Odoo can fit the needs of every company, however the implementation process, methodology & budget can differ.
See how the implementation works based on the size of your business.
Our implementation methodology
1. PROJECT PLANNING
The Planning phase involves creating a comprehensive project plan that includes the schedule, budget, and scope, identifying the requirements phase, assembling and organising the project team, and establishing communication with the client through a kickoff meeting.
2. REQUIREMENT GATHERING
In the Requirements phase, we review scenarios and data through Odoo workshops, creating a prioritised 'backlog list', mapping data and preparing an import file, and ultimately approving the list for development.
This phase involves preparing and approving the requirement document, configuring and developing the system, performing quality testing, designing user documentation, and developing a Change Management Plan.
Here we set up a staging environment, provide user training, conduct acceptance tests with necessary adjustments before obtaining sign-off, and develop a deployment plan.
During the Deploy phase, we set up the production environment and import data as necessary.
We provide four weeks of support and troubleshooting services, ultimately leading to a smooth handover to the Support team before concluding the project with a proper closure process.
Odoo for large enterprises
INFRASTRUCTURE, BIG DATA & SECURITY
Odoo implementation is not only about deploying the software, but also about smart hardware infrastructure & correctly applied security measures.
INDUSTRY & BUSINESS PROCESS EXPERTISE
A consultant with experience in your or a similar industry is a key element for a successful ERP implementation for a large enterprise.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & DEDICATED TEAM
Large implementations require an experienced, dedicated consultant who will guide you through the implementation & assist with the change management.
Odoo for SMEs
AFFORDABLE ERP SYSTEM
ERP is not only for huge corporates anymore. Odoo can bring you a full scope of functionalities for a fraction of the price of SAP, Oracle or Dynamics.
REVISED WORKFLOWS & BUSINESS PROCESSES
ERP implementation is not only about deploying the IT system → it is about standardizing & streamlining your processes, which we will help you with.
FULL CONTROL OVER YOUR BUSINESS
After quick growth, it is always a challenge to stabilize before further growth of your business. Odoo is an ideal tool to assist you with that!
Odoo for start-ups
SIMPLE & EFFECTIVE
Odoo is very intuitive, fast and simple to use. It grows with your business and ensures you have the right processes in place from the very beginning.
QUICK START IMPLEMENTATION
Becoming an Odoo user has never been easier → we are able to deploy your system & train you to use it in a matter of days.
KEEPING THE COSTS LOW
Odoo offers tons of functionalities and we at Port Cities are there to help you identify, how to maximize the functionality within the base system.
Port Cities implemented Odoo for 350+ different sized businesses.
Whether you are a start-up, SME or large enterprise, we have you covered.
FAQs ABOUT ODOO IMPLEMENTATIONS
There are several reasons why implementing your Odoo with a partner usually ends up with success:
EXPERTISE & GOOD PRACTICES FROM YOUR INDUSTRY
Our consultants, project managers, analysts & developers have experience with implementations from a similar industry & scope to yours. They are there to also advise you how to adjust your processes & workflows to streamline them and help you improve the raise efficiency of your business.
What a lot of businesses often forget about is, that ERP implementation is not only deploying an IT system, but it is about setting right & smart processes.
THE RIGHT CONFIGURATION OF THE SYSTEM
Port Citizens are true experts in Odoo - they are certified in versions 12 and 13 of the system and have years of experience with ERP, business consulting & Odoo. Thanks to these skills & experience, they are able to identify efficient ways to handle your processes without over-customizing the system and propose to you adjustments of your processes to save time, budget & bring more value.
GOOD CONTROL OF THE PROJECT BUDGET & TIMELINE
Because of extensive experience with Odoo implementations, Port Cities has proven implementation methodology, expertise & project controlling in place to ensure smooth & timely delivery of your project.
Each implementation is different and it goes without saying that the length of the project until the go-live depends on the scope of the project. It can be as short as several days (in case of base Odoo implementation), but it can also take months.
With bigger implementations, Port Cities usually advise to split implementation into several smaller phases, to ensure, that the client can start reaping the benefits of the new system as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to fully outsource ERP implementation to your IT partner and if someone tells you any different, we recommend you to be careful about that advice.
ERP implementation is a complex topic, which requires attention from your team to give regular inputs, discuss proposed solutions, approve of the functionalities of the system, prepare the data, and most importantly, communicate this change to your end users. Change management is often one of the biggest challenges for companies of different sizes & implementation can be successful only if the managers of the departments which will use the new system show ownership & support to their team members in this change.