What is Odoo / OpenERP?
Odoo or OpenERP is by far the most potent Open Source ERP solution for businesses that promote cost-effective enterprise process management. It is a dynamic array of business applications that includes all sorts of business management modules such as human resource, finance, CRM, warehouse, sales, manufacturing, etc. Odoo shouldn’t be assessed as just a management platform for, it encapsulates sales and project management under a single tool lacing them with a range of point of sale (POs), material requirements planning and other e-commerce functions to offer an all-in-one solution that can manage a variety of operations for businesses. In fact, Odoo leaps ahead of its competing enterprise management solutions by integrating every possible sales channel with strong inventory management making it the most coveted enterprise management solution in the market today.
Odoo ERP Solution for Businesses
Odoo ERP development is focused at small and medium sized businesses. With more than 1000 OpenERP modules to cater a variety of businesses, it is readily available on the cloud as well as on site. As per Fabien Pinckaers, CEO Odoo/OpenERP, “Before Odoo, the only options to integrate all your applications were complex implementation projects through services such as SAP, Oracle or Microsoft Dynamics. Now, you can integrate all your business apps. The quality of most Odoo applications outperforms the top players in each category”. Owing to its ever-growing active community, flexibility of use and easy adaptation to requirements, Odoo/OpenERP has become one of the most used open source solution in the world.
Odoo is backed by the Odoo Community Association (OCA). This non-profit community promotes the wide-spread use of Odoo and encourages collaborative efforts at OpenERP development of features. It also offers organizational, legal and financial support to the Odoo Open Source community. OCA offers a wide range of resources related to Odoo/openERP development such as online demos, downloads, comparison of various Odoo editions, a help desk, a forum, user guides and much more for all those who are interested in using the apps. Besides, there are certain sections focused specifically on Odoo developers, Odoo consultants and partners engaged with the company.
Why Opt for Odoo ERP Development?
There are more than one reason that Odoo ERP development is preferred over any other open source alternative. Some of the reasons that make Odoo/OpenERP a cut above the rest are listed as under:
If your current ERP system is falling short of any functionality or isn’t really catering to all your business needs, consider switching to Odoo/OpenERP. Odoo offers a plethora of functionalities with more than 1000 different modules to suit various business needs.
One of the key highlight of Odoo/Open ERP solution is that it is module based. Starting off with modules, it can be easily used and tested. Further, more modules can be added as per the requirement while maintaining the benefits of an integrated solution all along.
Odoo ERP development is done on a continuous basis by a community of highly active developers thus, making it an ever-evolving technology. In other words, Odoo/OpenERP is based on a technology stack that is evolved and up-to-date to adapt to the changing business paradigms.
Lower Total Cost of Ownership
The software (full version) can be downloaded free of charge, so one can test it, and use it. Also, with no license fees, the budget can be spent on the implementation and customization, if required. In fact, Odoo / OpenERP offers guaranteed migration services for a fixed fee, which is quite unique in the industry.
Multiple ERP systems or lack of standardized business processes across a company can create a lot of confusion and data inconsistency. To avoid all such hassles, Odoo/OpenERP can be used to unify various business processes in an easy and effective manner.
Open ERP solutions can be customized to fit a company’s unique business requirements. It is highly flexible and thus, helps companies to constantly innovate and keep pace with changing customer preferences.