Odoo is one of the most used Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software in the world. Previously we talked about why Odoo was the developers’ choice for ERP development. This time around, we are going into the details- the different versions of Odoo- Odoo 14 Enterprise & Odoo Community Edition. With more than 4 million users worldwide, Odoo is the go-to business software to manage and smoothly run business operations.
With the introduction of a new version, Odoo version 14, Odoo has become a complete management tool that is even more advance. Just like this year, Odoo has been supporting its users by sending continuous updates to its users to make their business plan more efficient and robust.
But between different versions to work with, which would suit your business needs the most?
Odoo 14 Enterprise or the Community Edition?
Let’s find out!
Odoo 14 Enterprise vs. Community Edition- Features
Odoo Community is open-source- free of cost. There are no license fees associated with it. On the other hand, Odoo Enterprise is the paid version- costs around 12$/month. It unites the Odoo Community along with some added features.
With a newer version, Odoo 14, new features have been added to both versions.
When it comes to the user interface with the newer version, a lot of features are now introduced in both Odoo 14 Community and Enterprise edition- making the user-interface much better, thus enhancing the user’s overall experience.
Odoo 14 community edition is available only on desktop whereas the Enterprise edition is usable on both Desktop and Mobile (both iOS & Android phones).
3. Studio Access
With the studio module, one can easily customize the system directly with a few clicks. Now with Odoo 14, the Enterprise users are benefited from certain features like Screen Customization, Report Designer, Menus Editor, and Apps Creator. But on the other side, Community users don’t have access to all these features.
4. Sales Management
With Odoo 14 Community and Enterprise edition, users get access to the sales-related module and customer portal. But with the enterprise edition users get access to some great features like Subscriptions, digital products, helpdesk, and so on.
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5. Cohort, Dashboard, and Map View
Odoo 14 introduced a series of view features to the Enterprise edition. Cohort, Dashboard, and Map view are available in modules like CRM, Inventory, Sales, and so on. The main advantage this has brought is the ability to have an in-depth insight into the activities happening within the organization to be view more efficiently.
While the Community edition has only a limited view features- like Kanban, list, calendar, and bar graph view.
So for a large-scale business, who has bulk operations to handle, Odoo Enterprise is the choice for them.
6. Inventory Management
With Odoo 14 Enterprise edition, the users get access to features and modules in inventory management like the shipping connectors (UPS, FedEx, USPS, much more) and barcode scanners. But the Community edition does not include these features.
7. Manufacturing Management
Both the Community and Enterprise edition support MRP features like work centers, BOM, and so on. However, the Odoo Enterprise edition goes a step further by supporting features like PLM, Quality, and MPS; which are not available in the Community edition.
8. Accounting Management
The accounting module of the enterprise edition of Odoo 14 supports a wide range of useful and dynamic report section like Balance sheet, Profit and loss, Executive summary, Tax report, Aged Receivables, Aged payable. Yet again, all these great functions are not available in the Community edition.
9. Project Management
For the Project management module in Odoo 14, the Enterprise edition makes available unique features for managing the employees’ timesheet and help plan allocation of company resources across projects and tasks. These features help plan ahead and keep track of every part of the project- making sure everything runs smoothly.
But these features are not seen in the Community edition.
10. Data cleaning
For large or small organizations, data cleaning is essential because doing so improves productivity. All the redundant and incorrect data from the system gets deleted. It ensures the teams do not have to wade through countless outdated documents and allows employees to make the most of their work hours.
With Odoo 14, Data cleaning module is usable in the Odoo 14 Enterprise. The great thing about this feature is that it removes redundant data from the database. But yet again, this is only for the Enterprise version, not for Odoo Community.
11. Document Management System
If you run a business, irrespective of the size, you would need a well-designed system that can handle and sort out the tremendous amounts of documents you would have. A great document management system helps organize all of your files and data in one place, keep track of all of your critical documents, speed up your workflow, improve accuracy, and provide around-the-clock access to all documents remotely.
Not only a DMS improves work efficiency, but it also makes accessing information a breeze.
In Odoo 14 Enterprise, to manage the documents, a module is added that handles everything related to managing the files. Sharing documents publicly, and downloading and uploading, it makes the ERP even better.
The document management system is not available in the basic version.
12. Rental Management System
For businesses that rent and supply resources, Odoo ERP’s Rental management System is just what they needed. Using this module, the customers can easily hire resources, and equipment and on the business side, employees can effortlessly allocate and keep track of all the resources.
Odoo 14 enterprise edition brings up a new module to manage the rental system by which one can rent the products for a certain period. Whereas, the community edition doesn’t have this module.
13. Internet of Things (IoT)
More than 26 billion IoT devices are estimated to be connected to the Internet by the end of 2020. While IoT integration is not available for the Community version, the Enterprise version has taken leaps with IoT technology.
IoT integration has been so valuable for an ERP. Odoo Enterprise system can tie all business apps together- helping improve data visibility, better decision-making. Odoo 14 version has brought robust improvements which developers and users were dying for since Odoo 13 released in 2019.
The Enterprise version of Odoo lets you integrate AI & Machine learning (ML) with IoT so that employees can get the right suggestions at the right time- helping make better valuable decisions. An option, many companies want for their digital transformation. Since digital transformation has become integral for the success of a company, it comes as no surprise businesses want IoT integration of their systems in all aspects.
We can finally settle the Odoo Enterprise vs. Community debate- Enterprise all the way!
Since Odoo Enterprise offers so many modules that can simplify the management aspect of a business, that in turn helps increase the overall productivity of teams, it truly is an excellent ERP.
It is the main reason behind companies preferring to use the Enterprise edition, as they can hire teams of Odoo developers to integrate Odoo modules as per their custom business needs. Not something you can extensively do with the Community version.
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