Odoo Experience 2019 - Day 1
The plenary session on day one is where all the features of the new release are announced.
There were over 4000 participants in this year’s event, which is a record.
I have done my best to summarise them below. They appear in the order they were presented and some items may appear out of context as I took notes.
Odoo v13 Apps
Sales & Marketing Related
All website mods enhanced to make them clean by default and “beautiful” by default
New design for blogs
All official themes open sourced and are now free
New improved builder – all parameters of a widget block are now more conveniently placed in a left panel:
New big menu widget – drag and drop menu items
Push notifications to visitors on your website. They will receive these notifications even when they are not on the website but they have to have subscribed. You can select by country and time which is great for segmenting audiences:
Visitor tracking – based on visitor behaviour you can chat with them real-time, or SMS them immediately after they complete the contact form.
New SMS Marketing App
New app “SMS Marketing” – use like the MassMailing app. Plus all stats and reporting:
Integrated Social Marketing
New social marketing app that combines all social marketing channels
Follow key words
Users can tweet or put Facebook entries directly from the app
You can also schedule posts
One entry can go to all channels and you can then measure the responses
All completely integrated with (nearly) no configuration
(our marketing team will love this)
Leads – enrich a lead based on just based on the email address:
Use of AI to project lead success rate based on things such as good phone numbers, emails etc. It learns from your existing leads.
New “Generate Leads” function based on some parameters:
Geolocation of all leads:
Stock forecast feature on a SO line with drill-down:
Configurator enhanced to show options and extra items
Matrix entry for items like t-shirts:
Dynamic selection of list view columns:
An enormous amount of work by the dev team
Improvements to barcode scanner – super fast
New Field Services App
Planning by user – month day etc new view:
Phone app for the field service staff – list of jobs including geolocation
All the details on drill down
Start the timer from the app
The worksheet is dynamic depending on the type of job. Customisable. Plus signature(s).
Add parts to the job
Send report or ask the cust to sign straight away. Report has the time and parts and value.
Then one click you can invoice or reschedule another visit
New Rental App
Looks like a decent addition
Order entry for rentals has a new pop-up. Shows how many units are available for the selected time
Sign rental documents from the sales order
Pickup and return directly from the order:
Inventory and Management
New master product forecasting
Improved work centre features - uses Google Slides for the info
New app for subcontracting
Better Gantt and planning view
Direct updating of SoH from the stock report
Mass assign of serial numbers – copy/paste from a spreadsheet
Partial MTO/MTS products
Purchase analysis – new KPI dashboard
Valuation layers – Every change is logged which will explain how we get to the current value. Stock value and quants should be thought of like 2 different layers – FIFO costs are picked from the stock value stack and stock is picked from the quant stack.
Automated SMS or emails on delivery
Employee referrals apparently are the most efficient way to recruit based on stats
New app “Referrals” – it’s like a game. Get referrals and gain points
Show available positions to your friends and you get kudos points
You can share job positions on social media and if people click you get the credit
How far the referral get determines the number of points you get
If employed you build up your “team” of “superheroes”
The ability for an employee to design their contact online and they can sign online also. Designed for Belgium but may be applicable to Aus
Onboarding plans – design with a task for each department
Develop and train – Employee profile with skills measurement
eLearning app to training your employees. Design the course. Publish for free or sell. Collaboration with other students. Show progress. Certifications. All in one eLearning system:
New Planning module
Shift management – Planning application. By calendar or Gantt chart
Send schedule to employees – click on email if they wish to change
Send emails if shifts are changed
Lunch app improved!
New Approvals App
Custom designed approvals workflows
5 x faster – even on imports!
Web page render is also much faster
Many processes in the Object Relation Model (ORM) engine now happen in memory
Multi companies – see several but only transact on one
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