Odoo Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software

Discover How Odoo Open Source ERP and CYOP Can Help Your Company Increase Productivity, Eliminate Re-Keying, and Improve Reporting and Accuracy of Data.

Odoo Open Source ERP Software


What Is Odoo?

Odoo, formerly called "OpenERP", is one of the top open source ERP applications available and a perfect Enterprise Resource Planning software solution for small to mid-sized manufacturers, distributors, retail, and services businesses.

It is a 100% modular application and when Odoo is first installed there are ZERO modules installed with it so you are able to only install the modules you need. By just installing some of the "Employees" modules, one can quickly build a very nice Human Resources Management (HRM) system. Install a few of the Sales modules and now you have a CRM. In fact, one of the reasons for the name change from OpenERP to Odoo is that Odoo is much more than an ERP!

Odoo is available in three formats including a Community version which is available as free open source, a Professional version which has the exact same features and functions and also includes a professional support agreement, and a cloud hosted version available as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering. The cloud version allows a beginner to get up and running on Odoo fairly quickly and at relatively low up-front cost and allows supported modules to be added, but like most other SaaS offerings, doesn't provide the ability to modify any of the code so customization is limited.

Odoo includes the following modules that may be installed with a simple mouse click:

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Warehouse Management
Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP)
Purchase Management
Project/Service Management
Human Resource Management (HRM)
Content Management (CMS)
Document Management
Fleet Management
Point of Sale (POS)
Application Builder
More than 1,800 others!

In addition, Odoo makes it extremely easy to customize and modify the base functionality with little-to-no programming required!

First, Odoo also has an "Application Builder" that, in most cases, will either greatly reduce the amount of time needed by a programmer, or eliminate the need for programming entirely. In short, the Application Builder includes the following:

  • Screen Designer - Develop new screens, add fields
  • Report Designer - Design report templates using Open Office
  • Workflow Designer - Drag & drop customization of business logic and automate actions for each document or step
  • Database Builder - Create new objects and add new fields
  • Web Services - Allows development of custom plug-ins using a full-featured web-service interface through XML-RPC
  • Module Packager - Allows customizations to be packaged into a module for publishing or re-use

Next, Odoo also has their "LaunchPad" which currently consists of more than 1,800 different modules that have been contributed by various partners and, if there's function you need that's not already part of Odoo, the chances are that some other business has needed that function and a module already exists in LaunchPad that can either be used as-is, or modified to fit a unique requirement.

Odoo also has a complete set of web services making it very easy to integrate with other applications. CYOP has extensive experience with Odoo and has successfully intetrated Odoo with applications such as Magento eCommerce, Fedex WorldShip, SolidWorks CAD, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) software, and numerous other business applications.

Odoo fully functional and fully integrated "out-of-the-box" state, combined with the robust Application Builder, and availability of pre-designed modules, allows for extremely rapid & low cost deployments!

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Odoo ERP Professional Services

CYOP employs a proven project management methodology that includes a detailed requirements analysis to effectively discern feature/function requirements before any development efforts begin which minimizes deployment time and necessary re-work.

The CYOP planning process includes development of a basic Functional Design, a Gap Analyis to determine custom development efforts, a Data Migration Strategy to ensure data from current systems can be effectively migrated to the new system, and a Systems Interface Design to describe any external systems that need to be integrated and how that will be accomplished.

CYOP's Project Implementation Roadmap combines a coordinated technical programming and development effort with sound project management to effectively bridge the gap between the client and the programmers to ensure business objectives, and not just a programming exercise, are achieved.

CYOP leverages free open source software to build for our clients an application that is highly customized for thier business and that they OWN. Because the finished application is owned by the customer who has full access to the souce code, there is no vendor lock-in and the application can never be obsoleted since with a large community of open source programmers able to ensure ongoing development and support.

A key component in the implementation of any ERP system is the training of personnel and ongoing support. Users must be effectively trained in any improved revised business processes in addition to system feature/function. Common ERP training programs tend to focus on general system functions. Then, employees go back to their desks and don't know what to do. CYOP's ERP training focuses on working with the individual company personnel to make sure they know how to do their jobs, so once the new ERP system is live, employees already know what to do.

Additionally, a sound support process and infrastructure ensures personnel have a way to escalate any questions or issues and that any bugs are promptly addressed.

Odoo ERP Consulting & Implementation

Odoo ERP Professional Services

CYOP's services combine the best features of open source software with the best features of Software as a Service (SaaS), enabling organizations to effectively own, control, and further develop and modify as needed, their own ERP software application without the large expenses of hardware acquisition & maintenance, software licensing, data center facilities or an IT staff.

The CYOP team has extensive experience in enterprise computing and has successfully implemented numerous Odoo ERP solutions resulting in increased revenues and growth for our clients.

By leveraging Odoo open source ERP software with CYOP planning, implementation and support services, even a smaller businesses can afford an enterprise-class ERP solution with no capital expenses, no hardware to maintain, no software license fees, and no need for on-site technical personnel. On-premises solutions are also available if desired.

CYOP specializes in Odoo and Openbravo open source ERP solutions. We have a great Odoo PLM ("Product Lifecycle Management") solution for manufacturers using Solidworks or ThinkDesign CAD; and, we can also integrate robust eCommerce and point of sale (POS) options for clients that operate in the retail and restaurant industries.


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