OpenERP: Odoo OpenERP Origin, Benefits, and More

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OpenERP (now known as Odoo) is a popular open-source ERP software used globally by thousands of organizations. The software serves as one solution for your entire business, covering activities such as Sales, CRM, Accounting, Inventory, Project Management, Manufacturing, eCommerce, and more. However, OpenERP/Odoo offers many additional advantages, including:

  • Low cost of implementation
  • High customizability
  • Easy integration
  • Modular architecture
  • Innovative
  • Scalable
  • Easy UI
  • Automation
  • Highly Scalable
  • More than 50 inbuild applications
  • Easy to support
  • Fully cloud-based

As open-source software, OpenERP is extremely customizable and easy to integrate with other software. Partners can, therefore, tailor the solution to fit a client’s industry and unique requirements.

In addition, Odoo OpenERP has a powerful ecosystem of partners and developers. Every year, the company incorporates the best features from both these groups, as well as from its team, into its new version. In this manner, OpenERP gains the right combination of creativity and real-world business application to improve its product.

OpenERP/Odoo also has a very low cost of implementation, with inexpensive to no licensing fees (depending on whether you use their Community or Enterprise versions). Its modular architecture also allows you to choose which modules are needed for your company, and implement those alone. Finally, the software is highly scalable and has a very user-friendly interface.

History of OpenERP:

Fabien Pinckaers, Founder and CEO of OpenERP/Odoo, created the software back in 2005. It was originally called TinyERP, changed to OpenERP around 2007, and then changed to Odoo OpenERP around 2012.



One of the reasons for the name change to Odoo was that the company wanted a brand free of restrictions. ERP had a brand of being one defined product, while Odoo was offering a suite of different modules that could all work well together. In addition, many of the company’s newer modules, such as website management, were not typical of ERP software at all.

Odoo has exploded in growth in recent years. Today, the company serves over 4 million users, is translated into over 32 languages, and is used in over 120 countries.

This past October, the software’s latest version, Odoo V12, was released. It has spectacular features, such as new Document Management modules and IoT modules, as well as IP-address-based lead generation and multi-website management.

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Bista Solutions as OpenERP Partner

Bista Solutions was created in 2007 and has been partnered with OpenERP/Odoo since the very beginning. We’ve worked with hundreds of companies during that time, in industries such as:

  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Services
  • eCommerce
  • Automotive and auto parts
  • Business Financial Services
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Telecom

We’re also a Gold-Level Odoo partner. We are an award-winning Odoo Partner.

If you’d like to implement Odoo ERP for your business, get in touch. You can reach us using our contact form