can learn more about all services and opportunities by visiting AIS’s website where a landing page specific to AIS’s CET Designer Extension has been created: https://www.ais-inc.com/resources/design-resources.

AIS’s CET Designer Extension is free through Dec. 31, 2020, and can be downloaded via Configura’s Marketplace. To access the software, visit the AIS link above, which will direct users to the Marketplace.

AIS dealers with questions about the new CET Designer Extension can contact Aquan Singleton, AIS’s CET Designer project manager and corporate technology liaison, at cetdesigner@ais-inc.com.



AIS, headquartered in Leominster, Massachusetts, is a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and boasts one of the most impressive stories of growth and success in the furniture industry. Founded in 1989, the company is known for offering market-relevant, feature-rich product lines that entice designers and support the diverse needs of end-users while offering exceptional value. AIS is an innovator that leads the industry in sustainable, lean manufacturing, lead-time performance and manufacturing flexibility. AIS has permanent showrooms at its Leominster headquarters and also in Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C. With locations across the U.S., AIS has more than 800 employees and over 1 million square feet of office, showroom and factory space. Projected sales for 2019 are $220 million. For more information, visit www.ais-inc.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.

Global companies that have invested in CET Designer Extensions for their companies and dealers include AIS, AJ, Allsteel, Apex Office Furniture, Aurora Storage Products, Bisley, BuzziSpace, Carvajal Espacios, ChargeSpot, Chief, Clarus, Clear Design, Connectrac, Dauphin, Dekko, Dematic, DeskMakers, Diversified Woodcrafts, Emagispace, Enwork, ERG International, ESI, Euro Chair, FSR, Global Furniture Group, Gunlocke, Haworth, Herman Miller, HNI India, HON, Ideon, Indiana Furniture, Inscape, Interior Concepts, ITAB Shop Products, Keilhauer, KI, Kimball, Knoll, Kokuyo, Kvik, Leland, Maars Living Walls, Marbodal, Maxon, mediatechnologies, Midmark, National, Nobia, Norema, Novah, OFS, Oi Furniture, SitOnIt Seating, Snowsound, Solinoff, SpaceCo, Spacefile, Spec Furniture, Steelcase, Stylex, Sunon, Talos, Teknion and Tranquil.

More information at www.configura.com/cet.