Learn how to use Odoo, a resourceful, open source business application platform designed to transform and modernize your business About This Book * Configure, manage, and customize Odoo to fit the needs of your business * Learn about the new Odoo 8 website builder and e-commerce features that are seamlessly integrated with Odoo's business applications * Perform step-by-step configurations of the most important Odoo applications using real-world examples Who This Book Is For This book is perfect for people who have never used Odoo and for those who would like to learn about more advanced features such as creating your own custom modules. In order to get the most out of this book, you should be comfortable with downloading and installing software and understand basic business concepts such as sales, purchasing, inventory management, and basic accounting. What You Will Learn * Configure a functioning customer relationship management system * Set up a purchasing and receiving system for your company that allows you to track inventory, costs, and profit * Implement manufacturing operations and processes using real-world examples that you can put to use in your own company * Discover the capabilities of Odoo's financial accounting and reporting features * Integrate powerful human resource applications that simplify the collection and management of employee information * Utilize Odoo's full featured project management application to organize tasks and track time and costs associated with billable projects * Customize Odoo without writing a line a code In Detail Odoo continues to gain momentum throughout the world in regards to providing the best platform for open source ERP installations. Now with Odoo 8, you have access to a powerful website builder, integrated e-commerce features, and a fast-growing community to help transform and modernize your business. With this practical guide, you will cover the essential modules to get Odoo up and running for your company. After installing Odoo, you will use its sales management application to enter quotes, create sales orders, and invoice customers. You will then learn how to integrate the CRM application to manage your leads and convert them into lucrative opportunities and sales. Next, you will set up your own purchase management system, assigning products to suppliers and tracking orders with the new warehouse management and routing system. Finally, you will learn how to use analytics to track project expenses and keep your accounts simple and easy to maintain and build an Odoo module to extend its functionality and make it work for you. Working with Odoo covers all the core installation and usage functionalities of this popular tool, helping you to fully implement a working ERP system through practical, advanced, real-world examples. Style and approach This book is a practical guide that uses real-world examples to teach you how to implement Odoo into your business.Über den Autor:
Greg Moss has been a business and information systems consultant for over 25 years. Starting in 1988, Greg began to work extensively on financial and accounting-related applications. He wrote his first custom billing system for a rehabilitation facility at the age of 20. He has worked extensively in the healthcare, point of sale, manufacturing, telecommunications, and service sectors. Greg is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and was the chief information officer for Crownline Boats, Inc. In addition to studying music and computer science at Southern Illinois University, he completed a BS in business administration and information systems at Walden University. Greg also has an information assurance certification from Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to Odoo, he has experience in a variety of ERP systems and was a Sage Pro partner for several years. Greg is the CEO of First Class Ventures, LLC and the owner of FirstClassComputerConsulting.com (http://firstclasscomputerconsulting.com/) and OdooClass.com (http://www.odooclass.com/). He is also an Odoo Ready Partner. In 2014, Greg started a game studio called FirstClassGameStudios.com (http://firstclassgamestudios.com/) and designed and developed NeuroMage, a game that utilizes an inexpensive research-grade EEG headset to allow you to learn spells in the game using only your mind. NeuroMage was first demonstrated at the Neurogaming conference in 2014. As a result, Greg has become a recognized leader in Neurogaming and is humbled to be on an expert panel at the Neurogaming conference in 2015. Greg is an experienced stock and options trader and has recently started dabbling in currency trading. In his spare time, he enjoys playing trumpet and saxophone with local bands and taking cross-country road trips with his African grey parrot, Bibi.
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