Odoo ERP or sap ERP?
Odoo ERP or sap ERP? If you are not an IT related person, you might be amazing what ODOO is . ?
Odoo is nothing but a suite of open-source business apps written in Python programming language and was released under the AGPL license. Odoo is the leading open source solution. The previous name of Odoo is Open ERP ( until May 2014 ). The main Odoo components are the server, 260 core modules and around 4000 + community modules it does possess. Odoo has no licensing cost.
Odoo is a popular business suite for any business in the market. Sometimes, basic Odoo modules are capable to fulfill the requirements hence there is no need for any customization and customization charge…!
We will check out all the details one by one …
ODOO PROJECT MANAGEMENT MODULES
1. FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING MODULE
2. CUSTOMER RELATION MANAGEMENT MODULE — CRM
3. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT MODULE — HRM
4. PROJECT MANAGEMENT MODULE
5. SALES MANAGEMENT
6. INVENTORY AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT MODULE
7. MARKETING MODULE
8 . E-COMMERCE MANAGEMENT MODULES
9. LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT MODULE
ADVANTAGES OF ODOO
1. LOW COST : -
You can easily download the software is free of cost ( community version ). And you can experience its amazing capabilities. Your cost of investment is low due to the lack of licensing fees. Hence, you can allocate the major portion of the budget for implementation or customization according to your needs.
2. MODULAR NATURE : -
Odoo is simply modular in nature. You can begin with simple basic modules and you can implement all other modules according to your future requirement. You can use each module separately or integrate with any other module as per your need.
3. COMPREHENSIVE NATURE : -
Odoo offers a wide variety of functionality. With the help of 260 core modules and 4000+ community modules, Odoo helps us to meet all our requirement beyond our expectations. Odoo is a single platform to meet all our requirements.
4. THE MOST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY : -
Odoo is used modern and updated technology. And it always modifying or developing along with the new technology.
5. CUSTOMIZATION IS EASY : -
In this competitive world, each organization needs continuous innovation for the growth of the organization. Hence to attain growth and efficiency each organization needs some particular level of customization which is easily possible in Odoo. All you need is budget and right skilled people like Cybrosys technologies.
6. SOURCE CODE AVAILABILITY : -
For Odoo — Source code can be purchased. Hence if your vendor decided to stop the support you can easily hire a new vendor and can find the required solution. Because of the source code available you can do whatever you want with the help of your own good developers or with the help of vendors.
7. NO LICENSING TROUBLE : -
You can freely download or copy Open Source Software and use it. Which eliminates the licensing problems. For example, if you don’t have the license for the MS Windows operating system you could be charged with software piracy.
Hey, the list is going on….
1. Easy to use.
2. The best business practices.
3. Early and full ROI-(Return On Investment )
4. Reduce task completion time.
5. Easy enterprise-wide information sharing.
6. Customizable and compatible with any environment.
SAP — SYSTEM APPLICATIONS AND PRODUCTS IN DATA PROCESSING
In the case of SAP which is the oldest ERP solution in the market. The sap is Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing. It was Founded in June 1972. And after this many SAP ERP modules are developed. Each SAP module can be integrated with other modules.
SAP system is divided into two; such as Functional Module and Technical Module.
FUNCTIONAL MODULE OVERVIEW
1. FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING MODULE — F1
2. CONTROLLING MODULE — CO
3. SALES & DISTRIBUTION MODULE — SD
4. HUMAN RESOURCE MODULE — HR
5. PRODUCTION PLANNING MODULE — PP
6. MATERIALS MANAGEMENT MODULE — MM
7. QUALITY MANAGEMENT — QM
8. PLANT MAINTENANCE MODULE — PM
9. PROJECT SYSTEMS MODULE — PS
10. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT MODULE — SCM
DISADVANTAGES OF SAP
1. EXPENSIVE : -
One of the main disadvantages is its cost itself. To implement and use SAP can be very expensive. You have to spend a lot of money in licensing and even more in infrastructure and consulting, ie. At its initial stage and the lifetime cost of SAP.
2. TCO IS VERY HIGH : -
As you all know SAP has very high TCO — Total Cost Of Ownership, ie, very high acquisition and deployment cost.
3. INFLEXIBILITY : -
It is inflexible. Because sometimes the package of the vendor does not fit a company’s business model.
4. COMPLEXIBILITY : -
Another disadvantage of SAP is the complexity built into the software. SAP only accepted own interface. It means that company has to change former business interface into a new SAP preferred interface in order to operate SAP system properly. Most companies implement one feature or function of the software during a particular time, allowing employees to gain familiarity with the software before moving to the next stage. The complete implementation process may take several years.
5. RETURN ON INVESTMENT:
If a company installs the SAP software for their system then the Return On Investment will take time to be profitable. In short, the company will get the profitable result but it will take a long time, hence a company whose purpose is to work for a very short period; then SAP is not used to implement.
6. LESS USER-FRIENDLY:
It is not user-friendly. Rich internet applications are not effective if the technology we used is up even though not all browsers support it. [ generally, companies depends upon more than one technology to serve all the business needs; etc, bi, spokesman, xi, CRM, ep, Netweaver mobile are some examples and a lot more ]. In most cases, it is used as a backend to our business needs. Web Dynpro is not compatible with all browsers and when ep applications are connected to back-end systems its response time is very high. All SAP applications are not successful.
7. LACK OF SECURITY : -
SAP have remote access to all your environment. Security level is very low.
8. RECURRING UPGRADES : -
The exponential rise of upgrade cost is based on customization of the software. And the upgrading is very difficult in the SAP system.
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