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Ray Carnes United States

--Ray Carnes--
| 10 7 11
Greater Los Angeles, United States
--Ray Carnes--

Business Analyst

OpenERP 6.1, 7.0; Odoo 8.0, 9.0, 10.0, 11.0 and 12.0.

Completed Odoo Functional and Technical Training.

Functional Areas:

  • CRM/Sales

  • Inventory

  • Manufacturing

  • Accounting

  • Purchasing

Major Skills:

  • Business Process Reengineering

  • Efficiency Consulting

  • User Needs and GAP Analysis;

  • Functional and Technical Design;

  • Prototyping and Proof of Concepts;

  • Requirements Specifications;

  • Agile Implementation;

  • Data Migration;

  • Configuration & Customization (UI and code);

  • Integration - Odoo and non Odoo Applications and Services;

  • Training and Knowledge Transfer;

  • Go Live Support;

  • Helpdesk;

  • Version Upgrades and Migration.

  • Accounting Expert.

I have over 20 years of experience empowering and enabling users with enterprise information systems that make a real and measurable difference in their ability to proactively manage their businesses and organizations. 

I am a skilled Communicator and I only take the serious things seriously!

Ray Carnes United States
1/21/15, 9:24 PM

A 'partner' is either a person, an association, an organization (company*). * It is better if you don't use company in this definition, as it has another meaning in Odoo.

A 'company' (the way it is more commonly used) is a set of partners (mainly customers, suppliers and employees), users (logins).

An example of a company would be Odoo S.A, Odoo USA or Odoo Asia/Pacific.

A 'customer' is a partner that purchases products from a company.

An 'employee' is a partner that works for a company.

A 'supplier' is a partner that sells products to a company.

Odoo is implemented by people who work for Companies. People are modelled as partners, as are the individuals and organizations that those people buy from, sell to, employ and do business with.



| 5 2 7
Cluj, Romania

Our company is Odoo partner since 2013 and promotes cutting-edge ICT technologies in SMEs at national and at European level. We develop and automate customers business with the Odoo management software. We implement innovative solutions by means of process optimization, simulation technology, integrated business management tools, advanced maths and simulation. Thus, we foster the increase of productivity and the cost reduction in the companies of our customers, driving the consolidation of their market position. Our customers can choose between in-house or in-cloud ERP solutions.

1/21/15, 2:38 PM

The concept of Partner models a business entity (company) or a person and is one of the central concepts of the ERP (class res.partner). You can find Partner objects for example in the menus Sales-->Customers (or Suppliers). The ERP relates many models to the partner (e.g. Sales Orders, Invoices, Manufacturing Orders, Projects, Tasks, Analytic Accounting, Payments etc). The company (res.company) has an associated Partner, which stands for the company itself. You can use it in all places in Odoo that expect as data type the Partner object.

I hope this helps.

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