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Odoo Tips of the Month : February 2017

Dear Reader,

Being an expert of ODOO Since 10+ years, we have been releasing some useful tips and news around Odoo every month. Here we go for February 2017. Please note down the ODOO tips coming out of Media around ODOO especially Twitter and Facebook. Let's thank to them.

Here are the tips.

Please see more Updates:

  1. Odoo news in May 2016.
  2. Odoo news in June 2016.
  3. Odoo news in July 2016.
  4. Odoo news in August 2016.
  5. Odoo news in Sept 2016.
  6. Odoo news in Oct 2016.
  7. Odoo news in Nov 2016.
  8. Odoo news in Dec 2016.
  9. Odoo news in Jan 2017.

Serpent Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd. is providing various ODOO services in more than 147 countries. Our services includes Training, Support, Migration, Implementation, Development and offshore. We are a team of 102+ full time OpenERP/ODOO experts including 4 techno functional experts who were part of core OpenERP framework development and having 10+ years of experience in Odoo/OpenERP. We have conducted 78+ local and international functional and technical training on OpenERP with 91% satisfaction ratio. Look at the events and customer feedback. Thanks.

 

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Meet the New Face of SerpentCS as “An Official Vendor of TCS”

We, Serpent Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd. is glad to announce that we are now an official vendor of TCS Ltd. Being one of the leading contributors in the ODOO community, we are serving TCS Kolkata as a prime customer thereby adding a new feather to our cap.

                                                                                        An Official Vendor of TCS

We conducted technical and functional training's at TCS Kolkata in April 2016, where a number of highly qualified professionals were present. The delivery manager of the company who is having 18+ years of experience was also present to learn the basic and advanced techniques of Opensource ODOO ERP modules.

An advanced training of 10 days was conducted at TCS Kolkata where our two most knowledgeable  geeks

Mr. Anup Chavda and Mr. Sohil Patel conducted training on Technical and Functional areas respectively -:

  • The Technical aspects covered by Mr. Anup Chavda for Opensource ODOO ERP Modules included full Odoo Module Structure. It covered the areas like Fields, Model, GUI components (i.e., Views, Actions, Menus and Buttons), Methods, Constraints, Inheritance, Wizard, Reports, Workflow, Security and Import / Export.

                                                                            An Official Vendor of TCS
  • The Functional aspects covered by Mr. Sohil Patel covered different areas for Opensource ODOO ERP Modules that included – CRM module, Sales & Purchase module, Warehouse module, HRMS module and many others.

    An Official Vendor of TCS

With this collaboration, we are sure that in future we would gain competitive advantage by utilizing synergies and establishing long-term strategic alliances and partnerships with the world's leading opensource and enterprise software developers.

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How To Choose Right ERP Solution For Education Field? A Detailed Insight!

Technology Rules; and so the Computers! - everyone would agree with this fact. Computers are now omnipresent and have entirely changed the world we live in, towards the better. One such field is the education field where the technology and use of computers have completely changed its way of working as compared to the previous decades.

Right from involvement in different types of learning techniques like online courses to the smart classrooms; the technology has simplified the management of educational institutions. The ERP implementation has revolutionized the education field while helping the schools, colleges, universities and even campuses in improving their operations while making them more manageable and transparent.

ERPs is not a new concept where it has been used as full-fledged solutions in some of the biggest industrial niches in order to ease the management process. With the same aim, Education ERP system has been implemented in the educational field to streamline the process right from top to bottom and vice-versa. Thus, it can be said that having right ERP solution for the educational sector is necessary and so the criteria to select these solutions are equally important. If you are looking for the same, let us first have a detailed insight on some basic requisites to choose right ERP solution for the educational field:

                                                                                                

  • Review the pre-requisites and pre-installation scenarios:

    The decision of implementing ERP for school, college, university or campus is something that you should not hurry for. Before its implementation, you must ensure that you have enough knowledge about the benefits that you will get with the ERP implementation in your educational institution. First, you need to create a team of teaching and non-teaching administrators, analyze the pre-requisites, develop objectives of the system and prepare rough data of an entire plan. This well-defined research with automated analysis, well-defined objectives and scope of implementation will help in the smooth implementation process.

