What is an Open Source ERP?
ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. And Open Source ERP is a software system whose source code is publicly available. So, everyone can use and customize an open source ERP according to their own needs and requirement. However, to modify an existing source code of ERP system, the user needs a lot of development skills, especially in open source technologies. For example, Odoo Open Source ERP provides many built-in modules such as Point of Sale, Accounting, HR, Project etc. with its own of default features. However, users can modify its source code and use Odoo as per their needs. But if the modification or customization process hasn’t gone well, then the user may experience unexpected losses.
What is Odoo?
Odoo Also known as Open ERP was founded by Fabien Pinckaers in 2005. .Odoo is an all in one management Software with its beautiful and powerful features. The open source model of Odoo has allowed us to leverage thousands of developers and business experts to build hundreds of apps in just a few years. With strong technical foundations, Odoo’s framework is unique. It provides top notch usability that scales across all apps.Usability improvements made on Odoo will automatically apply to all of our fully integrated applications. That way, Odoo evolves much faster than any other solution.
” Apart from its basic modules, Odoo has more than 14,000 third party Apps/Plugins available in its app store. Each of them is custom built for different user needs. Today, Odoo is one of the widely used open source ERP solutions in the market. “.
Why is Odoo becoming more and more popular?
It is open source
Custom Readymade Apps
Up to date with Technology
Easily Integrate with Third-party services
Less Implementation Cost
Who can Implement an Odoo ERP for You ?
Odoo SA (the company itself), as well as Odoo, authorized service partners around the world provides Odoo implementation and related services to its users. Basically, there are two type professionals who can perform Odoo implementation services.
1 . Odoo ERP Developer
2 . Odoo ERP Techno functionalist.
Odoo ERP Implementation methodology :
Odoo can be implemented in two ways. Either you can host it on any server (preferably Linux based) or you can use it locally. It depends on the user needs. In both cases the basic implementation steps are: