Odoo Freelance Vs Odoo Partner?
Imagine that you are looking for a product on an eCommerce store like Amazon, eBay, Cdiscount etc. and the same product from some new or a non-popular eCommerce store with a little price deviation.
Which eCommerce store you will prefer? Obviously, Amazon, eBay, Isn’t it? Reason to choose the popular eCommerce store is, Over time, their services have created a perception of quality, proved consistency, and cultivated trust.
Similarly as a customer, for our Odoo Implementation, we’re always in dilemma as to whom we should trust, Official Odoo Partners or Freelancers?
It is obvious that each project has its own uniqueness, there’s no single answer which is the “better” choice.
And we often feel that the choice between a freelancer and an Odoo Partner Company is often made difficult.
That’s why this article will be highlighting the pros and cons of each, to help you make the right choice Why you choose Odoo Partner over Freelancers for your Odoo ERP Implementation.
Importance of Freelancer and Partners in ERP Implementation
Implementing an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) in business means you have to make a lot of decisions.
Every choice you make will affect the success of implementation.
In Odoo’s case, you can have help from an Official Odoo Partner or go for a freelancer.
Both partners and freelancers offer Odoo services.
Implementations, customisations and more that you need to be done. With Odoo, freelancers have been a good solution.
They get the job done and don’t cost that much. But only if it’s a one time type of deal.
Partners have a direct line to Odoo. They have tools and knowledge that isn’t available to others.
You can rely on them for support and whatever you may need in the future. There isn’t an answer to who is the best choice for you. No business is the same. You have to weight the pros and cons and make a decision.
Why having an Odoo partner by your side is better
An Odoo Partner is an authorized partner by Odoo. They have a team of people qualified to handle the many Odoo modules.
They offer technical and functional support and help with scalability. Odoo relies on its partners to deliver direct services to customers.
As Odoo focus in research and development, partners are here to help businesses.
Odoo Partners have the good knowledge in a multidimensional framework of Odoo Apps Development.
Odoo Partners & Freelancers both provide services for Odoo, but the difference in both of them is that the Odoo Partners are a team of experts who are highly qualified, certified & trained in Odoo.
Odoo Partners have expertise in all the segments such as CRM, Accounting, POS, Warehouse, 3PL integration, API and web-services, Project Management, Sales, Purchase, Event Management, Survey etc..
Whereas the Freelancers are individuals only having certain specialization, but not in all the dimensions.
Access to resources
An official Odoo Partner has the access to the Enterprise Edition source code. And can report a bug to Odoo.
A kind of trust symbol is there. Where the Freelancers have no access to the Enterprise edition source code & officially can not report bugs to Odoo.
Experience in handling bigger projects and start-up developments
The full services cycle of Odoo includes professional consulting, Business Analysis & Gap Analysis, Furnishing the business flow in the Odoo default behavior with customization at every stage to tailor fit Odoo for any business.
Odoo experts also helps clients to figure out monetization strategy before their eCommerce & ERP get live. These stages are very important, especially if one is trying to become a young entrepreneur or build a startup
Specialization & the Service Quality Offered
Working with Odoo Partner company means that you are having a whole team of professionals (developers, designers, managers, QAs, etc.) with different skills and knowledge.
For each stage of the services there are experts who play a unique role, unlike Freelancers who are more like an all-in-one.
Unlike Odoo Partner, Freelancers just exchange time for money not a complete peace of mind.
You are still required to make sure about their quality of work, also whether the methodology they follow maintains official standards or not? and sometimes you also have to be involved in technical matters of your project unnecessarily.
Whereas, while working with Odoo Partner you can focus on your real task as to how you can expand your business, and not on the quality or technical stuff. As they are having systems, automation & standards following Experts in each area.
Scalability and Flexibility
When there is a new project, many companies are concerned with the price, communication, and expertise, but one area that is often overlooked is whether a company is capable of increasing or decreasing the size of a team based on the needs of the project.
The ideal Odoo Implementation Partner will be able to dedicate a team of developers that can fluctuate in size or change out one expert for another based on the project requirements and the client’s needs.
A flexible Odoo Implementation Partner will work with your company to ensure that the appropriate technological needs are met while continuously seeking ways to help you reduce your overall cost of production.
Who Are We?
Syncoria is a digital transformation solution based in Canada. We have been providing business solutions all over the world for over 14 years.
Odoo is one of our ready partners who specialize in integrated business solutions.
Odoo has over 3 million happy business owners all over the world. Your inventory, CRM, accounting, HR and every other need is Odoo’s priority. Feel free to consult Odoo for any business related questions and estimates.