DEMO ERP ODOO.
ODOO is an Open Source ERP, this means that the programming code is free and licenses for its use are not paid to the company creator.
The ERP ODOO has a series of basic functionalities, for some companies these functionalities are sufficient but other companies need more features, on ODOO website there are more than 5,000 modules available that expand the base functions of the system, some of the modules are free and others are paid. Here you can find most of the modules available https://www.odoo.com/apps
On this page you will find a DEMO of the Enterprise version of ERP ODOO. With this DEMO you can get an idea of the full potential of this incredible Integrated Management System.
Mostly companies implement the Community version of the ERP ODOO (Open Source Version without license costs) which it has to all the necessary configurations and adaptations for companies to have one of the most powerful management tools on the market.
However some companies opt for the Enterprise version which includes a monthly fee per user, but also has a few additional functionalities that the Community version does not have.
It´s recommendable you analyze what version fits better for your needs.
ODOO DEMO. Test the best Open source ERP
There are certain types of products that you do not need to test, you already know them, you tried them at the time because their sale price was very low, so the risk that you will not like them and will not buy them again is reduced. There are products that it is essential to try before buying them such as clothing or footwear, it is already known that it is not the same to see it on display or on a mannequin than to see it on oneself. More and more clothing and footwear are being sold online, but companies make the return process easier.
But what about business software like the ERP ODOO?
If you are going to invest a significant amount of money and it is going to become a key tool for the operations of your company, it´s very recommendable to try it before. But trying it is not enough you also need to find out as much as possible about the management system.
Many times the client assumes that the software is capable of doing everything, that the employee only has to look at the screen and like a magic lamp that grants wishes, the management program fulfills them. What a big mistake.
ODOO offers a free base or standard CORE system, that anyone can freely download, configure and use. Well, anyone with the technical skills to install it on a server with a Linux operating system. ODOO is a system designed to be used in companies in any country around the world.
Obviously, American companies do not work or work the same as Spanish ones. They may have some common aspects or functionalities, but others are particular to each country, especially in relation to accounting and tax aspects. Even to certain work processes.
For this reason, each country usually has its own community of developers and companies that adapt ERP to the particularities of the country.
If you are not a developer capable of making your own modules, you will have to spend money to outsource or buy reliable modules (not all the ones that are sold work well and the support service is scarce or quite bad)
Here you can find most of the modules available for ODOO, you can filter by versions, by areas and if they are free or paid. ODOO APPS
Many modules do not have much information about their performance (neither in the title, nor in the description) and there are more than 5,000 modules available. Therefore, if you do not have experience or practice when looking for a module, the task can be “desperate”
You can also find modules on the OCA (Odoo Community Association) github. The information and description about the modules is much more elaborated than in the ODOO apps webpage.
What functionalities will you find in the ERP ODOO DEMO?
ODOO is now launching a new release every year, so functionalities can be different or extended from the below list.
Discuss: to create discussion groups and internal conversation between employees
Calendar: a direct access to the calendar functionality that is related to different areas of ERP
Notes: a functionality for recording notes
“Contacts” the good part starts here, ODOO uses contacts for practically everything. As I have already commented in other posts, a contact can be from a potential client, a company (client or supplier), the contact of a company or even an employee.
Classical “CRM” sales funnel to manage potential customers, business opportunities, commercial actions …
“Sales” commercial quotations and sales orders, customer management, sales pricelists …
“Subscriptions” Management and control of orders with subscriptions to be billed
“Website” creation of external website, ecommerce, CMS, B2B platform …
“Documents” Management of attached documents
“POS” point of sale terminal, ideal if you have a physical store to manage orders, collections, invoices …
“Helpdesk” Management and administration of incident tickets
“Puchase” quotations and purchase orders, supplier management, supplier pricelists …
“Inventory” Warehouse management system
“Manufacturing” manufacturing area, list of components, manufacturing orders, stock movements …
“Accouting” billing, accounting, payment management, SEPA payments, bank reconciliations …
“Project” Management of projects, tasks …
“Timesheets” record of hours worked assigned to tasks and projects
“Email marketing” Automatic sending of Newsletter campaigns or communications to contacts. I never liked this functionality using the same server as the ERP, therefore I highly recommend connecting the contacts with an external specialized app like mailchip, mailjet or whatever…
“Events” event management, publication, records, attendees …
“Surveys” preparation and management of surveys
“Employees” Employee data and management of the human resources area
“Recruitment” Direct access to the personnel selection process
“Leaves” Direct access to the management of absences related to the human resources area
“Expenses” control and management of employee expenses
The ODOO prices that are published in this article are those corresponding to the enterprise version that ODOO offers, which differ from the implementation budget and conditions that each partner can apply offering the enterprise version or the community version.
