Odoo Implementation: The Cost Effective Solution for Your Enterprise

How Odoo Implementation Lowers Costs

ERP software is used to streamline a business as it grows. Every business has an ultimate goal and that is to maximize profit. This can be achieved in several ways: through an increase in selling price, an increase in sales, and a reduction in operating costs. Your ERP tool will help you achieve all of these if used it in correct manner. Many companies are afraid to implement ERP software, primarily due to its cost; proprietary ERP companies like SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, and others can cost huge amounts for implementation.

On the other hand, companies like Odoo, formerly known as OpenERP, provide cost effective Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation to all companies, ranging from large to medium to small enterprises. Odoo implementation is the most well-known ERP application in the open source category. As an open source tool, Odoo implementation is very cost-effective, usually at ¼ the implementation cost of proprietary applications.

Below is the list of benefits that Odoo OpenERP has over its competitors:

Single software:
Some small companies use multiple applications to manage various departments, such as human resource software and customer relationship management software. Multiple applications lead to multiple vendors & software management. Therefore, it is advisable to use an ERP software instead of using the variety of software.

Cost Effectiveness:
Many small- and medium-size enterprises in India, for instance, are cost-conscious due to their limited IT budget. For this reason, many SME’s choose not to use ERP software for their business. For these companies, it instead is preferable to use open source ERP software initially to streamline their business processes, since this software is available at a very low cost and can fulfill major requirements of an organization via customization.

Easy Availability:
Open source ERP software is available freely on the Internet – Before selecting for your organization, you can even do market research or implement as a proof of concept to check the suitability with your organization. Do not think since it is available freely on the internet means it’s not effective. The features and functions of open source ERP software are as strong as those in other software when it comes to meeting your business requirements.

Quick Implementation:
Odoo implementation can occur quickly since there are varieties of modules which can be used as per the suitability of the organization; therefore, it is quite suited for Indian SME’s to implement Odoo, rather than going for proprietary software with heavy costs.

Due to differences of business process and workflows, especially in Indian SME’s, customization points in open source ERP software can be done hassle free to meet the requirements of the organization.

No Licensing Cost:
One of the most important cost effective factors of Odoo implementation for SME’s is that,it doesn’t have license fee. Large companies can pay licensing fees, but it gets difficult for an SME to have a license cost every month based on the users.

Bista Solutions is the official GOLD partner of Odoo OpenERP and has implemented hundreds of projects in the last decade. Companies varied from large, medium and small with workforce ranging from 50 employees to 800 + employees.

If you’re interested in an Odoo implementation or have any questions, contact us here.

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