CESA, CFSP graduates examine Sp CLOUD

85 CFSP graduates from various areas of the manufacturing and supplies industry met at the new HQ of the First Choice Group recently.

The CESA organised day included a presentation from Stuart Campbell on the Specifi™ CLOUD programme with attendees offered a 60 day free trial. The presentation formed part of a schedule of communication by CESA and Specifi™ that will also take in major exhibitions in 2017.

The events are all aimed at explaining the relationship between our organisations and the various facilities, data creation and software options available to businesses.  Keith Warren of CESA commented “CESA recognises that the future proofing of our members businesses is the key to future success Our partnership with Specifi™ offers true business development capability, through access to accurate data and an ability to use it effectively in every area of design and supply”. Stuart Campbell added as part of both the CESA and CFSP families I recognise the great work that continues and Specifi™ is delighted to be in a position to offer the industry a range of future proofed solutions. We thank those businesses and individuals who have become part of our own world family and look forward to working with many more.

Thank you CESA.

Specifi™ Announces General Availability of Specifi™ Cloud

An Internet Web and Mobile based solution designed

for the Specification of Foodservice Equipment

CHICAGO, IL – May 31, 2017 –  Specifi™ LLC,  the leader in providing a  global end-to-end design software solution for the foodservice industry, today announced the general availability of Specifi™ Cloud, a web-based platform that enables stakeholders in the design specification process to digitally capture and share ideas with a space planning utility designed specifically for the Foodservice Equipment Industry.

 

The new offering enhances the robust  Specifi™ product suite by connecting consultants, dealers and designers throughout each stage of the design process. Each contributor can access and share their plans, projects and information any time, from any device. With Specifi Cloud, dealers and designers can start the process of digitally planning the foodservice facility using a real-time catalog of  foodservice  equipment  3D models.

 

“For the first time, designers, dealers and manufacturers can collaborate from the planning stage through installation,” said Edward Marcheselli, CEO of Specifi™.  “Specifi™ Cloud provides critical visibility into the entire design specification process, and this new transparency empowers the key players to reduce costly errors, enhance creativity, and better meet client needs.”

 

The design and development of the Specifi™ Cloud product is the result of direct feedback from key stakeholders in the Foodservice  industry.   Equipment Dealers and Designers were asking for an intuitive and easy to use tool that allowed them to rapidly turn a customer’s vision into a 3D digital representation of their Idea. The Specifi™ space planning feature embedded into Specifi™ Cloud accomplishes that and more. The tool is free to use and join in a limited fashion with no commitments and no payment required.

 

“I have been highlighting the need for the capabilities found in Specifi™ Cloud for some time”, said  Joe Schmitt President of Rapids Wholesale Equipment. “My team sat down with the Specifi™ product group and told them what we needed and, from the looks of it, they listened to us and the broader industry”

 

The introduction of Specifi™ Cloud will further accelerate the company’s aggressive entry into the American and Canadian markets.  It will also be available in Europe and Asia, where Specifi™ LLC is the market leader in software solutions for the commercial foodservice facility market.

To sign-up for your free account on Specifi™ Cloud, visit Specifi™ at https://specifiglobal.com/products/specifi-cloud/.

 

About Specifi™ LLC

Specifi™ LLC provides the only global, end-to-end solution supporting the foodservice equipment specification process. It includes a complete information repository as well as a comprehensive set of publishing, design, quotation and process/workflow tools. Each Specifi™ component can be operated as a stand-alone service alongside existing tools or as part of a complete end-to-end kitchen design/specification platform. Visit specifiglobal.com for more information.

Specifi™ Partners with Advance Tabco and Hatco

Agreement to provide Revit and CAD symbols for their entire catalogs

 

 

Chicago, IL – May 17, 2017 Specifi™ LLC announced today that it  has reached an agreement to create and manage Revit and CAD libraries for Advance Tabco  and Hatco.

Both Advance Tabco and Hatco have taken advantage Specifi’s Studio annual subscription offering that provides both companies with FCSI compliant CAD and Revit symbol blocks for all products in each of their respective product portfolios. The Unique feature and aspect of the Specifi Studio subscription is that the company’s investment is protected against changes in file formats, standard changes or the need to update the products and their corresponding symbols due to new regulatory requirements.

In addition to being accessible in Specifi’s flagship product Specifi Design, the product symbols will be available through each company’s distribution platforms including KCL and their own websites.

Al Alderman, Vice-President of Advance Tabco explained: “Advance Tabco believes in making our products and our specifications widely and readily available to the entire industry. Specifi provides us a new and unique channel to bring Advance Tabco products to the wider marketplace. We expect it to be a cost-effective means to reach an expanded audience of specifiers, dealers and end-users with a simple, easy-to-use interface.

