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Odoo ERP Self Hosted mention · June 7, 2017

The 16 Best Free CRM Apps

Ever gotten on a call with someone, only to mispronounce their name or forget which company they work for? Perhaps you needed to email the finance team at a supplier, but can't remember who to contact? That's why you need a CRM or customer relationship manager. Like a...read more
Odoo ERP Self Hosted mention · June 1, 2015

Five Ways to Manage Contacts, Customers and Sales Leads with Ease

The Zapier Monthly: Contact Mangement Edition | Vol. II, Issue 5 Every month, we teach you how to use Zapier to solve a problem or reach a goal. This month, we're showcasing how to streamline the creation and management of contacts in your CRM. Managing contacts is like sorting socks...read more
Odoo ERP Self Hosted mention · September 23, 2014

The 25 Best CRM Apps for Every Business

Managing your contacts didn’t used to be so difficult. When you started your business, you had a handful of suppliers and customers, and few enough team members that you could memorize their email addresses. Things change. That’s good: business is growing and you have more people than ever...read more
Odoo ERP Self Hosted update · June 18, 2014

Connect OpenERP to Hundreds of Web Apps with Zapier

As one of the most powerful and capable platforms out there, OpenERP (also known as Odoo) is open source software that has modules for just about everything! CRM E-Commerce Project Management Event Management Calendar And tons more! And starting today, you can mix and match your OpenERP installation with hundreds...read more
Matthew Guay
Written by Matthew Guay · Last updated September 4, 2014
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Sometimes you just need to be able to tweak everything to work just the way you want it to. While most apps let you customize some settings, there’s almost no way you can deeply change the way that product works. Your best bet is just to find another app that works better for your needs, or perhaps code your own.

Except that’s not a very good solution at all. A better idea would be to use a product you can customize, like an open source app you can host on your own servers, add extensions that work the way you want, and change the core code that makes the app tick if you really want. That’s exactly how OpenERP—now known as Odoo ERP—works.

Imagine WordPress crossed with Podio, and you’ll get somewhat of an idea of how Odoo ERP works. It’s a Python based web app that you can download and run on your own computer or server, or you can use a hosted version of Odoo for $15/app/user each month (or $13/app/user/month if you pay annually), with extra fees for data import and custom design. You’ll get the core Odoo app that ties everything together, with an interface that’s somewhat reminiscent of the basic webmail apps you often get with standard hosting accounts. It lists the apps you’ve enabled along the top, with navigation links on the left sidebar for the app or view you’re currently using.

And, from the settings pane, you can enable any of the over 30 apps available. There’s tools for CRM, invoicing, project management, instant messaging, sales, employee directories, and more. Then, there’s hundreds of integrations that let you tie OpenERP to your bank, suppliers and more, or add extra features to the existing apps.

Each of the apps have their own unique features, but they’re all tied together with a consistent interface and reporting. You’ll add new info—whether it’s projects, tasks, contacts, products, or anything else—in a single page view that prominently lists the name of the item, followed by data fields that are relevant for that entry which will be pre-populated by other info you’ve saved. Your CRM data will show up in your projects, and messages from any app will show up in your main dashboard.

You’ll also find many unique ways to view your data in Odoo. You’ll find standard list, form, and calendar views in many of the apps, along with more specialized views like Kanban. The Kanban interface, similar to the one popularized in Trello, gives you an easy way to graphically organize your projects, move your CRM opportunities and leads through their process, and more. There’s also the popular Gantt view in the calendar and project management apps, to help you easily see where your team’s time is going at a glance.

Thanks to the sheer number of things Odoo can do, it can be a bit confusing to start using it at first, whether you’re using the hosted version or running it on your own. But, once you get everything added for your team, it all starts to come together. Odoo ERP Self Hosted is an especially great option for managing your CRM, projects, and more if you’d like to host your team’s internal apps yourself, or if you’ve wanted an app that can let you do everything under one roof.

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