What is the Best Thing About Odoo?
Anar, dedicated Odoo developer from Mobilunity, agrees to answer the frequently asked questions about Odoo. With more than 10 years of working in this field, Anar has a lot of things to say about Odoo. We asked him “What is the best thing about Odoo?” and here’s his answer.
Simplicity. Odoo development is very simple. Its ideology is “only what we need.” No huge forms with hundreds of fields, selections and tables. But it gives you all what you need. I already mentioned meme picture about Google app, Apple app and “your company business app”.
Flexibility. This one is opposite to previous. If you really need, you can have form with hundreds of fields. Every request from user can be implemented. But along with guidelines this also will be done with maximum possible simplicity. Odoo will never overload end user with information.
Customization. The development via Python is fast, simple and funny. And we are not getting tired when working on it. All needed actions, calculations, procedures can be implemented when client wants. But Odoo features always will left enough freedom for user to make its own set up. Many of modules follow this rule. Sometimes this even creates trouble. For example, imagine the situation: user needs to edit many records setting equal values to one of fields. Usually software gives you 2 ways. First – hard code “mass edit procedure” and use it, but call for developer if fields list changed. Second – you will have list of all fields your working model have. And there could be tons of lines to search proper fields. Odoo uses way of customization: after installing module “Mass edit” you will have configuration menu where you can configure which fields in which modules users can set or clear by mass editing.
Comfort. Easy to learn, easy to admin, easy to work.