Things you need to know before Odoo ERP implementation

by Alex Forsyth Developer

With thousands of modules, apps, and features, it may not be that easy to implement Odoo ERP into your business system and here are the things you need to know before implementation, shared by an expert Odoo consultant in Australia


ERP implementation has become a necessity for almost every business today right from startups to enterprises for efficient management of processes, increased productivity, and a streamlined workflow. And though there are so many different ERP software solutions available in the market now, Odoo is always the first choice as it is an all-in-one integrated business management software solution that comes with the most robust and feature-packed features, has an intuitive interface and comes with over thousands of modules and applications to fit and meet the processes and requirements of businesses of all verticals and sizes. But, yes the ERP has to be implemented properly to leverage the most out of it for business growth. 


There are several things that need to be considered to allow the business system and the ERP to perform flawlessly. And here are a few shared by a skilled Odoo consultant in Australia. 


The flexibility provided by ERP software:

A compact and all-inclusive ERP solution like Odoo is what every business needs today. Odoo ERP exceeds collaboration between the different departments in a business by storing all data in a centralised location and allowing easy and real-time access to the data by the employees of all departments. Moreover, a business can choose to integrate a new module at any time as per the requirements and with business expansion. However, it is important to understand the flexibility of the ERP for your business processes and requirements. 


Processes covered by the software:

Different ERP solutions cover different processes. It can be a manufacturing-oriented ERP, a sales-oriented software, or anything else. But Odoo ERP covers the processes of all. But, still, it is better to trace the processes it covers in details before getting it implemented into your business system. This can help the ERP implementation team to handle all the prerequisites prior to implementation. 


Resources that may add up or strip down with the ERP implementation:

Resource handling is an important aspect of every business. After Odoo ERP implementation, you need to configure the business resources according to the requirement. This ERP automates the processes and eliminates the need for many resources, including manpower. Businesses need to decide which resources need to be added to use and maintain the ERP. 


Timeline for implementing the ERP:

Odoo ERP implementation comprises several small stages and steps. These steps and tasks need to be stacked up in the implementation timeline to get an overall review. Ask the Odoo implementation company to provide you with an estimated timeline for the work and the different implementation stages involved. 


Cost of implementation:

It is important to know the pricing of the ERP or the pricing of the modules to be implemented beforehand. The pricing and the implementation charges must fit your budget as well. However, Odoo is pretty affordable as compared to the other ERP software solutions available and also gives the flexibility to pay as per the modules required. But, still, better check out the pricing and ask about it to the company you are choosing for the ERP implementation. 


Challenges that the ERP may bring:

ERP including Odoo brings automation, synergy, centralisation of data, more collaboration, real-time decision-making abilities, and many more benefits with it. But at the same time, an ERP brings certain challenges as well as the right ways to adapt these modules and applications as per your business requirements, etc. Knowing about these challenges before you get them implemented can make it easy for you to handle the same effortlessly later on. 


Training and maintenance:

Training the workforce or end-users is important to ensure smooth execution and usage of the ERP and its modules. Training can cost you both money and time and this is the reason why businesses must plan for the training before only. Also, maintenance of the ERP is important to let your business enjoy a bug-free and seamless workflow. Hence, having a maintenance team is also what you may need. 


So, these were the few things you cannot afford to miss before you get the ERP implemented into your system to enjoy flawless business performance, efficient and automated processes, and a seamless workflow. 


Alex Forsyth is a skilled and experienced Odoo consultant in Australia associated with the most trusted Odoo partner, Envertis Software Solutions. The author has written this article to let you know about the things to consider before implementing Odoo ERP into your business system. 

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