  • Choose ERP software according to your requirements:

    The ERP software is going to handle most extensive and complex processes and so based on that, there are various types of ERP software available in the market. Before selecting any of the ERP software, you must first carry out intensive research on different types of Education Management Software available and simultaneously match it with your pre-defined requirements. One of the best ERP software for the educational field is the EduERP that gives optimal results according to the queries and requirements.

Once you are done with the process of selecting and buying ERP software, the final stage comes and that is implementation stage. Some of the best practices to follow while ERP software implementation is as follows:

  • Collecting and storing data in the database:

    Carry out a complete analysis of currently available data as it is not necessary that 100% of your data will be transferred as there will be some data that are really old and that too insignificant ones. Ensure that majority of the important data are included in the database and for this create a spreadsheet or CSV file for properly segmenting and storing data. A good ERP will transfer or upload the data from the spreadsheet to the database. One of the best examples for this is EduERP. Ensure that complete and accurate data is transferred to the system.

  • Training the end-users:

    This is one of the most important steps in the ERP implementation. Training the end-users that mainly include staffs of the institution and letting them know the benefits of an ERP software is necessary. Mastering in how the EduERP works will help them a lot and so necessary steps should be taken in giving them training. Important documents, training manuals or other additional tools must be provided to the trainees for better results.

  • Setting your ERP software live:

    The most important part of ERP implementation process is making the system live on the system. Besides that, proper utilization of the EduERP, as well as timely maintenance and upgradation of the system, is important to the ERP implementation process.

Final Wrap-up:

With the increasing technological trends, the ERP solutions in different fields offer a wide range of support and convenience in managing the system efficiently. With the above post, you will get a brief idea as how right ERP solution will help the education field in simplifying their system management.

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Odoo Tips of the month : January 2017

Dear Reader,

Being an expert of ODOO Since 10+ years, we have been releasing some useful tips and news around Odoo every month. Here we go for January 2017. Please note down the ODOO tips coming out of Media around ODOO especially Twitter and Facebook. Let's thank to them.

Here are the tips.

Please see more Updates:
  1. Odoo news in May 2016.
  2. Odoo news in June 2016.
  3. Odoo news in July 2016.
  4. Odoo news in August 2016.
  5. Odoo news in Sept 2016.
  6. Odoo news in Oct 2016.
  7. Odoo news in Nov 2016.
  8. Odoo news in Dec 2016.
Serpent Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd. is providing various ODOO services in more than 145 countries. Our services includes Training, Support, Migration, Implementation, Development and offshore. We are a team of 95+ full time OpenERP/ODOO experts including 4 techno functional experts who were part of core OpenERP framework development and having 10+ years of experience in Odoo/OpenERP. We have conducted 75+ local and international functional and technical training on OpenERP with 91% satisfaction ratio. Look at the events and customer feedback. Thanks.

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An Open Letter to Odoo Community by ERPNext Team

Hello Readers, We wish you a very happy new year! As 2017 just clocks in, every ERP comes up with new plans and attract to more customers, in order to serve good to the world. SerpentCS has already been serving Odoo Community since 10 years and it is a great pleasure to work around Odoo, the best opensource ERP in the world by far. However, there is always a competition which brings quality and life to the ERP. ERPNext, is another player in opensource ERPs, which is fully opensource and for sure has been a promising future, building good apps for business and with clean usability, even though less feature-rich. SerpentCS has started ERPNext services too. Let's give time some time, things will grow and customer will win ultimately. On the eve of the first Monday of 2017, the Director of ERPNext has sent an Open Letter inviting Odoo community to test and give a spin to ERPNext. The summary is as follows:


 

Why does ERPNext Matter?

