Olivier Genin (Idealis Consulting Luxembourg): ERP and Odoo Expertise
MANY COMPANIES STILL USE EXCEL TO MANAGE THEIR BUSINESSES. IN OUR INTERVIEW, OLIVIER GENIN FROM IDEALIS CONSULTING, GOLD ODOO PARTNER, EXPLAINS THE POWER OF ERP IN GENERAL AND ODOO IN PARTICULAR.
What are the critical points in the digital transformation of companies?
Not all companies are at the same level of understanding, knowledge, and skills when it comes to digital transformation issues. Many companies are too busy running their business and understandably do not have the time, the ideas, or the desire to address their digital transformation. The lack of knowledge of the various solutions that can improve their processes and the costs associated with the different implementation projects for these solutions can also hinder their digital transformation. Very often, company managers do not know where to start such projects and/or consider a “Big Bang” which can slow down the adoption of the new tools by their staff. To overcome all these critical points, it is interesting to note that state subsidies can help launch various projects and that specialized IT services companies, like Idealis Consulting, can accompany businesses and share their expertise.
"In a global digital transformation strategy, an ERP, and especially Odoo, will play a dominant role."
What role do ERPs play in these strategies?
An ERP, or enterprise resource planning system, has the capacity to digitalize the entire range of processes of a company. Generally, it is interesting to start an ERP implementation project with one or two processes that are either the most critical or the simplest for the company. In a global digital transformation strategy, an ERP, and especially Odoo, will play a dominant role. It will be able to interface with the other parts of the information system not covered by an ERP or which the latter cannot replace, or which the company does not want to replace. In the industrial world, the ERP will be able to exchange information with the production machines, as well as the various sensors and other elements of an “Industry 4.0 strategy.”
How does your Odoo solution differ from other ERP solutions?
Odoo is a business application suite that covers all the processes of a company. This gives the solution all the flexibility required for a step-by-step digital transformation and allows it to cover all or part of the company's activities. Odoo is an open-source solution, which allows access to the source code and the ability to modify it if the standard solution does not cover 100% of the company's needs. Odoo improves the standard features regularly and offers a new version every year. The great strength of the Odoo solution publisher is that it has surrounded itself with integrators partners who can support the company through its digital transformation process and who can implement the various Odoo modules alongside the company. Last but not least, Odoo's business model is adapted to all sizes of companies with prices that are much more attractive than other ERPs. Don’t hesitate to contact Idealis Consulting in Luxembourg, expert in digital transformation with Odoo, to start your ERP project.