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Re: Accounting Roadmap V9

Ben Olsen
- 10/09/2014 13:48:22
I must agree with Lek. Many of the new and redesigned features sound great, but losing account hierarchy would cause serious issues. In our company we must maintain a very complicated and detailed Chard of Accounts, because we face scrutiny from government auditors. We need the account hierarchy to keep everything organized, and trying to throw our 500+ accounts into one giant list would be a disaster. Additionally, we rely on the View types to sum up all totals from child accounts, giving us quick overviews of different sub-sections of the Chart of Accounts.

I looked over and can see why Odoo would want to aim for that kind of user-friendly interface. However, in terms of functionality, Odoo needs to remain a full-featured ERP and allow for much more complicated settings, especially with Accounting.

Perhaps v9 could offer a simplified accounting system for small businesses, but allow the more complicated features, like account hierarchies, to be enabled if desired?

Ben Olsen

On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 11:18 AM, Wipawii <> wrote:

Greeting from Thailand,

Agree with Lionel. Budget is important for an organisation. It is to control how your business should go. It is a plan of finance.

+1 for Reconciliation, reduce complication of Tax setting, very good for restart sequence for new FY, tax is workable on Expense, More flexible on Reporting with pdf and excel are optional and last one menu items is NICE!

However, removing account hierarchy  is incomprehensible. Account hierarchy is sort of like basic of accounting in part of presentation for management assertion, unless Odoo will have other friendly feature to support CFO to create their own financial report template freely. Hopefully, new account type and reporting in this roadmap will help.



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On Oct 9, 2014 9:58 PM, "Lionel Sausin" <> wrote:

I find the beginning of the document very worrying :

"(...) Not a priority:

  • Budget

  • Analytic"

I'm worried because our company is into manufacturing, and our accounting is so simple that we didn't even bother making it in Odoo - EBP compta does the job for ~200€.
BUT analytics and budgets are major features for us, the only ones we'll really use in Odoo's accounting.
So please, by all means do improve whatever you want on accounting, but do NOT remove any more existing features.

Lionel Sausin

Le 09/10/2014 15:51, Graeme Gellatly a écrit :
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Omg. You are taking your model from a 1-10 user accounting system with no concept of stock, no concept of anglosaxon, not even a concept of a sales order really and literally quoting their CEO verbatim while inserting screenshots of their product.

Dont get me wrong, i like xero, i use xero, i have written integrations between xero and openerp, in fact i own shares in xero, but this is either crazy or odoo is abandoning anybody subject to anything but a small business reporting standard.

I feel sorry for partners. I think you just got screwed but at least the direction is clear early.

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