Introducing Odoo 10
Recently, Odoo shared the latest SaaS releases, where you had a little overview of some of the most recent changes in Odoo Online. We also organized the MRP Tour this past summer and presented a beta version of one of the highlights of Odoo 10, the new MRP! Now, we can proudly present to you, the Odoo Community, our newest release - Odoo 10, it's live!
For this edition, more than 112 tasks have been concluded by our internal R&D team of +150 developers. That's a lot of actions! Some applications have been completely reimagined and redeveloped, while others have more minor improvements which will result in a real difference in management and time-efficiency for our users!
Let's now present to you the key features of this new release:
Odoo Website Builder
The web page editor has been completely redeveloped for better performance and optimized usability. Working with a bad editor platform is frusturating and time consuming. With the new editor we have revamped a host of new features including the new media manager (for faster media file uploads), the development of new building blocks in the official Themes, a new customer Portal (with real-time sales follow-ups just like in Odoo Sales), as well as the new and improved Blog customization tools.
With this new update, Odoo eCommerce has been significantly improved. In the backend, the dashboard now flawlessly integrates with Google Analytics to allow smart tracking of all your sales flows and visitor traffic. Statistics on sales and products help users to strategically manage their business. Odoo 10 now includes two new payments providers, and great news for developers, all of these providers are available in the Community Edition as well as Odoo Enterprise to help our entire community get started in selling with an online store! New tools have been developed in order to better promote your online products such as the possibility to add multiple images within a single product, magnify those images, add attributes for specific products, and even the option to display the product price with or without the calculated sales tax to give you even more control over your online store. We have also included delivery number tracking that alerts visitors in real-time when a product is out-of-stock with a product page warning.
Odoo Studio is a brand new application to help you to create or customize other Odoo applications with adding a single line of code. While previously a task only possible with the help of your developers, creating a new Odoo app is now more accessible even for non-technical users. You can customize reports, easily update translations, customize actions, design custom views, create new menus, and more. The possibilities for customization opportunities are virtually endless.
This application, as part of Human Resource Management, helps user to quickly and easily send their expense notes to their manager. Thanks to some of these new features, expense records can be sent by email with just a picture of the bill/receipt as an attachment. Creating a record for reimbursement is now much simpler and can be done in just one click. Reports have also been improved, allowing managers to quickly track individual employees, teams, or even expense/product types.
Odoo Helpdesk is our second brand new application in this release. This application will help you to better manage your customer service or support tasks. Creation of tickets is easy and can be done via email, live chat sessions, website forms, or even other third-part apps you may currently use. These tickets can be assigned manually, randomly, or balanced between team members based on your preference. Additionally, a public FAQ or Forum can be easily added to your page with a dashboard to help you to get a full overview on your activities, actions, and performance KPIs.
The MRP app had so many awesome expanded features that we dedicated an entire Tour to it! For those that missed out, we'd like to introduce you to some of the new features of this app. The average manufacturer can use more than 10 different applications to run their business, creating a high level of complexity in both workflows and integration. At Odoo, we decided this could be simplified and used this innovative mindset around full-integration to offer a single software that combines all the common needs of any modern manufacturer. Odoo integrates BoMs, MPS, Work Center Tablets, Schedulers, Push & Pull rules, OEE, PLM (versioning, engineering changes, and doc management), Quality Management (including control points, quality checks, and quality alerts), as well as Maintenance (preventive, corrective, etc.). More detailed features are available on the v10 Release Notes.
New API & Performance
In an effort to fully modernize the software, change to a new and improved API was necessary. The old API code has been deprecated, resulting in massive speed/load time improvement. Others changes in the backend also help to optimize overall performance, such as faster breadcrumb redirects. The Website pages are much quicker due to QWeb compilation, page caching, and improved controllers codes.