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Re: Integration with other non-ODOO ERP Capabilities

by
Graeme Gellatly
- 05/18/2015 23:55:17
Yes and no.

Using something like oca connector framework to sync Purchases and Sales along with something like automatic-workflow you can easily do it.  You end up with effectively a copy of the purchase but much easier than trying to put yourself in the middle of workflows.  Lots of people use Odoo just for WMS or some functional aspect, and have developed connectors, either under OCA, or other (e.g. frepple).

Connector has a pretty big learning curve, but in the end is better, cheaper, faster than 1), once you realise the full scope of it, presumably syncing products, locations, warehouses, suppliers, customers etc.

The problem is more likely the reverse.  Presumably Odoo would need to update the legacy system, and it is the ability to access that will be the harder part IMO.



On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 1:52 AM, Benjamin Scherrey <scherrey@proteus-tech.com> wrote:
    I'm evaluating ODOO's WMS for a replacement into an existing system. One thing we'd like to be able to do is to use the existing Order Management System for storing Purchase Orders and such. What is required to have ODOO WMS reference a different OMS to retrieve and act on POs? 

1) Can I create some kind of REST/SOAP API shim to sit in front of the legacy OMS so ODOO WMS can treat it as if it was the ODOO OMS?

2) Do I have to implement python classes to wrap the legacy OMS to make ODOO WMS work with it?

What is the actual mechanism by which ODOO WMS talks with other components of ODOO ERP? Can they be reasonably replaced piecemeal or are they too tightly integrated for this to be a reasonable consideration?

thanx much,

 -- Ben Scherrey

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