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Odoo Customization Services | Custom Module Development

Odoo Customization Service and custom module development offered by Globalteckz in order to ensure you can use ERP software as per your business needs and workflows of your organizations. There are many apps available through which you can add the functionality in Odoo. But standalone apps don’t work as per the processes that is where you require custom app development or customization services. Odoo custom module development package is specifically crafted to ensure you get Odoo custom development as per your workflows and business requirements. Custom development includes new Custom Module Development, Tweaking the functions as per your business processes, Odoo report customization, Odoo Custom fields addition, Custom CRM,  Workflows and so on.

Odoo software Customization is required when your company doesn’t get functionalities within the out of the box Odoo or via Odoo Basic implementation. Any company that selects ERP solution spent time and effort to understand the capabilities of ERP software once it fits every criteria from a customization point of view; then only they finalize for Odoo. We can say to create final decision on implementing any ERP flexibility plays an important role.

As per the ERP Report of 2015 by Panorama Consulting only 5 percent of organizations uses custom ERP software that fits the business processes and workflows in the specific way they do business. Rest 95% of organizations buy ERP software that fits their organizational needs without any tailored needs.

Understanding various Levels of Customization in any ERP / Odoo software

various level of odoo customizations

It is preferred that the lower customization the quick ERP implementation and easy migration for Future. Since ERP software is one single software used by every business which replaces the legacy and stand alone software, Custom ERP development is required by Businesses. There are various levels of Customization in any ERP software which is demanded by businesses and organizations to meet their ultimate goal of perfect ERP system.  The same can be divided into as follows:

  • No Customization

Some customization in ERP category includes a particular App that needs to develop or customize as per the business requirement there can be multiple app or department which works in the particular flow that is not carried out by the industry. Therefore some tailoring may require in ERP software. From 11 to 25 % customization come in the category of some customization.

  • Minor Customization

1 to 10% customization is where you end up with minor customization – this means the software meets your specific business requirements and with minor custom development you can start using the solution. Minor customization allows you with quick deployment and goes live of the ERP project.

  • Significant Customization

If you are customizing an ERP solution which is between 26% to 50% then you are looking out for significant customization. This may increase the timeline of the development as well as the cost of overall project.

  • Extremely Customized

If you are looking out for customization which is more than 50% of each and every module this belongs to extreme customization. This happens when you get the solution which fits your business needs or provides you with confidence but there are certain areas which are still not covered by the ERP software.

  • Completely Customize ERP solution

Completely customized ERP software also called In-house developed ERP – Here you can select the best of breed solution that fits your business needs in every aspect and develop it in-house or via vendors. These kinds of ERP solutions are time and cost consuming further there are risk involved of failure and resource availability.

Our team at Globalteckz has performed more then 100+ different Custom Development in Odoo with Custom module development and many more as per business requirements of our customers. One of the biggest advantages of choosing Odoo over other ERP software is that Odoo is completely customizable from a functionality point of view.


What is the difference between Odoo Customization and Configuration:

When it comes to making your Odoo ERP system your own assets, there are a lot of terms that can get thrown around, including customization and configuration. Your Odoo ERP implementation partner will expertly collect your business requirements, and then either configure your system to meet these requirements or customize your system to meet your needs.

Many times lot of people get confused with Odoo Configurations vs Odoo Customiztion. Although both are different which we will discuss in this section. There is a huge difference in Customization v/s Odoo Configuration as both works on a different model. Customization includes adding new code in either an existing module of Odoo or creating a new module through coding to meet the needs of the company. Whereas Odoo Configurations include only settings in ERP software to meet the needs of the customer. The time-frame for both varies as Customization requires time whereas configuration can be done in few clicks.

Odoo Customization :

When you customize an Odoo ERP software, you are building functionality that doesn’t currently exist anywhere in the software even either through 3rd party apps. If your Odoo Partner don’t have the capabilities to achieve the customizations you are looking out for then there may be difficulties that will increase your implementation timeline and the desire outcome of a particular Odoo Module.

