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Odoo vs. SAP

There are many moving components to any given business, whether it is small, mid-sized or large. How well those aspects work together are what help determine the efficiency, and ultimately the success, of the company. However, when a company grows - it becomes harder to keep track of the different working processes. That’s where Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software comes into play. Not only does it provide integrated management of main business processes, its sole purpose is to improve or increase organizational efficiency.

There are several types of ERP systems on the market - but let’s take a closer look at SAP and Odoo. 

What is SAP?

SAP stands for Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing and consists of many fully integrated modules that deal with all aspects of business management. This ERP allows your business to have a centralized system of information that all departments across the company have access to. Which, in turn, facilitates workflow and increases efficiency.

What is Odoo?

Much like SAP, the Odoo ERP combines a suite of business management software tools that can be used company-wide. The biggest differentiator is the fact that Odoo is an open source software. This means that users also have the ability to create tailor-made solutions for their businesses. Although since there are quite literally thousands of Odoo apps to choose from, you are bound to find the right ones for your business. Of course, if you do not - you can simply tweak an existing Odoo app to best fit your needs.

Odoo vs. SAP Key Points

Now that we have established that Odoo is open source, and SAP isn’t - what else sets the two apart? Here are some other things to note between the two:

Number of Users

SAP is geared towards large companies, but also offers a simpler version for medium-sized companies. In fact, it is ideal for companies with 11 to 1000+ users, including enterprises, SMBs and subsidiaries that are looking to grow into the future on a digital core with fully integrated business processes and operations, running intelligent cloud ERP.

Odoo, on the other hand, is aimed at all types of companies; including small, medium or large. This means that businesses with 1 to 1000+ users can benefit from this ERP software since Odoo itself is considered more modular and flexible compared to SAP.







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Odoo vs SAP Function Comparison

General Features

GeneralOdooSAP
Multi-Warehouse
Storage Locations (Bins)
Bin Replenishment
Mobile Device Support
Multi-Company
Multi-Currency
Multi-Language
Automatic ASN
(Advanced Shipping Notice)
Package Management / Cartoning
Freight Carrier Integration
Manage Consignee Stocks
EDI
(Electronic Data Interchange)
Products
Non-Stocked Inventory 
Multiple Variants
Multiple Units of Measure
Inter-class UoM Conversion 
Variant Matrix
Traceability
Lots / Serials
Up / Down Traceability
360° Traceability
Expiration Dates
Cycle Counting
Reporting
Inventory Forecasts ✔ ✔
Inventory Valuations ✔ ✔
ABC Analysis
Barcode Support
QR Code Support ✗
RFID Support ✗ ✗
Lots / Serial Numbers
Receptions
Picking
Internal Moves
Delivery Orders
Inventory Adjustments
Routing
FIFO / LIFO
Customizable Routes 
Putaway Strategies
Wave Picking
Batch Picking
Zone Picking
Cluster Picking
Cross-Docking
Putaway Location By Size, Weight, & Capacity

Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management             OdooSAP
Features
Vendor Data Management
Vendor Pricelist Management
Inbound Quality Control
Dropshipping
Purchases
Purchase Requests
Purchase Orders
Purchase Approval Workflow
Request for Quotations
Contracts / Purchase Agreements ✗ ✗
Automated Procurements
Minimum Stock Rules
Make-to-Order
Master Production Schedule

