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Learn Odoo

By : Greg Moss
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Learn Odoo

By: Greg Moss

Overview of this book

Odoo is management software that contains a set of open source enterprise management applications that help you modernize your business. Completely revised and updated, this comprehensive Odoo guide is a fourth edition of Working with Odoo. This book begins with an introduction to Odoo and helps you set up Odoo Online in your system. You'll learn how to start a new company database in Odoo and the basics of Odoo sales management. You will explore customer relationship management in Odoo and its importance in a modern business environment. Moving on, you'll learn how to install the purchasing application, set up suppliers, and begin purchasing and receiving products in Odoo. Next, you'll learn how to use the MRP module to create, process, and schedule the manufacturing and production order. Once you get to grips with the basic applications, you'll uncover how to customize Odoo to meet the specific needs of your business. You'll learn some advanced techniques for searching and finding information, and you'll be taken through business intelligence in Odoo. Towards the end of the book, you'll go in-depth into Odoo's architecture and learn to use Odoo's API to integrate with other applications. By the end of the book, you'll be ready to use Odoo to build enterprise applications and set up the functional requirements for your business.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)

Customizing Odoo for Your Business

In this chapter, we will cover one of the greatest advantages of Odoo: the ability to customize the software to meet the unique needs of your business. Fortunately, Odoo provides a great deal of flexibility, which allows you to customize Odoo without writing any code or developing any modules. We will begin by learning about how to activate Odoo's developer mode and then back up our database, which is a very important practice when customizing Odoo. After that, we will learn about how to add fields to our database and display them on forms and list views. Note that customizing Odoo is a very broad topic that would ideally span across multiple chapters; you might consider this as an introduction to customization.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Understanding the Odoo architecture
  • Entering and exiting developer mode
  • ...