Odoo 12: A Breakdown of Community VS Enterprise
Back in October, Odoo released their latest version of Odoo 12. Odoo has released new version 12 in October and no doubt it accomplishes all daily needs in business, no matter what industry they belong to. This blog shows a comparison between Odoo 12 Community vs Enterprise versions, helping businesses make an easier choice.
Odoo offers a unique value proposition. Everything you need within a top notch user experience. The open source model of Odoo has allowed us to help tons of businesses grow to where they want to be with such an easy to use system.
With strong technical foundations, Odoo’s framework is unique. It provides state of the art usability that scales across all apps. Usability improvements made on Odoo will automatically apply to all of our fully integrated apps. That way, Odoo evolves much faster than any other solution.
No more painful integrations. With 10.000+ apps in, Odoo covers all your business needs in a one-stop solution: no more having to use multiple software for your business. Odoo apps are perfectly integrated to each other, allowing you to fully automate your business processes.
“We replaced 14 different applications and increased revenues by 10% overnight.”
Marc Peeters, General Manager of the Vending Division
In 2015, ODOO announced a pivot in their business model. Instead of developing only open source software and selling support services, they switched to an open source business model. In addition to their open source product Odoo Community, they developed extra proprietary apps as Odoo Enterprise.
A key decision in the design of this pivot was to avoid creating two conflicting products (Odoo Community vs. Odoo Enterprise). Instead, they made Odoo Enterprise depend on Odoo Community. That way, the success of one drives the success of the other: Odoo Enterprise benefits from the visibility created by millions of community users, and Odoo Community benefits from a part of the improvements made on Odoo Enterprise.
The following are the highlighting features of Odoo 12.
Cohort and Dashboard view
Odoo 12 Enterprise encompass with new cohort and dashboard view for modules like CRM, sales etc. It allows the end user to easily manage and analyze all the business activities in the most efficient manner.
The dashboard view gives insight, a clear picture of all our activities in a single glance. It also helps the business organization by taking more easy and practical decisions to turn business more profitable and rewarding.
An end user is equipped with quick analysis over the day, week or month activities.
Document Management System
This is an enterprise feature and it is an efficient tool for documents of all type. One can share any documents publicly, select their validity dates, and give rights to upload or download. It also enables to request a signature on documents and also lock a document to prevent other users from working it, while is it being edited.
IoT (Internet of Things)
Odoo 12 comes all-inclusive with IoT modules to enlarge the business potentialities. The IoT modules come highly intuitive to manage varied IoT devices pitching business requirements. The fascinating element is that Odoo 12 manage IoT boxes within Odoo.
Import product image via URL
There may be situations where you want to import large product images. Now it becomes so easy with Odoo 12. It brings an easy way to import product images by using the product URLs.
Differences between Community and Enterprise
To make you easily understand, here we can discuss the difference between enterprise and community versions for some of the most popular apps
Point of Sale
The point of sale app has everything you need. Odoo POS is based on a smart interface that any retail company can use without difficulty. You can be online or offline to access the system. Because it’s extremely flexible, you can configure Odoo POS to meet your precise needs.
What the community version does not have is the loyalty program. The loyalty program is where you can reward your loyal customers with points, gifts and discounts with Odoo loyalty programs. The whole process is fast and can be entirely automated. Identifying your customers is even faster with loyalty cards and customer barcode ids.
Improve performance & process time
Better organize your warehouse with the smart double entry inventory system.
Get the most efficient stocking method and improve all your internal operations. Odoo’s double-entry inventory has no stock input, output or transformation. Instead, all operations are stock moves between locations.
Experience total traceability
Track every stock move with Odoo’s unique double-entry inventory system. Track every stock move from purchase to warehouse bin to sales order. Trace lots or serials upstream or downstream from anywhere in your supply chain.
Clear and complete reporting
Stay in the know with real-time reports. Make smarter decisions with real-time dynamic reports that you can save and share with anybody. Keep key information at your fingertips with custom dashboards.
Successfully manage your employees
Oversee all important information for each department at a glance. Restrict visibility of sensitive information to just HR managers, or make other information public for all employees to see such as employee directory. Receive alerts for any new leave requests, allocation requests, applications, appraisals, and more.
Track time & attendance
Weekly or monthly time sheets with optional attendance tracking.
Keep track of the employee hours worked and sort by project, client, or tasks. Easily access statistics to record and analyze time sheets as well as check each employee’s attendance. Integrated accounting automatically posts reports based on time spent in projects providing real-time data.
Use make-to-order rules, minimum stock rules or the master production schedule to automate procurement. Let the scheduler compute everything for you. Use routes, constraints and lead time to optimize inventory level and avoid shortages.
“Odoo allowed our company to efficiently manage a growth from a turnover of $2.4m to $15m in 4 years.”
Jacky Lecuivre, CEO at Coppernic
Make a website, then add features as you grow: jobs, eCommerce, customer portal, events, company blog, call-to-action, newsletter, etc.
Extend your website with hundreds of Apps
- Event Tickets
Full Marketing Stack
- Lead Acquisition
- Lead Tracking
- Live Chat
- Mass Mailing
- Forums, Q&A
Link Business Features
Easy inline edition of highly dynamic content.
With an integrated eCommerce platform, inventory and sales can easily be maintained via automatic stock adjustments and reporting.
Dedicated customer portals help keep customer data organized with order tracking and claims, allowing customers to download invoices and delivery orders as well as view pending shipments from a single location.
“A stunning website is done within a month by a rookie who doesn’t have any programming knowledge.”
Winsome Hui, Marketing Director
The Next Release
What can we expect for ODOO 13?
- The new eLearning & Certification apps will be open source: it has the potential to reach millions of users (e.g., schools & universities), and there are plenty of competitors already established in this space, making it difficult to monetize
- The Field Service Management app will be for Odoo Enterprise; it’s a niche market (~5% of the companies), but it’s easy to monetize as current competitors have an old product
- More Features:CRM Lead Scoring as it’s a feature of the open source CRM app
- Coupons as it’s a feature of our open source eCommerce app
- Mailing Themes as the mass mailing app is open source
- Website Themes as the website builder app is open source
- Digital Products as it’s a feature of the eCommerce
- Loyalty & Reward Programs of the POS as it’s a feature of the open source POS
I hope that this information has allowed you to get a grasp of the differences between ODOO community and ODOO enterprise. There are a lot of benefits to having the enterprise version that a lot of businesses will find an appreciation for. If you have any questions or would like to book a FREE demo for the ODOO app please give Syncoria a call today at (416) 628-5522