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Original author(s) Fabien Pinckaers
Developer(s) Odoo S.A.
Stable release
9.0 / October 1, 2015; 11 months ago (2015-10-01)
Preview release
current master version / daily
Written in Python, JavaScript, XML
Operating system Linux, Unix-like, OS X, Windows
Type ERP, CRM, Accounting, CMS
License "Community" version: GNU Lesser General Public License v3
"Enterprise" version: Proprietary license
Website www.odoo.com
Repository github.com/odoo/odoo


Odoo (formerly known as OpenERP[1] and before that, TinyERP) is a suite of enterprise management applications.Targeting companies of all sizes, the application suite includes billing, accounting, manufacturing, purchasing, warehouse management, and project management.[2]

Community edition is supplemented with an Enterprise edition @ USD 240/- per user per year and a commercially supported online edition. Source code for the OpenObject framework and core ERP (enterprise resource planning) modules is curated by the Belgium-based Odoo S.A. The last fully featured Open Source version was V8.0 (LTS) and 8.0-SaaS6, available on Github under AGPLv3.[3]

Source code model[edit]

From inception, Odoo S.A / OpenERP S.A have released software as Open Source but starting at the V9.0 release, the company has transitioned to an open core model which provides subscription-based proprietary Enterprise software and cloud-hosted Software as a service, and a cut-down community version.

Community & network[edit]

In 2013, the not-for-profit Odoo Community Association [4] was formed to promote the widespread use of Odoo and to support the collaborative development of Odoo features. This organisation has over 150 members who are a mix of individuals and organisations.

Odoo S.A. are focussing on the SaaS business rather than a service business and recommend integrations and customisations through the partner network. Customized programming, support, and other services, are provided by an active global community and a network of 600 official partners and integrators.

Modules / components[edit]

The main Odoo components are the OpenObject[5] framework, about 30 core modules (also called official modules) and more than 3000 community modules.

Educational use[edit]

Odoo has been used as a component of university courses.[6] A study on experiential learning suggested that OpenERP[7] provides a suitable alternative to proprietary systems to supplement teaching.

Books & publications[edit]

Several books have been written about Odoo,[8] some covering specific areas such as accounting[9] or development.[10]


Odoo has received awards including Trends Gazelle and BOSSIE Awards[11] four years in a row. [12][13][14][15][16]

Software & architecture[edit]

Odoo uses Python scripting and Postgres database. A development repo is on GitHub.

Vendor support[edit]

The 3 last LTS version are supported in parallel. This means that when a new LTS version is released, an older version reaches its end-of-life, and is not supported anymore. As an example, 7.0 LTS will be supported along with 8.0 LTS and 9.0 LTS, but will reach end-of-life when 10.0 LTS is released.

Release history[edit]

  Old version
  Long Term Stable[17] version, still supported
  Latest version
  Future version
Program name Version Release date Significant changes Software license
Tiny ERP 1.0 February 2005 First release GNU GPL
2.0 May 2005 GNU GPL
3.0 September 2005 GNU GPL
4.0 December 2006 GNU GPL
OpenERP 5.0 April 2009 GNU GPL
6.0 January 2011 First web client GNU AGPL[18]
6.1 February 2012 First Ajax web client, discontinued GTK client GNU AGPL
7.0 December 22, 2012 Improved web client and usability GNU AGPL
Odoo 8.0 September 18, 2014 Revamped Inventory and WMS, Support for CMS: Website builder, e-commerce, point of sale and business intelligence GNU AGPL
9.0 October 1, 2015 Revamped Accounting features, Odoo Community split from Odoo Enterprise [19] GNU LGPL v3
10.0 Alpha Coming Soon Revamped Manufacturing features GNU LGPL v3

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Le Soire BE. "Un entrepreneur wallon lève 10 millions de dollars avec OpenERP". Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ "10 Open Source ERP Options". Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ saas-6 on Github
  4. ^ Odoo Community Association (OCA) website
  5. ^ "Comparative Study of Open ERP and its Technologies" (PDF). International Journal of Computer Applications. 73. July 2013. 
  6. ^ "http://www.fsa.ulaval.ca/cours/plans/2009H/SIO22915_3476.pdf" (PDF). www.fsa.ulaval.ca. Retrieved June 26, 2015.  External link in |title= (help)
  7. ^ "http://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1093&context=amcis2014". aisel.aisnet.org. Retrieved June 26, 2015.  External link in |title= (help)
  8. ^ Moss, Gregory (2015). Working with Odoo. Packt. ISBN 978-1784394554. 
  9. ^ Mader, Greg (2015). Financial Accounting with Odoo: Versions 6, 7, and 8. ISBN 1508737568. 
  10. ^ Reis, Daniel (2015). Odoo Development Essentials. Packt. ISBN 1784392790. 
  11. ^ InfoWorld staff (September 17, 2013). "Bossie Awards 2013: The best open source applications". InfoWorld. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  12. ^ staff, InfoWorld. "Bossie Awards 2013: The best open source applications". Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  13. ^ Gene Marks (August 11, 2014). "25 Great CRM Applications You Probably Never Heard Of". Forbes. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  14. ^ Jaikumar Vijayan (October 21, 2010). "OpenERP aims to impress U.S. market". Computerworld. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  15. ^ roxannevarza. "OpenERP gets €3 million for US expansion". TechCrunch. AOL. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  16. ^ James Borck, InfoWorld. "Bossie Awards 2016: The best open source applications". 
  17. ^ https://doc.odoo.com/contribute/14_release_cycle
  18. ^ https://github.com/odoo/odoo/blob/6.0/LICENSE
  19. ^ https://www.odoo.com/blog/odoo-news-5/post/more-than-ever-odoo-has-it-all-315

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