In OpenERP, product categories are used when accounting transactions related to products need to use more than one account.
You would use them when you want or need:
different income and expense accounts for different products
different stock valuation accounts for different products
different price difference accounts (differences between the invoice price and standard price - also called purchase price variance)
Note that (3) is only applicable if you have the Anglo Saxon accounting module installed.
It is also possible to categorize products to make them easier to find, because you can filter by category. Because a product can only belong to one category, it may or may not be useful to use product categories for this purpose.
There are other modules that support products belonging to more than one category (for better integration with e-commerce systems such as Magento for example) but they require you to pick one category to be the 'master' category for each product.
To view, edit and create product categories :-
Sales â Configuration â Products â Products Categories
(and also directly from the Product form view)
To view a hierarchical list of all product categories :-
Sales â Products â Products by Category
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