Recently, I searched an open source ERP software system for our factory use. Luckily, I found an OpenERP software application system (previous name as TinyERP, now name as Odoo). It is programmed by using Python, a very popular programming tools nowadays. After my preliminary test, I had very width functionality with acceptable performance and easy-to-use. It should be a good software application for SME, and I have to study it in-deep.

Odoo, previously known as OpenERP, is an open-source suite of integrated business applications actively programmed, supported, and organized by OpenERP SA. Odoo is similar to many open-source projects where customized programming, support, and other services are provided by an active global community and partners network. The community is comprised of more than 1,500 active members and has contributed more than 3,000 modules to the ongoing enrichment of Odoo. The network of certified partners, established in more than 100 countries, deploys the solution locally. The software, with more than 1,500 downloads a day, is one of the most frequently installed business suites worldwide.

All Odoo Apps such as Odoo CRM, Odoo Sales, Odoo Accounting, Odoo WMS (Warehouse Management), Odoo HR, Odoo Project, Odoo Events, Odoo Marketing, etc. are integrated with each other. Odoo is an open-source alternative to many software packages. It can be used by any retailer with its POS (Point Of Sales), and in any website with its CMS (website builder) synchronized with the e-Commerce app. In the enterprise resource planning software field, Odoo is an alternative to SAP ERP, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft Dynamics, Netsuite, and others.

Odoo has offices in the US, Belgium, Luxembourg, India and Hong Kong.