There are many other integrations and connectors pioneered by Globalteckz which you can check from our Odoo Apps store. For more information on any connectors feel free to connect with us – These connectors are available with us for Odoo Version 8 till the latest Version – there may be certain functionalities changes based on the Odoo Version API and 3rd party tools API.
Integrating Odoo ERP software with 3rd party eCommerce or shipping website can be tricky as proper understanding of API availability is important. There are companies who offer connectors but integrating with Odoo create issues and then ask for Extra support charges after you purchase the connector. At Globalteckz we ensure every single app purchased by the customer is working properly and integrated without any hassle. For the same we offer 1 month of free support even if your Odoo ERP is customized.
Importance of Connecting Odoo ERP with 3rd Party Software:
Any ERP software organization use is considered as one single software for the business via which you tend to manage every department such as Sales, Purchase, Warehouses, Inventory, Human Resource, Accounting and so on… Therefore ERP is considered as a complete package for small to large businesses.
There are instances where you use Enterprise Systems to manage certain areas of your business example – eCommerce platforms to increase your online sales, Shipping Carrier to manage deliveries to customer doorsteps. Using these Enterprise system needs double login even after using an ERP software which can be time consuming and double entry as you further need to update in the ERP system.
Below, we outline the top advantages of integrating your Odoo ERP software with a 3rd Party systems
- Reduction in Double Entries :
The importance of Connecting Odoo or Any ERP system reduce your double entries and multiple login. Within the ERP software you get all the information and all these information are linked with different departments. example – you sold a product on Amazon or on your website which is linked to Odoo ERP – Automatically inventory is managed, orders are showed in Odoo which can be processed from Odoo itself.
- Syncing Data in Real Time :
Another importance of Connecting ERP solution with 3rd party software gives you real time analysis of any activity which is happening in your company. Data within Odoo ERP moves seamlessly with other system such as sales order, shipping updates, Customer information and so on…
- 360 degree view of Activities:
Synchronization of information with Odoo ERP helps you to get 360 degree view of your customer and helps enhancing the experience. You also get activities of each department and how processing is done. With Odoo reporting you get reports on each areas of your business.
- Easy access to critical information
Integrating systems gives employees the ability to access important information in real-time such as customer financials, order history, inventory, returns, pricing and payments.
With Integration your business can save on Operational cost as your employees no longer have to input data twice in multiple system.
How Odoo is Connected with 3rd Party Software : Process of Creating Connector
Before we connect Odoo ERP with 3rd party tool or enterprise systems we need to first understand the solution and the features we need in Odoo so that you don’t need to manage multiple software after integration. So the first step is to gain understanding if the 3rd party tool is an eCommerce website, Portal, Shipping Services, MarketPlace or a software itself.
After finalizing the System integration you must understand which features are important for you to be used within Odoo ERP. Example – with eCommerce integration you want import functions, Export functions as well as Update function. With Online portal you just want to get pricing example Amadeus software that provides you with computer reservation system for Airline tickets, or Shipping platform from where you get pricing for particular country.
Once the 3rd party tool is decided you need to understand the API availability from that particular software. As it is one of the most important area without which connecting Odoo ERP may not be possible in an automate way.
There are different kind of API available such as REST, SOAP, HTTP
After you gain understanding of API that is provided by 3rd software you need to check in language to implement. Example in python for rest API we can use Request. Request API have 4 operation viz: Post, Get, Put and Delete.
- GET requests, which retrieved data
- POST requests are used to create new resources
- PUT requests will be used to make updates to existing resources.
- DELETE which will delete resources
Let’s take an Example of Odoo Woocommerce Connector:
You also will need to check API document for which resource API will provide like woocommerce provide customer, product, category, order information, and for each we have API like create customer, update customer, list customer, delete customer.
Once we are done with API main file for getting data. After that will need to create a view from where will put and get and update data. Also you need to check API key on 3rd party software so using that will connect with it. Further, Mapping of data between two software is equally important. Mapping simply means what data you need from 3rd party software into Odoo ERP. Once you have imported all customer and again re – import at that time the connector should not create duplicate customer. So for that we need to manage one field which map Odoo and Woocommerce data.
The above process sounds simple but require lot of research and understanding specifically Odoo Python Knowledge and 3rd party software understanding. The same method is used for integrating any other software with Odoo. If you are looking out for 3rd party software integration with Odoo ERP software feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org