Chicago-based Animated Vision recently announced the release of its Visual Planner software. The new software includes powerful specification and collaboration tools that make the furniture sales process easier than ever for office furniture manufacturers, retailers and the entire contract furniture market. Visual Planner's new specification capabilities simplify the selection process and cut down on the time it takes for users to choose their office furniture options. For example, a customer looking for a conference table can find a style they like, and Visual Planner does the rest-allowing them to choose from characteristics including pattern, edge profile, base type and finish. Options are represented visually every step of the way so that customers literally point and click to select their options. For information on Visual Planner or any of Animated Vision's offerings, visit www.animatedvision.com.