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By: Anju A.P

Odoo Demo: Benefits at Glance

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If you aren’t familiar with the functions of an ERP software, implementing them at your business end can be both challenging and nerve-breaking. Illiteracy over the software knowledge can mislead you in many ways like ending up with bad software choice, high investments, security issues and many more. 

Thus, it is advocated that you go for an ERP demo prior to your final decision. Posting the requirement of a demo of any ERP software can help you in acquiring the knowledge and understanding of the core functions that ERP software acclaims. An ERP demo can at least partly define what you are looking for the business organization. It can indeed be an amazing tool for the software buyer to make wise choice for his business.

There are many advantages a customer can avail from an ERP demo. It offers a platform for the buyer to check the practicality and viability of the software to accomplish the business need and requirement. Moreover, the client also gets a chance to verify the possibility of further customization in the software, so as to make it perfectly fit the business shoes. Thus, the practice such as live demonstration from the vendor helps the client or buyer to ascertain and further decide the viability of ERP implementation at their business place.

Therefore, it is advocated that software seeker literate themselves on the strength and weakness of the application, prior to making the most important decision on their business. A proper understanding of the ERP application thus can help the seeker to forecast those challenges (incapability of the software) that can surface in the journey of long business run.

Understanding Various Demo Types

The title demo types can be little misleading to the readers as usually the word “demo” specifies one single thing. However, there are 3 different formats of demo like the video presentations, trial software, vendor guided demonstrations to test drive the application.

1. Video Presentations: Coming as short clips specifying different functionalities, video representation is indeed considered to be the simplest demo kind. It serves to demonstrate the key capabilities of the software, which can be easily shared across. 

2. Trial software: The self-guided, independent trials can be easily downloaded from the specified link provided by the vendor. Nevertheless, trial software offers the freedom to the buyer to dive deep into the application. But this demo format has its own disadvantage. Since its self-guided, they often restrict the exploration of full functionality of the software. Also, the pre-loaded dummy data may restrict certain workflows or configurations of the software, keeping you away from exploring further software sides. 

3. Vendor guided demos: Either online or offline, vendor or the service provider can get you live demo of the application you seemed for. Vendor guided demonstration is considered as the most effective and safe choice for discovering the full functionalities of the application. Because here the buyer gets a chance to ask questions regarding his critical requirements and software workflows. Also, the walk-through helps in understanding the behavior of the software in performing certain functions. You also get acquainted with the possibilities of customizations in case of need.

4. Odoo Demo 
Odoo ERP is considered as the world’s easiest and flexible business management application for its immense possibility to add any number of apps demanding business growth. Cybrosys is the official partner of Odoo and have a dedicated and talented team of experts to provide you with the Odoo demo and resolve your doubts over different modules like Sales, CRM, Manufacturing, Human Resource and so on. 

Odoo Demo Formats

1. Odoo Demo Link
Here, the client can request for a demo link of Odoo ERP and check the different functionalities of  Odoo modules accessible here. However, as mentioned before, Odoo demo link has its own limitations. The principle disadvantage of testing Odoo ERP via demo link is - not until you have good knowledge about Odoo ERP base modules, you may not be able to comprehend the total usefulness of different modules in Odoo. Because each module is vast and encompasses the end number of conceivable outcomes. Moreover, the inaccessibility of two- way correspondence limits you from checking all functionalities.

2. Odoo Live Demo / Vendor Guided Demonstration
Being interactive in nature, Odoo Live Demo/Vendor guided demonstrations are the most common and promoted the practice. Because on spot the client can raise their concerns and seek solutions of the same in the system modules. Soon after the demo, one can easily make the choice about the software, whether it can fulfill the desired business needs or not and if yes how far is the need of customizations to make it exactly fit into your shoes. 

Additionally, if the client expresses his requirements in advance, the service provider can in accordance offer the demonstration with available features in Odoo.

3. Odoo Videos 
The simplest demo kind in the form of videos. However, with the reason of lacking interactivity, this method isn’t widely into practice, however, comes of great help in showcasing the key capabilities of the different modules or applications in the Odoo ERP.

Tips to enhance your Odoo demo experience

1. Preparation 
Rather than going with the usual flow, if the client specifies what are his key requirements, the demonstrator can in due course create specific demo keeping the client’s need in supreme. The demonstrator can come up with a presentation that is relevant to the client’s business need. This, in turn, helps the client to fully comprehend the usefulness of the modules and possible customizations to make it worth. 

2. Participation of Key users
During the demo, the presence of core people who will be using the software application is very much important. Because decision-makers cannot meet all the needs of real users.  Thus along with decision-makers, if the real users also participate in the demo, both demonstrator and company will be of great help as they can clearly understand each other and propose right solutions for the raised issues. 

3. Clear Doubts 
During the undertaking of demo make sure that you clarify every doubt pertaining to the functionalities and possibilities of the module with the demonstrator. Because without a complete understanding of the ERP solution, it will be too difficult to finalize your decision on the ERP.

Cybrosys have been in the field of Odoo ERP of a decade. Covering 10 years in this sector, the service provider have gained a thorough understanding in every Odoo versions starting from Odoo v5, to the latest release  Odoo 12.  Cybrosys offer Odoo consultancy in both Odoo Community and Odoo Enterprise.  Till date, Cybrosys have built more than 340+ Odoo apps in different industry domains such as Trading, CRM, Sales, Purchase, Human Resource, Accounting, etc. and also have implemented several successful Odoo projects world-wide. 

If you are interested in knowing more about our volume, check out our Odoo Apps. Also can write your business need to odoo@cybrosys.com for any Odoo Customization or Odoo implementation. 
  



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