Introduction of Odoo

Odoo stands for OnDemand (SaaS) Offer from Open ERP, according to a reference to a 2009 blog post in an Odoo forum. Odoo started in Belgium as TinyERP, then switched the name to OpenERP before choosing Odoo for its company and open-source ERP software.

Odoo is an Enterprise Resource Planning Software used enterprise-wide for the management of business processes.  Odoo provides seamlessly integrated functional business apps that are called Odoo apps. Odoo is an open-source software and is available with SaaS subscription pricing as the Enterprise edition or as the Odoo free Community version. Odoo can be implemented both on cloud and on premises. However, Odoo also provides its own cloud service called is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) managed by Odoo SA. allows you to deploy your own cloud platform in a couple of clicks, and It also comes with an email server.

Odoo apps for ERP and CRM include:



  • Accounting
  • Invoicing
  • Expenses
  • Spreadsheet (BI)
  • Documents
  • Sign


  • CRM
  • Sales
  • Point of Sale
  • Subscriptions
  • Rental
  • Amazon Connector


  • Website Builder
  • eCommerce
  • Blogs
  • Forum
  • Live Chat
  • eLearning


  • Inventory
  • Manufacturing
  • PLM
  • Purchase
  • Maintenance
  • Quality


  • Employees
  • Recruitment
  • Time Off
  • Appraisals
  • Referrals
  • Fleet


  • Social Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • SMS Marketing
  • Events
  • Marketing Automation
  • Surveys


  • Project
  • Timesheet
  • Field Service
  • Helpdesk
  • Planning
  • Appointments


  • Discuss
  • Approvals
  • IoT
  • VoIP
  • Knowledge

Odoo Enterprise edition is desktop or cloud-hosted Odoo Online, available anywhere and from any device. Mobile device operating systems include the Apple iOS and Google Android. Odoo Community version is available only as a desktop ERP solution and CRM. Odoo Enterprise has many more features.

Businesses that Use Odoo

Odoo is a reasonable ERP solution for small and medium-sized businesses that you should consider in your software evaluation.

Different businesses and industries use Odoo, some of which are:

  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Retailers, including online eCommerce and brick-and-mortar businesses
  • Field Service Companies
  • R&D companies
  • Service companies
  • Port¬† Terminal Companies

Marketing companies

  • Training companies
  • Consultants and Odoo Partners
  • IT companies with trained developers
  • Accounting firms