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Odoo Enterprise vs Community Version – Which One to Choose For Business

Are you still struggling with huge data chunks in Excel sheets? Time to upgrade!


Well, you can say goodbye to this painful data integration with the right Odoo ERP solution. You can not only save time and pay more attention to other core business activities but also can save your pocket by automating most of the data handling tasks.


Odoo is an all-in-one automated business solution for every SMEs. Fluid architecture and robust navigation make Odoo exceptional from any of its competitors. It is highly configurable and customisable, which make it easy to be implemented in any manufacturing or service providing business process.


This Odoo business management software is available in 2 versions.


  • Odoo Enterprise (Licensed version)
  • Odoo Community (Open-source version)




Read on to know how these versions are different from each other and how these can help your business to grow.


Like no other open-source software, Odoo is really simple yet comprehensive, covering all the sides of an enterprise’s workflow like inventory, production, sales, accounting, taxes along HRM. In short, it entails EVERYTHING!


Recently, Odoo 14 has been launched in the market and with this latest version, many alluring opportunities for online merchants have been opened up. Obviously, some features were already available in the immediate older version but the new features include the addition and enhancements of the following factors.


  • – Usability upgrades
  • – Improved documents
  • – Reworked inventory & manufacturing modules
  • – New data cleaning module
  • – Rebuilt website builder
  • – New charts, pop-ups, snippets, and dynamic product catalogues
  • – Outlook & Gmail plugins


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ODOO 14 is Here! Let’s Get through its New Features


Now, let’s discuss the points where the Community and the Enterprise versions differ from each other.


Studio Access – With the new Studio module, you can now easily customise the system directly just with a few clicks. With version 14, now the Enterprise edition users can enjoy additional and improved features like screen customisation, menu editor, report designer, apps creator, and more. On the other side, the community edition users won’t have the access to use these features.


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Admin Level – The EE version offers functional support, version upgrades along bug fixes. These features are unavailable in the Community Edition version.


Project Management – In Odoo 14’s Enterprise edition, project management module has come with some additional features like Employee timesheet and planning that helps in planning resource allocation across multiple tasks and projects, and estimate project deadlines more precisely. But the Community edition does not offer these features.


Odoo Project Management


UI – The Odoo Community Edition is only available on desktops. On the other hand, the EE version is available on both desktops and mobile.


Accounting – Although the enhanced accounting app now can be accessed by both Odoo EE and CE users, the Community Edition users are limited to payments and invoicing modules only. Only the EE users can get access to the full-fledged accounting suite.


Odoo Accounting


Inventory Management – Both EE and CE users have access to purchase management and inventory management modules. However, access to some extra modules like integration with shipping companies such as UPS, USPS, FedEx, barcode support etc. is available to the EE users only.


Odoo Inventory Management


Sales ManagementCustomer portal, CRM sales – these modules are accessible to both EE and CE users. Now, the EE users will get some additional access to the VoIP integration, e-signature, digital products and subscriptions.


Odoo Sales Management


Manufacturing – The CE and EE, both can have the access to MRP features like Bills Of Materials, and Work Centers but only the EE will have the access to additional features like PLM, Quality, Maintenance, iOT, and a few more.


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Marketing – Both EE and CE users can avail the facilities of Expresses, email marketing, Events and Live Chat. The EE users will get extra access to email marketing templates, lead scoring and marketing automation.


Odoo Marketing


eCommerce – Both Odoo Enterprise and Community Edition version allows users to build full-scale feature-rich eCommerce stores. Now, the Enterprise Edition users will get access to additional features like payment integration, Amazon connector and eBay connector.


odoo eCommerce


Website Builder – All the basic website building elements are available for both CE and EE users. Also, both the users are allowed to use presentations and blog templates. For the EE users, additional access to the Call-to-Actions Blocks, Form Builder, Versioning, A/B Testing, visitor engagement enhancements etc. are available.


Odoo Website Builder


Well, based on your business requirements, you can choose the most feasible Odoo edition. While the Odoo Community Edition is available for free, the Enterprise Edition version is a bit pricey compared to that.


In today’s tech-savvy market, bundles of companies are offering Odoo customisation and implementation services with their expert consultants. Now, the question is how to find out the best Odoo consultant for your business?


You can get in touch with Envertis, one of the trusted Odoo ERP consulting companies in Australia. Also, we are a proud Odoo-Ready Partner and house the best Odoo functional consultants in Sydney. Whether you need complete Odoo programming, any custom modules or integration with your other business aspects, existing ERP system to be modified, our consultants have got you covered!


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