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Common mistakes to avoid during Odoo ERP development

by Alex Forsyth Developer

Odoo ERP Development needs some strategies and skills. Developers often make some common mistakes during Odoo ERP Development. Some of these mistakes they need to avoid are briefly summarised here. 

ERP implementation is a time-taking task and needs expertise in certain skills as well. For proper Odoo ERP development, you need to prepare a plan first. Failing to implement or develop the ERP software or making any mistake can result in errors and improper functioning of your business system. 

There are a few very common mistakes that most of the developers especially the newbies make during the process. Some of these mistakes that you need to avoid ensuring the flawless performance of your website are briefly explained here. 

 

Improper planning:

Proper planning is the most essential thing you need to do before getting started with Odoo ERP implementation or development. You need to understand the different departments of a business for implementation of this ERP software, right from sales operations to accounting, billing, CRM, HR, and the rest. Prioritising the different departments of a business is essential for strategic planning before implementing the software. Good planning can work well for a business and can help it grow fast. 

 

Improper customisation:

Customisation is another important aspect of Odoo ERP implementation and development. Once you have understood the details of the business, you need to customise it accordingly. Odoo allows full customisation of the modules, and source codes. Now, Odoo comes with thousands of different modules for different business operations. Do you think any business would need all of these thousands or more modules to work well? Of course not. You just cannot use all the modules for a business without understanding properly which all are required. Unnecessarily using any module can hamper the site’s performance as well. Other than the modules you need to customise the source codes as well as per the business requirements. 

 

Not considering all your end-users while decision making:

This is a very common mistake made by most of the Odoo developers during its implementation. ERP software affects the entire business system and workflow. Hence, implementing it properly is essential. And considering all the end-users of business in decision making is one of the most important aspects of Odoo ERP implementation and integration in business. But, most of the professionals avoid considering this point. They do not understand the fact that the opinion of the end-users matters a lot for a business to run well. 

Before Odoo ERP implementation, ask the end-users about what’s not there in the current business process and what are their needs. Once you are clear with their views, you can easily proceed with the implementation process keeping their requirements too. 

 

Implementing the ERP software in one go:

Trying to implement the software in one go is one of the most common mistakes Odoo professionals often make. ERP systems are pretty complex, and it is not possible and so easy to determine all the implementation needs upfront in one go. Every business needs a step-by-step approach. Implementing software too requires time and patience. Proceeding step-by-step involving the end-users can help to implement Odoo exactly according to the business requirements. 

 

Lack of planning for maintenance:

Even after implementing the software, a maintenance plan is required to make the ERP run smoothly. Once the implementation is done, most of the professionals make the mistake of planning for its maintenance. With Odoo, you have to keep on maintaining the software to ensure the high performance of every department of the business and to make sure all the modules of the software are working well. 

 

An ERP software solution like Odoo, if properly implemented in a business, can contribute to the efficiency and rapid business growth. Avoiding these mistakes can help you do so for all levels and types of businesses. 

 

Alex Forsyth is an expert in Odoo ERP development and is associated with a reputed company, Envertis Software Solutions. The author has written this article to ensure developers avoid making these mistakes while working with this ERP from the next time. 


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Created on Jun 18th 2020 07:18. Viewed 165 times.

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