Differentiating Various Odoo Editions- Odoo Enterprise, Odoo Online and Odoo.sh

October 4th, 2018

With a current number of 3 million users growing their business with Odoo, they have been witnessing strong technical framework provided by Odoo. The way Odoo has evolved is much faster than any other business development solutions.



Making companies meet their complex needs has been the only motive of Odoo ERP software. Looking forward to the Open source requirements of users, Odoo has its Open Source edition- Odoo Community and paid Odoo editions such as Odoo Enterprise, Odoo Online, and Odoo.sh.



Let’s dive into the understanding of each Odoo editions.


Odoo Enterprise Edition


User can expect many common things between Odoo Community and Odoo Enterprise- both allow customizations, permits the use of your company’s domain name and server.



Technically, Odoo Enterprise covers all of the functionalities of Odoo Community as well as provides extra added features for easy customizations and satisfy user’s keen requirements:


Odoo Edition Features



Website Odoo Chatter, Form Builder, Versioning, A/B Testing


Studio- Added Screen Customization, Report Designer, Menu Editor, and Apps creator.


Accounting- Full Accounting can be managed.


Project management-  Comes along with Timesheets and Forecasts. 


Sales Management- Added eSignature, Subscriptions, and Helpdesk.


HR- Appraisals and Department Dashboard are available.


Inventory- Shipping and multi-company flows enabled.


E-commerce- Shipping Connectors and eBay Connectors are enabled.


POS- Loyalty Cards.


Marketing- Marketing Automation, Lead Scoring, and Marketing templates are available.


Appointments Can arrange appointments.



Other than the above-mentioned features, functional support, version upgrade and bugfix guarantee with improvised user experience are some of the add-ons user can avail on Odoo Enterprise which was not available on Odoo Community. To view a detailed comparison of both editions, follow this link.


Odoo Online and Odoo.sh Editions.



ERP to business is what backbone is to the human body! Without ERP support, the efficiency and productivity of business can collapse. And who can be a better sage than Odoo when it comes to ERP software management.



But again the sober reality of every business is that each one of them has different workflows and processes and customization is highly preferable at that time. As a consequence, to this, Odoo has released its highly customizable edition- Odoo.sh. Well, on the other hand, Odoo Online restricts the customization part but allows user to avail Odoo’s server.



Let’s explore the features of Odoo Online and Odoo.sh and figure out the difference between both.


Odoo Online



Odoo Online comes with an attraction of SaaS (Software as a Service). As it is a cloud-based platform you can get access to the online software via internet. So, now forget the hassles of managing and maintaining the infrastructure of hardware server of your own.



For acquiring the services of Odoo Online you just need to get the subscription done and can get the instance work for you. But with this edition, you cannot customize any feature or do custom development as per your requisites. Installation of custom modules is not supported by Odoo Online. All you can do is make the availability of Odoo pre-set modules which are already there.




Odoo.sh is one stop solution for all of your Development, Staging and Deployment requirements. You can call it “Unlimited” in terms of developing customized modules for every type of unique business requirement.


It doesn’t require any lengthy installation process, it comes with GitHub connectivity. You just need to sign in to GitHub in order to get access to Odoo.sh. So, with the simplest process, you are ready to use one of the convenient Odoo edition.


Well, this was a glimpse of both editions, now coming to the common benefits, both Odoo Editions- Odoo Online and Odoo.sh bestows easy maintenance, simplified mailing service, data security, and secured Odoo designs. But, Odoo.sh has some extra amazing perks which make it way better than Odoo Online. Let’s take a look at the exceptional features of Odoo.sh.


1. On the top of all features accustomed in Odoo.sh, permission to create custom modules is something that every business client using Odoo had the craving for. Being more scalar, it provides better flexibility allowing to install custom modules and also renders customization facility on front end.


2. The hybrid of Odoo and GitHub has also facilitated the Odoo users with testing and management elements. To your attention, you can now get a clear view of the Odoo integration with GitHub development. With this now you can merge, fork and clone the modules/projects easily.


Odoo.sh features


3. The server controls which were otherwise out of your control will be supported by the latest Odoo edition- Odoo.sh. It successfully supports various app integrations, shell access, and GitHub.


4. Who will not want to have their own domain name for ERP projects? If you think the same then, you should be thankful to Odoo.sh as it offers the facility to use your business’s domain name and other DNS subdomains for development branches.


5. One of the most dotting features of Odoo.sh- A dedicated Odoo.sh RunBot tests the installed projects on GitHub with an access to dashboard full of detailed log and testing actions for the real-time progress of all the projects. You can also share builds with your client for live testing via public or private URLs.



You can count our Aktiv Odoo team of developers for your Odoo.sh development. We have many happy customers who have considered our services for maximizing their business performance with Odoo.sh.



Wrapping the discussion here! Now it’s up to you to choose the best from the available Odoo editions that encounter your requirements.



Make yourself comfortable to contact us for further queries regarding any of the Odoo Editions. We will be happy to serve you with our Odoo ERP software services to elevate your business workflow efficiency.