As you all know, Odoo is currently by far the biggest open source ERP product and community in the world today and is doing an aggressive job of growing both the product and community. ERPNext has been quietly building its own community and has been pushing the barrier in usability and quality and often ideas in Odoo are picked up from ERPNext. We also know that given no competition, Odoo is likely to go down the closed path. Monopolies are bad for the user and most of us have lived through the bad old days of Mircosoft. Innovation thrives when there is strong competition in the market. Whether is Android v/s iOS or Windows v/s Linux or RedHat v/s Debian. Like professional sport, healthy competition brings out the best in us. The most recent example is GitLab v/s GitHub. For many years, the GitHub product had become stagnant and they stopped rolling out new features because it was the clear winner of the open source developer market. But as a strong competitor GitLab came into the picture, it brought out the best in GitHub, and we as users got the benefit. We believe that ERPNext is already affecting Odoo by pushing it to build better user experience and keeping more stuff open source. Without a strong ERPNext, there will be no competition to Odoo and it will keep making more and more closed modules and stop innovating the product. By backing ERPNext, you ensure that as a community we get the best of everything.

How ERPNext is Different?

Though they might seem similar, ERPNext and Odoo has some fundamental differences:
  1. There are no closed modules in ERPNext. ERPNext is 100% open source and will continue to be so.
  2. Upgrades are free. You don't have to buy an enterprise license to update / upgrade your ERPNext instance for new versions that have more features, better performance and security
  3. There are no paid apps in ERPNext. Unlike Odoo, ERPNext comes with battries included so most of the features you need are already built into the product out of the box.
  4. ERPNext is built by the community. ERPNext is backed by two organizations, a SAAS service run by Frappé Technologies and a Foundations (established recently) and is run with feedback and contributions from the community.

How Can You Get Started?

ERPNext is really easy to install on a VM with the bench utility and it comes with a fully multi-tenant production ready setup. The easiest way to try is to sign up for the SAAS at erpnext.com and explore the features. The community hangs out at the forum https://discuss.erpnext.com or on Gitter at https://gitter.im/frappe/erpnext. Do give ERPNext a spin if you already have not, we promise you that people who have tried both, usually love ERPNext! Our fight is not versus Odoo but Microsoft, Sage and Netsuite. Having two strong products is the best way to accelerate the growth of open source. ERPNext is the only product in the open source space that can pose a serious challenge to Odoo and ensure that Odoo remains faithful to you, the community!
We wish every ERP a great year ahead, turning into the benefit to the end users. Thank you.

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ODOO tips of the month : Dec 2016

Dear Reader,

Being an expert of ODOO Since 9+ years, we have been releasing some useful tips and news around Odoo every month. Here we go for December 2016. Please note down the ODOO tips coming out of Media around ODOO especially Twitter and Facebook. Let's thank to them.

Here are the tips.

Please see more Updates:
  1. Odoo news in May 2016.
  2. Odoo news in June 2016.
  3. Odoo news in July 2016.
  4. Odoo news in August 2016.
  5. Odoo news in Sept 2016.
  6. Odoo news in Oct 2016.
  7. Odoo news in Nov 2016.
Serpent Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd. is providing various ODOO services in more than 142 countries. Our services includes Training, Support, Migration, Implementation, Development and offshore. We are a team of 90+ full time OpenERP/ODOO experts including 4 techno functional experts who were part of core OpenERP framework development and having 9+ years of experience in Odoo/OpenERP. We have conducted 75+ local and international functional and technical training on OpenERP with 91% satisfaction ratio. Look at the events and customer feedback. Thanks.