We intend that our partnership with Specifi will expand our distribution of our extensive Revit library, providing cutting-edge technology and up-to-date data to the food service equipment community. Specifi allows us to leverage our own internal design and symbol distribution efforts with an additional, well designed and broadly distributed channel.” 

Utilizing proprietary database technology, Specifi Studio is the only service that uses an innovative real-time approach to assemble Revit and CAD symbols on demand.

Hatco’s National Sales Manager Mark Pumphret said: “Hatco is a company that believes strongly in innovation so we’re excited to see what Specifi™ brings to our industry. We take great pride in providing the highest quality content. The Specifi model is designed to ensure that our Revit files and CAD symbols are always compliant with current FCSI standards. It is an exciting tool that will help ensure our consultants and specifiers have the best possible data at the ready.”

The agreements with Specifi will see the creation of a complete repository of FCSI compliant Revit and CAD blocks, containing all the required elements to future-proof the data. Multi-platform availability of this information includes the Specifi DESIGN and QUOTE software packages, KCL, and each manufacturer’s website It provides the foodservice community the assurance that they accurately and confidently specify, or quote  equipment wherever and whenever they wish.

Michael Greenwald, President of the Americas at Specifi added: “This is a great start to 2017 and we’re obviously delighted to be working with two of the industry’s innovators, to create and manage their product libraries. By subscribing to our content creation subscription service, our work will enable everyone in the business supply chain to work smarter and more efficiently. From specification through to project management and completion, the Specifi system pulls everything together seamlessly. In partnership with companies such as Hatco and Advance Tabco,  we intend to  create the world’s most complete and accurate product repository. It is our hope that all manufacturers will recognize the importance and need to have the correctly formatted blocks and we’re in a unique position to help.”

The Specifi Studio offering enables foodservice equipment manufacturers to create FCSI compliant Revit and CAD symbols on demand that are specific to the accessories and options they offer on all of the product lines they enroll in the service. Using a unique software tool set, along with a full staff of content modelers with collective industry experience of over 50 years, Specifi is able to produce symbols for each configuration at a cost well below that of other industry content providers.

About Specifi™ LLC.

Specifi LLC provides the only global, end-to-end solution supporting the foodservice equipment specification process. It includes a complete information repository as well as a comprehensive set of publishing, design, quotation and process/workflow tools. Each Specifi component can be operated as a stand-alone service alongside existing tools or as part of a complete end-to-end kitchen design/specification platform.

Specifi™ Announces Availability of Specifi Design+

All in One Computer Aided Design Solution for the Food Equipment Industry

 

Chicago, IL – March 15, 2017 – Specifi Design+ – Today, Specifi™ announced immediate availability of Specifi Design+, the latest  addition to the Specifi™ product portfolio designed specifically for users who don’t currently own or subscribe to a Computer Aided Design solution.   Specifi Design+  is powered by Autodesk© technology and provides a full CAD environment designed specifically for the Food Equipment Industry.   Combined with Specifi’s online digital catalog of over 300  manufacturers of Food Equipment the Specifi Design+  solution ensures that designers, estimators and dealers have the most up to date technology.

 

“Specifi Design+ is a direct result of our customer’s desire to have a CAD solution designed specifically for the Food Equipment Industry.  Our latest offering now provides a 3D computer aided design engine with full rendering and ability to create installation plans,” said Luca Salomoni, Chief Product Officer at Specifi™.

 

Specifi Design+ Availability

 

Specifi Design+ is a solution driven by customer feedback and is part of Specifi™’s commitment to deliver the latest 3D design capability in one convenient installation. Specifi Design+ is available for an immediate free trial at specifiglobal.com/specifi-design-plus.

Founded in 2005, Specifi™ is the worldwide leader in Food Equipment 3D design tools. The company offers a global platform for design, specification and contracting.

Specifi™ and Specifi Design+ are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Specifi™ in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Specifi™ Launches Beta of Specifi Cloud at NAFEM 2017

End-to-end solution empowers key stakeholders to capture and share their ideas into actionable plans throughout the entire specification process

 

Chicago, IL – February 9, 2017 – Specifi LLC, the leading global end-to-end design software solution for the foodservice industry, today announced the beta release of Specifi Cloud, a web-based platform that enables stakeholders in the design specification process to digitally capture and share ideas with a space planning utility designed specifically for the Food Equipment Industry.

