Every day that passes I am more convinced that ODOO: The OpenSource ERP that is giving something to talk about! is an excellent alternative to be implemented in most SMEs and that can have a great impact in companies with a fairly high volume of users and transactions, which makes it an ERP that can be adapted to any business model, from one fast, simple and highly scalable way.
What are apps or modules in Odoo 8?
There are several versions of Odoo, currently it is 11, but I particularly use 8 due to the availability of some specific modules for my business model, however, it is recommended to use that version where the technologies and modules are more adapted to your needs , as well as its ability to update.
In all versions of Odoo 8 there is a marketplace of modules that allow to increase or improve the functionalities of the Erp, many of these modules are free and open source, others are private and with different values. Regardless of the nature of the module, these can be installed and activated in a simple way, directly affecting ERP transactions and all related modules.
Odoo modules or apps (that the organization recognizes as stable) can be found in the Odoo Apps, where you can filter them by the version that is compatible, its impact area, its price and other characteristics that will allow you to find modules that solve the needs of your business.
How to install modules in Odoo 8?
Once we have chosen the module that we want to install in our ERP, which we configure in a Debian version following the tutorial Step by step to set up an ERP and CRM for your SME, we proceed to the download from its repository, we will download a .zip file that we must unzip, the result will be one or more directories with the name of the module.
Then from our Odoo administrator we must activate the technical optionsTo do this, logged in as admin we go to the user option, we choose the administrator user and we click on edit, then we mark the technical characteristics option and we save.
Now with an SFTP or SSH connection we must copy the directory of the plugin that we downloaded in the directory
/opt/openerp/odoo/addons from our server with Odoo, if you are not used to Connect and work on an FTP using the terminal, this can simply be done with an ftp client like filezilla, as shown in the following screenshot.
Following our process to install modules in Odoo 8, we must go back to our Odoo admin menu where a new option to Update list of modules will appear, which when clicking will open a window where we must confirm the update of it. With these steps, Odoo already recognizes the existence of the module.
To install and activate the module in question, we go to the local modules tab, uncheck the filter option corresponding to «Online Applications«, And we search for the module with the name of its directory, in our case odoo_web_login, clicking in the final step on the install option.
Now with this we can enjoy third-party modules in Odoo, we can also simply enter the local modules option and install any of the available list of online applications, but most of the time this list of applications is very small compared to the one. shown in the Odoo apps.
The result of activating the module used in the example is simply a new graphical interface for the Odoo Login, as shown below.