Efficient integration saves money, increases transparency, and improves the management of potential errors. For the internationally operating Oras, the integrations of information systems are a particularly vital part of business processes – and their significance has not yet reached its peak.
Information system integrations are a vital factor in the business operations of Oras. In addition to orders, confirmations and invoicing, all the telecommunications between country branches rely on the integrations of different systems: The number and significance of integration keep increasing. Thanks to the flexible architecture of the processes, we are now able to build integrations whenever necessary. In addition to deploying our new integration platform, we also redefined and updated all of our current integrations.
"A hybrid integration platform rises from the “bottom" to the public side and tries to cover the whole palette as comprehensively as possible", says Heidi Evilampi, Head of Business Process Development, Oras.
At the core of the new system, Frends combines the incoming and outgoing data transfers into the ERP. Frends introduces an element of transparency through monitoring. This type of centralised control was one of the key criteria for the new system: We were quite familiar with Frends and decided to deploy its new version as the centralised platform for our integrations. It is efficient and a key part of nearly all of our integrations. We chose Frends because they are sincerely interested in working with us and have the necessary in-depth expertise regarding integrations.
"Thanks to the flexible architecture of the processes, we are now able to build integrations whenever necessary," says Heidi Evilampi, Head of Business Process Development, Oras.
About Oras Group
Oras Group is a significant European provider of sanitary fittings: the market leader in the Nordics and a leading company in Continental Europe. The company’s mission is to make the use of water easy and sustainable and its vision is to become the European leader of advanced sanitary fittings. The Group has two strong brands, Oras and Hansa. Oras Group is owned by Oras Invest, a family company and an industrial owner. The domicile of Oras Ltd, the parent company of the Group, is located in Rauma, Finland, and the Group has three manufacturing sites: Kralovice (Czech Republic), Olesno (Poland) and Rauma (Finland). The Group operates with own staff in 20 markets. Oras Group net sales were 225.4 million euro in 2019 and at the end of the period the company employed 1400 people.