What’s New in Odoo? New Odoo ERP Features

Characteristics of Odoo open source CRM: Odoo is already up to version 9. Recently added New Odoo ERP features include a streamlined point of sale (POS) system. The previous version was a little complex when it came to setting up external hardware, and users were forced to buy expensive wireless scanners and printers. Odoo, therefore, has introduced better hardware at an affordable price in a solution called the PosBox. It is about the size of a cell phone and connects to the network and where point-of-sale peripherals are plugged in. This simplifies setup. It works with any laptop, PC or tablet. Wireless support lets you move around freely while running the application.

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Odoo 9 comes with a wealth of new Odoo ERP features which are split into four general categories.

Characteristics of Odoo open source CRM category wise:

Websites: The revised website builder makes it easier to design pages and provides improved usability. In addition to websites, it includes applications for forums, e-commerce, blogs, slides and an app that optimizes Google AdWords performance, which is said to increase clicks and leads by more than 40 percent.

Sales: This category encompasses sales, CRM, invoicing, POS, subscriptions and an app to transmit, sign and approve documents online.

Operations: This is the heart of the old OpenERP suite, though it has been updated considerably. Modules include accounting, project management, Human Resources (HR), inventory, purchasing, and manufacturing.

Productivity: These tools include communication, time-sheet, email marketing events, surveys and live chat.

Due to the characteristics of Odoo open source CRM, it is able to leverage thousands of developers to build more than three hundred new apps per month in 23 languages. The company claims 2 million business users with Toyota among them.


There are several versions of Odoo available.

Free: This is meant for those with less than 50 users and only covers one app. However, you can use this app for unlimited users. As it is self-service, it may not be practical to attempt to use it with too many users. That said, all Odoo apps are now free on Odoo Online, as long as you use only one app. This includes unlimited users on the cloud.

Online: This costs $25 per user per month and again, is meant for less than 50 users. In this case, it is serviced by Odoo using a pay as you grow model.

Enterprise: This remains $25 per user per month but is aimed at organizations requiring 500 or more users. Service is provided by a partner.

Compared to the other two versions, the free community version lacks upgrades, bug fix guarantees, mobile functionality, various enterprise accounting features (dashboard, dynamic reports, bank interfaces, statement imports, check printing) and in general offers “lite” versions of many Odoo apps.

Odoo Community:

Odoo is helped by the Odoo Community Association (OCA). This nonprofit promotes the widespread use of Odoo and supports collaborative development of features. It also provides financial, organizational and legal support to the Odoo Open Source community.

The community offers online demos, downloads, a fast way to compare the various editions, a help desk, a forum, user guides and more for those that just want to use the apps. There are also sections specifically for the many developers and partners engaged with the company.

Expansion Plans:

Pinckaers claims that Odoo Accounting outperforms Quickbooks and Sage in features and usability, while Odoo CRM is said to be an improvement over Salesforce. With the availability of hundreds of Odoo apps in the cloud for free, the company intends to take on many of the big boys of the enterprise application landscape and move its user base from 2 million up to 10 million.

“Before Odoo, the only options to integrate all your applications were complex implementation projects through services such as SAP, Oracle or Microsoft Dynamics,” said Pinckaers. “Now, you can integrate all your business apps. The quality of most Odoo applications outperforms the top players in each category.”


Thus the Odoo CRM has its very new version with best new Odoo ERP features or characteristics of Odoo open source CRM were every people can buy or take its use which is free in pricing, documentation, or in other customizing benefits.

Samreen Taj

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