  1. Odoo Customization requires both Odoo Technical as well as Function knowledge.
  2. Odoo Custom Development needs powerful Product knowledge.
  3. Customization is always unique to your company processes.
  4. Custom Codings are added to meet business requirements
  5. Can be costly compare to Configurations.
  6. Requires Time for Planning, Coding as per Odoo Standards, development, Testing, Interlinking with other Modules.
  7. Customizations may require allocation of Multiple Odoo resources such as Technical, Functional, Testers etc.

Odoo Configurations

Odoo Configurations is not as tricky compare to customizations because with Configurations you just change the existing functionality without coding. When you are configuring Odoo ERP you are actually building the workflows in a few clicks. Odoo Configuration capabilities are very important part compare to customization. The Odoo vendor must be able to understand the complete level of configurations that can be performed in Odoo. Else, with poor configuration knowledge, the vendor will end up customizing everything in Odoo which will increase the ERP implementation cost as well as timelines of the project.

  1. Odoo Configuration requires a deep Odoo Knowledge and understanding of each module. Example – MRP, Sales, Human Resource Management.
  2. Odoo Configuration never touches the core code of the module. Everything is handled through Odoo settings.
  3. Configuration can be easily revertible if not suiting your business needs.
  4. Configurations are cheaper compare to Customizations.
  5. Configurations need lesser time but a thorough understanding of where the other modules will affect with a particular configuration.
  6. Configuration of Odoo ERP can be handled by Functional resource – Technical resource may not be required

Examples of Odoo Customizations vs Odoo Configurations

  1. Personalization Odoo ERP color changes – Mostly Configuration can be performed through rebranding app
  2. Change field labels, Creation of roles specific to the organization – Configurations
  3. Creation of business intelligence specific to the organization – Customizations
  4. Tailoring on high level – Mostly Configuration & Some customizations
  5. Modification of existing reports to reflect the business requirements – Customizations if reports not available in odoo.
  6. Enhancement of existing interfaces to reflect the business requirement e.g. Hiding of fields, changes in the flow of field entry that does not impact the business logic – Configurations & Customizations
  7. Addition of business-specific fields or tables for the collection of essential business information that does not impact the processing of transactions or calculations – Customizations based on Industry

Automation – Some Configuration, Some Customization

Creation of Business Process Automation (BPM)
Modification of the Odoo out of the box process to remove or add steps as per the business requirements.
Addition of fields or tables to be utilized in performing calculations or automation of processes

Integration = 3rd Party Apps +  Configuration + Customization

There are various 3rd party integration apps or connector available which can be integrated with odoo ERP software. Some of them include Quickbooks, Magento, Woocommerce, Prestashop, Shopify, Amazon, Shipstation, Authorize.net integration and so on…. These 3rd party apps can be purchased easily and installed – There may be few configurations or customizations require to meet your specific business needs only in case require which may be as follows

  1. Development of integration points for importing data.
  2. Development of data exports.
  3. Extending the functions of the existing integration – Mostly Customization.
  4. Development of new functionality within existing modules.
  5. Development of new solution functionality for specific business requirements outside of existing modules.
  6. Creating a new 3rd party app – Complete Development as a new project.

Why Odoo Customization Services from Globalteckz?

  1. Globalteckz is an Official Odoo partners
  2. Working on Odoo ERP since 2009 – Worked on Odoo (OpenERP) 5 till Odoo 13
  3. Located in the Financial Hub of India – Mumbai
  4. Completed more than 100 + Complicated Projects.
  5. Consist of team members including Sr. Odoo Developers, Project Leads, Testers etc
  6. Odoo Customization provides you with functionality that your business require, removing all other extra features that can confuse a user.
  7. With Odoo ERP Customization you can rest assure for a long term business software implementation for your business.
  8. If your business is dynamic in process then Odoo Custom development is best to meet your short term and long term goals.
  9. Along with Customization you can integrate your Odoo software with 3rd party software
  10. Customization can reduce the duplication of entries as well as removal of unnecessary fields.






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A Big advantage of Odoo ERP software Customization package is that it ensure you to understand the basic functions of Odoo and how you can tweak Odoo Functions as per your business processes. Further you can also remove or add fields that are required in your Odoo Report Customization and other forms. This ensures every department needs are fullfilled while using ERP software.

Odoo Custom Module development also ensures you to minimise the cost by changing your workflow as per Odoo business processes in case require.



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