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Original author(s) Fabien Pinckaers
Developer(s) Odoo S.A.
Stable release 9.0 / October 1, 2015; 4 months ago (2015-10-01)
Preview release current master version / daily
Written in Python, JavaScript, XML
Operating system Linux, Windows, Unix, Mac OS X
Type ERP, CRM, Accounting, CMS
License LGPL
Website www.odoo.com

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

The source code for the OpenObject framework and core ERP (enterprise resource planning) modules is curated by the Belgium based Odoo S.A. Additionally, customized programming, support, and other services are provided by an active global community and a network of 500 official partners. The main Odoo components are the OpenObject[3] framework, about 30 core modules (also called official modules) and more than 3000 community modules.[4][5][6][7]

Odoo has been used as a component of university courses.[8] A study on experiential learning suggested that OpenERP[9] provides a suitable alternative to proprietary systems to supplement teaching.

Several books have been written about Odoo,[10] some covering specific areas such as accounting[11] or development.[12]

Odoo has received awards including Trends Gazelle and BOSSIE Awards[13] three years in a row.

It uses Python scripting and Postgres database. Its community edition is supplemented with an Enterprise edition @ USD 240/- per user per year and a commercially supported online edition. Development repo is on GitHub.

Release history[edit]

  Old version
  Long Term Stable[14] version, still supported
  Latest version
  Future version
Program name Version Release date Significant changes Software license
Tiny ERP 1.0 February 2005 First release GPL
2.0 May 2005 GPL
3.0 September 2005 GPL
4.0 December 2006 GPL
OpenERP 5.0 April 2009 GPL
6.0 January 2011 First web client AGPLv3[15]
6.1 February 2012 First Ajax web client, discontinued GTK client AGPLv3
7.0 December 22, 2012 Improved web client and usability AGPLv3
Odoo 8.0 September 18, 2014 Support for CMS: Website builder, e-commerce, point of sale and business intelligence AGPLv3
9.0 October 1, 2015 Odoo Community release [16] LGPLv3

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.

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. ^ "Comparative Study of Open ERP and its Technologies" (PDF). International Journal of Computer Applications 73. July 2013. 
  4. ^ staff, InfoWorld. "Bossie Awards 2013: The best open source applications". Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  5. ^ Gene Marks (August 11, 2014). "25 Great CRM Applications You Probably Never Heard Of". Forbes. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ Jaikumar Vijayan (October 21, 2010). "OpenERP aims to impress U.S. market". Computerworld. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ roxannevarza. "OpenERP gets €3 million for US expansion". TechCrunch. AOL. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ "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)
  9. ^ "http://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1093&context=amcis2014". aisel.aisnet.org. Retrieved June 26, 2015.  External link in |title= (help)
  10. ^ Moss, Gregory. Working with OpenERP. Pakt. ISBN 1782163808. 
  11. ^ Mader, Greg. Financial Accounting with Odoo: Versions 6, 7, and 8. ISBN 1508737568. 
  12. ^ Reis, Daniel. Odoo Development Essentials. Packt. ISBN 1784392790. 
  13. ^ InfoWorld staff (September 17, 2013). "Bossie Awards 2013: The best open source applications". InfoWorld. Retrieved July 27, 2015. 
  14. ^ https://doc.odoo.com/contribute/14_release_cycle
  15. ^ https://github.com/odoo/odoo/blob/6.0/LICENSE
  16. ^ https://www.odoo.com/blog/odoo-news-5/post/more-than-ever-odoo-has-it-all-315

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