On Thursday October 7th, the annual Odoo awards were held. The awards this year took place online for a second year in a row as part of Odoo’s flagship event Odoo Experience. Whilst we missed the in person audience, we were happy to celebrate the winners of this year’s awards with hundreds of people streaming live from across the globe. We'd like to congratulate all Nominees, Winners, and Community members for their continuous hard work and commitment.
If you were unable to join us, take a look below for a recap of all the winners from this year’s awards.
The 2021 Odoo Award Winners are:
Asia Pacific Region (APAC)
BEST STARTER APAC: Vmax Technology Co., Ltd.
Vmax Technology has had an impressive growth record. They’ve managed to reach Gold level partner status within one year. They’re honoured to be awarded this award and for this new starter, Odoo has had many benefits not only for their customers but also for their own business. With Odoo they’ve been able to automate their own business processes and take quicker and more informed decisions. This has been a huge driving factor behind their ambition. Vmax continues to have a growth mindset and together with their Odoo Account Manager, they hope to reach new heights in their partnership journey.
BEST PARTNER APAC: Port Cities Indonesia
Port Cities Indonesia is one of Odoo’s long-time partners. They have a strong presence in the APAC region and are one of the market leaders within the region. Time after time, they’ve proved their capabilities by working on a variety of Odoo projects and in a number of industries both local and international. Over the last two years, the company has experienced a 50% growth in headcount and hope to continue this growth in the future.
BEST STARTER EUROPE: AIR
AIR (Advanced Informatics & Research) has been an Odoo partner since May 2020. During the very first call with their Odoo Account Manager they said: We are truly in love with Odoo, the culture, the product and services. Despite beginning their business during the pandemic, the company has grown over 60%. Their agile approach mixed with the Odoo Implementation Methodology have enabled them to onboard projects very quickly and have very happy customers. AIR is very active in the Italian community and has big ambitions for the Italian market.
BEST PARTNER EUROPE: brain-tec AG
This award makes it a third time win for Odoo partner brain-tec AG since 2016. What is the key to their success? In their words “There’s not one key to success, we simply believe IT is a people business, therefore we continuously invest in our people. For example, we have the most certified Odoo consultants world wide. So in the end the answer is simple, the key to our success is our highly motivated and highly experienced staff.” Congratulations to the brain-tec AG team for their win and the opening of their newest office in Austria.
BEST STARTER AFRICA: Fogits International SARL
Fogits is based in Tunisia and began their Odoo partnership in January 2020. From the get go, Fogits has managed to achieve impressive results; they reached Silver level status within a year. In everything they do they strive for excellence and believe quality is only derived from great efforts and a great team. Congratulations to the Fogits team, we look forward to seeing what they will achieve next.
BEST PARTNER AFRICA: Karizma Conseil
Karizma Conseil began their Odoo journey in 2016. They’ve gone from strength to strength winning the Best Odoo Partner award in 2019 and becoming the first Gold partner in Morocco. To date they have completed over 122 successful implementations. Congratulations to Karizma Conseil.
The Middle East & North African Region (MENA)
BEST STARTER MENA: Era Group LTD
Era Group began as learning partners in 2019 and transitioned to ready partners in October 2020. Since then they have aligned fully with the Odoo business model, worked closely with their Odoo Account Manager and have managed to become a Gold partner in less than a year. In the word’s of CEO, Yasser Aqlan, the steps Era Group took to become a successful Odoo partner were quite simple, “...by following Odoo’s success partner roadmap.” Congratulations to Era Group, we look forward to seeing what they will achieve next.
BEST PARTNER MENA: Ever Business Solutions
This win marks Ever Business Solutions’ second win in a row after joining the Odoo partnership program in 2018. Odoo AM’s describe Ever Business Solutions as a strategic partner in the region working incredibly well with both Odoo AMs and CST. They’ve continuously updated and collaborated with the Odoo team to ensure the best results in the market. Their ingredient to success; getting along with people and viewing customers as partners of the business. Congratulations to the Ever Business Solutions team.
BEST STARTER AMERICAS: QOC Innovations
Winners QOC have been an Odoo Implementation partner since August 2020. In their winning speech they thanked the collaboration between Odoo and QOC and said the winning strategy has been leveraging their retail and manufacturing experience, deep diving into the Odoo software and connecting the dots between the two. Their advice for any new partners is to keep it real with themselves and their customers, really get to grips with the technology and leverage industry experience.
BEST PARTNER NORTH AMERICA: Bista Solutions
Starting their Odoo journey in 2010, Bista Solutions is among one of the first Odoo partners and has grown from a 2 people business to over 200 employees. After a decade of working with Odoo, Bista Solutions had this advice for new partners upon receiving their award: “Focus on delivery. Don’t be too hung up on new business. If you’re able to deliver the projects you have on hand, the business will come. Odoo’s ecosystem is big, it’s a huge market, there’s a lot of demand for Odoo...just focus on delivery and the success will come.”
BEST PARTNER LATAM: Grupo Xmarts
Grupo Xmarts is present in; Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Shallow zone in Mexico and Queretaro as well as the Dominican Republic and Ecuador. They’ve been a part of the Odoo ecosystem since 2015 and have proven time and time again that partnering with Odoo is sustainable and scalable. Congratulations to Grupo Xmarts on their award and we look forward to seeing what is next in their Odoo journey.
BEST STARTER INDIA: TechUltra Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Best Odoo Starter for India 2021 goes to TechUltra Solutions. They’ve been an Odoo partner since 2020 and have managed to level up to Gold status in less than one year. During their acceptance speech, TechUltra Solutions thanked their highly skilled staff who have shown their proven skills and dedication to provide the best services to their clients. They were also thankful to their clients who have shown their trust in TechUltra Solutions by allowing them to solve their business needs.
BEST PARTNER INDIA: Prixgen Tech Solutions Private Limited
This award marks Prixgen’s third win in a row. Headquartered in Mysuru, Karnataka, Prixgen has been providing end-to-end ERP solutions with Odoo since 2018. During their acceptance speech, the secret behind their Odoo success has been employee training, understanding the product and becoming a product expert and also staying focused. Congratulations to Prixgen Tech Solutions on their award. We look forward to seeing what's next.
Odoo Community Awards
BEST TRANSLATOR: Rastislav Brenčič (Rasto.Brencic1)
This year’s winner is Rastislav Brencic (Rasto.Brencic1) who’s been working extremely hard on providing Odoo translations in Slovak and Czech. Thanks to his hard work, Odoo localisation in Slovakia and Czech Republic is possible. The driving factor behind his success is the motivation to be the best with the best product. Thanks to localisation, Rastislav believes there is clear potential to become the best product in the Slovak and Czech markets.
Odoo would also like to extend a special thanks to Erwin from Odoo Experts for his and his team’s consistent effort in translations for the Dutch market. This year they’ve managed to completely translate and review Odoo 15 before its release - impressive right?! A fantastic achievement that we are continuously grateful for.
BEST CONTRIBUTOR: Swapnesh Shah
This award marks a hat-trick for Swapnesh in his 5 years as part of the Odoo Community. His curiosity and drive for improvement have been his driving factor towards his contributions. Whether a small bug fix or a large bug fix, Swapnesh views all contributions made by all as making a difference to the Odoo Community. Congratulations to Swapnesh for this achievement and a special thanks to all those who are part of Odoo Community. Odoo wouldn’t be what it is today without all of your contributions.