“Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming”. So leading a business is never easy in such a competitive field. For this Odoo has already proven itself as a groundbreaking tool for businesses. The latest version of Odoo 13 was released on October 4th, 2019 with a comprehensive list of new features, improved UI and functionality for the users. This blog discusses the major features in Odoo 13.
Without any further lag, let’s go straight to the new features of Odoo 13.
Sales Coupons and Promotion Module
Promotions, discounts, and loyalty programs are now considered to be an inevitable factor in boosting business efficiency. Now on from Odoo 13 a new feature ‘Sales Coupons and Promotion Module’ is made available in Odoo Community edition. This module helps us to integrate coupon mechanisms in the sale order.
Sales coupon: Sales coupon helps you define various coupon rules, generate coupons, and send coupons to customers. This is how coupons work;
Odoo 13 sales coupons have two submodule
1. Sales Coupons
2. Sales Coupons Delivery
Promotion programs: This sub-module helps the end-users to create a promotion for their products based on their on-time needs. Here you can focus your targeted audience. This is how the promotion program works:
MRP subcontracting for BOM is a new feature in odoo v13. The feature in Odoo 13 is meant for outsourcing the manufacturing of a part or full product by the company. You can select the option MRP subcontracting under the Bill of Material.
Manufacturing app-Configuration-settings and tick the box Subcontracting
Skill Management module
Skill Management Module helps to manage employee’s skills and thus boosts the efficiency of employees. The business organization can handle skill management strategies from a single place. A well-knit skill management module helps in
* Tailoring employees
* Preparing them to fit for the job in the organization
* Managing resumes of employees
* Conducting the training sessions
* Helps to choose/recruiting the next batch of employees
For activating Skill Management :
Go to Employee-Select an employee-Go to the Skills tab to enter their skills and levels
Website Form Builder
From Odoo v13 onwards Website Form Builder becomes a part of Odoo Community version. In the previous version, this was a module under the Odoo Enterprise. This module allows us to;
* Create various website forms (which can be used for contact forms)
* Gathering customer information
This is how Website Form Builder works;
Go to Apps-Search for Form-Install the Form Builder-Go to the Website option on the left corner-Select Edit
Product Videos on Website
Product Videos on Website is a new feature in Odoo v13 for adding product videos to the product pages on the Odoo website. The significant advantage of this feature is that the product information can lead to a better rate of conversation on the concerned website.
By adding Product videos on the website it helps in;
* Attaining more confidence in buying decisions.
* Promote the purchasing experience of your customers.
Inventory forecasting, the line chart shows the quantity vs time for different products. By analyzing the chart we can see the quantity for various products at any given date and can get an idea for incoming and outgoing stock.
There are some additional widgets that had been introduced in Odoo v13. They are the following;
Users can easily collect the status of the invoice using the feature Ribbon Widget in Odoo v13.
This widget is defined for signature. By using this feature one can easily draw the signature.
The calculator widget is new in Odoo v13. This feature works for Order lines on the Sales Order, Invoices, Purchase order, etc.
New Buy Now Button in E-Commerce
The new feature ‘Buy now button’ introduced in odoo v13 leads you straight from the product page to the checkout page along with the product in the cart. Now the ‘Buy Now’ button appears next to the product as an icon.
Now Odoo made its accounting more easy for its users and also add;
* Invoice in bulk
* Reconcile receivables as well as payables
* Close periodical tax with close dates. All these features help the business owners to save their time and resources alongside they can properly understand their day to day accounting status.
Some other notable features of Odoo v13 are;
Search panel in Kanban and List view
This is a new feature in Odoo v13. It comes under the Employee Module. The Search Panel can be seen as the ‘Company’ and ‘Department’.So it is as easy that we can get the details of employees by using this feature.
Time Off in Odoo 13
The leave management module is the Time-Off Module in Odoo 13 which is an inexorable factor in any business organization. This module helps the HR team to maintain their work in an easier format. Time Off Module works on the concept that each employee is able to create their own leave request which further may be rejected or approved by the manager or by the concerned representatives.
Partner Map View
With the help of a Partner Map View, we can easily locate the address of partners. Partner Map View is applicable for odoo 13 enterprise edition.
New Referral App In Odoo13
Referral App is a new feature in Odoo 13 Enterprise edition. This is an effortless way to source many more resumes, check out the best talent and generate a successful business environment. This app helps your employees to share their job position and refer to their friends. The referral app simply seems to be a game where the employees can gain points by completing their reports. And for every stage of the recruitment procedure there contain more points.
Field Service Management in Odoo13
Odoo has introduced a new app Field Service Management in version 13. In Odoo 13 now users who work offsite have an option for managing their tasks. The workers in the field can now uninterruptedly process their tasks and projects. Thus FMS is a system that developed to maintain track of various segments in the field operations.
Send SMS Directly from Leads and Opportunities in CRM
Send SMS Directly from Leads and Opportunities in CRM is a new feature in Odoo v13. We know that SMS plays an important role in marketing. The SMS message has a much more open gate compared to the emails. These features make the life of a marketing team easier.
New Rental App in Odoo 13
We know that the Rental Market is growing with time. With Rental Management App in Odoo 13, one can effortlessly manage the deliverable and non-deliverable items like a hotel room, conference rooms, etc. In an effortless manner, the application can easily manage the Rental Schemes, Rental Order, Rental Products, Rental Contacts, Incoming and Outgoing delivery, receiving payments, needless to say all from one integrated App.
Odoo 13 Helpdesk Management
Odoo 13 version had added new features to the helpdesk. As of this, it is now allowed to produce a credit note, return the order or create a coupon and generate a repair order directly from the help desk itself.
eLearning App in Odoo 13
In the previous version, e-learning was provided as Slides Module which is rebuilt as an eLearning module with the release of odoo version 13. This module gives the opportunity for creating courses and allowing the visitors to join and complete their course according to tools configured while creating the course.
Lots/serial Number in the Invoice Print Report
In previous versions of Odoo, in the invoice print report of the sale order, we get the information about the sale order lines alone in the invoice print report. But we are not able to see the lots or a serial number of the product in the invoice print report. When it comes to Odoo v13 this is updated as we are able to see the lots or the serial number of the product separately in the invoice print report.