FISHER/UNITECH and Configure One Form Strategic Partnership

TROY, Mich. & OAK BROOK, Ill.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 2, 2007— FISHER/UNITECH, a leading engineering technologies firm serving the Midwest, has signed a multi-year agreement with Configure One to resell its Concept configurator software throughout the United States. The partnership is expected to further extend FISHER/UNITECH's leadership as a PLM software reseller and consulting organization. Configure One's Concept software is designed for manufacturing companies that create highly configurable or routinely customized products.

"Our customers will benefit from the combination of Configure One's robust configurator coupled with our experience and infrastructure for PLM solutions," said Charles Hess, president of FISHER/UNITECH. "Concept's web-based architecture and scalability make it a strategic solution that manufacturing companies can use to dramatically increase sales while reducing costs. Design automation can now be easily extended to dealers and consumers through its standard web interface."

Configure One's Concept configurator streamlines and automates much of the pre-manufacturing process and tackles very complex design rules. Concept acts as a 24/7 product expert, empowering end users to configure custom products by entering feature and option requirements online. Concept prevents users from choosing incompatible product options, ensuring configuration validity.

For manufacturing companies, Concept can be implemented to solve a wide variety of configuration challenges.

For each product being configured, Concept can produce bills of material, pricing and cost, quotations, images, sales and approval drawings, production drawings, virtual 3D models, routings and reports. For those companies needing to connect to CAD, Concept is compatible with SolidWorks and Pro/ENGINEER. Concept can be interfaced to any ERP/MRP system.

Concept makes the online ordering process intuitive for field sales, dealers and customers, with no training necessary. Companies who implement Concept normally see a 100% return on investment within 18 months.

"Configure One views this partnership as very strategic to our organization," said Ron Mouw, Business Development Manager at Configure One. "FISHER/UNITECH's experience with PLM and 3D CAD software and its focus on providing process improvement to manufacturing companies make it well positioned to both sell and implement Configure One's enterprise configurator application."


FISHER/UNITECH, established in 1993, provides Product Lifecycle Management solutions to discrete manufacturing companies. The company's focus is on process improvement for product development. Process improvement is obtained through the integration of advanced software solutions to replace legacy systems. The applications include CAID, CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM, KBE, Reverse Engineering and Rapid Prototyping. Professional services are offered for design automation and data management which provides customers with a full service, one-stop source for complex PLM systems. The company offers advanced web-based delivery of education programs with its interactive, instructor-led 3DU. Please visit the company's website at ( or call 800-816-8314.

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Configure One is a leading provider of web-based configurator software for manufacturing companies. Configure One's Concept product is an enterprise application that enables manufacturing companies to efficiently sell and process orders for configurable, multi-option, and customizable products. Configure One's customers are able to increase revenues while reducing costs by automating much of the sales, order entry, and engineering processes. Concept contains several optional components to include Quotation and Pricing, BOM and Routings, Engineering Automation, Visualization, E-Catalog, and E-Commerce. Configure One has solutions for both small and large companies. Customers include industry leaders such as Emerson Electric, British Telecom, Dover Corporation, Stryker Medical, and Thomas & Betts. Please visit the company's website at ( or call 630-368-9950.


Lisa Van Giesen, Marketing Comm. Mgr.,
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Configure One, Inc.
Ron Mouw, Business Development Mgr.,
630-368-9950, ext. 210
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