Odoo v9 key features – is it worth waiting for?

Odoo v9 key features – is it worth waiting for?

Odoo v9 is proving to be a major new release including an important re-write of the accounting module. The initial beta is currently available however not ready for commercial application and a stable v9 release is due July/August. Please contact us if you are interested in an early release to this new improved business management application.

 

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Key improvements include…

 

User Interface : fully mobile, new dashboard view, Iphone/Android support, improved menus

 

Web BuilderĀ : new building blocks, improved web forms, themes (see apps.odoo.com)

 

ImprovedĀ Customer PortalĀ : customers can log in and view quotes, orders, invoices and payments

 

E-Commerce : digital product support, new payment acquirers, shipping integrations, Ebay/Amazon…

 

Contracts : recurring/fixed price/time & materials, new dashboard, options & extras…

 

Reporting : new dashboards, KPIs, trends/comparisons, embedded graphs on tiles…

 

Accounting : new chart of accounts, export to Excel, simplified menus, financial reporting improvements…

 

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Projects : new Gantt design, improved integrations with HR, tasks to time-sheets improvements, job forecasting…

 

Time-sheets : mobile, on and offline modes, GTD planning, time statistics, feed from project/tasks…

 

Electronic Signatures : capture initials, drag/drop fields, PDF review, templates, role based with permissions, legal…

 

CRM : VOIP integrations, mass mailing, A/B split testing (web), links and tracking… (see previous post for additional new features)

 

Point of Sale : improvements for restaurant application, loyalty tracking, customer management, split-bill, bar-code compatibility…

 

 

Is this new release worth waiting for? Unless you are currently running v7 or v8 then we would recommend waiting for v9 for the simple reason that there are so many new additional features that are not available in current versions without custom development and extensive customisations to existing modules. From the end-user perspective the new interface is crisp and clean and very user friendly. However the major improvement is from an accounting perspective where many improvements are to be released. Stay tuned for more updates.