Manufacturing

ManufacturingOdooSAP
Master Data
Multi-Level BoM
Byproducts / Coproducts
Routings
Subassemblies
One BoM for Multiple Product Variants
BoM versions
Multiple BoM / Routing
Planning
Demand Forecasting
MRP I Scheduler
MRP II Scheduler
Master Production Schedule
Gantt Chart Scheduling w / Drag & Drop
Kanban Planning
Production Calendar
Infinite Capacity Scheduling
Finite Capacity Scheduling
Available to Promise
Multiple Scheduling Plans
Delivery Date Calculation
(Backwards Scheduling)
Production Order Splitting / Merging
Operations
Manufacturing / Production Orders
Job Tracking
Work Orders / Operations
Automated Time Tracking
Disassembly Orders
Subcontract Manufacturing
Rework / Repair
Scrap
Disposal Strategies
Kits
Edit Individual Production BoMs
Costing
Perpetual Inventory Valuation
Periodic Inventory Valuation
Standard Price
FIFO
Landed Costs
Actual Production Labor
Production Order Costing
Shop Floor Control
Shop Floor Terminals
Production Activities
Non-Production Activities
Time Tracking
Messages on Work Orders
Barcode Support
Equipment / Machine Management
Work Instructions on Work Orders
Maintenance Requests from Shop Floor Terminal
Human Resources
Schedule Management
Touchscreen Attendance
Timesheets
Breaks
Overtime
Vacation / Injury
Reporting and Forecasting
Overall Equipment Efficiency
Work Time
Demand Forecast
Maintenance KPIs
Production Costs Analysis
Up / Downstream Traceability
Analytic Accounting
CSV Export
Dynamic Pivot Tables
Dashboards
Save Custom Reports

Maintenance

Maintenance OdooSAP
Scheduling and Request Handling        
Schedule Preventive Maintenance
Maintenance Kanban
Maintenance Calendar
Shop Floor Integration
Multiple Teams / Sites
Asset Management
Subcontract Repair
Job Tracking
Parts Management
Inventory Management
Purchasing Integration
Rotating Asset Location
Equipment Serial Numbers
Equipment Maintenance History
Dealer Portal

Quality Management System (QMS)

QMSOdooSAP
Quality Control
At Reception
In-Process
Before Delivery
Inventory Quarantine
Quality Checks
Quality Control Plan
Pass / Fail Checks
Measurement Checks
Quality Alerts / Nonconformance Documents
Print Nonconformance Documents
Corrective Actions
ISO9001 Tools
Documentation Management
Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Customer Complaints Management
Traceability of Operations
Resources Management
Reports
Nonconformance Costs

Product Life Cycle Management

Product Lifecycle ManagementOdooSAP
Engineering Change Orders (ECOs)
BoM Version Management
Routing Version Management
MRP Integration
Centralized BoM Management
ECO Management
Approval Workflows
BoM Version Difference Viewer
Bulk BoM Updates
Notification Mechanism
Project eMail Gateway
ECO Costing
Third-Party CAD Integrations
AutoCAD
SolidWorks
Autodesk

Usability & Productivity

Usability & Productivity OdooSAP
UI
Full Web Interface
Responsive Mobile UI
Android Native App
iOS Native App
Market Place
App Store / Add-ons
Subjective Ratings
Ease of Use
Navigation and Search
Data Entry
Mobile App
Reports Flexibility

Pricing & Conditions

Pricing & ConditionsOdooSAP
Pricing$25/user/month$2,975 / user perpetual + 18% per year
Contract DurationMonthly / AnnualAnnual
Five Year Cost, 50 Users$75000$282,625
Free Trial
New Version Upgrades Included
Update Service Included
Cloud Offer Available

Bista Solutions’ Take: Odoo vs SAP

Both softwares come with their advantages and disadvantages. At the end of the day, it boils down to what your company needs. At Bista Solutions, our team has the expertise to assess your company’s gaps and pain points in order to recommend the best solution. In fact, our ERP specialists have the knowledge and experience to come up with solutions that are both industry-specific and tailored to your business’ needs.

With Odoo being economical, along with it being adaptable across all businesses, as well as across several industries, it is a good starting option for companies that want to centralize their information. It is worth noting that Bista Solutions has been named Odoo’s Best Partner USA in 2015, 2016 and 2018, and is considered to be the Best Odoo Gold Partner. This means we know our way around Odoo.

However, we also believe in full transparency. So if we need to decide between Odoo vs SAP, we will always recommend the best option for your business, not for our benefit. The Bista team has conducted over 250+ successful implementations, so you know that with us you are in capable hands. 

So if you are still curious about Odoo vs. SAP or have more questions about the two, simply schedule your free consultation with us today. Allow us to clarify Odoo vs. SAP while centralizing your business processes and contributing to your company’s growth by improving the overall efficiency.