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Pedro Gonzalez is an SD Lead (Odoo Specialist) at FernUni Schweiz. He has worked with Odoo for 7 years now. He began his career in Valencia, Spain and his work has taken him to a variety of places including, Breda, Holland and now to Switzerland where he currently works.
Pedro began as a developer and progressively evolved into a functional consultant and project leader. He has worked with clients in the retail, energy and telecommunications and over the last four years he has been working with clients in the education sector.
What Swiss Distance University Institute values the most about Odoo are its customisation capabilities. Using standard Odoo applications whilst customizing them has been core to the institution's use of Odoo. Odoo’s framework has enabled the institution to connect with different types of technologies required to run a university. Here are some of the open source and private software it has been able to connect to: Moodle (Open Source), Signal Sign On (Switch - Swiss software) and Mail Server (Microsoft 365).
The institute has also been able to develop a number of high quality and user-friendly web applications (Frontend/backend) which have met the users needs. Here are some of them: a Registration/Inscription Form App, a Teacher App, a Student App and an Evaluation App (based on Survey).
“Thanks to Odoo we have entered the digital age. All our study, administrative and financial management processes are available online and worldwide. We have thus been able to optimize the management of our resources and make our working environment more flexible.” - Stéphane Pannatier, Administrative Director at Swiss Distance University Institute
The Odoo partners Pesol, together with Redcor, formed an amazing team to ensure that the needs of Swiss Distance University Institute were met.
The community OCA also played a key part within the implementation. They enabled the Swiss Localization for the institution’s accounting and banking interaction, developed a builder to report finance and budget data in a flexible way and tier validations to manage the validation workflows involved in areas such as expenses and invoicing.
Having a software that is unique to the institution’s needs has enabled the Swiss Distance University Institute to work in a communicative way and maintain a uniformed, cross functional practice.
“The main challenge I faced since I started with Distance Learning University (OpenErp 6.1 by that time) was to transform a “Frankenstein-type” project with no clear direction to a unique mind oriented and user-friendly solution. Next quarter we will deliver Odoo 13, which will again offer a starting point and a new opportunity to supervise, extend and improve all the services we supply to our employees, teachers and students thanks to this amazing tool” - Pedro Evaristo Gonzalez Sanchez (Odoo Expert & Software Management Lead)