While there had been selective trade names which catered to the requirement of open source and software requirements of websites, Odoo has emerged as a tough competition in the past decade. And it’s not for nothing that people prefer it over other big names in the same pitch. The management software has earned this reputation with its consistent and constructive upgrades, providing services to businesses by understanding their requirements closely.

One of the habits that make Odoo what it is today is that it strives hard to keep up with latest technological advancements and including the same in their upcoming versions; the latest development being the new feature rich Odoo version 11. Odoo Development with the new version is not going to be the same. Why? Let’s explore the features of Odoo Version 11 to discern.

Features of Odoo Version 11:

Functional Changes

The main spotlight of Odoo 11 is going to be the functional changes it has worked upon, which includes:

  • Several changes in the timesheet app including a new view for Timesheet recording, Validation policy, New Timesheet flow, and automated reminder function.

  • A new Product Catalog App has been introduced.

  • Changes in the accounting app.

  • The subscription app will now have a new dashboard, cohort analysis, and analysis by companies.

  • A more advanced discuss app.

If you had used any of the previous ersions, you know how that’s going to rock, isn’t it?

Focus on SEO

Odoo 11 is going to focus more on Search Engine Optimization keeping in view its dire need in the competitive web. It is designed to build your online shop to be more audience oriented. So, what all will it include to make it possible?

Odoo development with the latest version will remove IDs from the URL and will name the URL’s differently from H1, which was the case in earlier versions. The new version will be using Robots statements and defining to improve SEO. It will also use shorter and more convenient URL’s for pages.

Localization

You can expect localization of Odoo if you are based in one of the following countries:

·         USA

·         Canada

·         France

·         Belgium

·         Spain

·         UK

·         Latin America

·         Mexico

·         Singapore

·         India

Other Odoo partner countries are also speculated to be included in the list, so let’s just hope for the best! It’s also working on localization for current and accurate accounts, taxes, electronic invoices, reports, and a few more features, for selective countries in Europe. If you are Europe based, you might have to wait till the next version. For Middle East countries, it will introduce a right to left writing script to ease tasks.

Enhanced Keyboard

Yes, Odoo already had keyboard shortcuts but this version is going to introduce an enhanced one. The development is setup to increase productivity, followed by improved accessibility. And we all know how keyboard shortcuts has made our lives easier till now, so it’s undeniably going to be worth it.

Improved Communications

Odoo version is going to add a new improved aspect to its messaging feature. In the notification icons, you get inbox messages which highlights in white when unread and changes to grey, once the message is opened. For further activity lists, there will be a ‘next activities’ icon to inform you of your next activities.

Usability

So, how can we rate usability when it’s not yet out? Experts voted so. The Odoo team carried out a survey of a couple thousand users and the results concluded that Odoo 11 will be simpler and faster when it comes to usability. There will be positive changes in Odoo WMS, Odoo Subscription, Odoo accounting, etc. which gives you all the more reasons for Odoo implementation.

Easy Uninstalls

Earlier versions of Odoo required manual steps to be followed to uninstall modules and documents but now you can wait for the uninstall wizard that’s going to make uninstalling of apps and documents much easier and with a single click.

Improved UI

Odoo 11 is going to offer improved user interface in aspects more than one. It will have an easy to use functionality overall, including a few features will include:

·         A side chatter for wide screens.

·         More effective scheduling of next activities.

·         New design including color coding for different functions.

Odoo Version 11 has something in the plate for everyone, be it the community (end users) or the enterprise. The listing above includes the top layer of changes including only major introductions revealed till now. The only thing we can assure is that if you are planning to get an ERP in the near future, you can definitely wait for this one as it’s going to be worth it. For more updates on Odoo 11, stay tuned!


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