Odoo Demo – Before you finalize to implement Odoo ERP Community or Enterprise edition, you may tend to check out the Demonstration of functions for latest version 14 or older version such as 13, 12 etc. so that you can compare the features between Odoo Community vs Enterprise edition and the different version available to fit your organizational needs and requirements and to take path forward in shortlisting Odoo ERP as one of the options for ERP implementation. Our Team can provide you with Odoo online demo for Different Apps available and also consult you to select between community vs enterprise edition ( Online/ On-premises / Odoo.sh).
Implementing any ERP software can be tricky if you are not familiar with the functions that are available in the solution. Further Odoo Live demo or any other ERP software demo helps you in proper decision making as you gain knowledge and understanding of core functions, Modules that fit your business needs and requirements. ERP demo provided by the vendor helps you to ask live questions and mold your requirements into the software. Demo also enhances the level of customizations you need in the ERP solution and you can decide on the viability of ERP implementation in your business.
As we know being a decision maker for selecting any ERP software it is important to consider the Strength and weaknesses of any ERP software, as selecting wrong ERP may take up your time and money with a useless solution. Therefore at Globalteckz being official partners of Odoo we have dedicated team only to provide you with the demo of Odoo and resolve your questions with respect to different Odoo Apps / modules such as Sales, CRM, Purchase, Accounting, Human Resource, Manufacturing or for that matter any other external app that can help you to build confidence on shortlisting Odoo ERP for your business.
There are mainly 3 kinds of demo which normally clients ask for with respect to Odoo ERP software
In this method client normally ask for the demo link of Odoo where different modules are available and they check different functions such as Sales, CRM, Purchase, Inventory, Accounting etc. The main drawback is until you don’t know about Odoo ERP software base module you may not understand complete functionality of Odoo each module as every Module is vast and provide you with end number of possibilities. Also with Odoo Demo links you don’t get two way communication which means you only check limited functionalities.
This is one of the most common types of Odoo demo which is also called a vendor guided demonstration. This type of demo is conducted online or in-person at client’s place. This kind of demo is more interactive as you can raise your questions and doubts with respect to every module and functionalities of the system. You also get the judgment of Odoo capabilities either it can fit your business needs or not and if yes then how many levels of customizations are required. You can share your organization requirements and based on that Globalteckz can provide you with a demonstration with available features in Odoo.
This is also called as the simplest demo which is presented in the form of videos. This has been argued many times “this isn’t a really demo at all, as it lacks interactivity” This method just showcases the key capabilities of Odoo different apps.
Based on our Odoo experience, We would like to share a few tips and things to remember to get the most out of your Odoo demo experience. If you have an idea of what exactly you are looking out for with the processes, workflows and business requirements that gets easy to gain the confidence with the vendor. Following are the list of points one needs to take care for evaluating the demonstration.
Preparing the demonstrator for the demo is the first task – As Odoo is a modular ERP software and consist of different apps and modules for various industry. Sharing a list of requirements with respect to the modules you are looking out in Odoo will help the demonstrator to create specific demo that is relevant to your business needs.
We are sure that it is not only Odoo ERP but there might be other ERP software which you have in mind that has been shortlisted by your company. Ensure you have a comparison list of each ERP software and their workflows.
With multiple demo of different ERP software may blur the functions, that is why we suggest keeping notes of every functions and module that are available in the software. This way you can easily compare during the final pick.
Quantify the Apps:
As we know that the base benefit of any ERP solution is to enhance the automation and efficiency in the business. Understand the functions and features provided by each and every app or module during the demo this will give you an insight of how much time is required for ERP development.
Always keep yourself in ERP user shoes as they are core people who will be using the solution. Decision Makers are not the primary user, therefore, ease of functions for the end user is important. You can keep users from every department during the demo. In this way, you meet the needs of real users.
Clear Doubts :
During the demo if you have any doubts do clarify with the demonstrator it will help you to create quick decision as well as complete understanding of ERP solution.
Once you go with vendor demonstration it is advisable to check and test the live demo this will help you to explore more functions of an ERP software.
1. Odoo Community or Enterprise ?
This is one of the basic questions which one must ask before the initiation of the demo, There may be chances where your company is not likely to spend on Odoo Enterprise edition and the vendor is showing you all the functions of Odoo enterprise edition. There is a huge difference between Odoo Enterprise vs Odoo community.
2. Odoo Version ?
Another important question to ask your vendor is the version they are showing you. Your company likely to go with the latest version but due to the recent release of the new Odoo version the vendor may showcase the old version due to stability factors.
3. List of Modules or Apps covered in the demo?
Based on your industry-specific or the prior list of requirements the vendor may showcase you part of modules or all the modules available. Therefore understanding the list of modules that would be covered in the Odoo demonstration will help you to arrange your department resources accordingly. For example – 1st demo the vendor may only show you Sales, Purchase, Accounting, Inventory. in 2nd demo critical functions such as Manufacturing, HR, Custom modules would be covered. Therefore it is important to know what apps the vendor would be covering in the demonstration.
4. How much customization required?
Another important question is to understand at what level Odoo customizations is required based on your processes and workflows. A Vendor’s expertise in Odoo Implementation would provide you with a complete tentative understanding of the Customization required.
5. Third-party apps vs Odoo apps
Make sure to understand between third-party apps vs Odoo apps as there may be some functions vendor is showing you through third-party apps and charging higher during the proposal.
6. What about upgrades and support?
To confirm the upgrade support and Annual maintenance provided by the Odoo vendor. There are instances where Odoo Companies offer free support for a specific period of time.
7. Tentative Cost Factors?
Another most important question to ask is the tentative costs that may involve in the implementation. An Odoo vendor may not be in a position to provide you perfect timelines and costs during the demo. But based on your company introduction a tentative cost can be captured.
There are many other questions which we can cover in this blog post –
We have hands-on experience on working with Odoo ERP since 2009 and have a detailed understanding of OpenERP version 5, 6, 7 Odoo 8, 9, 10, 11 & the recently released Odoo 12. We also provide you with free consultancy on which Odoo version & Edition (Community or Enterprise Edition) would be suitable for your business based on the workflows and industry you are into.
Every organization works in a different manner and method to gain competitive advantage, therefore, no two organization will have similar workflows and business processes. There will be some minor or major changes in the working of different departments be it Sales, Purchase, Inventory management or Manufacturing. Till date we have implemented more than 70+ Odoo projects for Trading, Services & Manufacturing businesses. We have experienced various flows and processes for similar businesses.
Our team also have experience in working with 3rd party apps such as Magento connector, Amazon Connector, eBay Connector, Prestashop integration and so on… In case you are looking out for specific app building, we can help you out for the same.
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