Uponor is a leading international provider of plumbing and indoor climate systems and services for the building and utility sectors across Europe, North America and in other international markets. In close partnership with building industry professionals we are continuously seeking out innovative ways to ensure our systems offer the most efficient, reliable and high-performing solutions available to residential and commercial structures around the globe.
All their solutions are designed to enrich people’s way of life for efficient performance, long lifetime and a low environmental footprint: fast and easy to install, conserving water and energy, providing comfort and health, and giving peace of mind.
With ca. 3,800 committed employees and a local presence in over 30 countries, Uponor is at your service all over the world. Uponor is headquartered in Finland in Vantaa and listed on the Nasdaq OMX Helsinki stock exchange.
Uponor’s core model in Oracle eBusiness Suite was designed originally to manage standard items as the number of custom-tailored configure-to-order items was relatively low and has been managed by using generic items (one item number for range of items). However, during the last couple of years the number of generic items has increased and was expected to increase even more.
The old generic item process was not efficient as it required lot of manual work.With generic items and FIFO costing method, it was neither possible to have accurate product costing for custom-tailored products, nor manage unique data (weight, volume, intrastat, etc.) for these items. The primarily aim of Oracle Configurator project was to find an efficient solution to manage transactional and cost data for custom-tailored products and allocate accurate product cost to specific customer order. In addition there is a need to integrate the configurator to the Reporting (Oracle Business Intelligence), Product Management (Windchill) and Sales systems in order to have an overall solution to manage custom-tailored, one-time items within Uponor’s business processes.