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Re: Odoo ecommerce vs magento

Andi Becker
- 05/02/2016 08:57:43
Magento announced officially on January 20th, 2016, that CE and EE 2.0.1 officially support PHP 7.0.2.

This also means that it is getting a whole lot faster 

Odoo is still Python 2.0 and until now there is no announcment or date set when Odoo will run on state of the art Python 3.*

Python 2.* gets discontinued in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Release

in other words with state of the art common Ubuntu software Odoo won't run anymore without adding extras - i.e. Python 2.0.


Beside features, speed etc customers usually are also focussing on how long their "investment" in an ecommerce solution will run in future and how long it will be maintained and how easy it will be to maintain it.

Until now using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and running Odoo on it was nice but Postgres was slow. In 16.04 LTS you will have a modern Postgres Version but no more support for Python 2.* which is the base for all Odoo modules.

On the other hand Magento is already running on the very fast version of PHP 7.* like other modern state of the art Open Source Software like TYPO3 will do too. 

As long as there is no clear statement from the people behind Odoo itself, when Odoo will be available for Python 3.0 - Odoo will be an more and more outdated system even it would be the number one eCommerce solution IMHO if support for Python 3.* would be available in the next Odoo Community Version 10. 

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On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 7:14 PM, Fabien Pinckaers <> wrote:

Magento is better than odoo ec module.

I already heard that from some Magento integrators, and I think it's a misunderstanding of the end-users need and market. The same people probably think Magento is much better than shopify because shopify does not have a lot of features compared to Magento. But in reallity, the market (or users need) value a lot usability and cost of implementation as you can see in Google Trends:

It's not only about the features you have, it's about the quality of these features, the usability, the website builder, etc. Ask yourself why Magento's SaaS offer has been discontinued (Magento Go) after several years? Mostly because Magento is so complex that it does not work without a costly implementation service.

In short, I would say that:
1/ Magento has more "pure eCommerce" features
2/ Odoo has more "management features" like marketing, inventory, invoicing, jobs, ...
3/ Odoo has a better usability and is usually cheaper to deploy/configure (try to play with taxes, variants & pricelists with Magento)
4/ Odoo produces beautiful products pages (website builder)
5/ Odoo scales better on high volumes

Usually, it means that if Odoo has the features you need, it's probably much better than Magento for your need. But it's possible that Odoo does not have the features you need and Magento does. In such a case, you have to analyze into the details to check if it's better with Magento or Odoo. (develop the missing feature VS complex implementation and product)

Also, Odoo is moving very fast in eCommerce. We are not far from having as much features as Magento, see: 


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