Odoo is an open source all in one business tool that features all traditional ERP modules and application. Odoo implementation is a service of implementing Odoo tools. Odoo targets companies of all sizes, the application suite includes CRM, Sales, Purchase, HRMS, etc.,.
How do we Implement Odoo ?
Phase 1: Business Need Analysis
The first step allows the project manager to compile all the relevant busi- ness needs of the company. This comes in the form of a series of interviews with department managers to analyze their work flows. The final deliverable is a prototype specification and a GAP Analysis.
Phase 2: Full Featured Prototype
The next step is to fully configure and customize Odoo to cover all business flows. The scope is defined as “the maximum you can get from a standard solution, with customization but no development”.
Although no data is imported and no third-party software is integrated, the software should be fully functional and the company should theoretically be able to start using it as is (even if some steps are still manual). At the end of this phase, key users should have a full demonstration as well as access to test the software against all the necessary business flows the company will need
Phase 3: Data Import & Specific Development
With a fully functional POC, the customer and the project manager should be able to demonstrate the final solution to key users. As a result, you will be able to validate the remaining developments that are worth investing time on.
At this step, you can launch three phases in parallel:
- Import of data
- Specific developments for first deployment (only the first of the above two groups)
- Third-party software integration
Phase 4: Validation & Training
The purpose of this phase is to complete the final preparation (including testing, end user Training, system management and cutover activities) to finalize your readiness to go live. The Final Preparation phase also serves to resolve all critical open issues. On successful completion of this phase, you are ready to run your business in your live ERP System.
Once we go live, the project manager and developers should handle all issues that may arise as soon as possible.Around one month after the first deployment, you review the list of remaining developments that were not launched in Phase 1 (i.e. developments scheduled for Phase 2: you can operate the business without them, but it’s not efficient).