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Explore the New Innovations of OdooV10 as Compared to V9 And V8

What's new in Odoo 10? - A Deep Insight

Odoo – An entire suite of Enterprise Business Management Applications offers solutions for almost all the business enterprise needs. The popularity of the Opensource Odoo ERP platform was buzzing since its release and it observed a number of technical advancements in the recent years. Keeping user convenience in mind, the recent developments in Odoo have made it the most reliable and highly sustainable ERP platform in the market, especially for the customized business applications.

   OdooV10 as Compared to V9 And V8                                                                                          

So, let us have a quick walkthrough on the recently released Odoo v10 – the Best one till now:

Odoo Website Builder – The Most Buzzing Feature -:

User can experience a complete revamped web page editor that offers better performance and optimized usability. With an entire set of new features, one can relish new options like-

  • New media manager for faster media uploads
  • Real-time sales follow-ups with new customer portal
  • Development of new building blocks in the official themes
  • New and improved Blog customization tools.

Odoo E-Commerce – The Most Improved Feature -:

Following are some of the most improved features of Odoo E-Commerce-:

  • Flawless integration of Google Analytics with dashboard and backend that can allow you smart tracking of sales flow with visitor traffic.
  • Two new payment providers which is relaxing news for developers.
  • Development of new tools for a better online promotion of products. This includes the possibility to add multiple images for single product and zoom it, adding attributes for specific products, options to display product price with or without calculated sales tax.
  • Real-time delivery alerts for visitors in case if a product is out-of-stock.

Odoo Studio – A Brand New App -:

This is one of the newest application that allows to create or customize other Odoo apps by appending just single line of code. With this, a non-technical user can also create a new Odoo app. Besides this, a user can customize reports and actions, design custom views, create new menus and many more. Briefly stating, there are endless virtual customization opportunities.

Odoo Expenses – A Chip of HRMS -:

This app is a part of Human Resource Management where a user can easily send the expense notes to their manager. With just a single click, the record of reimbursement has become simple and even sending expense records with email has become simple.

Odoo Helpdesk – Another New App for Customers -:

Another brand new release in Odoo version 10 helps in managing customer service or support task in a much better way. Creating and assigning tickets for each of the tasks can be done easily through email, website forms, live chat sessions or even through third-party apps. In addition to this, a public FAQ or Forum can be added to a web page along with dashboard helping you to get a complete overview of the actions, activities and performance KPIs.

Odoo MRP – A Hub of Awesome Expanded Features-:

You can have idea of Odoo MRP just by knowing the fact that it can allow an average manufacturer to simultaneously use around 10 or more different applications for running their business. Even if these apps have high level of complexity involved in terms of workflows and integration, Odoo MRP would run seamlessly. It integrates BoMs, OEE, MPS, Work Center Tablets, Schedulers, PLM, Quality Management, Maintenance and many other features.

Thus, these were everything about the Odoo 10 – What's new and what has improved with the opensource Odoo 10 platform. Now, let us have a quick look over the main features of Odoo V9 and Odoo V8.

                                                                                          OdooV10 as Compared to V9 And V8

Odoo Version 9 -:

Main Focus: New redesigned accounting features, Odoo Community got split from Odoo Enterprise -:

The major upgrade in Odoo v9 was improvements in Accounting & Finance module. I can say this was the most important feature in Odoo 9, made the improvements in global accounting standards to make accounting easier. With the new redesigned accounting features, one can send invoices by post mail in with just 1 click and interface online with 24,000 banks. Further, it supports all bank formats and multi company features, simplified reconciliation and 'perpetual closing' to get a real time of the financial performance of the company.

