It appears that the social networks module is essential for the operation of open erp. Although the system permits the uninstall. And leaves the system completely inoperational. With no means of recovery. I hope this is not an indicator for the overall quality of the coding! How can I repair the system?
This is a massive bug!
Here's my two cents to the topic of social networking: The dependency of OpenErp on this 'social networking' stuff will reduce its applicability in a real productive environment. Invoicing, manufacturing, warehousing, book-keeping those are the functions which make a company thrive or go broke. All this 'social networking' stuff is a productivity killer. Don't fall victim to this bad habits or try to be fashionable. At least make it so one can switch it off without braking the system. Guess what happens on Monday when no packages can be packed, no invoices be printed? Correct: hell brakes loose, guess what happens if I can't 'follow', correct again: nothing, this demonstrates how important this function is.
Totally agree! Social Network is great for salesmen chasing prospects - it is totally in the way for anybody creating the invoices, planning stock moves or the hundred and one other jobs that a company needs to survive.
This needs to either be user selectable for install or be capable of being completely hidden on a per user basis.
We are a company of 24 staff, there are probably 3 people who need (and would benefit from) the social network function and the ability to "follow" customers or prospects. Everyone else it would be a distraction and slow them down.
I know we can turn off the follow functionality on a per customer, per product, per delivery, per stock movement, per transaction basis - but we have approx 15000 stock line movements per week accross 3000 invoices. This is just not practical to control at the individual level.
Once you get past this problem then OpenERP looks really good and can meet our needs easily, but not with this massive overhead.
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