A lot of small businesses use multiple systems to run their company. Things get disjointed, sometimes hard to navigate, or information that is needed in one application is simply not in another. Enter Odoo.
Odoo is like an ERP a la carte! You can pick and choose the parts you need and build a system completely custom for you and your business. Need HR, Timesheets, and Planning? Simply add them to your account. Maybe your business is more in the manufacturing line of work and you need Inventory, MRP, and Purchase to secure the parts you need. You'll just add them to your Odoo account. Are you getting the picture? Without calling out names of those other systems, let's look at some areas of common businesses where multiple systems could be replaced by Odoo.
It really isn't important what platform you currently use for your online storefront. The fact is, Odoo offers a fully integrated system that covers just about every aspect you can think of. Your storefront should have an online checkout system that displays the items you have in stock in your Inventory, which should have traceability of who brought what in and where they put it, as well as making the schedule and reporting the time that that person used to move the items or get them ready to ship. With Odoo, all of those pieces are within one system
However you are currently doing your accounting, I'm sure it's fine. It most likely gets the job done. But does your current system allow you to go from a journal entry to it's related purchase order, then to the manufacturing order that kicked off that purchase? Could you then follow that manufacturing order to its related sale? The sale to its related quotation? That quotation to a lead that was simply an email address you gathered at a convention? Finally, does your current system allow you to jump to any one of those steps with one single click of your mouse? Odoo does. With everything being inside a single database, it's all connected. The branches of every reconciled line can be traced back to its roots with ease. And of course, all the things you would expect from an accounting application are there: Budgets, P&L, Bank Reconciliation, Fiscal Positions. Everything is at your fingertips.