Other important features -:

  •  Complete new user interface with attractive responsive layout
  •  Offers subscription app to control recurring revenues
  •  Easy financial accounting and advanced inventory management
  •  eCommerce integration with the third parties
  •  Discussion panel through public or private channels

Odoo Version 8 -:

Main focus: Redesigned Inventory and WMS, Support for CMS that includes- eCommerce, website builder, point of sale and business intelligence

Other important features -:

  • Easily configurable faster and easy to use interface with wide range of productivity  improvements
  • Integration of new apps including marketing apps, full hardware support, new WMS and CMS
  • Improvements in existing apps and new website builder and CMS along with other technical improvements
  • Faster user interface with improved search view and backend database. Integrated  advanced form views and graph views
  • Google Doc integration

Generally, Odoo has been considered like a revolution in the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) as it offers highly customizable business applications. It covers a smajority of the business areas like Manufacturing, Sales, Project Management, Warehouse Management, CRM, Financial Management and Human Resources- just to name a few. Thus, Odoo 10 that has just released with new features and many of the improved features, helps the eCommerce store owners with best options to develop their business applications.

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A Sneak Peek At Top 5 Healthcare Management Systems

It is believed that being healthy is a way of living rather than just a goal of your life which you must achieve. Still, a lot of people ignore their health issues due to some or the other reason. This has resulted with increased number of health issues, that has ultimately provoked the healthcare industry to incorporate best IT solutions to easily cope up through various automated processes.

Undoubtedly, in the past few decades, there have been observed a gradual change in healthcare management field. Previously, the processes were painstakingly slow where at majority of the times the mistakes could be easily found on the receipts and hospital billing. But now, as healthcare industry is using different information technology solutions, the healthcare businesses are able to get their job done faster and easier. Different types of healthcare management software are being used by the medical institutions like clinics and hospitals that have boosted the medical care processes.

There are a number of opensource healthcare solutions available that restricts or lessen down various manual tasks; ultimately improving the efficiency of the healthcare business in getting the job done faster and easier. Below, we have listed down some of the best healthcare solutions that help in improving the health management system.

Let's have a peek at the top 5 healthcare management systems:

                                                                                           

FreeMED

FreeMED is one of the most popular and longest-running open source web-based medical records (EMR) in the market. Along with that, it offers a comprehensive patient management system, including- patient scheduling, printing management system, an HL7 system, billing system, AML-RPC web services and many other features. Founded in 1999, this system is preferred right from small private practices to the large government hospitals.

Hospital OS

Another popular software is the Hospital OS that is a research and development project for hospital management software. It facilitates the help to the hospitals located in the remote areas, particularly where the technology seems to face difficulties to reach. With the Hospital OS opensource system, one can provide efficient and effective medical service to hospitals located in the rural communities. This system supports registration, medical records, patient screening counter, X-ray, laboratory, pharmacy, medical statistics, IPD cashier, one-stop service point and system administrator.

VistA

Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture, popularly known as VistA is widely used EHR that manages largest integrated healthcare network in the US. Being an Award Winning Health Information Technology system, it provides an integrated inpatient and outpatient electronic health record for VA patients as well as helping administrative tools to help the VA in delivering best quality medical care to veterans. It manages the largest integrated healthcare network and looks over clinical, financial, administrative and infrastructure needs of almost all the medical care units in the US.

Mirth

Mirth Connect is a cross-platform HL7 interface that uses channel-based architecture to connect Health Information Technology (HIT) systems. It allows messages to be filtered, transformed and route based on the user-defined rules. It offers seamless healthcare message integration among the widespread user base while empowering them to nurture measurably healthier patient communities at a lower cost.

Odoo Healthcare Management System

The Odoo Healthcare Management System is a customized healthcare application that is designed to meet the complex business needs of the hospital. It keeps track of inpatient, outpatient, doctor appointments, billings including all the aspects of hospital operation. Additionally, it tracks each and every medical activity that comprises of- registration, patient activity, staff management, scheduling, pharmacy management, laboratory & inventory management, billing / accounting, documentation, analysis and much more.

                                                                                       

The Odoo healthcare management system has some of the benefits that include -:

Effectively tracking and predicting marketing and sales

Using least manpower

Coordinating well with different departments while ensuring smooth operations

Using single tool for diverse needs

Helping in accounting and administrative operations

Eliminating the need of dealing with heaps of documents

Thus, if you too are from the medical and healthcare sector, you can integrate any of the above-listed healthcare systems. The best preferable system would be Odoo Healthcare Management System for some of the most obvious reasons discussed above that will surely give a boost to your medical services.

