Odoo Community vs. Odoo Enterprise
Opportunities and limitations of the software variants
6 April, 2021 by
Odoo Community vs. Odoo Enterprise
Hanna Szeredi

Odoo came to the market as open-source software for the ERP sector. As one of the fastest-growing companies, Odoo has expanded its offering to include Odoo Enterprise in addition to the open-source variant.
This growth has continued, and Odoo can now offer over five million users solutions for their business processes and a strong network of implementation partners.

Odoo Business Solutions alone is the top contact for Odoo in Germany, Switzerland, the USA, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Canada, Belgium, Denmark and Finland.

Learn what Odoo can offer you and your company and the difference between the available software variants.

Odoo Community

About open-source software

Open-source software is freely accessible and readable. This increases transparency and makes programming comprehensible since the source code is visible. Businesses can also circumvent dependencies on editors, certain hardware, or other partners because the software is open source.

Because open-source software can be copied, distributed, and used, it may also be changed. This often results in various modifications and useful extensions to the software, such as the closure of data leaks.

In general, pure open-source software is free of charge. However, the flipside of the coin is also that there is no legal responsibility for the software.

Open-source software in the Odoo Community

With Odoo, you can look forward to a wide variety of open-source apps and modules that the Odoo community develops and makes available. Many developers use the open-source variant to build extensions that they have been missing. This amount of exchange in the Odoo community is unmatched. You can count on a worldwide network of expertise.

In the open-source software, you can access the desktop user interface. And you can already use the following components: billing, task logs, time recording, CRM, sales, personnel, recruitment, warehouse, purchasing, MRP, maintenance, website, eCommerce, point of sale, events, email marketing, live chat, SMS marketing, e-learning, vehicle fleet, and notes.

The Odoo Community allows you to familiarize yourself with the system. Even if you switch to the proprietary software version, the user interface remains as clear and user-friendly as you grew to know it within the Odoo Community.

Odoo Enterprise

About proprietary software

Proprietary software is not freely accessible or readable and belongs to the editor.

The software may not be copied, distributed, or modified in the source code. Thus, when using it, one is completely dependent on the provider. The provider usually offers regular upgrades and security updates to close security gaps.

With licensed software, one acquires licenses for the use of the software. License agreements also regulate legal responsibilities. The costs vary depending upon who is offering the software.

The incomes gained by the license sales are largely invested in advertisement and PR.

Proprietary software by Odoo Enterprise

Odoo Enterprise offers full use of all features and provides unlimited functional support, version upgrades, and hosting. Users can access the desktop version as well as the mobile user interface.

Advanced features are available in accounting, appointments, project management, sales management, human resources, inventory, manufacturing, website builder, e-commerce, point of sale, and marketing. 

Also, Odoo Studio was recently added, making extended software customizations depending on your needs very easy.

The proprietary software variant is worthwhile for companies that want to operate wholly and sustainably in the digital age. With Odoo Enterprise, you can make your company completely paperless by digitizing, integrating, and automating your business processes.


About Odoo Business Solutions

Odoo offers a powerful development platform with its backend. Therefore, at OBS, we try to use the standards of Odoo with its diverse integration options and existing modules as much as possible.

In 2019, we received the Odoo Best Partner Europe award. As an Odoo Gold Partner, we guarantee the best consulting, configuration, development, and training based on your needs and business ideas.

Your success is our passion.

To learn more about us and everything we offer, schedule a free Odoo demo. We’d be happy to show you all the possibilities of Odoo and how you can use Odoo to optimize your business processes.

 Discuss your business needs with OBS and find the right Odoo variant for your  company.

 As the winner of Best Partner Europe and as a Odoo Gold Partner, OBS offers you the best support.

Top feature: Price-Performance Ratio
6/6: The top six features of Odoo