Nowadays, in order to save time, especially for people who need to simplify tasks in business, some applications will be useful.
One of these mail applications is the Belgian Odoo program, formerly known as OpenERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), the main task of which is comprehensive assistance in business management. The program Odoo contains in itself a large number of auxiliary functions for complete control over the processes in the enterprises.
- CMS (Content management system), system with open source, where you can create and modify already posted information without the help of developers;
- Odoo holds more than 10, 000 business applications for most solutions;
- CRM (Customer relationship management), management system, which provides automation of procedures and operations for interaction with customers. Roughly speaking, a robot that works for you. Minimizes the number of human factors, saves time and faster carry out operations;
- A set of modules, divided into main categories. Starting from the creation of the site, ending with transport and personnel management. There is also the possibility of conducting Internet-based meetings;
- An ability to create your own site. It’s offered to create a landing page, Internet store, and a business card website. There are many templates so you can experiment with different styles.
Who use it?
Now Odoo has about 3, 000, 000 users, they include both developers and ordinary users, also entrepreneurs.
In this regard, the interface is divided quite conveniently: you choose the necessary functions for yourself, for a month or year, and have a complete guide for what to use. In addition, there are training videos and useful articles on Odoo.
For those who hadn’t yet made up their minds or who want to understand the convenience of the program, a 15-day free version is offered.
However, as in many systems, there is a couple of flaws. For example, bad documentation, that’s why you need to open source and examples of modules to implement the functionality. Some people mention the defect in the localization, there is an inaccurate translation, incomprehensible language or unfinished text.
In general, comparing with other similar platforms (such as Django), Odoo has an uncomplicated simple interface, there is already a basic system of analytics and reporting, while Django has to write it practically from scratch. Built-in web server, which cannot be said about Django.
To sum up
So, summing up, for the type of activity where it is important to use maximum business functionality and at the same time not to overpay for automation, the options isn’t bad. In addition, there are no strict requirements for load and interface.
Magento Odoo integration with Microservices
MageDirect integrates Magento with Odoo using a single microservice, designed for you, or a network of microservices.
Simple and clear:
Microservices are a network of stand-alone mini-applications that divide your business logic into small parts that are easier to develop and maintain. Single Microservice performs exactly one business function.
Microservices can interact with each other via the API. This is a modern engineering technique that allows you to be more flexible in making routine tasks, especially if you are developing an omnichannel system.
Business logic is separated from Magento Extension
You will receive a standalone mini-application (microservice), which can be integrated in the future with any platform.
Reducing the number of development hours when creating integration with other platforms.
Under a microservice, it is possible to allocate the separate server (if to you, for example, it is necessary to allocate more hardware resources under calculations)
GDPR compliance. Additional data protection, you can mark out micro-versions on a separate server, and send API requests on a secure channel.
It is convenient to outsource parts of the work to different vendors.
How integration works
We create a separate PHP application (microservice or microservice system) based on your technical requirements. In this application, there is a business logic that will be decomposed from Magento.For the development of microservices, particularly for Odoo Magento Integration, we use the framework – Lumen.
Microservice is usually created with the database and the API.
On the Magento side, Magento extension is developed, which acts as an adapter, which delegates all information processing to the micro-service.
Magento Odoo integration extension performs the following role:
Receive and display data received from the microservice
Send data to the microservice.