In the starting phase, odoo familiar as openERP is a set of open-source enterprise management applications.

The large companies, small businesses, associations and many different types of organizations used odoo for control, automate, measure and optimize their operations, finance and projects.

In the odoo versions 6,7, & 8 there are no technical variations between community and enterprise version and it has changed in V9.

Features of Odoo Community

The Odoo Community Association is the non-profitable organization which promotes the global use of odoo and assists the synergetic development of odoo feature.

It provides financial, organizational and legal assistance to the larger odoo open source community. It is also provided as an independent legal entity where community members can subscribe to the code, funding, and other resources with knowledge and their subscription will be maintained for public benefits.

Odoo software can be used, modified and distributed by anyone.

The source code, bug reports pull requests are hosted by GitHub to access anyone.

Features of Odoo Enterprise

If the user applies for the proprietary license he/she only can use the odoo enterprise subscription.

  • Modifications are allowed.
  • Distribution only to odoo enterprise subscribers.

All adoo projects are fully hosted on GitHub and access to all partners and customers who have an odoo subscription.

The whole database and back-end applications, without limitations, are in Odoo Community.

  • Basic Functionality is in Odoo Community.
  • Migration to the next version by Odoo SA engineers is in Odoo Enterprise.
  • Several Functionalities are in Odoo Enterprise.
  • Support of the non-customized Odoo Enterprise by Odoo SA Engineers.
  • Apps from Odoo Store.
Odoo Enterprise Development

Odoo Enterprise is a combination of “odoo community + additional functional modules”

The difference between the two editions.


Community Version 9

Enterprise Version 9

Required Hardware From 2 CPU/ @ RAM From 2 CPU/ @ RAM
Scalability The same load balancing The same load balancing
Flexibility The same modular architecture The same modular architecture
Community and Store App Can Install any module Can Install any module
Enterprise App Not available Included in the package
Localization The same localization The same localization
Out-of-the-box Requires more customization Includes nice UI and more functionality
Access rights The same configuration The same configuration
UI Standard interface Nice and fast navigation
Support and upgrade Not included Included by vendor
Price No license cost 20 EUR/user/month
Development access It can be utilized by developers. To access enterprise you will have to purchase LGPL(Lesser General public license) which has been published by free software foundation.
Control You can install any module via community and store apps You can not install any module directly.
Mobile support Not available Available
Uniqueness Community Edition does not contain all the features of an enterprise. Enterprise Edition does contain all the features of the community.

Hardware & Scalability

  • If we follow the hardware essence odoo can be estimated for companies of almost any size and odoo did it for 2000 global companies with vast terrestrial distribution but it recommended the breaking applications and database servers for 90 employees. The load balancing of the application server would be used for a company that have 250+ employees. 
  • There are 90% free and 10% paid applications are available in the odoo app store.
  • Odoo Enterprise includes additional unique modules that will move the ERP experience to the next level.
  • Any localization can be installed as additional on both versions. 

Flexibility in community and enterprise apps

odoo have a modular structure, by this, you can customize through modules and database configuration.

Functionality difference between community and enterprise apps

Odoo Modules

Community Version

Enterprise Version

Finance Management
  • Account Payable
  • Account Receivable
  • General Ledger
  • Bank Statement Reconciliation
  • Dynamic Accounting reports.
  • Bank interface US/NZ/Canada.
  • Plaid connector.
  • Import bank statement in .qif files and .ofx formats
  • SEPA payments
  • Payment follow up management
  • Batch deposit
Project Management
  • Project
  • Tasks
  • Issues
  • Timesheets
  • Customer Portals
  • Forecast
  • Timesheet app for chrome /Android/IOS
Sales & CRM
  • CRM
  • Sales Management
  • Address book
  • Pricelists
  • VoIP integration.
  • Digital signature.
  • Customer Portal.
  • sell digital products.
  • Send documents by regular posts.
  • Manage subscription and recurring invoicing.
Human Resource Management
  • Employee Directory
  • Expenses
  • Vacations
  • Recruitments
  • Mobile app to track time activities.
  • Appraisals.
  • Departments Dashboards.
Inventory and supply chain management
  • Inventory Management.
  • MRP.
  • Purchase management.
  • Barcode scanner support.
  • Shipping connectors.
  • Multi-company flows.
Website and ecommerce
  • Website builder
  • Blogs
  • Presentations
  • eBay connector
  • Form builder
  • A/B testing and versioning
  • Amazon connector
Point Of Sale
  • Point of sale (offline mode)
  • Point of sale restaurant loyalty cards.
  • Events
  • Expenses
  • Email Marketing
  • Live chat
  • Lead Scoring
  • Email marketing templates