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Odoo Tips of the Month : November 2016

Dear Reader,

Being an expert of Odoo Since 9+ years, we have been releasing some useful tips and news around Odoo every month. Here we go for November 2016. Please note down the ODOO tips coming out of Media around Odoo especially Twitter and Facebook. Lets thank to them.

Here are the tips.

Please see more Updates:
  1. Odoo news in May 2016.
  2. Odoo news in June 2016.
  3. Odoo news in July 2016.
  4. Odoo news in August 2016.
  5. Odoo news in Sept 2016.
  6. Odoo news in Oct 2016.
Serpent Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd. is providing various ODOO services in more than 142 countries. Our services includes Training, Support, Migration, Implementation, Development and offshore. We are a team of 90+ full time OpenERP/ODOO experts including 4 techno functional experts who were part of core OpenERP framework development and having 9+ years of experience in Odoo/OpenERP. We have conducted 75+ local and international functional and technical training on OpenERP with 91% satisfaction ratio. Look at the events and customer feedback. Thanks.

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Walkin for Odoo Developers - November 2016

Dear Everyone,

A Walk-in-interview will be conducted on the following dates for the post of Odoo Developers.

1. November 13, 2016
 2. November 19, 2016

The interested candidates may appear for the interview with the updated Resume as per the details given below.

Interview Timings : 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue :
Serpent Consulting Services Pvt Ltd
 301, Siddhraj Zavod,
Near Kh-0 Circle,
Vasna Hadmatiya,
Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
M- 7046035544

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume on hr@serpentcs.com. We would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you.

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Odoo Tips of the month : October 2016

Dear Reader,

Being an expert of Odoo Since 9+ years, we have been releasing some useful tips and news around Odoo every month. Here we go for October 2016. Please note down the ODOO tips coming out of Media around Odoo especially Twitter and Facebook. Lets thank to them.

Here are the tips.

Please see more Updates:
  1. Odoo news in March 2016.
  2. Odoo news in April 2016.
  3. Odoo news in May 2016.
  4. Odoo news in June 2016.
  5. Odoo news in July 2016.
  6. Odoo news in August 2016.
  7. Odoo news in Sept 2016.
Serpent Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd. is providing various ODOO services in more than 142 countries. Our services includes Training, Support, Migration, Implementation, Development and offshore. We are a team of 80+ full time OpenERP/ODOO experts including 4 techno functional experts who were part of core OpenERP framework development and having 9+ years of experience in Odoo/OpenERP. We have conducted 69+ local and international functional and technical training on OpenERP with 90% satisfaction ratio. Look at the events and customer feedback. Thanks.

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Odoo Tips of the month : September 2016

Dear Reader,

Being an expert of Odoo Since 9+ years, we have been releasing some useful tips and news around Odoo every month. Here we go for September 2016. Please note down the ODOO tips coming out of Media around Odoo especially Twitter and Facebook. Lets thank to them.

Here are the tips.

Please see more Updates:
  1. Odoo news in March 2016.
  2. Odoo news in April 2016.
  3. Odoo news in May 2016.
  4. Odoo news in June 2016.
  5. Odoo news in July 2016.
  6. Odoo news in August 2016.
Serpent Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd. is providing various ODOO services in more than 132 countries. Our services includes Training, Support, Migration, Implementation, Development and offshore. We are a team of 80+ full time OpenERP/ODOO experts including 4 techno functional experts who were part of core OpenERP framework development and having 9+ years of experience in Odoo/OpenERP. We have conducted 68+ local and international functional and technical training on OpenERP with 90% satisfaction ratio. Look at the events and customer feedback. Thanks.