Odoo 18: The Future of Business Management is Here

Unleash your business potential with Odoo 18's intuitive interface. But that's not all! What hidden gems await?

In the ideal world, your business runs like a well-oiled machine. Every process is streamlined, every task is simplified, and every decision is data-driven.

In reality, that’s not always the case.

Fortunately, that world is closer than you think with the upcoming release of Odoo 18.

On May 24th, 2024, Odoo gave a preview of this revolutionary update at their Roadmap event in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Key industry players, including marketing directors and Odoo partners, gathered to witness the unveiling of Odoo 18's game-changing features.

Illustration of a presentation panel about module updates in roadmap Odoo18

Illustration of a presentation panel about module updates in Odoo 18 roadmap (DOK.LINKEDIN/ODOO)

Portcities at the Odoo Roadmap Event

At Portcities, we are always at the forefront of the latest developments in business management solutions. That's why our Marketing Director II Europe, Elodie Barbera, attended the recent Odoo Roadmap event.

The event was a fantastic opportunity for us to network with key stakeholders, including Odoo's dedicated Account Managers, Partner Channels, and the Head of Services. These meaningful conversations deepened our understanding of how Odoo 18 can help our clients achieve their business goals.

 A comprehensive look at the latest changes and enhancements in Odoo 18 was the main idea of the Odoo Roadmap event. The Odoo experts offered in-depth insights into the new features, functionalities, and improvements, showcasing how businesses can leverage this powerful software's full potential.

Illustration of the outdoor atmosphere during the Odoo18 roadmap

Illustration of the outdoor atmosphere during the Odoo 18 roadmap in Brussels, Belgium (DOK.LINKEDIN/ODOO)

Odoo 18's Planned New Features & Improvements Across Modules

Odoo 18 prioritizes a user-friendly experience from the start, revolutionizing how businesses operate. New users can easily navigate the platform thanks to a streamlined onboarding process, while Feature Discovery helps users uncover existing capabilities. Enhanced import and configuration tools make setup a breeze.

The new software upgrade introduces various enhancements across modules to help you run your business more efficiently:

Sales and CRM

Looking to keep your sales team fired up? The new Sales Commission feature simplifies commission calculations, ensuring your team stays motivated. But that's not all—build stronger customer relationships with the Loyalty Portal, offering rewards and incentives that keep clients coming back. And when it's time to make a pitch, the revamped PDF Quote Builder 2.0 lets you create eye-catching, informative quotes in a snap.

Point of Sale (PoS)

With Backend View in Frontend, you get a crystal-clear view of the sales process right at your fingertips. The result? Better customer service and more efficient sales closings.

E-commerce

Shopping cart abandonment is a thing of the past with the new Checkout Improvements, making the process a breeze and boosting customer engagement. Address selection gets a facelift too, thanks to the new location picker widget. With enhanced SEO and UX, your customers will enjoy a smoother, more intuitive shopping experience.

Inventory and Purchasing

Say goodbye to inventory headaches with Shipping and Batch Automation. This feature automates shipment and batch management, letting you track stock movements with pinpoint accuracy. 

Manufacturing (MRP)

Production planning just got smarter with MPS and UI Refresh. The updated interface and automatic replenishment features make the process more intuitive and efficient. Real-time visibility into production workflows boosts management effectiveness, thanks to the latest Shop Floor Improvements.

Accounting

Bean counters, rejoice! The new Invoicing feature introduces fresh functionalities that ensure your financial records are both accurate and efficiently maintained. 

Human Resources (HR) and Payroll

Managing your workforce is a breeze with enhanced Attendance, Recruitment, Time Off, and many more. The New Onboarding feature in Odoo Payroll and HR streamlines the onboarding process for new employees. 

CRM and Marketing

Ready to supercharge your outreach? The addition of New App and WhatsApp Integration is a game-changer. This new connectivity turbocharges content promotion, while enhanced WhatsApp tools let you connect with customers in their preferred channel. The result? More effective communication and a broader audience reach. 

Embrace the Future of Business with Odoo 18

The features that were discussed are just a taste of what's coming in Odoo 18. But hold onto your hats until Odoo 18 makes its grand debut this fall! 

While these sneak peeks are exciting, they're only the tip of the iceberg. There is a treasure trove of innovations still under wraps, waiting to be unveiled when Odoo 18 launches in October 2024 at the much-anticipated Odoo Experience event. 

However, to truly harness the power of Odoo, you need a partner who understands your business and can guide you through the transition. Portcities, as trusted Odoo experts, is ready to help you navigate this exciting new landscape.

The future of business management is here, and it's powered by Odoo. Embrace this transformative opportunity and take your business to new heights. Contact Portcities today for a free consultation and discover how Odoo can revolutionize your business operations.

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