Odoo is the world's easiest all-in-one management software. It includes hundreds of business apps:
CRM | e-Commerce | Accounting | Inventory | PoS | Project management | MRP | etc.
My question is more about using an ERP than Odoo itself...
I setup an odoo8 db and customized it to perfectly fit our needs regarding sales, raw materials purchasing, stock, factoring.... and now that I'd like to start using it with the team, their first question was:
"Do we really need to create every products we would like to ask for quotation ? for exemples pen, chair, paper, .... and a variant for every different form, color, brand..."
And I'm pretty sure they have to... But we are not using Odoo for our accounting just to help us organize our work. Still, even for consumables we would like to take advantage of the RfQ functionality.
How do you manage your consumables ? Is there a way to RfQ without creating the related products ? well you get the idea
Thanks to Ermin Trevisan a good solution for us is to change the description of the product will filling the RfQ. In this configuration our product list will stay clear. I didn't realize that the description was editable and saved for each RfQ
These arguments and discussions are as old as ERP systems exist, I myself know them since almost 30 years :-)
It is and remains a trade-off. If you are only talking about consumables (no stock keeping), then you can think about "aggregated" products such as "misc small office supplies" and change the product description from case to case.
But be aware of being to generous with the creation of such products, you will very soon end up with tons of such products, because people are too lazy to properly manage products.
Please try to give a substantial answer. If you wanted to comment on the question or answer, just use the commenting tool. Please remember that you can always revise your answers - no need to answer the same question twice. Also, please don't forget to vote - it really helps to select the best questions and answers!
About This Community
This platform is for beginners and experts willing to share their Odoo knowledge. It's not a forum to discuss ideas, but a knowledge base of questions and their answers.Register
Odoo Training Center
Access to our E-learning platform and experience all Odoo Apps through learning videos, exercises and Quizz.Test it now
|Asked: 1/15/16, 10:00 AM|
|Seen: 661 times|
|Last updated: 1/15/16, 11:10 AM|