Laval, Quebec, November 30, 2010, 20-20 Technologies Inc., the world leader in 3D interior design and furniture manufacturing software, congratulates Homing for its nomination as a finalist for the ‘Startup of the Year’ competition to be held at the beginning of December at the Innovate! 2010 Summit in Zaragoza, Spain.
Homing has been nominated for its online decoration store which is powered by 20-20’s Virtual Planner. It allows Homing prospective customers to creatively design their dream decor. Homing has been chosen as one of the 20 highest-potential young companies in the world in part due to its powerful web-based application. The selection process took place following Pitch Slam events in 30 cities throughout Europe, Australia and the United States.
“Everyone here at 20-20 is very excited by this honor achieved by our customer. We are very proud that our powerful Virtual Planner solution has been part of the foundation for their remarkable success. This nomination is a clear demonstration of the continued success we have had with this product over the past 2 years”, said Mr. Jean-Michel Brière, Vice-President Marketing at 20-20 Technologies, and, “we are cheering for Homing as they truly deserve to win the competition. They have created the first online portal for furniture sales in Spain. Winning the title would be well-deserved recognition of their achievements.”
Produced by Guidewire Group, in partnership with the Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation and other sponsors, the Innovate!2010 Summit brings together the finalists from these events in a three-day program of workshops for technology startup founders focusing on the critical skills required for promoting their companies to audiences of potential investors and business partners. On December 2, the third day of the summit, twenty companies will pitch their businesses in the Ultimate Pitch Slam event with the opportunity to be named Startup of the Year.
About Virtual Planner
20-20 Virtual Planner is the leading Web-based 3D space-planning and marketing solution for retailers. Sophisticated enough for creating stunning displays but simple enough for your typical shopper to use, 20-20 Virtual Planner turns a space-planning application into a powerful sales and marketing tool for home and office retailers. Customers have a hands-on, compelling user experience that engages them in the design process and creates a strong connection with the retailer. Consumers personalize and visualize products in the context of their own spaces. Customer designs can be printed, e-mailed or shared with friends on social networks. They can also be transferred directly to retail systems to complete the sale in-store or online.
Homing is a decorating and furnishing online shop utilizing the most advanced 3D design tool. With over 12,000 product references and a thriving community on Facebook, the company offers more than 120 leading brands. In addition, Homing is becoming the main multibrand platform to sell its products through its 3D design tool. As a result of the outstanding features of Homing 3D, powered by 20-20 Technologies, Homing has formed a partnership with Forlady, the leading Spanish kitchen furnishings company and a part of El Corte Inglés Group. Due to this partnership, as of December 2010, Homing will be the first online shop which sells kitchens entirely online using its 3D tool. For more information, visit www.homing.com
Video demo kitchens: Click here
Video demo home: Click here
About 20‐20 Technologies Inc.
20‐20 Technologies is the world's leading provider of computer‐aided design and business software solutions, tailored for the interior design and furniture industries. Dealers and retailers use its desktop and Web‐based products and solutions for the Home and Office markets. 20‐20 offers a unique, proprietary, end‐to‐end solution, integrating the entire breadth of functions in interior design. It provides a bridge for data communication from the point‐of‐sale to manufacturing and to world‐leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, including computer‐aided engineering and plant floor automation software. Operating in twelve countries with more than 500 employees, 20‐20 is a publicly‐traded company (TWT) on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). For more information, visit www.2020technologies.com