Why You Need To Move To Odoo – And How We Did It!

March, 2022

There’s no getting around it, the world of business can be a difficult one to navigate. There’s so much to keep track of, so many different departments and products or services, and so many different roles and responsibilities. If you’re looking to get your foot in the door, or if you’ve already been in business for a while, you’ve probably wondered how to manage it all. 

If you’re like us, you’ve heard about Odoo as a software program for business, and you know exactly how it can help other businesses.

But most businesses are not Cloud Integrators who work with Odoo daily.

Odoo is a business software program that not only makes it easy for you to manage your company’s data and finances but can also help you grow and expand your business. It has everything you need to run your business, and it also has a lot that you might not have considered.

WAOConnect was using a plethora of disconnected systems for daily use. The old systems were simply turned off as Odoo has many modules covering different requirements. 


What is Odoo?


Odoo is an all-in-one business management software that includes a series of business applications such as Sales, CRM, Project Management, Warehouse Management, and Human Resources to name a few. It offers visibility over the entire business in one application. It is one of the most used open-source solutions in the world with a dynamic community. It’s flexible and can be adapted to suit your business needs. 


Why Move to Odoo?


There are plenty of good reasons to make the switch to Odoo. Here are a few of the most common ones we hear from our customers.

You’re looking for a scalable, easy-to-use business management solution:

When you’re just getting started out, your needs may be quite basic. You might only need a system that can handle basic customer service, sales, and marketing functions. However, once your business gets going and you start to need more features, your current systems might not be able to scale. Odoo is a scalable business management solution that can handle everything from sales to customer service to marketing to HR and more. It gives you the flexibility you need to grow your business.

You have multiple businesses and need a system that can keep track of them all:

If you run multiple businesses, it can be hard to keep track of them all. You need a system that can handle all of your books and accounting needs. Doing it manually is incredibly time-consuming and error-prone, which is difficult when you have multiple businesses to keep track of.


The WAO Move to Odoo

WAOConnect has grown so much in the past few years. As any growing company will know, there are growing pains. We were experiencing growing pains and needed to find systems that would help us scale. Odoo was an obvious choice for us as we have already seen how it has transformed other businesses. It was cost-effective, replaced numerous systems and we were able to integrate it with Xero. Our team were already at an advantage as they have worked with Odoo for our clients, so there were better prepared for the move. We have been and are still customising Odoo to suit our individual business needs. 


How to use Odoo to Grow Your Business


The best way to decide if Odoo is right for your business is to understand your processes and workflows. Yes, we know that you’re dying to try out Odoo now, but try talking to a Cloud Integrator first. They will be able to help you map out your business goals, your needs, your workflows and processes and then match them into a system. 


What are some ways that you can use Odoo to grow your business? Well, there are a few different ways that come to mind.


Get in touch with your customers


The best way to grow your customer base is through touchpoints with the customer. Get in touch with your customers on a daily basis, and try to meet them where they’re at.


Develop a customer-first culture


A customer-first culture means treating your customers with respect. This starts with you, the business owner, and it trickles down to every team member and manager you have. Treat your customers like your number one priority, and you’ll see that they’ll love to spread the word about your business.


Use current data to forecast growth


Do you have a plan in place to grow your business? If you don’t, then you’re missing out on a lot of opportunities. It’s important to have a plan for growth, and you need to be prepared to adapt it as your business grows.


Invest in your strengths


Finally, you need to invest in your strengths. Yes, you need to invest in areas that you know you don’t have a ton of experience in, but you need to make sure that you’re investing in your core areas of expertise. This will help you to scale much faster than if you only invested in areas that you know well.


Final Words: Should you use Odoo?


If you’re reading this, you’re probably weighing the pros and cons of using Odoo. And, while there are plenty of pros, we’re here to make one thing clear – you shouldn’t just move to Odoo unless you speak to a Cloud Integrator first. 

There are a lot of business management solutions, and many of them are great. However, Odoo is unique in that it’s also a complete platform. It’s not just a business management solution; it’s an entire ecosystem. This means that it has a ton of different tools and features that will help you scale your business and grow it in a way that makes sense for your unique situation.


Using an ecosystem like this means that you won’t be limited to the features that they have. Instead, you’ll have access to a huge variety of tools that can help you to manage your business – from HR and payroll to accounting and bookkeeping, from marketing and sales to shipping and customer care, and a whole lot more. You’ll also have access to a community of people who can help you learn how to use all of the tools, as well as a support team that can help you get any questions you have answered.


If you’re ready to move to Odoo, or if you’ve already made the switch and are looking for help getting started, contact us today. We’d be happy to help!

Are you ready to bring that perfect system in your head to life?