Odoo is one of the most eminently functioning ERP software systems which helps to manage the entire operations within an organization like Customer Relationship Management, E-Commerce, Billing, Accounting, Manufacturing management, Sales management, Inventory management, Human resource management, and so on. Odoo is a software suite with 15000+ ready to use modules that helps to better operate and run your business.
So Odoo is titled as a complete package of ERP solution that is continually switching to its newer version every year with more advanced features, similarly with a wide-ranging feature the latest version of Odoo ie. Odoo 14 is released which is much faster than its earlier versions.
As we know Odoo encompasses a well-structured module and is available in two versions.
Odoo Community and Odoo Enterprise
Odoo Community is open-source ie. available free of cost there is no license fee however but with limited features but have attractive features from which one can bring on the benefits according to the business needs.
Whereas Odoo Enterprise is Odoo community plus additional functionalities that are paid that are benefiting the business objectives.
Odoo Enterprise unites Odoo Community along with some additional features and is paid whereas Community edition is available free of cost.
With a newer version of Odoo ie. Odoo 14 certain new features have been added upon in both community and enterprise editions.
Let see some of the major differences between Odoo 14 Community and Enterprise edition.
With the community edition the user does not get to perform certain features as mentioned below:
- No version upgrade
- No hosting, no public or private cloud hosting.
- No functional support.
- But whereas in Odoo 14 Enterprise edition it supports all features mentioned above, has a better hosting option, Unlimited bugfix guarantee, and much more.
|Unlimited Functional support||Yes||No|
|Upgrades (including your database)||Yes||No|
|Public and Private cloud hosting||Yes||No|
When it comes to the user interface with newer versions a lot of features have been brought upon in both Odoo 14 Community and Enterprise edition. Odoo 14 community edition is available only on desktop whereas the Enterprise edition is usable on both Desktop and Mobile.
|Desktop - Web Browser||Yes||Yes|
|Mobile version - Android and Apple phones||Yes||No|
With the studio module, one can easily customize the system directly within a few clicks. Now with Odoo 14, the Enterprise users are benefited from certain features like Screen Customization, Report Designer, Menus Editor, and Apps Creator. But on the other side, the Community users don't have access to all these features.
With Odoo 14 Community and Enterprise edition the user gets access to the sales-related module and customer portal but with the enterprise edition, the users gets access to some additional added features like Subscription, digital products, helpdesk, VOIP integration, and so on.
|Relationship Management (CRM)||Yes||Yes|
|Sales quotations and orders||Yes||Yes|
|Customer Portal and online payment||Yes||Yes|
|Digital Phone (VoIP) Integration||Yes||No|
|Digital, Subscription and Rental Products||Yes||No|
Cohort, Dashboard, and Map View
With Odoo 14 certain new views have been added to the Enterprise edition like a new cohort, dashboard, and Map view in certain modules like CRM, Inventory, Sales, and so on. It provides the end-users with a clear insight of the activities happening within the organization in a more efficient manner. But when we look into the Community edition we have only limited views like Kanban, list, calendar, and bar graph view.
With Odoo 14 Enterprise edition the enterprise users get access to some additional features and modules in inventory management like the shipping connectors (UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc.) and barcode scanner. But we don't have these features in the community edition.
DHL Express, UPS, USPS, FedEx, BPost, EasyPost
With enterprise edition of Odoo 14 the accounting module supports a wide range of useful and dynamic report section like Balance sheet, Profit and loss, Executive summary, Tax report, Aged Receivables, Aged payable, and so on and also some additional features like sales receipt, Intrastat, Purchase receipt, Bill digitalization and so on. But all these functions is not supported for the Community edition.
|Invoicing & Payments||Yes||No|
(Bank Statement Imports, Billing Digitalization, Budgets,
Checks, Consolidation, Localizations, Reports, ...)
Both the Community and Enterprise edition support MRP features like work centers, BOM, and so on but Odoo Enterprise edition supports additional features like PLM, Quality, MPS but these additional features we don't have in the Community edition.
|Resource Planning (MRP)||Yes||Yes|
|Advanced Resource Planning (MRP II)|
-Work center Control Panel and Scheduling
|Internet of Things (IoT)|
- Cameras, Footswitches, Scales, Measurement Tools
|Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)||Yes||No|
- DHL Express, UPS, USPS, FedEx, BPost, EasyPost
With Project management, Odoo 14 Enterprise edition add upon some additional features of employee timesheet and planning which Plan resource allocation across projects and tasks, and estimate deadlines more accurately so these features are not available for the community users.
|Projects and Tasks||Yes||Yes|
|Timesheets and task logs||Yes||Yes|
|Planning and Forecasting||Yes||No|
With a newer version of Odoo, an additional module called Data cleaning is added in Odoo 14 Enterprise edition which makes sure to remove duplicate data in order to reduce data redundancy.
Document Management system
In Odoo 14 to manage the documents, an additional module is added in the Enterprise feature with which one can share documents publicly, download and upload documents but this feature is not available in Odoo 14 Community version.
IoT(Internet of Things)
Yet another feature of Odoo 14 Enterprise edition to connect the IoT devices to Odoo. This feature is not available in Odoo 14 Community version.
Rental Management System
Odoo 14 enterprise edition brings up a new module to manage the rental system by which one can rent the products for a certain period of time. Whereas we don't have this management system in the community edition.
Odoo 14 Enterprise edition brings up a new feature which allows the employee to create and request for approval. Whereas this feature is not available with the community edition.
With the newer version of Odoo, its enterprise edition helps to easily share job position and needs to the workplace with the feature called Referral but this feature is not available in Odoo 14 Community Edition.
It is Odoo 14 Enterprise features, which helps you to manage your social media and website visitors but this feature is available in Odoo 14 Community version.
Field Service Management
Odoo 14 Enterprise edition brings up a new feature called Field service with which one can schedule and track onsite operation, time, and materials but this feature is not applicable for the community users
Marketing automation is one of the Odoo 14 Enterprise features with which one can easily create or build automated mailing campaigns, this feature is not available for Odoo 14 community users.
Odoo Lead Scoring module is an Enterprise feature that allows to effectively select the potential customers by giving scores to leads based on specific criteria which in turn brings up the best lead to the concerned person. But this feature is not available in the community edition.
Loyalty Program in POS
Loyalty Program is Odoo 14 POS Enterprise feature which allows the retailers to provide attractive discounts and offers to their customers. This feature is not available in the Community Edition.
Human Resource Management
With HR management the below table shows the brief comparison between the Enterprise and Community edition.
Point of Sale Management
|Retail Point of Sale||Yes||Yes|
|Restaurant Point of Sale||Yes||Yes|
|Loyalty Programs and Gift Cards||Yes||No|
With Website management, the below table shows the comparison between Enterprise and Community edition
|Web Store and Shopping Cart||Yes||Yes|
DHL Express, UPS, USPS, FedEx, BPost, EasyPost
|Automatic Sales Tax||Yes||No|
The below table shows the comparison for the Marketing Management in Odoo.
|Social media Marketing||Yes||No|
|Email Marketing Templates||Yes||No|
- Accounts, Calendar, Docs, Sheets
|Web Services Integration (API)||Yes||Yes|
|Online Appointment Scheduling||Yes||No|