Some companies using the ERP ODOO
What is an ERP?
Acronym in English for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), a system that internally and externally integrates management information throughout the company (Integrated Management System or Enterprise Resource Planner), which usually includes CRM, accounting and finance, projects, manufacturing, logistics, maintenance, quality, sales and customer service, human resources, B2B … The ERP system automates the integration of functionalities.
Its purpose is to facilitate the flow of information between the different areas of the company. Currently, many companies use specific software for each function, which generates repetitive work, errors, and a lack of control global and departmental, of the company.
Characteristics of ERP systems:
– Integrated systems that operate in real time, you can work with several functions from different areas at the same time.
– Common database that supports all functionalities
– Similarity in appearance and usability in all or almost all functions, this means that the appearance is practically identical whether you work in the CRM section as if you work in Accounting.
Technical characteristics of ERP ODOO
Efficiency. The code used and the architecture of ODOO make it one of the highest performance systems.
Accessibility. Thanks to ODOO technology, the system can be installed on a company server or in the cloud, which allows access from any device with an internet connection.
Database flexibility. Support of a large network of users and companies. Ease of data migration
Modularity. Almost all the functions of the ERP Open Source ODOO are developed in modules, this simplifies the implementation, configuration, development … only what is needed is implemented. The role of ODOO consulting services is key when it comes to integrating modules into a network that allows better operations. It has more than 5,000 published modules. It allows the development of customized modules so that the ERP adapts to the company needs
Security. Maximum access security, different levels, authorizations, roles, control and monitoring.
Access to information. Multiplatform system. The application is accessed through a web browser, so it is not necessary to install any application on the user’s computers. This also allows users to access from any device (computer, tablet or mobile phone)
Ease of use and easy integration with other tools / platforms. Ergonomics, information visibility and productivity. It allows importing / exporting data in different formats, multi-language and multi-company …
Spiral implantation methodology. Unlike other ERPs, the ODOO implementation methodology is spiral, this means that a base or core is installed and modules, functions, developments, solutions are added around it … as if it were a spiral puzzle . This system saves time since only what is needed is implemented, allowing the company to start working with the most critical aspects and progressively adding aspects that are not so relevant a priori.
Economic advantages that ERP ODOO brings to companies
1) Reduction of time to perform information management for the company
2) Reduction of time and improvement of administrative processes
3) Keeping the information up to date, for example in the case of accounting, treasury and controlling.
4) Manage key indicators on a scorecard in real time.
5) Avoid wasting time searching and controlling information.
6) Eliminate the use of separate spreadsheets and databases.
7) Centralize the management language so that any user with a minimum of training is able to perform tasks that another user performs.
8) Keep track of aspects that were not previously carried, such as the actual cost of manufacturing or the forecast of services.
9) Increase the revenues thanks to tools such as CRM and online marketing.
10) Increased motivation of company staff by having access to centralized information.
11) Improve communication between company staff.
12) ERP provides great synergies between company departments.
13) ERP facilitates business scalability and enables the integration of new functions.
Some functionalities that can be implemented in the ERP ODOO:
CRM, Sales, Marketing
Billing, payments and accounting
Logistics (Warehouse management, documentation, stock control, lots and traceability, internal location management and picking …)
Purchase management (relationship with sales orders, dropshipping, supply automation with stock rules …)
Projects and tasks. Management of incidents and inquiries
Analytical accounting and controlling tools (Profitability, treasury, dashboards …)
Business intelligence and advanced reporting
B2B, intranet and connectors with external applications
More information about ERP ODOO
- Is ERP ODOO a substitute or a complement to Excel spreadsheets? Take a look ODOO 14
- ERP ODOO Benefits and Advantages
- ODOO Balanced Scorecard KPIs analysis and control