Odoo v9 Community vs Odoo v9 Enterprise


Odoo is a fully-functional, modular structure system for Enterprise Resource Planning. Technically, Odoo Enterprise is Odoo Community with some additional functional modules. The Odoo community is the Core system which consists of all the databases and core applications and some basic functionality.Odoo Enterprise edition is enabled with the support of migrating to next versions by the Odoo engineers ,in addition to which Odoo Enterprise edition also allows you to install Apps from the Odoo Store .However it is very important to note that the Odoo Enterprise version is not open source , which means the code is made available only to Official Odoo partner and Odoo itself, no other partner is allowed to sell the Enterprise Edition.

In the previous versions of Odoo(6,7,8), there was no evident difference in technical or functional aspects in both the editions (community and enterprise) of Odoo. However the new Odoo V9 has brought about many changes.Here are the major differences between community and enterprise editions put in a graphical representation, this let’s you understand which version has to be chosen based on the requirements.

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Specialisation

Now let us consider various characteristics on the basis of which we provide a tabular differentiation between Odoo Enterprise Edition and Odoo Community Edition in Odoo V9.

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Features

In this section, we will understand the major feature difference between the community and enterprise editions of Odoo v9. Let’s see one by one section wise.

Planner Facility:

The planner is the new facility for all odoo users which is available in enterprise edition only.The planner is a status of your apps, a planner is located at top of the menu bar and can be opened by just clicking on the status bar.Given below is a planner snapshot which is set as mark done 15%.

your-customers

Finance/Accounting Management :

Features In Enterprise,

Accounting changes is a pretty big game changer in Odoo 9, and includes the following:

  • Basic Accounting

  • No need to create fiscal year : just need to define dates from account configuration

  • Lock Entries : Lock on the invoice if lock date is set

  • Dynamic Reports & Executive Summary

  • Legal Statements

  • Bank Interfaces (US,NZ & Canada)

  • Reconcile payment against pending invoice from dashboard

  • Statement Import : Coda,OFX,QIF

  • Internal transfer : eg. bank to cash in easy way

  • Check Printing & Deposit

  • Customer Follow-ups

Features In Community,

It has the basic accounting features available which is enough for ordinary accounts managements with features like:

  • Accounting Dashboards

  • Check Printing and Deposits

  • Bank Reconciliations

  • General Ledger Maintenance

Accounting Reports

Here is a snapshot of how an accounts report looks like:

accounting

Project Management :

The project management module in Odoo deals with organise,scheduling,planning,developing and analysing the enter project. It also enables the checking of availability of the resources and their allocation to the project.Let us now understand the variations in Enterprise and Community versions of project management module of Odoo v9:

Features In Enterprise,

  • Tasks

  • Issues

  • Timesheets

  • Timesheets Chrome & Mobile App

  • Forecasts

  • Gantt Charts

Features In Community,

  • Tasks

  • Issues

  • Timesheets

Odoo v9 Timesheets

Here is how the timesheet activities look like in Odoo v9 :

time-sheet

Sales and CRM Management :

The Odoo Sales module deals with management of all the Quotations,Opportunities,Product Lines and so . The odoo Sales module is also integrated with well known shipping services such as FedEx,Usp,DHL and more. The Sales operations are made very easy in Odoo and include the following:

Features In Enterprise,

  • Sales

  • CRM

  • VoIP Integration

  • Customer Portal

  • Signature

  • Subscriptions

Features In Community,

  • Sales

  • CRM

Smart Sales Dashboard

  • Great sales journeys start with Sales Dashboard,

  • Faster user interface designed for sales.

  • All the information you need where you need it.

  • Send quotes in just a few clicks, manage your pipeline with drag & drop, etc.

  • Full overview of your personal activities, next actions, and performances

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Inventory Management:

The Inventory Management helps in organizing the stocks in the warehouse, managing deliveries on time , managing back orders, managing transfers and so on. Odoo automatically calculates the shipping price, validates the customer addresses, prints shipping labels and cancellation of orders.This module is integrated with Manufacturing, Sales, nd Purchase which keeps everyone together.

Features In Enterprise,

  • Inventory Management

  • MRP Management

  • Purchase Management

  • Barcode Support ( Barcode Scanner connected to the system)

  • Integrated Shipping service with : UPS, FedEx,DHL,USPS,Temando

  • Multi-Company Flows

Features In Community,

  • Inventory Management

  • MRP

  • Purchase Management

Website Builder :

The Odoo Website Builder Module helps you build attractive websites with better ranking on the search engines.It has great marketing tools which inturn attract users to the website.The website builder helps build websites which can be viewed easily by all users irrespective of the device they are using.The Website Builder also manages all the SEO related activities of the website.Odoo eComerce websites are integrated with shipping services like FedEx,UPS,DHL and so on and in addition to this the products from Odoo eCommerce websites can be sold on Amazon and Ebay too.

Features In Enterprise,

  • Website Builder

  • Blogs

  • Presentations

  • Themes ( Free )

  • Form Builder

  • Call-to-Actions Blocks

  • Versioning

  • A/B Testing

Features In Community,

  • Website Builder

  • Blogs

  • Presentations

  • Themes ( Free )

Marketing Management:

The Odoo Marketing Module helps the user in managing all the Marketing aspects of a Company, which includes building great campaigns, sending mass mails to the customers, calculate the ROI per customer, Tracking your links, develop various content management plans and so on.

Features In Enterprise,

  • Events
  • Expenses
  • Email Marketing
  • Live Chat
  • Lead Scoring
  • Email Marketing Templates

Features In Community,

  • Events
  • Expenses
  • Email Marketing
  • Live Chat

Digital Signatures Documents :

The Odoo eSignature features helps in sharing various documents online on a single click.This is a easiest way to upload documents, verify and Sign and avoids the manual pain of printing and scanning various documents.This is fast and uses no papers.It provides user friendly drag and drop functionality for adding fields in the document like adding Initials(Name), Signature, Date,Email and also allows you to specify who is supposed to fill up each field in the document and this can be sent out to multiple people at the same time. You can also manage and track document in a easy way.Odoo eSignature is also cent percent secure.

Here is a snapshot of adding fields to a document:

digital-dashboard

Reference Link : https://www.odoo.com/editions

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