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Basic questions on Odoo implementation and costs

Oscar García
- 16/04/2015 22:16:04
Hello to all,

I contacted Odoo a couple of weeks ago in order to get some information on how to use it, learn it and offer it as a solution to clients.  I was told the in order to receive training I would need to become a partner.  Before I did that, I wanted to know how would I work with Odoo in order to make money to see if partnership payment would be necessary.  I asked several questions, but never got an answer, so I am posting them here, I hope someone can help.  I could be completely off on some, please let me know.


  1. Under what licensing can a customer work with Odoo?  As far as I understand, Odoo is free of charge (no license fee).  What is charged in the SaaS solution offered by Odoo?
  2. I currently work for a software development company and we usually build things from scratch.  Suppose a client chooses to work with Odoo SaaS platform.  Where or how would there be an economical benefit for me since no development is practically necessary?
  3. If I am based from Guatemala, does that mean I cannot have US customers?  The main reason for me to partner with Odoo is because I have potential customers in the US.
  4. On average, how much does an Odoo implementation take?
  5. On average, (related to number 2), how much does and Odoo implementation cost?
  6. I have joined the Odoo community email list and from what I see there are a lot of issues with Odoo, why is this, are there different versions of Odoo such that the community works on one not as stable as a final release?
  7. Can the SaaS version of Odoo be customized to the customers wants and needs?
  8. On the FAQ section under pricing, I see that a price is mentioned for On-Premise installations, what is being charged for? It also mentions a Odoo Enterprise contract what does this include?