ERP Comparison Odoo vs SAP Business One
Odoo vs SAP

Choosing the Right Software

Whether you are outgrowing entry-level software or replacing a legacy system, choosing an ERP that is a good fit for your company can have a strong impact on your future growth and pro tability. Because the cost of implementing an ERP is so high, demanding a great deal of time and input from employees across your organization as well as potentially significant software licensing and consulting fees, there is tremendous pressure to get it right the first time.

Despite these high stakes, most decision makers selecting and implementing ERP software will not do so more than a few times in their career. The purchasing relationship is therefore tilted in favor of the vendor, with many vendors requiring hours of qualification before revealing crucial details such as features and pricing. When dealing with vendors, it is therefore essential to accurately and completely communicate the needs of your organization to avoid finding out 6 months into implementation that the project isn’t feasible or that an unexpected and expensive custom development is required.

CLOUD OR ON-PREMISES?

Whether you are outgrowing entry-level software or replacing a legacy system, choosing an ERP that is a good fit for your company can have a strong impact on your future growth and pro tability. Because the cost of implementing an ERP is so high, demanding a great deal of time and input from employees across your organization as well as potentially significant software licensing and consulting fees, there is tremendous pressure to get it right the first time.

SAP Business One

SAP, born from the ashes of the Xerox business computing division, is the venerable purveyor of enterprise software, primarily selling built-to-suit solutions for large enterprises. In 2002, SAP made its first foray into the SME market segment with the purchase of what is now SAP Business One (SBO). SBO is the lowest cost ERP offering from SAP, designed to be deployed quickly and with minimal customization.

Business One is designed to cover every business software need of small to midsized businesses, from CRM to Manufacturing deployed either in the cloud our on-premises. SBO is best suited to light manufacturing as it lacks advanced planning and shop floor control features when deployed out-of-the-box. There is a large community of value-added resellers, many of which have developed their own modules to add the missing features needed for more complex manufacturing processes.

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190 COUNTRIES

670 PARTNERS WORLDWIDE

650,000 USERS

ODOO ONLINE

Odoo is an open-core suite of business apps. It is built on a modular structure in which each app covers one business function and each app is installed as needed.


Odoo is available to be installed on-premises as well as in the cloud. Odoo recently released a new version of its manufacturing app suite, adding quality, maintenance, PLM, and expanded mrp and mes functionality.

In this document, we will compare the on-premises con guration of the latest release, version 10. Support and implementation services for the on-premises edition are sold by Odoo certified partners, while support for the SaaS is provided by Odoo Inc. itself. The on-premises edition has thousands of community-developed modules which add or modify functions, allowing a high degree of exibility. The first-party SaaS only allows the installation of the three-dozen modules officially supported by Odoo Inc.

5+ MILLION USERS

120+ COUNTRIES

730 PARTNERS

7300 APPS IN ODOO APPS

Features Comparison


INVENTORY MANAGEMENT


Odoo OnlineSAP Business One
General


Multi-Warehouse
YESYES
Storage Locations
YESYES
Bin Replenishment
YESYES
Mobile Device Support
YESYES
Multi-Company
YESYES
Multi-Currency
YESYES
Multi-Language
YESYES
Automatic ASN
NONO
Package Management / Cartonin 
YES
YES
Freight Carrier Integration 
YESNO
Manage Consignee Stocks
YESYES
Electronic Data Interchange
YESYES
Products

Non-Stocked Inventory*
YESNO
Multiple Variants
YESNO
Multiple Units of Measure
YESYES
Inter-class UoM Conversion
YESYES
Variant Matrix
YESNO
Traceability


Lots / Serials
YESYES
Up / Down Traceability
YESNO
360° Traceability
YESNO
Expiration Dates
YESYES
Cycle Counting
YESYES
Reporting

Inventory Forecasts
YESYES
Inventory Valuations
YESYES
ABC Analysis
NONO
Barcode Support


QR Code Support
NONO
RFID Support
NONO
Lots / Serial Numbers
YESNO
Receptions
YESNO
Picking
YESNO
Internal Moves 
YESNO
Delivery Orders
YESNO
Inventory Adjustments 
YESNO
Routing

FIFO / LIFO
YESYES
Customizable Routes 
YESNO
Putaway Strategies
YESNO
Wave Picking
YESNO
Batch Picking
YESYES
Zone Picking
YESNO
Cluster Picking
YESNO
Cross-Docking
YESNO
Putaway Location By Size, Weight, & Capacity
NONO

supply chain



Odoo OnlineSAP Business One
Features

Vendor Data Management
YESYES
Vendor Pricelist Management
YES NO
Inbound Quality Control
YESNO
Dropshipping
YESYES
Purchases


Purchase Request
YESYES
Purchase Orders
YESYES
Purchase Approval Workflow
YESYES
Request for Quotations
YESYES
Contracts / Purchase Agreements
YESNO
Automated
Procurement


Minimum Stock Rules
YESYES
Make-to-Order
YESYES
Master Production Schedule
YESNO


MAINTENANCE


Odoo OnlineSAP Business One
Scheduling and Request Handling


Schedule Preventive Maintenance
YESNO
Maintenance Kanban
YESNO
Maintenance Calendar
YESNO
Shop Floor Integration
YESNO
Multiple Teams / Sites
YESNO
Asset Management
YESNO
Subcontract Repair
YESNO
Job Tracking
YESNO
Parts Management


Inventory Management
YESYES
Purchasing Integration
YESYES
Rotating Asset Location
YESNO
Equipment Serial Numbers
YESNO
Equipment Maintenance History
YESNO
Dealer Portal
YESNO

pricing & conditions


Odoo OnlineSAP Business One
PRICING
$25 / user / month
$2,975 / user perpetual + 18% per year
Contract Duration
Monthly / Annual
Annual
Five Year Cost, 50 Users
$75,000$282,625
Free Trial
YESNO
New Version Upgrades Included
YESYES
Update Service Included
NONO
Cloud Offer Available
YESYES

Usability & Productivity


Odoo OnlineSAP Business One
UI

Full Web Interface
YESNO
Responsive Mobile UI
YESYES
Android Native App
YESYES
iOS Native App
NOYES
Market Place


App Store / Add-ons
YESYES


USER INTERFACE

Usability, especially in enterprise software, is an often-overlooked but critically important aspect to consider during the purchasing process. Usability affects the efficiency of users working within the system, the ease with which the software can be implemented, and can reduce the costs associated with user errors. Additionally, users who spend most of their working day using the system will appreciate software that is easy to use. This is especially true for shop floor control systems, as workers there may be in a loud environment, moving quickly, wearing PPE, or otherwise not optimally situated to use a traditional computer interface with a keyboard and mouse. The special design considerations of a shop space or production line must be taken into consideration for any interface used there.

We have selected screenshots of analogous menus within each software to demonstrate the visual elements and interface options for each software in this comparison. While it is difficult to assess software usability with a static image, a rough comparison can be made. The additional information can only aid your analysis.

User Interface - SAP Business One


SAP Business One - BoM


SAP Business One - Product Master Data

USER INTERFACE - ODOO


Odoo - BoM

Odoo - Production Scheduling

Conclusion

Many factors must be considered when choosing a manufacturing software. The complexity of the production workflow, the degree to which demand fluctuates, the lead times of production and procurement, the size of the organization, the growth rate of the business, the stockkeeping needs, the complexity of the support operations in a plant. The list, as they say, goes on. You must make the decision based on your own superlative knowledge of your business while working closely with whichever vendor you choose.

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