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Advantages and Disadvantages of Customizing OpenERP

Advantages and Disadvantages of Customized OpenERP Solutions

Advantages and disadvantages of customizing OpenERP solutions
Advantages and disadvantages of customizing OpenERP solutions

OpenERP is considered as one of the most downloaded and installed Open source ERP solution worldwide, OpenERP Version 7 the recent release and upgrade by OpenERP has been implemented by many businesses from SME’s to Big organization, from Manufacturing to trading & services industries and so on. . .

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In this post we will cover advantages and disadvantages of customizing OpenERP

ERP software has it’s advantages and disadvantages until it is not Implemented in a proper methodology. The reason to cover this blog post is that many client’s/businesses feel being Open Source ERP software OpenERP can be tailored as per their needs due to easy code availability but there are certain disadvantages of customization that can be ignore by reducing the customization for unimportant processes

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Some of the main advantages of customizing OpenERP solutions

  • OpenERP being Open source can be customizable as per your requirements and business workflow. You can customize the source code to meet your perfect business requirements and functionality.
  • OpenERP customization provides you with functionality that your business require, removing all other extra features that can confuse a user.
  • With OpenERP customizations you can rest assure for a long term business software implementation for your business.
  • If your business is dynamic in process then OpenERP customizations is best to meet your short term and long term goals.
  • Along with customizations you can integrate your OpenERP software with 3rd party software
  • Customization can reduce the duplication of entries and remove unnecessary fields.

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Disadvantages of customizing OpenERP solution.

  • Customization of OpenERP as compare to out of the box implementation can cost your higher.
  • Upgrading to newer version is another problem with customized OpenERP until you are covered under OpenERP warranty.
  • Customization of OpenERP can take more time and resources

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Although the disadvantages we covered here is to inform the decision makers to simplify OpenERP implementations and cost and timelines of the project. Incase your business is looking out for OpenERP Implementation, customization or default out of the box installation you can visit or email us on

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    August 18, 2013 Reply

    Sometimes openerp.
    Customization can. Take. More. Time as compare to default. Implementation

      August 19, 2013 Reply

      Hi Robbert

      Completely agree,

      That’s why we suggest to our clients go for vanilla first and then add the toppings you needed,

      If you are satisfied with vanilla flavor then no need to waste the toppings 🙂

      Globalteckz Team

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