 

The new offering enhances the robust Specifi product suite by connecting consultants, dealers and manufacturers throughout each stage of the design process. Each contributor can access and share their plans, projects and information any time, from any device. With Specifi Cloud, dealers and designers can also digitally plan their foodservice facility and browse a catalog of manufacturers’ equipment solutions in real-time.

 

“For the first time, designers, dealers and manufacturers can collaborate from the planning stage through installation,” said Edward Marcheselli, CEO of Specifi. “Specifi Cloud provides critical visibility into the entire design specification process, and this new transparency empowers the key players to reduce costly errors, enhance creativity, and better meet client needs.

 

The introduction of Specifi Cloud will further accelerate the company’s aggressive entry into the American and Canadian markets.  It will also be available in Europe and Asia, where Specifi LLC is the market leader in software solutions for the commercial foodservice facility market.

To sign-up for the free beta version of Specifi Cloud, visit the Specifi booth #886 at The NAFEM Show or click here.

 

About Specifi™ LLC

Specifi LLC provides the only global, end-to-end solution supporting the foodservice equipment specification process. It includes a complete information repository as well as a comprehensive set of publishing, design, quotation and process/workflow tools. Each Specifi component can be operated as a stand-alone service alongside existing tools or as part of a complete end-to-end kitchen design/specification platform.

Specifi™ Announces Product Availability in the US

The Integrated Food Equipment Solution for Design, Specification and Contracting launches in the Americas

 

Chicago, IL – February 8, 2017 Specifi™ LLC announced today the introduction of their software and services to the US market.  For over 20 years, Specifi has been recognized as the preferred system for content creation, design, quoting, & project management for foodservice professionals in over 73 countries across Europe and Asia. Specifi’s global data repository boasts CAD symbols, BIM/Revit families, catalogs, price lists, and more for over 500,000 products from more than 300 manufacturers.

“Having been in the foodservice industry for over 35 years I know firsthand the challenges that our design and sales professionals face every day” said Michael Greenwald, Specifi’s President the Americas. “I lived it for over half of my life. Specifi products enhance the entire workflow: from layout, design & 3D renderings to quoting and installation. No other product provides the functionality and value in a complete package.  I am excited to bring these innovations to the American market.”

Specifi™ provides value added capabilities to allow designers take advantage of the latest Autodesk® products.  “We value our partnership and rely upon companies like Specifi™ to allow the Food Equipment Industry to take advantage of the Autodesk product solutions, said Jim Quanci  Autodesk Director. “Specifi is one of our Autodesk Authorized Developer Network partners that takes full advantage of the latest technology that we are providing to the Food Equipment Industry”

State-of-the-Art Integrated Solutions for Foodservice Professionals

Specifi’s suite of products comprise the first integrated approach to resolving issues and expediting processes that professionals in the foodservice equipment distribution channel are challenged by every day. Specifi’s proven track record, of providing a connected end-to-end solution delivers additional functionality that other point solutions simply cannot provide.  Specifi’s industry leading solution is comprised of the following:

SP DESIGN – Specifi’s flagship global solution, an integrated Digital 3D Kitchen Design and Specification Platform. When used in conjunction with Autodesk AutoCAD® or Autodesk  REVIT® software, this solution includes a broad range of capabilities:

  • 2D/3D/BIM architectural drawings utilizing high quality up-to-date BIM/CAD content
  • Unique design wizards (hoods, walk-ins, fabrication, shelving)

SP STUDIO – A comprehensive state-of-the art Symbol Creation & Content Management Platform. Specifi employs the latest technology and tools to insure timely and cost-effective content creation as well as diligent continuous maintenance and content distribution.

    • Creation of configurable Revit (& CAD – 3D & 2D) symbols
    • Maintenance of architectural symbol content complying  with all industry  and Autodesk® file formats
    • Catalog, pricelist & supporting content published in Specifi E-Catalog Database

SP PUBLISH – An exclusive and intuitive, interactive digital Data Management Platform, for manufacturers, that simplifies the creation, management and marketing of manufacturers’ business and technical data.

  • Manufacturers can manage and publish product information in one centralized and customized location to deliver what dealers, consultants, & reps need 24/7

 

Availability

Specifi’s desktop suite of products will be available beginning Thursday February 9th.

Request a free trial or, for additional information, email Specifi at info@specifiglobal.com, call them at (888) 850-3357, or visit them at NAFEM booth #886.

 

About Specifi™ LLC

Specifi LLC provides the only global, end-to-end solution supporting the foodservice equipment specification process. It includes a complete information repository as well as a comprehensive set of publishing, design, quotation and process/workflow tools. Each Specifi component can be operated as a stand-alone service alongside existing tools or as part of a complete end-to-end kitchen design/specification platform.