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Working with Odoo

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Working with Odoo

Overview of this book

With this practical guide, you will cover the essential modules to get Odoo up and running for your company. After installing Odoo, you will use its sales management application to enter quotes, create sales orders, and invoice customers. You will then learn how to integrate the CRM application to manage your leads and convert them into lucrative opportunities and sales. Next, you will set up your own purchase management system, assigning products to suppliers and tracking orders with the new warehouse management and routing system. Finally, you will learn how to use analytics to track project expenses and keep your accounts simple and easy to maintain and build an Odoo module to extend its functionality and make it work for you. Working with Odoo covers all the core installation and usage functionalities of this popular tool, helping you to fully implement a working ERP system through practical, advanced, real-world examples.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Working with Odoo
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Alternative reporting solutions

Many companies will want more reporting options that are currently not available in Odoo. Like many other ERP systems, companies will typically utilize and integrate alternative reporting platforms. Here are a few that are popular in the Odoo community.

Aeroo reports

Aeroo reports is a reporting engine for Odoo that is based on the Aeroo library. Report templates are created in Open Document Format (ODF) and were considered a very popular alternative to RML reports in Odoo 7. This is still a perfectly viable reporting solution with an Odoo 8 version that you can download from the Odoo application store, which is available at

Jaspersoft reports

Jaspersoft offers a variety of both open source and licensed reporting solutions. There is a report server as well as has a very nice graphical report editor available.

The community edition of the Jasper reports server

The community edition of Jasper reports server is available at

The community edition of the Ireport designer

The server software provides report access and processing. To design reports graphically, you will need to download the Ireport designer for the operating system of your choice, which is available at


Pentaho, which is also known as Kettle, is a very useful tool for data translations and for reporting to Excel or other formats. It doesn't provide the extensive reporting tools of Jasper but is very robust integrating Odoo with other systems and creating automated data exports. Depending on your needs, Pentaho might help. You can download it from