Looking to make the finance team more efficient and improve business operations? Today’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems integrate and automate essential financial and operational functions and provide a trove of data insights from sources including general ledger (GL), accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and financial reporting. Modern ERP systems also help with inventory, order and supply chain management as well as procurement, production, distribution and fulfillment.
Companies that include human resource management (HRMS), customer relationship management (CRM) and ecommerce capabilities will see even greater benefits.
Understanding key ERP features makes it clear why this software plays a pivotal role.
Data silos lead to inefficiency, missed opportunities and departments working at cross-purposes. The primary, and maybe most significant, benefit of Odoo ERP is a central view of essential financial, operational and business data that can be shared across the organization in near-real-time.
Odoo ERP systems provide the means to develop business intelligence by turning that data into reports and insights that a company can use to re-allocate resources or capitalize on new market opportunities, among other actions.
Odoo ERP provides the ability to automate repeatable business tasks, such as payroll, order processing, invoicing, reporting and more. Automation minimizes the time spent on manual data entry, reduces errors and lets employees focus on more value-added tasks.
The nature of Odoo ERP system means that data entered by one user is available across the organization. So, for example, an inventory tracking module could automatically trigger a shipment and invoice when a certain SKU becomes available. That translates into more revenue and a better customer experience. Or, line-of-business executives could automatically receive up-to-date reports on cash flow and other metrics to inform decisions.
Using data more effectively is a perennial priority for CFOs and business leaders alike, as Brainyard’s Winter 2020 survey showed. The power of data analysis is enabling employees to gather a wide variety of information and spin it into actionable insights—on new business opportunities as well as ways to optimize current operations, reduce costs, spot fraud and better serve customers.
Better reporting is almost as important to executives as more effective data usage. Odoo ERP reporting modules compile information about business operations into reports that empower stakeholders to make more informed decisions, enhance business processes and identify problem areas before the business suffers. Reports may include visual representations, such as charts, graphs and dashboards, hopefully revealing trends and patterns to improve business results.
Odoo ERP platforms allow companies to track, surface and understand business metrics—a powerful feature. They do this by facilitating companywide access to near-real-time data, breaking down information silos and offering reporting and analysis for every aspect of business operations.
Odoo ERP systems with integrated CRM features bring customer relationship data into the mix, expanding the view of the business. All customer information—including contacts, order history, purchase orders and prospect status—is in a shared, easily accessible database.
CRM systems enable companies to automate processes like filling out POs, generating accounts receivable reminders and sending notifications for an account exec to follow-up when a prospect reaches a pre-defined point in a sales pipeline.
Work inside your sales funnel and get instant visual information about next actions, new messages, top opportunities and expected revenues.
Schedule activities based on your sales scripts: calls, meetings, mailing, and quotations.
Get all the information you need, directly on the opportunity: website pages viewed, mail received, etc.
Get a quick overview of what’s going on in your team. See when a colleague logs a call or sends a quote.
Share ideas and files in real-time and catch-up on things you missed when you were away.
Odoo ERP accounting features deliver the ability to track, store and analyze financial data, such as accounts payable (AP), accounts receivable (AR), general ledger (GL), budgets and forecasting. Systems may perform more advanced tasks such as tax management, fixed assets management, revenue recognition and multi-currency reconciliation.
Time is money, and month-end closes always take longer than CFOs would like. This functionality decreases the time it takes to reconcile and close out monthly financial statements. It’s critical for companies looking to move to continuous month-end closes.
Elegant and full featured, our accounting software is for any businesses. From integrated analytic accounting to budget, assets and multi-companies consolidation.
Control supplier invoices and get a clear forecast of your future bills to pay.
Create sharp and professional invoices, manage recurring billings, and easily track payments.
Create and send professional invoices.
Send reminders to your debtors in just a few clicks.
Get direct access to key information with dynamic and customizable dashboards. Make your own definition and analyze your invoicing by product, customer, salesperson, etc.
Managing your employees’ daily expenses and Save time on expense reports
Odoo ERP systems with integrated CRM also benefit marketing and sales teams by making it easier for them to sell, upsell, generate quotes and purchase orders, forecast, manage commissions and track key details like profit margins and ratios.
Marketing teams may benefit from an ability to drive more leads, quickly build and execute campaigns and track customer activity through the sales cycle.
Sales and marketing teams use ERP functions in close connection with finance and operations colleagues to provide a superior customer experience through the entire sales pipeline.
The HR component of Odoo ERP system acts as an end-to-end employee management platform, handling payroll, hiring, onboarding, compensation management and timekeeping. Complex HR functions, like tax and benefits deductions, are automated with ERP-connected HR software, which saves time and money while reducing errors.
Get all your HR operations managed easily: knowledge sharing, recruitment system, appraisals, timesheets, contracts, attendance, payroll, etc.
Odoo ERP as a function got its start in manufacturing. Today’s systems create efficiency in manufacturing processes by assisting with product planning, sourcing raw materials, production monitoring and forecasting. Other components include modules for assembly management, bill of materials, work order management, shop-floor control, distribution planning and product tracking.
Use Odoo to manage all your assembly and/or manufacturing operations. Schedule manufacturing orders and work orders automatically.
No more time clocking: Accurate planning directly based on real manufacturing times measures
MRP, Quality, Maintenance and PLM fully integrated.
Realtime Communication: Display worksheets, quality alerts to workers during operations.
Automate procurement propositions, launch requests for quotations, track purchase orders, manage suppliers’ information, product receivals and suppliers’ invoices.
Automatically send RFQs to your suppliers based on your stocks levels
Easily import suppliers’ price lists and references to make smarter purchase decisions based on promotions, quantities and special contract conditions.
Keep track of a product availability in your supplier’s stock and check your order status from within the app.
Decrease your process times, automate transactions, reduce your stock levels and get complete traceability on all operations with the Odoo double entry inventory.
Get the most efficient stocking method and improve all your internal operations.
Track every stock move from purchase to warehouse bin to sales order. Trace lots or serials upstream or downstream from anywhere in your supply chain.
Make smarter decisions with real-time dynamic reports that you can save and share with anybody.