ODOO: The OpenSource ERP that is giving something to talk about! It is an excellent alternative to be implemented in most of the SMEs and that can have a great impact in companies with a high volume of users and transactions.
Which makes it an ERP that can be adapted to any business model, a fast, simple and with high scalability.
What are the apps or modules in Odoo 8?
There are several versions of Odoo, currently it goes through 11, but I use 8 in particular because of the availability of some specific modules for my business model, however.
It is recommended to use that version where the technologies and modules are best suited to your needs, as well as its ability to update.
In all versions of Odoo 8, there is a marketplace of modules that allow to increase or improve the Erp functionalities, many of these modules are the free and open source, others are private and with different values.
Regardless of the nature of the module, these can be installed and activated in a simple way, directly affecting ERP transactions and all related modules.
The Odoo modules or apps ( which the organization recognizes as stable ) can be found in the Odoo Apps.
Where you can filter them by the version that is compatible, their area of impact, their price and other features that will allow you to find modules that solve your business needs
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How to install modules in Odoo 8?
Once we have chosen the module that we want to install in our ERP, which we configure in a Debian version following the tutorial Step by step to assemble an ERP and CRM for your SME, proceed to download from their repository.
We will download a file .zip that we must unzip, the result will be one or several directories with the name of the module.
Then from our administrator of Odoo, we must activate the technical options, for it logged as admin we go to the user option.
We choose the administrator user and we give about editing, then we mark the option of technical characteristics and we save.
Now with an SFTP or SSH connection we must copy the directory of the plugin that we download in the directory
/opt/openerp/odoo/addonsof our server with Odoo.
If you are not used to connecting and working in an FTP through the terminal, this can simply be done with an FTP client like FileZilla, as shown in the following screenshot.
Following our process to install modules in Odoo 8, we must go back to our Odoo admin menu where we will see a new option to Update list of modules, which when pressed will open a window where we must confirm the update of it.
With these steps, Odoo already recognizes the existence of the module.
To install and activate the module in question, we go to the local modules tab, uncheck the filter option corresponding to ” Online Applications “, and do the search of the module with the name of your directory, in our case odoo_web_login, pressing in the final step in the option to install.
With this we can enjoy third-party modules in Odoo, we can also simply enter the option of local modules and install any of the available lists of online applications.
But most of the time this list of applications is very small compared to the which is shown in the Odoo apps.
The result of the activation of the module used in the example is simply a new graphics interface for the Odoo Login, as shown below.